|A platform to support the development of experimental call
models is presented. The platform, known as DESK, has been created specifically
to aid the testing of novel Feature Interaction Detection and Resolution
The paper presents an overview of DESK before going on to consider the detail of its implementation and the communication between its component parts. It then goes on to consider the interface between DESK and the call model. Two typical models that have been implemented using DESK are discussed: a simple Monolithic Call Model and one based on the ITU-T Intelligent Network recommendations.
The paper concludes that DESK speeds and simplifies the development of experimental call models and is particularly useful for presenting results in a form which is easy to visualise and relate back to the real world. References are included to papers, which contain results produced using the platform.