CSSE Seminar Series

Modelling and Simulation for Systems Engineering of Stochastic Discrete-Event Systems


Prof. Armin Zimmermann.


Systems and Software Engineering Group, Technische Universität Ilmenau.

Time & Place

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 12:00:00 NZST in Jack Erskine 340


The seminar talk covers motivation, use, and advantages of stochastic Petri nets in comparison to other models for the evaluation of non-functional system properties such as reliability, performance or energy use. Results in rare-event simulation techniques are discussed, which speed up experiments considerably. Current work in performability evaluation using an integration of simulation and numerical analysis is presented. If time allows, example case studies and tool support with TimeNET can be demonstrated.

This seminar is supported by the IEEE Computer Society NZ South.


Armin Zimmermann studied computer science at TU Dresden and TU Berlin until 1993, and defended his PhD thesis on performance evaluation of manufacturing systems at TU Berlin in 1997. He worked as PostDoc at TU Berlin, as a lecturer at the University of Potsdam, and as a substitute professor for Real-Time Systems and Robotics at TU Berlin. He is project manager of TimeNET tool development since 1996, and author of a monograph on Stochastic Discrete Event Systems (Springer 2007). Since 2008 he heads the Systems and Software Engineering group at Technische Universität Ilmenau. His research interests include modelling, performance and dependability evaluation as well as optimization of technical systems using discrete-event models and their tool support.