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Specifying and Analysing SOC Applications with COWS

  • Alessandro Lapadula
  • Rosario Pugliese
  • Francesco Tiezzi

Abstract

COWS is a recently defined process calculus for specifying and combining service-oriented applications, while modelling their dynamic behaviour. Since its introduction, a number of methods and tools have been devised to analyse COWS specifications, like e.g. a type system to check confidentiality properties, a logic and a model checker to express and check functional properties of services. In this paper, by means of a case study in the area of automotive systems, we demonstrate that COWS, with some mild linguistic additions, can model all the phases of the life cycle of service-oriented applications, such as publication, discovery, negotiation, orchestration, deployment, reconfiguration and execution. We also provide a flavour of the properties that can be analysed by using the tools mentioned above.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Lapadula
    • 1
  • Rosario Pugliese
    • 1
  • Francesco Tiezzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Sistemi e InformaticaUniversità degli Studi di Firenze 

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