Offline Trace Checking of Quantitative Properties of Service-Based Applications [article]

Domenico Bianculli, Carlo Ghezzi, Srdan Krstic, Pierluigi San Pietro
2014 arXiv   pre-print
Service-based applications are often developed as compositions of partner services. A service integrator needs precise methods to specify the quality attributes expected by each partner service, as well as effective techniques to verify these attributes. In previous work, we identified the most common specification patterns related to provisioning service-based applications and developed an expressive specification language (SOLOIST) that supports them. SOLOIST is an extension of metric
more » ... logic with aggregate temporal modalities that can be used to write quantitative temporal properties. In this paper we address the problem of performing offline checking of service execution traces against quantitative requirements specifications written in SOLOIST. We present a translation of SOLOIST into CLTLB(D), a variant of linear temporal logic, and reduce the trace checking of SOLOIST to bounded satisfiability checking of CLTLB(D), which is supported by ZOT, an SMT-based verification toolkit. We detail the results of applying the proposed offline trace checking procedure to different types of traces, and compare its performance with previous work.
arXiv:1409.4653v1 fatcat:s4mowa6qgrew3grkp5x2plp5xe