Principles of Performance and Reliability Modeling and Evaluation

Essays in Honor of Kishor Trivedi on his 70th Birthday

  • Lance Fiondella
  • Antonio Puliafito

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Phase Type Distributions, Expectation Maximization Algorithms, and Probabilistic Graphical Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andras Horvath, Marco Scarpa, Miklos Telek
      Pages 3-25
    3. Dario Bruneo, Salvatore Distefano, Francesco Longo, Marco Scarpa
      Pages 27-48
    4. Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan, Man Ho Ling, Hon Yiu So
      Pages 77-108
    5. Ali Abdollahi, Krishna R. Pattipati, Anuradha Kodali, Satnam Singh, Shigang Zhang, Peter B. Luh
      Pages 109-139
  3. Principles of Performance and Reliability Modeling and Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Raymond A. Marie
      Pages 143-168
    3. Gerardo Rubino, Bruno Sericola
      Pages 169-195
    4. Poul E. Heegaard, Bjarne E. Helvik, Gianfranco Nencioni, Jonas Wäfler
      Pages 197-226
    5. Elvio Gilberto Amparore, Gianfranco Balbo, Marco Beccuti, Susanna Donatelli, Giuliana Franceschinis
      Pages 227-254
    6. Francesco Longo, Marco Scarpa, Antonio Puliafito
      Pages 255-285
    7. Paulo Romero Martins Maciel
      Pages 287-320
    8. Alberto Avritzer, Lucia Happe, Anne Koziolek, Daniel Sadoc Menasche, Sindhu Suresh, Jose Yallouz
      Pages 321-340
    9. Anna Kolesnichenko, Anne Remke, Pieter-Tjerk de Boer, Boudewijn R. Haverkort
      Pages 341-369
  4. Checkpointing and Queueing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Gregory Levitin, Liudong Xing
      Pages 373-399
    3. Subrota K. Mondal, Fumio Machida, Jogesh K. Muppala
      Pages 425-448
    4. Stephen Thompson, Lester Lipsky, Søren Asmussen
      Pages 449-479
  5. Software Simulation, Testing, Workloads, Aging, Reliability, and Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 497-497
    2. Vitali Schneider, Anna Deitsch, Winfried Dulz, Reinhard German
      Pages 499-523
    3. Maria Carla Calzarossa, Marco L. Della Vedova, Luisa Massari, Dana Petcu, Momin I. M. Tabash, Daniele Tessera
      Pages 525-550
    4. Flavio Frattini, Roberto Pietrantuono, Stefano Russo
      Pages 551-565
    5. Waseem Mandarawi, Andreas Fischer, Amine Mohamed Houyou, Hans-Peter Huth, Hermann de Meer
      Pages 567-586
    6. Catello Di Martino, Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, Ravishankar Iyer
      Pages 609-655

About this book


This book presents the latest key research into the performance and reliability aspects of dependable fault-tolerant systems and features commentary on the fields studied by Prof. Kishor S. Trivedi during his distinguished career. Analyzing system evaluation as a fundamental tenet in the design of modern systems, this book uses performance and dependability as common measures and covers novel ideas, methods, algorithms, techniques, and tools for the in-depth study of the performance and reliability aspects of dependable fault-tolerant systems. It identifies the current challenges that designers and practitioners must face in order to ensure the reliability, availability, and performance of systems, with special focus on their dynamic behaviors and dependencies, and provides system researchers, performance analysts, and practitioners with the tools to address these challenges in their work. With contributions from Prof. Trivedi's former PhD students and collaborators, many of whom are internationally recognized experts, to honor him on the occasion of his 70th birthday, this book serves as a valuable resource for all engineering disciplines, including electrical, computer, civil, mechanical, and industrial engineering as well as production and manufacturing.


Dynamic Systems Behaviour Fault Tolerant Systems Kishor Trivedi Performance and Reliability Modeling System Evaluation

Editors and affiliations

  • Lance Fiondella
    • 1
  • Antonio Puliafito
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts DartmouDartmouthUSA
  2. 2.Università degli studi di MessinaMessinaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30597-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30599-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-999X
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