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QoS prediction for dynamic reconfiguration of component based software systems

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Wei Li, Wanwu Guo
It is difficult to choose the appropriate reconfiguration approach to satisfy the Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of a software system if the properties of that approach are not known. This problem significantly restricts the application of dynamic reconfiguration approaches to mission-critical or non-stop systems, where QoS is a major performance indicator. This paper proposes a model to predict how the QoS of a running software system will be affected by dynamic reconfiguration and show how it out-performed the existing methods in this area in 3 aspects. First, unlike existing simulation based models, this prediction model was based on easily implemented mathematical functions. Second, compared with the time-consuming simulation approaches, QoS prediction using this model was achieved in a shorter timeframe. Third, unlike the existing approaches that are built on different platforms for individual scenarios, this model generalized QoS prediction onto a single virtual platform that was modeled by abstract hardware and software conditions. The proposed model has been verified by reconfiguration simulation to a reasonable level of accuracy and thus the viability and safety for the use of the model has been confirmed.

History

Volume

102

Start Page

12

End Page

34

Number of Pages

23

eISSN

1873-1228

ISSN

0164-1212

Location

USA

Publisher

Elsevier

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

School of Engineering and Technology (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of systems and software.

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