SimDS — An approach to service modelling

  • Paul A. Sellek
  • David O. Beaumont
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1425)


SimDS is a new ‘end-to-end’ service modelling tool which allows service and system designers to test, by computer simulation, new interactive multimedia services. The current version of the program, SimDS 3, supports connection-oriented retrieval services using a classic Client/Server architecture. SimDS 4 will extend the functionality to support connectionless, multicast and peer-to-peer services such as videoconferencing. The use of SimDS opens up a number of avenues for `workflow' in service design as the same tool may be used by systems analysts, service designers, systems integrators as well as marketing teams.


Simulation Object Client Machine Event Queue State Machine Diagram Network Modelling Functionality 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Sellek
    • 1
  • David O. Beaumont
    • 2
  1. 1.pplied Research & Technology, BT Laboratories [NAA33]Martlesham HeathIpswichUK
  2. 2.Applied Research & Technology, BT Laboratories [NAA33]Martlesham HeathIpswichUK

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