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An approach to unified cloud service access, manipulation and dynamic orchestration via semantic cloud service operation specification framework

Fang, Daren, Liu, Xiaodong, Romdhani, Imed and Pahl, Claus orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-9049-212X (2015) An approach to unified cloud service access, manipulation and dynamic orchestration via semantic cloud service operation specification framework. Journal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications, 4 . ISSN 2192-113X

Cloud computing offers various computational resources via convenient on-demand service provision. Currently, heterogeneous services and cloud resources are usually utilized and managed through diverse service portals. This significantly limits the effectiveness and efficiency for tasks implementation. Fundamentally, it is due to the lack of adequate specifications for service concepts, operations and interfaces from diverse cloud service models and types. This paper proposes a service management operation semantic description framework for comprehensive cloud service operation specification. Relying on ontological modelling techniques, cloud service operations are specified via entity classification, attribute assertion, relationship assertion and annotation assertion. Further, the proposed framework benefits from operation reasoning application. It enables intelligent assistance for multiple operation preparation and remote execution tasks. Based on the approach, a cloud service operation ontology and a unified service access and manipulation system prototype are implemented. Extensive experiments are conducted over different cloud service providers and for distinct service models. Obtained results demonstrate that the approach outperforms existing practices by facilitating reliable and effective service access, manipulation and interaction tasks
Item Type:Article (Published)
Additional Information:Article number: 14
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cloud Computing; Service orchestration; API; Semantic modelling; OWL
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Institutes and Centres > Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Springer Open
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13677-015-0039-3
Copyright Information:© 2015 The Authors
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:British Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE-Napier E4161) and Lawrence Ho Research Fund (LH-Napier2012, British Royal Society and the Royal Irish Academy on a Cloud Migration Framework 2014–2016 (IE131105), Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094 to Lero - the Irish Software Research Centre
ID Code:20658
Deposited On:18 Jun 2015 09:55 by Claus Pahl . Last Modified 20 Jan 2021 14:35

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