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A logic for application level QoS

Hirsch, Dan and Lluch-Lafuente, Alberto and Tuosto, Emilio A logic for application level QoS. Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science, 153 (2). pp. 135-159. ISSN 1571-0661 (2006)

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Service Oriented Computing (SOC) has been proposed as a paradigm to describe computations of applications on wide area distributed systems. Awareness of Quality of Service (QoS) is emerging as a new exigency in both design and implementation of SOC applications. We do not refer to QoS aspects related to low-level performance and focus on those high-level non-functional features perceived by end-users as application dependent requirements, e.g., the price of a given service, or the payment mode, or else the availability of a resource (e.g., a file in a given format). In this paper we present a logic which includes mechanisms to consider the three main dimensions of systems, namely their structure, behaviour and QoS aspects. The evaluation of a formula is a value of a constraint-semiring and not just a boolean value expressing whether or not the formula holds. This permits to express not only topological and temporal properties but also QoS properties of systems. The logic is interpreted on SHReQ, a formal framework for specifying systems that handles abstract high-level QoS aspects combining Synchronised Hyperedge Replacement with constraint-semirings.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.entcs.2005.10.036
Additional Information: Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Quantitative Aspects of Programming Languages (QAPL 2005)
Funders: Partially supported by the Project EC FET – Global Computing 2, IST-2005-16004 Sensoria and the EC RTN 2-2001-00346 SegraVis (Syntactic and Semantic Integration of Visual Modelling Techniques).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Service oriented computing; synchronized hyperedge replacement; quality of service; logic; c-semirings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Users 30 not found.
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 09:18
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 14:57
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/161

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