Evaluating the trustworthiness of BPEL processes based on data dependency and XBFG
by Chunling Hu; Cuicui Liu; Bixin Li
International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE), Vol. 21, No. 1, 2020

Abstract: Composite services implement value-added functionality by composing service components of various granularities. Trust is an important criterion to judge whether a composite service can behave as expected. There is a great need for a flexible trust evaluation method for composite services. In this paper, a data dependency-based trust evaluation approach for composite services is proposed. Firstly, we derive define-use pairs of variables to identify data dependency between service components in BPEL processes modelled by an extensible BPEL flow graph (XBFG); then, dependency links including both direct and indirect data dependencies are used to evaluate the trust of these service components; furthermore, on the basis of BPEL structure and XBFG, reduction rules are proposed to evaluate the global trust of BPEL processes. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed approach is effective for the trust evaluation of BPEL composite services and stable with the growing number of service components in BPEL.

Online publication date: Sat, 22-Feb-2020

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