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Analysing timed compatibility of web service choreography
by Maya Souilah Benabdelhafid; Béatrice Bérard; Mahmoud Boufaida
International Journal of Critical Computer-Based Systems (IJCCBS), Vol. 7, No. 3, 2017


Abstract: Web services has become the most mature implementation of the service oriented computing (SOC) paradigm. The verification of behavioural compatibility is then necessary to ensure correct composition of services, which depends not only on qualitative properties such as absence of deadlock but also on some quantitative properties related to performance. Most of the proposed approaches verify the composition in service orchestration modelling. However, service choreography is more collaborative in nature and describes direct interactions between services. Although many existing approaches use Petri nets (PNs) and Colored PNs (CPNs) to analyse behavioural compatibility, few of them explore time constraints. We propose to model service interactions in a choreography with timed CPNs and perform automatic verification and simulation using CPN tools. We evaluate our approach with a case study from the Algerian e-Government, where we show how to verify global time constraints for the renewal of biometric passports.

Online publication date: Tue, 28-Nov-2017


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