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Development Life Cycle of Computer Networks: The Executable Model Approach
September 1989 (vol. 15 no. 9)
pp. 1078-1089

An approach is proposed for extending the use of design models to the implementation and operational phases of the network development life cycle. A conceptual approach is offered for using executable models in the day-to-day operation of computer networks. Several strategies are given for integrating models into different development tasks. It is shown why these strategies are feasible. Characteristics of executable models that differ from those of traditional models are identified along with new technologies that reduce the cost of implementing and using executable models.

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Index Terms:
computer networks; design models; network development life cycle; executable models; day-to-day operation; development tasks; computer networks; digital simulation; software engineeringa
J. Etkin, J.A. Zinky, "Development Life Cycle of Computer Networks: The Executable Model Approach," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 1078-1089, Sept. 1989, doi:10.1109/32.31366
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