2nd International Workshop on Quality Assurance for Service-based Applications (QASBA)


  • Domenico Bianculli (University of Luxemburg)
  • Sam Guinea (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Sylvain Hallé (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
  • Andrea Polini (ISTI CNR)


The service-oriented computing paradigm has been widely adopted in enterprises as a mean to implement distributed computing solutions. These solutions are realized as service-based applications (SBAs), by integrating heterogeneous software services, usually developed, controlled and owned by different organizations. Given the availability of mechanisms for run-time service discovery and binding, the service-oriented paradigm fosters a further level of dynamicity where service integration emerges at run time and evolves over time.

Nevertheless the run-time integration of services owned and controlled by different organizations, as well as the unprecedented degree of change allowed in such systems, affect the notion of correctness, dependability and quality of SBAs. This poses a challenge for the definition of new methodologies and techniques for the quality assurance process of this class of software. The consensus is that the quality assurance process has to span over the entire life cycle of a service-based application, integrating both design-time and run-time techniques; yet the approaches remain fragmented.

The QASBA 2013 workshop will be an opportunity for participants to discuss how the software testing and analysis research community can help address this and other relevant issues, to improve the quality assurance practice of the next generation SBAs.


Room A13 on the 1st floor of the Red Building.


The QASBA website is available at http://fmt.isti.cnr.it/qasba2013/