MSRG Publication:: MothPad: Monitoring Pub/Sub Activity in Cyber-Physical Systems

MothPad: Monitoring Pub/Sub Activity in Cyber-Physical Systems

CÚsar Ca˝as, Kaiwen Zhang, Bettina Kemme, J÷rg Kienzle, and Hans-Arno Jacobsen.

In CASCON, 2016.


Content-based publish/subscribe is an attractive option for disseminating event data in cyber-physical systems. To this end, we propose MothPad: a monitoring and visualization tool to demonstrate the performance of various pub/sub solutions within the context of location-based applications. MothPad consists of Mammoth, an online game research framework used as a cyber-physical system simulator, and PADRES, the publish/subscribe dissemination substrate. Both are instrumented and the performance is displayed in real-time using a monitoring client. We show the applicability of our approach through two case studies: network engines for online games and self-evolving subscriptions.


Tags: cyber-physical systems, padres, publish/subscribe, mammoth