Defining an SLA-Aware Method to Test Service-Oriented Systems

  • Marcos Palacios
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7221)

Abstract

In the scope of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are used to specify the conditions that have to be fulfilled by both service provider and consumer. These stakeholders need checking whether the executions of the services fulfill the conditions or not, so the evaluation is an important and not trivial task within the testing process. This paper describes the current state of an ongoing PhD research that aims to define an SLA-aware testing method to test service-oriented systems. A model will represent relevant information associated to the terms of the SLA and, from this model, interesting situations will be identified and prioritized. The exercitation of these situations will be performed through a suited design and execution of test cases. In addition to this, the approach could be complemented with monitoring techniques, determining which situations have already been executed in an operation environment in order to select a set of situations that remain unexercised and need to be tested.

Keywords

Service Level Agreements Software Testing Monitoring Service Oriented Architectures 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcos Palacios
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  1. 1.University of OviedoSpain

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