Provided by: Scientific Publishing Ltd.
Date Added: Jan 2011
Providing reliable compositions of Web Services is a challenging issue since the workflow architect often has only a limited control over the reliability of the composed services. The architect can instead achieve reliability by properly planning the workflow architecture. To this end he must be able to evaluate and compare the reliability of multiple architectural solutions. In this paper, the authors present a useful tool which allows to conduct reliability analysis on planned workflows, as well as to compare the reliability of alternative solutions in a what-if analysis.