Creating Realistic Synthetic Incident Data

  • Nico RoedderEmail author
  • Paul Karaenke
  • Christof Weinhardt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 258)


The utilisation of the full flexibility of on-demand IT service provisioning requires in-depth knowledge on service performance. Otherwise reduction in cost going along with an increase of availability cannot be achieved. Thus, IT service decision methods incorporating IT service incident data are required. However, a lot of these models cannot be evaluated in a satisfactory fashion due to the lack of real-world incident data. To address this problem, we identify the need for realistic synthetic incident data for IT services. We stipulate the composition of this incident data and proclaim a procedure enabling the creation of realistic synthetic incident data for IT services allowing for a thorough evaluation of any formal decision model that relies on these forms of data sources.


On-demand services Cloud computing Simulation Evaluation Decision support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nico Roedder
    • 1
    Email author
  • Paul Karaenke
    • 2
  • Christof Weinhardt
    • 3
  1. 1.Information Process EngineeringFZI Research Center for Information TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsTU MünchenGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Information Systems and Marketing, Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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