Recording Process Documentation in the Presence of Failures

Chen, Zheng and Moreau, Luc (2009) Recording Process Documentation in the Presence of Failures. In, Methods, Models and Tools for Fault Tolerance, LNCS 5454. , Springer. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)).


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Scientific and business communities present unprecedented requirements on provenance, where the provenance of some data item is the process that led to that data item. Previous work has conceived a computer-based representation of past executions for determining provenance, termed process documentation, and has developed a protocol, PReP, to record process documentation in service oriented architectures. However, PReP assumes a failure free environment. Failures lead to process documentation unable to be recorded, losing the evidence that a process occurred. This is not acceptable in the applications relying on process documentation and would cause disastrous consequences. This paper describes our solution, F-PReP, a protocol for recording process documentation in the presence of failures. A complete formalization of the protocol using Abstract State Machines is also presented.

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Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
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Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2008 16:47
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:13
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