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MuSCa: A Multiscale Characterization Framework for Complex Distributed Systems

Rottenberg, Sam and Leriche, Sébastien and Taconet, Chantal and Lecocq, Claire and Desprats, Thierry MuSCa: A Multiscale Characterization Framework for Complex Distributed Systems. (2014) In: Model Driven Approaches in System Development - FedCSIS 2014, 7 September 2014 - 10 September 2014 (Warsaw, Poland).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2014F131


Nowadays, complex systems are distributed over several levels of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructures. They may involve very small devices such as sensors and RFID, but also powerful systems such as Cloud computers and knowledge bases, as well as intermediate devices such as smartphones and personal computers. These systems are sometimes referred to as multiscale systems. The word "multiscale" may qualify various distributed systems according to different viewpoints such as their geographic dispersion, the networks they are deployed on, or their users' organization s. For one entity of the multiscale system, communication technologies,non-functional properties (for persistence or security purpose) or architectures to be favored may vary from one scale to another. Moreover, ad hoc architecture of such complex systems are costly and non-sustainable. In this paper, we propose a scale-awareness framework, called MuSCa. This framework includes a characterization process based on the concepts of viewpoints,dimensions and scales. These concepts constitute the core of a dedicated metamodel. The proposed framework allows multiscale software designers to share a taxonomy for qualifying their own system. At system design time, the result of such a qualification is a model from which the framework produces scale-awareness artifacts. As an illustration of this model-driven approach, we show how multiscale probes are generated to provide multiscale components with an embedded scale-awareness ability.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile - ENAC (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Institut Mines-Télécom (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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