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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 847930, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/847930
Research Article

QoS Measurement of Workflow-Based Web Service Compositions Using Colored Petri Net

1Department of Computer Engineering, Islamic Azad University Sari Branch, Sari, Iran
2Faculty of Computing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Received 31 March 2014; Accepted 8 June 2014; Published 3 July 2014

Academic Editor: Xiaoting Rui

Copyright © 2014 Hossein Nematzadeh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Workflow-based web service compositions (WB-WSCs) is one of the main composition categories in service oriented architecture (SOA). Eflow, polymorphic process model (PPM), and business process execution language (BPEL) are the main techniques of the category of WB-WSCs. Due to maturity of web services, measuring the quality of composite web services being developed by different techniques becomes one of the most important challenges in today’s web environments. Business should try to provide good quality regarding the customers’ requirements to a composed web service. Thus, quality of service (QoS) which refers to nonfunctional parameters is important to be measured since the quality degree of a certain web service composition could be achieved. This paper tried to find a deterministic analytical method for dependability and performance measurement using Colored Petri net (CPN) with explicit routing constructs and application of theory of probability. A computer tool called WSET was also developed for modeling and supporting QoS measurement through simulation.