An Integrated Approach for Designing and Validating REST Web Service Compositions

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List of Authors: Irum Rauf, Faezeh Siavashi, Dragos Truscan, Ivan Porres
Editors: Monfort, Valerie and Krempels, Karl-Heinz
Publisher: SCITEPRESS Digital Library
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: SCITEPRESS Science And Technology Publications
Book title: 10th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies
Volume number: 1
Start page: 104
End page: 115


We present an integrated approach to design and validate RESTful composite web services. We use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to specify the requirements, behavior and published resources of each web service. In our approach, a service can invoke other services and exhibit complex and timed behavior while still complying with the REST architectural style. We show how to transform service specifications into UPPAAL timed automata for verification and test generation. The service requirements are propagated to the UPPAAL timed automata during the transformation. Their reachability is verified in UPPAAL and they are used for computing coverage level during test generation. We validate our approach with a case study of a holiday booking web service.


Model-based Testing, Rest, TRON, UPPAAL, Web services

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