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Experiences on Evaluating Network Simulators: A Methodological Approach

Michel Bakni, Univ. Bordeaux, ESTIA, F-64210 Bidart, France, Yudith Cardinale, Luis Manuel Moreno
2019 Journal of Communications  
Abstract-There exists a variety of network simulators, used to imitate the protocols, nodes, and connections in data networks. They differ in their design, goals, and characteristics. Thus, comparing simulators requires a clear and standardized methodology. In this paper, based on a set of measurable and comparable criteria, we propose an approach to evaluate them. We validate the suggested approach with two network simulators, namely Packet Tracer and GNS3. In that regard, a test scenario is
more » ... ut forward on the two simulators, both in Linux and Windows environments, and their performance is monitored based on the suggested approach. This paper does not propose a method for selecting the best simulator, but it rather supplies the researchers with an evaluation tool, that can be used to describe, compare, and select the most suitable network simulators for a given scenario.
doi:10.12720/jcm.14.10.866-875 fatcat:52gpqssfffce7lxqexqu6xtbka

WSN Simulators Evaluation: an Approach Focusing on Energy Awareness

Michel Bakni, Luis Manuel Moreno Chacón, Yudith Cardinale, Guillaume Terrasson, Octavian Curea
2019 International Journal of Wireless & Mobile Networks  
The large number of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) simulators available nowadays, differ in their design, goals, and characteristics. Users who have to decide which simulator is the most appropriate for their particular requirements, are today lost, faced with a panoply of disparate and diverse simulators. Hence, it is obvious the need for establishing guidelines that support users in the tasks of selecting a simulator to suit their preferences and needs. In previous works, we proposed a
more » ... and novel approach to evaluate networks simulators, considering a methodological process and a set of qualitative and quantitative criteria. In particularly, for WSN simulators, the criteria include relevant aspects for this kind of networks, such as energy consumption modelling and scalability capacity. The aims of this work are: (i) describe deeply the criteria related to WSN aspects; (ii) extend and update the state of the art of WSN simulators elaborated in our previous works to identify the most used and cited in scientific articles; and (iii) demonstrate the suitability of our novel methodological approach by evaluating and comparing the three most cited simulators, specially in terms of energy modelling and scalability capacities. Results show that our proposed approach provides researchers with an evaluation tool that can be used to describe and compare WSN simulators in order to select the most appropriate one for a given scenario
doi:10.5121/ijwmn.2019.11601 fatcat:qgw7u4zaifhqxosuevh7l5luna

Proposal and Validation of a Domaine Specific Language for the Representation of the AGGIR Constants

José Manuel Negrete Ramírez, Philippe Roose, Marc Dalmau, Michel Bakni
2018 Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies  
., Dalmau, M. and Bakni, M. Proposal and Validation of a Domaine Specific Language for the Representation of the AGGIR Constants.  ... 
doi:10.5220/0006590604380445 dblp:conf/biostec/RamirezRDB18 fatcat:a7qclins4zfz7o43qn3qylj7ue

Methodology to Evaluate WSN Simulators: Focusing on Energy Consumption Awareness

Michel Bakni, Luis Manuel Moreno Chac´on, Yudith Cardinale, Guillaume Terrasson, Octavian Curea
2019 6th International Conference on Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (CSEIT-2019)   unpublished
Nowadays, there exists a large number of available network simulators, that differ in their design, goals, and characteristics. Users who have to decide which simulator is the most appropriate for their particular requirements, are today lost, faced with a panoply of disparate and diverse simulators. Hence, it is obvious the need for establishing guidelines that support users in the tasks of selecting and customizing a simulator to suit their preferences and needs. In previous works, we
more » ... a generic and novel methodological approach to evaluate network simulators, considering a set of qualitative and quantitative criteria. However, it lacks criteria related to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN). Thus, the aim of this work is three fold: (i) extend the previous proposed methodology to include the evaluation of WSN simulators, such as energy consumption modelling and scalability; (ii) elaborate a study of the state of the art of WSN simulators, with the intention of identifying the most used and cited in scientific articles; and (iii) demonstrate the suitability of our novel methodology by evaluating and comparing three of the most cited simulators. Our novel methodology provides researchers with an evaluation tool that can be used to describe and compare WSN simulators in order to select the most appropriate one for a given scenario.
doi:10.5121/csit.2019.91327 fatcat:qq5lgl6yc5f3re27jrf4a4djfa