IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) is a journal that focuses on research on the algorithmic, mathematical, statistical and computational methods that are central in services computing; the emerging field of Service Oriented Architecture, Web Services, Business Process Integration, Solution Performance Management, Services Operations and Management. Read more about TSC
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From the May/June 2017 issue
Search-Based Web Service Antipatterns Detection
By Ali Ouni, Marouane Kessentini, Katsuro Inoue, and Mel Ó Cinnéide
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is widely used in industry and is regarded as one of the preferred architectural design technologies. As with any other software system, service-based systems (SBSs) may suffer from poor design, i.e., antipatterns, for many reasons such as poorly planned changes, time pressure or bad design choices. Consequently, this may lead to an SBS product that is difficult to evolve and that exhibits poor quality of service (QoS). Detecting web service antipatterns is a manual, time-consuming and error-prone process for software developers. In this paper, we propose an automated approach for detection of web service antipatterns using a cooperative parallel evolutionary algorithm (P-EA). The idea is that several detection methods are combined and executed in parallel during an optimization process to find a consensus regarding the identification of web service antipatterns. We report the results of an empirical study using eight types of common web service antipatterns. We compare the implementation of our cooperative P-EA approach with random search, two single population-based approaches and one state-of-the-art detection technique not based on heuristic search. Statistical analysis of the obtained results demonstrates that our approach is efficient in antipattern detection, with a precision score of 89 percent and a recall score of 93 percent.
Editorials and Announcements
- We are pleased to announce that James Joshi, a professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing starting in 2017.
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- Congrats to TSC's Editor-in-Chief, Ling Liu, on winning the 2012 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award!
- Editorial: A Message from the New Editor-in-Chief (Jan/Feb 2017)
- Serving the Services Computing Community (Jan/Feb 2017)
- Editorial: Services Computing in 2016 (Jan/Feb 2016)
- Editorial: Service Computing in 2015 (Jan/Feb 2015)
- Editorial: Service Computing in the Next Seven Years (Oct-Dec 2014)
- Editorial: A Message from the Editor-in-Chief (Apr-June 2013)
- Introduction of new Associate Editors (Jan-Mar 2013)
- Editorial: A message from the new Editor-in-Chief (Jan-Mar 2013)
- Editorial: Farewell and Introduction to the New Editor-in-Chief (Jan-Mar 2013)
- Editorial: Moving to the Fifth Year of TSC (Jan-Mar 2012)
- Advances in Web Services Research (Jan/Feb 2017)
- Special Issue on Cyber-Physical Systems and Services (March/April 2016)
- Special Issue on Big Data Analytics, Infrastructure, and Applications (Jan/Feb 2016)
- Recommendation Techniques for Services Computing and Cloud Computing (May/June 2015)
- Emerging Web Services (May/June 2015)
- Special Issue on Clouds for Social Computing (July-Sept 2014)
- Special Section on Social and Economic Computing (Apr-June 2013)
- Special Issue on Cloud Computing (Oct-Dec 2012)
- Special Section on Enforcement and Management in Services Computing (Apr-Jun 2012)
Call for Papers
- Special Issue on Cloud Computing for Big Data Applications (PDF)
Submission Deadline: June 15, 2017.
- Special Issue on Fog/Edge Computing and Services (PDF)
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2017.
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