CkTail: Model Learning of Communicating Systems

Sébastien Salva, Elliott Blot

Abstract

Event logs are helpful to figure out what is happening in a system or to diagnose the causes that led to an unexpected crash or security issue. Unfortunately, their growing sizes and lacks of abstraction make them difficult to interpret, especially when a system integrates several communicating components. This paper proposes to learn models of communicating systems, e.g., Web service compositions, distributed applications, or IoT systems, from their event logs in order to help engineers understand how they are functioning and diagnose them. Our approach, called CkTail, generates one Input Output Labelled Transition System (IOLTS) for every component participating in the communications and dependency graphs illustrating another viewpoint of the system architecture. Compared to other model learning approaches, CkTail improves the precision of the generated models by better recognising sessions in event logs. Experimental results obtained from 9 case studies show the effectiveness of CkTail to recover accurate and general models along with component dependency graphs.

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Salva S. and Blot E. (2020). CkTail: Model Learning of Communicating Systems.In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE, ISBN 978-989-758-421-3, pages 27-38. DOI: 10.5220/0009327400270038


in Bibtex Style

@conference{enase20,
author={Sébastien Salva and Elliott Blot},
title={CkTail: Model Learning of Communicating Systems},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,},
year={2020},
pages={27-38},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009327400270038},
isbn={978-989-758-421-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - Volume 1: ENASE,
TI - CkTail: Model Learning of Communicating Systems
SN - 978-989-758-421-3
AU - Salva S.
AU - Blot E.
PY - 2020
SP - 27
EP - 38
DO - 10.5220/0009327400270038