Performance Evaluation: Model-Driven or Problem-Driven?

Boudewijn R. Haverkort*

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In this paper I address the divide that has emerged between the field of performance evaluation and the field of computer and communication system design. After looking back briefly on the history of the field, I subsequently reflect on the reasons why the field of performance evaluation has become so isolated. I then continue with a set of eight recommendations, based on my experience in performing projects with industry, that will help in reconnecting, and that will result in a better uptake of the newest techniques and tools in the field of design of computer and communication systems. Following these recommendations will probably push scientists a little out of their comfort zone, however, I feel the potential extra reward of seeing our work truly applied is more than worth it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuantitative Evaluation of Systems - 18th International Conference, QEST 2021, Proceedings
EditorsAlessandro Abate, Andrea Marin
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030851712
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems, QEST 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 23 Aug 202127 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12846 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference18th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation of Systems, QEST 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Communication systems
  • Computer systems
  • Digital twin
  • Model-driven design
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Performance evaluation
  • System design


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