1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems

Research Article

Simulating Process Chain Models with OMNeT++

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2978,
        author={Falko Bause and Peter Buchholz and Jan Kriege and Sebastian Vastag},
        title={Simulating Process Chain Models with OMNeT++},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={OMNeT++ DES ProC/B Logistics},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2978}
    }
    
  • Falko Bause
    Peter Buchholz
    Jan Kriege
    Sebastian Vastag
    Year: 2010
    Simulating Process Chain Models with OMNeT++
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.2978
Falko Bause1,*, Peter Buchholz1,*, Jan Kriege1,*, Sebastian Vastag1,*
  • 1: Technische Universität Dortmund, Informatik IV D-44221 Dortmund, Germany
*Contact email: falko.bause@udo.edu, peter.buchholz@udo.edu, jan.kriege@udo.edu, sebastian.vastag@udo.edu

Abstract

This paper presents an approach to simulate complex hierarchical process chains resulting from large logistics networks in OMNeT++, a discrete event simulation environment designed for communication networks. For this purpose OMNeT++ has been integrated as a new simulation engine into the ProC/B toolset which is designed for the analysis and optimization of large logistics networks. The paper highlights the main steps of the automatic transformation of a hierarchical process chain model into a hierarchical model in OMNeT++. Furthermore it shows how the transformation has been validated and how detailed performance figures can be evaluated with OMNeT++.