Formal Verification of Stateful Services with REST APIs Using Event-B

Irum Rauf, Inna Vistbakka, Elena Troubitsyna

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REST APIs are being increasingly used in the industry including their application in safety-critical domain and in the IoT world. They offer basic CRUD (create, retrieve, update and delete) interfaces. However, REST APIs can be used to build services with more advanced scenarios. Developing such services with REST constraints requires rigorous approaches that are capable of creating services that can be trusted for their behavior. In this work, we present an approach based on formal verification technique for a development of REST services using Event-B. We focus on deriving a correct system architecture by refinement and consistency verification of service design models. We illustrate our approach on a Hotel Reservation System.

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Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS)
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-7247-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-7248-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS)
Duration: 2 Jul 20187 Jul 2018


ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS)


  • Event-B
  • Formal modelling
  • REST services
  • Verification

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