Business semantics centric reliability testing for Web services in BPEL

Yongbo Wang*, Fuyuki Ishikawa, Shinichi Honiden

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) has become the standard in web service composition, so that been adopted by industries to create mission critical services. The business process reliability especially business process consistency when some services failed is critical to composite services especially involving various organizations. However, it is difficult to conduct business process reliability testing for composite services due to complex business process in service composition, remote deployed services and long time testing duration. Little research is done to test fault tolerance capabilities of composite services only from low level. This paper proposes a technique on how to test the reliability of composite service defined in BPEL from the view of business semantics with little cost using fault injection. We present an approach for reliability testing of web services by using service stubs with semantic faults instead of real services which can be placed at service provider side or service consumer side. Dislike existing studies, we focus on how to find the reliability problems associating with business process - called semantics as the problems are not pure coding error but faults related to business process. In addition, the behavior of composite services in BPEL is analyzed when there are faults in orchestrated services invoked. Finally, a case study is given to show the whole process of reliability testing for composite web service.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 6th World Congress on Services, Services-1 2010
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 6th World Congress on Services, Services-1 2010 - Miami, FL, United States
Duration: 2010 Jul 52010 Jul 10

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2010 6th World Congress on Services, Services-1 2010


Conference2010 6th World Congress on Services, Services-1 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMiami, FL


  • Fault injection
  • Reliability testing
  • Web services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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