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A Logical Verification Methodology for Service-Oriented Computing

Fantechi, Alessandro and Gnesi, Stefania and Lapadula, Alessandro and Mazzanti, Franco and Pugliese, Rosario and Tiezzi, Francesco A Logical Verification Methodology for Service-Oriented Computing. ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, 21 (3). 16:01-16:46. ISSN 1049-331X (2012)

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We introduce a logical verification methodology for checking behavioural properties of service-oriented computing systems. Service properties are described by means of SocL, a branching-time temporal logic that we have specifically designed to express in an effective way distinctive aspects of services, such as, e.g., acceptance of a request, provision of a response, and correlation among service requests and responses. Our approach allows service properties to be expressed in such a way that they can be independent of service domains and specifications. We show an instantiation of our general methodology that uses the formal language COWS to conveniently specify services and the expressly developed software tool CMC to assist the user in the task of verifying SocL formulae over service specifications. We demonstrate feasibility and effectiveness of our methodology by means of the specification and the analysis of a case study in the automotive domain.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1145/2211616.2211619
Uncontrolled Keywords: Service-oriented computing, Web services, Formal methods, Process calculi, Model checking, Temporal logic
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Users 31 not found.
Date Deposited: 02 May 2013 13:09
Last Modified: 02 May 2013 13:09
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/1560

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