Dynamic reconfigurable testing of service-oriented architecture

Xiaoying Bai, Dezheng Xu, Guilan Dai, Wei Tek Tsai, Yinong Chen

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

30 Scopus citations


SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) presents unique requirements and challenges for testing. Dynamic reconfiguration in SOA software means that testing need to be adaptive to the changes of the service-oriented applications at runtime. This paper presents a ConfigTest approach to enable the online change of test organization, test scheduling, test deployment, test case binding, and service binding. ConfigTest is based on our previous research on the MAST (Multi-Agents-based Service Testing) framework. It extends MAST with a new test broker architecture, configuration management and event-based subscription/notification mechanism. The test broker decouples test case definition from its implementation and usage. It also decouples the testing system from the services under test. With the configuration management, ConfigTest allows the test agents to bind dynamically to each other and build up their collaborations at runtime. The event mechanism enables that a change in one test artifact can be notified to all the others which subscribe their interests to the change event. This paper presents and analyzes the collaboration diagrams of various testing reconfiguration scenarios and illustrates the ConfigTest approach with an example of service-based book ordering system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 31st Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2007
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2007
Event31st Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: Jul 24 2007Jul 27 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
ISSN (Print)0730-3157


Other31st Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications


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