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Determining QoS of WS-BPEL Compositions

  • Debdoot Mukherjee
  • Pankaj Jalote
  • Mangala Gowri Nanda
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5364)

Abstract

With a large number of web services offering the same functionality, the Quality of Service (QoS) rendered by a web service becomes a key differentiator. WS-BPEL has emerged as the de facto industry standard for composing web services. Thus, determining the QoS of a composite web service expressed in BPEL can be extremely beneficial. While there has been much work on QoS computation of structured workflows, there exists no tool to ascertain QoS for BPEL processes, which are semantically richer than conventional workflows. We propose a model for estimating three key QoS parameters - Response Time, Cost and Reliability - of an executable BPEL process from the QoS information of its partner services and certain control flow parameters. We have built a tool to compute QoS of a WS-BPEL process that accounts for most workflow patterns that may be expressed by standard WS-BPEL. Another feature of our QoS approach and the tool is that it allows a designer to explore the impact on QoS of using different software fault tolerance techniques like Recovery blocks, N-version programming etc., thereby provisioning QoS computation of mission critical applications that may employ these techniques to achieve high reliability and/or performance.

Keywords

Quality of Service composite web services workflows BPEL 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Debdoot Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Pankaj Jalote
    • 2
  • Mangala Gowri Nanda
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM India Research LabNew Delhi
  2. 2.Indian Institute of TechnologyDelhi

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