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Towards a Process Calculus for Rest: Current State of the Art


[ 1 ] Instytut Informatyki, Wydział Informatyki, Politechnika Poznańska | [ P ] employee

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Foundations of Computing and Decision Sciences

Journal year: 2015 | Journal volume: vol. 40 | Journal number: no. 4

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scientific article

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  • REST
  • ROA
  • process calculi
  • SOA
  • formal modeling

EN SOA is a popular paradigm for building distributed systems that has gained a great recognition over past years. There are two main approaches to implementing SOA: SOAP-based and RESTful Web services. In order to address problems of modeling and verification of Web services, several process calculi have been proposed for SOAP-based Web services but none for the RESTful Web services based systems. This article is a comparative survey on existing process calculi for SOA systems, also the existing attempts to formalize REST systems are discussed. The aim of the article is to see how process calculi for SOAP-based systems deal with different aspects of their modeling domain, and whether their approaches can be used to model RESTful and ROA systems. Finally, basing on the survey, requirements fora new process calculus specific for REST are defined.

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237 - 265




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CC BY-NC-ND (attribution - noncommercial - no derivatives)

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