ANML: A Language for Decribing Networks

Cameron Kiddle, Rob Simmonds, David K. Wilson, and Brian Unger. Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on the Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS'01), Cincinatti, Ohio.

Abstract: This paper presents a modelling language designed to satisfy the requirements for describing large and complex networks. The language is called ANML ("animal") which stands for ANother Modelling Language. ANML supports hierarchical modelling, reuse and validation. Schemas are used to define component types and constraints, databases act as repositories for reusable components and models define specific scenarios. We give an overview of ANML's properties and provide examples of its use for describing networks.