Optimizing the configuration of web service monitors

Garth Heward, Jun Han, Ingo Müller, Jean Guy Schneider, Steve Versteeg

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Service monitoring is required for meeting regulatory requirements and verifying compliance to Service Level Agreements (SLAs). As such, monitoring is an essential part of web service-based systems. However, service monitoring comes with a cost, including an impact on the quality of monitored services and systems. To deliver the best value to a service provider, it is important to balance meeting monitoring requirements and reducing monitoring impacts. We introduce a novel approach to configuring the web service monitors deployed in a system so that they provide an adequate level of monitoring but with minimized quality impacts, delivering the best value proposition in terms of monitoring benefits and costs. We use a prototype system to demonstrate that by optimizing a web service monitoring system, we can reduce the impact of a set of deployed web service monitors by up to two thirds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService-Oriented Computing - 8th International Conference, ICSOC 2010, Proceedings
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)3642173578, 9783642173578
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Service Oriented Computing 2010 - San Francisco, United States of America
Duration: 7 Dec 201010 Dec 2010
Conference number: 8th
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-17358-5 (Conference Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume6470 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Service Oriented Computing 2010
Abbreviated titleICSOC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Francisco
Internet address


  • Monitoring
  • Monitoring Optimization
  • Web Services

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