A Priori Conformance Verification for Guaranteeing Interoperability in Open Environments

Conference Paper · December 2006with9 Reads
DOI: 10.1007/11948148_28 · Source: DBLP
Conference: Service-Oriented Computing - ICSOC 2006, 4th International Conference, Chicago, IL, USA, December 4-7, 2006, Proceedings
An important issue, in open environments like the web, is guarantee- ing the interoperability of a set of services. When the interaction scheme that the services should follow is given (e.g. as a choreography or as an interaction proto- col), it becomes possible to verify, before the interaction takes place, if the inter- active behavior of a service (e.g. a BPEL process specification) respects it. This verification is known as "conformance test". Recently some attempts have been done for defining conformance tests w.r.t. a protocol but these approaches fail in capturing the very nature of interoperability, turning out to be too restrictive. In this work we give a representation of protocol, based on message exchange and on finite state automata, and we focus on those properties that are essential to the verification of the interoperability of a set of services. In particular, we define a conformance test that can guarantee, a priori, the interoperability of a set of services by verifying properties of the single service against the protocol. This is particularly relevant in open environments, where services are identified and composed on demand and dynamically, and the system as a whole cannot be analyzed.
    • "For the sending of messages to other services, an unbound process is needed, as there is no grounding for the receiving service available. In its current state, checking interoperability is done according to the description in [33], which is a variant of bi-simulation [32]. The protocols we currently use are still simple, so a Java based approach was chosen to check compliance of a policy against the protocol role. "
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    • "In a sense, the process of internalizing the norms computes what norms are relevant and simplifies them for each action. Baldoni et al. [31,32] consider a-priori verification of conformance of an agent with a role in an interaction protocol. The main concern there is to guarantee interoperability: that the system will function correctly provided agents conform to their roles in the protocol. "
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    • "Carpinetti et al. [14] formally define contracts in process algebra and cast performance testing as process simulation, while Bravetti and Zavattaro [11] study it as matching preorders of complementary input/output operations. Baldoni et al. [3] study the key issue of choice and achieve adaptability through surgical edit operations, while in previous work they approached conformance testing with the help of finite state automata [4]. Conformance has also been studied through session types [54], which describe communication channels in process algebras. "
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