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Edge Computing Simulators for IoT System Design: An Analysis of Qualities and Metrics

Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Malmö University, 20506 Malmö, Sweden
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Future Internet 2019, 11(11), 235; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi11110235
Received: 30 September 2019 / Revised: 26 October 2019 / Accepted: 6 November 2019 / Published: 8 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Performance Evaluation in the Era of Cloud and Edge Computing)
The deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) applications is complex since many quality characteristics should be taken into account, for example, performance, reliability, and security. In this study, we investigate to what extent the current edge computing simulators support the analysis of qualities that are relevant to IoT architects who are designing an IoT system. We first identify the quality characteristics and metrics that can be evaluated through simulation. Then, we study the available simulators in order to assess which of the identified qualities they support. The results show that while several simulation tools for edge computing have been proposed, they focus on a few qualities, such as time behavior and resource utilization. Most of the identified qualities are not considered and we suggest future directions for further investigation to provide appropriate support for IoT architects. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of Things; edge computing; simulation tools; quality characteristics; metrics; ISO/IEC 25023 Internet of Things; edge computing; simulation tools; quality characteristics; metrics; ISO/IEC 25023
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Ashouri, M.; Lorig, F.; Davidsson, P.; Spalazzese, R. Edge Computing Simulators for IoT System Design: An Analysis of Qualities and Metrics. Future Internet 2019, 11, 235.

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