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A Service-Level Agreement Approach Towards Termination Analysis of Service-Oriented Systems

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Classical approaches for program analysis as, e.g., termination analysis usually do not take into account modern software approaches such as service-oriented systems or cloud computing. Instead, they have a monolithic view on the software system as a single completely available program. As first step to enable such analyzes also in a service-oriented or cloud computing context, respectively, this paper considers termination. Since termination is a service quality attribute, the authors consider a service-level agreement approach that allows dynamic bindings to software services. In contrast to many other service-level agreements, termination is a binary attribute that cannot be measured quantitatively (as, e.g., reliability or response time).

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