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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2018 Vol.19 No.4 P.494-502


Using information flow analysis to detect implicit information leaks for web service composition

Author(s):  Jia-xin Jiang, Zhi-qiu Huang, Wei-wei Ma, Yan Cao

Affiliation(s):  College of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   jiangjiaxin@nuaa.edu.cn, zqhuang@nuaa.edu.cn, maweiwei@nuaa.edu.cn, caoyan926@nuaa.edu.cn

Key Words:  Information flow analysis, Business process execution language, Petri net, Interference

Jia-xin Jiang, Zhi-qiu Huang, Wei-wei Ma, Yan Cao. Using information flow analysis to detect implicit information leaks for web service composition[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2018, 19(4): 494-502.

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Information leak, which can undermine the compliance of web-service-composition business processes for some policies, is one of the major concerns in web service composition. We present an automated and effective approach for the detection of implicit information leaks in business process execution language (BPEL) based on information flow analysis. We introduce an adequate meta-model for BPEL representation based on a petri net for transformation and analysis. Building on the concept of petri net place-based noninterference, the core contribution of this paper is the application of a petri net reachability graph to estimate petri net interference and thereby to detect implicit information leaks in web service composition. In addition, a case study illustrates the application of the approach on a concrete workflow in BPEL notation.




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