Robustness Validation in Service Oriented Architectures



The use of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in enterprise applications development is increasing very quickly. In a SOA environment providers supply a set of services that must be robust. Although SOA is being used in business-critical environments, there is no practical means to measure or compare the robustness of services. Robustness failures in such environments are dangerous, as they can be maliciously exploited with severe consequences for the attacked systems. This chapter addresses the problem of robustness validation in SOA environments. The approach proposed is based on a set of robustness tests that is used to discover both programming and design errors. Two concrete examples are presented: one focusing on web services and the other targeting Java Message Service (JMS) middleware. The proposed approach is useful for both providers (to validate the robustness of deployed services) and consumers (to select the services that best fit architectural requirements).


Service Oriented Architectures, robustness testing


Web services robustness

Book Chapter

Architecting Dependable Systems VI, Springer-Verlag, October 2009

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Year 2013 : 1 citations

 Antonio Bovenzi, Aniello Napolitano, Christian Esposito, and Gabriella Carrozza, “JFIT: an Automatic Tool for Assessing Robustness of DDS-Compliant Middleware,” Innovative Technologies for Dependable OTS-Based Critical Systems, ed by. Domenico Cotroneo, 69–81, Springer Milan, ISBN: 978-88-470-2771-8, 978-88-470-2772-5., 1 January 2013.

Year 2012 : 1 citations

 1. Dimitris Gritzalis, Panagiotis Katsaros, Stylianos Basagiannis, and Yannis Soupionis, “Formal analysis for robust anti-SPIT protection using model checking,” International Journal of Information Security, doi:10.1007/s10207-012-0159-4, February 2012.

Year 2011 : 1 citations

 1. A. Napolitano, G. Carrozza, A. Bovenzi, C. Esposito, "Automatic Robustness Assessment of DDS-Compliant Middleware", 2011 IEEE 17th Pacific Rim International Symposium on Dependable Computing (PRDC), Pasadena, CA, USA, December 2011.