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2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Web Services (2012)
Honolulu, HI, USA USA
June 24, 2012 to June 29, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2131-0
pp: 351-358
ABSTRACT
Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are used to specify the negotiated conditions between the provider and the consumer of services. In this paper we present a stepwise method to identify and categorize a set of test requirements that represent the potential situations that can be exercised regarding the specification of each isolated guarantee term of an SLA. This identification is addressed by means of devising a set of coverage levels that allow grading the thoroughness of the tests. The utilization of these test requirements would focus on twofold objectives: (1) the generation of a test suite that allows exercising the situations described in the test requirements and (2) the support for the derivation of a monitoring plan that checks the compliance of these requirements at runtime. The approach is illustrated over an eHealth case study.
INDEX TERMS
Monitoring, Testing, Runtime, Focusing, Educational institutions, Context, Object recognition, Service Monitoring, Service Level Agreements, Test Requirements, Software Testing
CITATION
J. Tuya, J. Garcia-Fanjul, M. Palacios, George Spanoudakis, "Identifying Test Requirements by Analyzing SLA Guarantee Terms", 2013 IEEE 20th International Conference on Web Services, vol. 00, no. , pp. 351-358, 2012, doi:10.1109/ICWS.2012.78
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