Date Added: Oct 2011
SOA Web services are now supported by most of major software development companies and industry. To be reliable, these ones require to be developed with respect to a complete software development life cycle and, in particular, they need to be tested. Test purpose-based methods are black box testing techniques which take advantage of reducing the time required for test derivation in comparison with exhaustive methods. Nevertheless, test purposes must be constructed manually. This paper proposes some test purpose generation methods for SOAP Web services, modelled by Symbolic Transition Systems (STS).