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Toward efficient protocol design through protocol profiling and performance assessment: Using formal verification in a different context

Georgoulas, S and Moessner, K (2011) Toward efficient protocol design through protocol profiling and performance assessment: Using formal verification in a different context International Journal of Communication Systems.

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Abstract

The most common use of formal verification methods so far has been in identifying whether livelock and/or deadlock situations can occur during protocol execution, process, or system operation. In this work, we aim to show that an additional equally important and useful application of formal verification methods can be in protocol design in terms of performance-related metrics. This can be achieved by using the methods in a rather different context compared with their traditional use, that is, not only as model checking tools to assess the correctness of a protocol in terms of lack of livelock and deadlock situations but rather as tools capable of building profiles of protocol operations, assessing their performance, and identifying operational patterns and possible bottleneck operations. This process can provide protocol designers with an insight about the protocols’ behavior and guide them toward further optimizations. It can also assist network operators and service providers to assess the protocols’ relative performance and select the most suitable protocol for specific deployment scenarios. We illustrate these principles by showing how formal verification tools can be applied in this protocol profiling and performance assessment context using some existing protocol implementations in mobile and wireless environments as case studies.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Georgoulas, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Moessner, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2011
Identification Number : 10.1002/dac.1317
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 10:52
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:18
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/807026

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