Investigating the Relationship Between Complex Systematic Concepts
When a user or a designer tries to describe a system or a service provided by that system, then he/she faces some confusion in choosing the right qualitative and/or quantitative performance concepts. In fact, many concepts are used by many research and study groups in different ways; yet these same concepts are inconsistently used. Therefore, these qualitative/quantitative characteristic keep growing without limits and need to be clarified. This paper provides clear insights to the general problem of understanding these concepts and their relationship by integrating them into a one structure. It lays the foundation for achieving a unified design model for these characteristics, which will formulate the basic issues to develop unified quantitative approaches, tools, or evaluation methods. The expected outcomes would benefit many different entities in enhancing the design or optimizing it for achieving better systems and networks.
KeywordsSurvivability Concept Mean Time Between Failure Secure Computing Graceful Degradation Consistent Meaning
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