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Test and Analysis of Web Services

  • Luciano Baresi
  • Elisabetta Di Nitto

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luciano Baresi, Elisabetta Di Nitto
      Pages 1-7
  3. Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Tevfik Bultan, Xiang Fu, Jianwen Su
      Pages 57-85
    3. Howard Foster, Sebastian Uchitel, Jeff Magee, Jeff Kramer
      Pages 87-119
    4. Natasha Sharygina, Daniel Kröning
      Pages 121-145
  4. Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Daniel Lübke
      Pages 149-171
    3. Marc Lohmann, Leonardo Mariani, Reiko Heckel
      Pages 173-204
    4. Massimiliano Di Penta, Marcello Bruno, Gianpiero Esposito, Valentina Mazza, Gerardo Canfora
      Pages 205-234
  5. Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Carlo Ghezzi, Sam Guinea
      Pages 237-264
    3. Khaled Mahbub, George Spanoudakis
      Pages 265-306
    4. Marco Pistore, Paolo Traverso
      Pages 307-335
  6. Reliability, Security, and Trust

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Vittorio Cortellessa, Vincenzo Grassi
      Pages 339-362
    3. Marco Cova, Viktoria Felmetsger, Giovanni Vigna
      Pages 363-394
    4. Abbie Barbir, Chris Hobbs, Elisa Bertino, Frederick Hirsch, Lorenzo Martino
      Pages 395-440

About this book


The service-oriented approach has become more and more popular, now allowing highly integrated and yet heterogeneous applications. Web services are the natural evolution of conventional middleware technologies to support Web-based and enterprise-level integration.

The highly dynamic characteristics of service-oriented applications means their validation is a continuous process that often runs in parallel with execution. It is not possible to clearly distinguish between the predeployment validation of a system and its use, nor is it possible to guarantee that the checks passed at a certain time will be passed at a later time and in the actual execution environment as well.

Baresi and Di Nitto have put together the first reference on all aspects of testing and validating service-oriented architectures, taking into account these inherent intricacies. The contributions by leading academic and industrial research groups are structured into four parts on: static analysis to acquire insight into how the system is supposed to work; testing techniques to sample its actual behavior; monitoring to probe its operational performance; and nonfunctional requirements like reliability and trust.

This monograph is an initial source of knowledge for researchers in both academia and industry in the field of service-oriented architecture validation and verification approaches. They will find a comprehensive survey of state-of-the-art approaches as well as techniques and tools to improve the quality of service-oriented applications.


SOA Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Service-Oriented Architecture Web Services Web-based Applications Workflow Management architecture development middleware modeling reliability security testing validation verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Luciano Baresi
    • 1
  • Elisabetta Di Nitto
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipto. Elettronica InformazionePolitecnico di MilanoItaly

About the editors

Luciano Baresi is associate professor at Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione at Politecnico di Milano. Luciano has published and presented some 50 papers on the most important national and international journals and conferences. His research interests are on dynamic software architectures, with special emphasis service-oriented applications.

Elisabetta Di Nitto is associate professor at Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione at Politecnico di Milano. Her current research interests are mainly on software engineering, and in particular, on process support systems, service-centric applications and dynamic software architectures.

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