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Increased reliability in SOA environments through registry-based conformance testing of Web services

Kourtesis, Dimitrios, Ramollari, Ervin, Dranidis, Dimitris and Paraskakis, Iraklis (2010) Increased reliability in SOA environments through registry-based conformance testing of Web services. Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations. Special Issue on Engagement in Collaborative Networks., 21 (2). pp. 130-144. ISSN 1366-5871

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Organisations wishing to engage in industrial collaborative networks will typically seek some guarantees concerning the reliability of their prospective partners before committing to cooperation. Evaluating reliability can encompass several aspects, but one of the most crucial things to consider from a cooperation perspective is whether the software systems that support the business processes of some collaborator actually behave as expected. For organisations that rely on a service-oriented computing infrastructure, this amounts to checking whether the functionality of the respective services is conformant to a given behavioural specification. Today’s state of the art lacks standardised methods for creating behavioural specifications of Web services, and also lacks tools for automating the process of behavioural conformance checking through testing. This paper presents a concrete method for creating formal specifications of Web service behaviour and utilising them within service registries for automated testing of service implementations in order to verify and certify their conformance.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2010 Taylor & Francis. This is an author produced version of a paper published in 'Production Planning & Control'. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: Web services, registry, behavioural conformance, testing
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > University of Sheffield Research Centres and Institutes > South East European Research Centre (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Mr Dimitrios Kourtesis
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010 17:16
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 06:47
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09537280903441922
Status: Published
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1080/09537280903441922
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10854

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