Simulations are essential for understanding complex systems such as Cyber Physical Systems. The creation of reliable multi-disciplinary simulation tools that can be used to support the entire development process has been identified as a major scientific goal in several research roadmaps and agendas for the coming 15 years. This chapter presents two showcases, which highlight the necessity of trustworthy simulation tools, especially in the case of machine-tomachine communications. First the performance of UWB radio technology in context of vehicle automation is evaluated. Second the experiences from performing the entire cycle of protocol development for machine-to-machine communications are presented. The two presented showcases support a conclusion that a successful simulation platform should have a user-friendly simulation framework and models that support virtualization. This will enable the incorporation of simulations into day-to-day engineering practice and thereby shrink the gap between the real and the virtual developing environments.
|Title of host publication||Wireless Networking for Moving Objects|
|Subtitle of host publication||Protocols, Architectures, Tools, Services and Applications|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Aug 2015|
|MoE publication type||D2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material|
|Series||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|