Livro: Computer Performance Evaluation.Modelling Techniques and Tools.
In the design, implementation, and operational planning of computer and c- municationsystems, manyquestionsregardingthe desiredcapacityandspeed of (sub)systems have to be answered.At this point,performance anddependability evaluation techniques can be of great help. With these techniques, design de- sions can be prepared using advanced methods to construct appropriatemodels, toparameterisethesemodels,andtosolvethem.Theapplicationofabroadsp- trum of such methods and techniques is currently supported by tools (mostly software, but sometimes partly hardware as well). Such tools enable system - signers and engineers to construct their models in a ?exible and modular way using high-level application-oriented modelling languages, to solve their models with a variety of techniques and to exercise parametric studies at ease. The goal of the 11th International Conference on Modelling Tools and Techniques for Computer and Communication System Perf- mance Evaluation (\TOOLS 2000") was to further develop the theory and technologyfortool-basedperformanceanddependability evaluationofcomputer and communication systems. Important themes included software tools, eval- tion techniques, measurement-based tools and techniques, performance and - pendabilityevaluationtechniquesbasedonformalmethods,casestudiesshowing the role of evaluation in the design of systems, and application studies in the area of centralised and distributed computer systems.