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JSW 2009 Vol.4(1): 11-18 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.4.1.11-18

A Method for Analyzing and Predicting Reliability of BPEL Process

Li Qiong Chen, Zhiqing Shao, Guisheng Fan, and Hanhua Ma

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Abstract—As an important means to compose independent services together to fulfill a function, service composition is widely applied in different applications. However, the process of composition is complex and error-prone, which makes a formal modeling and analysis method highly desirable. A BPEL process based on Petri net (BPEL-Net) model is presented in this paper, which is capable of capturing behavior of the participating services accurately. A set of rules are proposed to convert atomic activity and structural activity of BPEL process into BPEL-Net model, the transactional properties of services and failure processing between services are also characterized by BPEL-Net. Based on the states of constructed BPEL-Net, we advance the concept of transfer matrix to analyze reliability and related properties. What’s more, we put forward two simplification schemas for BPEL-Net. Finally, a specific example is given to simulate analytical process with tool Matlab, the results show that the method can be a good solution to analyze the reliability of BPEL processes.

Index Terms—Service composition, BPEL, transactional properties, transfer matrix, Petri net, Matlab


Cite: Li Qiong Chen, Zhiqing Shao, Guisheng Fan, and Hanhua Ma, "A Method for Analyzing and Predicting Reliability of BPEL Process," Journal of Software vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 11-18, 2009.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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