Biased covering arrays for progressive ranking and composition of Web Services
by Renee C. Bryce, Yinong Chen, Charles J. Colbourn
International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling (IJSPM), Vol. 3, No. 1/2, 2007

Abstract: Service-oriented computing is a new software development paradigm that allows application builders to choose from many available services. The challenges are to efficiently determine which services are the most appropriate to combine into an application based on concerns such as functionalities, licensing costs, and known reliability. Group testing has addressed some issues on how to select a small subset of candidate services. We expand upon the group testing methodology with a greedy algorithm that generates biased covering arrays for interactive testing of the services selected by group testing.

Online publication date: Thu, 26-Jul-2007

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