An Approach to Unified Cloud Service Access, Manipulation and Dynamic Orchestration via Semantic Cloud Service Operation Specification Framework

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), .


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ISSN: 2192-113X

Abstract

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 assistances 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.
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Authors

Daren Fang
Research student
D.Fang@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2303
Imed Romdhani
Associate Professor
i.romdhani@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2726
Xiaodong Liu
Reader
x.liu@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2747

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