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Towards run-time monitoring of web services conformance to business-level agreements

Bratanis, K., Dranidis, D. and Simons, A.J. H. (2010) Towards run-time monitoring of web services conformance to business-level agreements. In: Bottaci, L. and Fraser, G., (eds.) Testing – Practice and Research Techniques. 5th International Academic and Industrial Conference, TAIC PART 2010, 03-05/09/2010, Windsor, UK . Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6303 . Springer Berlin / Heidelberg , pp. 203-206. ISBN 978-3-642-15584-0

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Abstract

Web service behaviour is currently specified in a mixture of ways, often using methods that are only partially complete. These range from static functional specifications, based on interfaces in WSDL and preconditions in RIF, to business process simulations using executable process-based models such as BPEL, to detailed quality of service (QoS) agreements laid down in a service level agreement (SLA). This paper recognises that something similar to a SLA is required at the higher business level to govern the contract between service producers, brokers and consumers. We call this a business level agreement (BLA) and within this framework, seek to unify disparate aspects of functional specification, QoS and run-time verification. We propose that the method for validating a web service with respect to its advertised BLA should be based on run-time service monitoring. This is a position paper towards defining these goals.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2010 Springer. This is an author produced version of a proceedings paper subsequently published in Testing - Practice and Research Techniques. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Keywords: run-time verification, business-level agreements, QoS, Web services, Stream X-Machines
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 Konstantinos Bratanis
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2011 09:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 03:49
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15585-7_22
Status: Published
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-15585-7_22
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43422

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