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2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Web Services (2006)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Sept. 18, 2006 to Sept. 22, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2669-1
pp: 205-212
Christian Platzer , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Schahram Dustdar , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Florian Rosenberg , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Recently, Web services gain momentum for developing flexible service-oriented architectures. Quality of service (QoS) issues are currently not part of the Web service standard stack, although non-functional attributes like performance, dependability or cost and payment play an important role for service discovery, selection, and composition. A lot of research is dedicated to different QoS models, at the same time omitting a way to specify how QoS parameters (esp. the performance related aspects) are assessed, evaluated and constantly monitored. Our contribution in this paper comprises a) an evaluation approach for QoS attributes of Web services, which works completely serviceand provider independent, b) a method to analyze Web service interactions by using our evaluation tool and extract important QoS information without any knowledge about the service implementation. Furthermore, our implementation allows assessing performance specific values (such as latency or service processing time) that usually require access to the server which hosts the service. The result of the evaluation process can be used to enrich existing Web service descriptions with a set of up-to-date QoS attributes, therefore, making it a valuable instrument for Web service selection.
Christian Platzer, Schahram Dustdar, Florian Rosenberg, "Bootstrapping Performance and Dependability Attributes ofWeb Services", 2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Web Services, vol. 00, no. , pp. 205-212, 2006, doi:10.1109/ICWS.2006.39
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