A Semantic-Driven Cloud Migration Framework

10/03/2014 - 31/03/2016

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Cloud computing is a fast emerging ICT technology to achieving an innovative and sustainable digital economy. It is expected to be a dominating model and technology of the ICT sector for the next 15 years. In the current practice, the migration of existing software to cloud(s) and the remigration of a cloud service to a new best-fit cloud optimising the benefits the cloud offers through adaptation to specific architectural requirements are both very much in need. However these migrations are only done in an unsystematic and manual way and lack tool support, therefore often left the migration erroneous, inappropriate and results in high cost and long migration time.

The project aims to facilitate the migration of existing software to cloud(s) with a holistic semantic driven framework. 

A Semantic-Driven Cloud Migration Framework is a Research Charities & Trusts project funded by The Royal Society. Carried out in collaboration with Dublin City University and others. For further information please refer to .
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Project Team

Xiaodong Liu
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Associated Publications

Fang, D., Liu, X., Romdhani, I. (2016). An agility-oriented and fuzziness-embedded semantic model for collaborative cloud service search, retrieval and recommendation. Future Generation Computer Systems, 56, (C), 11-26.

Fowley, F., Pahl, C., Jamshidi, P., Fang, D., Liu, X. (2016). A classification and comparison framework for cloud service brokerage architectures. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, , (online first, paper version in early 2017), .

Greenwell, R., Liu, X., Chalmers, K., Pahl, C. (2016). A TASK ORIENTED REQUIREMENTS ONTOLOGY FOR CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICES. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2016), , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Rome, Italy: . .

Fang, D., Liu, X., Romdhani, I., Pahl, C. (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, (14), .

Greenwell, R., Liu, X., Chalmers, K. (2015). Semantic Description of Cloud Service Agreements. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of Science and Information Conference 2015, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). London, UK: . .

Liu, X., Li, Y. (Eds.) (2015). Green Services Engineering, Optimization, and Modeling in the Technological Age, , () ( ed.). Pennsylvania, USA: . IGI Global Publishing.

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