Book Chapter


Li Zhang
Claus Pahl
Frank Fowley


Computer Science

cloud services research technology cloud technology software engineering research and development cloud service brokerage service ontology conceptual framework

Cloud service brokerage: a conceptual ontology-based service description framework (2014)

Abstract Cloud service brokerage has been identified as a key concern for future Cloud technology research and development. Integration, customization and aggregation are core functions of a Cloud service broker. The need to cater to horizontal and vertical integration in service description languages, horizontally between different providers and vertically across the different Cloud layers, has been well recognized. In this chapter, we propose a conceptual framework for a Cloud service broker in two parts: first, a reference architecture for Cloud service brokers; and second, a rich ontology-based template manipulation framework and operator calculus that describes the mediated and integrated Cloud services, facilitates manipulating their descriptions, and allows both horizontal and vertical dimensions to be covered. Structural aspects of that template will be identified, formalized in an ontology and aligned with the Cloud development and deployment process.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Book Section
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Software engineering

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Li Zhang, Claus Pahl, Frank Fowley

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Li Zhang
Dublin City University
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Claus Pahl
Dublin City University
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