Deriving Specifications for Composite Web Services

George Baryannis, Manuel Carro, Dimitris Plexousakis

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We address the problem of synthesizing specifications for composite Web services, starting from those of their component services. Unlike related work in programming languages, we assume the definition of the component services (i.e. their code) to be unavailable - at best, they are known by a specification which (safely) approximates their functional behavior. Within this scenario, we deduce general formula schemes to derive specifications for basic constructs such as sequential, parallel compositions and conditionals and provide details on how to handle the special cases of loops and asynchronous execution. The resulting specifications facilitate service verification and service evolution as well as auditing processes, promoting trust between the involved partners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 36th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780769547367
ISBN (Print)9781467319904
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event36th IEEE Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference - Izmir, Turkey
Duration: 16 Jul 201220 Jul 2012
Conference number: 36

Publication series

ISSN (Print)0730-3157
ISSN (Electronic)0730-3157


Conference36th IEEE Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference
Abbreviated titleCOMPSAC 2012


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