Semantic Cloud Services Framework

May 1, 2009 - December 1, 2020

 

Delivery of IT Service is moving away from a single provider mode, and is increasingly based on the composition of multiple services and assets (technological, human, or process) that may be supplied by one or more service providers distributed across the network – in the cloud. Moreover, a single service could be a part of many composite services as needed. The service, in effect, is virtualized on the cloud. This project is developing an integrated methodology for IT Services delivered on the cloud. The project will also involve developing ontology for this methodology.

We are developing a semantically rich, policy-based framework to automate the lifecycle of cloud services. We have divided the IT service lifecycle into the five phases of requirements, discovery, negotiation, composition, and consumption. We detail each phase and describe the high level ontologies that we have developed to describe them.

Our research complements previous work on ontologies for service descriptions in that it goes beyond simple matchmaking and is focused on supporting negotiation for the particulars of IT services.

cloud computing, cloud service, components, contract net protocols, it service, lifecycle, methodology

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Affiliated Faculty

  1. Anupam Joshi

Students

Publications

2021

  1. D. L. Kim, L. Elluri, and K. P. Joshi, "Trusted Compliance Enforcement Framework for Sharing Health Big Data", InProceedings, IEEE BigData 2021 4th Special Session on HealthCare Data, December 2021, 157 downloads.
  2. K. Sane, K. P. Joshi, and S. Mittal, "Semantically Rich Framework to Automate Cyber Insurance Services", Article, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, November 2021, 232 downloads.

2020

  1. L. Elluri, K. P. Joshi, and A. Kotal, "Measuring Semantic Similarity across EU GDPR Regulation and Cloud Privacy Policies", InProceedings, 7th International Workshop on Privacy and Security of Big Data (PSBD 2020), in conjunction with 2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2020), December 2020, 340 downloads.
  2. A. Kotal, K. P. Joshi, and A. Joshi, "ViCLOUD: Measuring Vagueness in Cloud Service Privacy Policies and Terms of Services", InProceedings, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD), 2020, October 2020, 372 downloads.

2019

  1. K. Sane, K. P. Joshi, and S. Mittal, "A Semantic Approach for Automating Knowledge in Policies of Cyber Insurance Services", InProceedings, IEEE International Conference on Web Services (IEEE ICWS) 2019, July 2019, 874 downloads.

2018

  1. L. Elluri and K. P. Joshi, "A Knowledge Representation of Cloud Data controls for EU GDPR Compliance", InProceedings, 11th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD), July 2018, 928 downloads.
  2. A. Nagar and K. P. Joshi, "A Semantically Rich Knowledge Representation of PCI DSS for Cloud Services", InProceedings, 6th International IBM Cloud Academy Conference ICACON 2018, Japan, May 2018, 1102 downloads.

2016

  1. S. Mittal, K. P. Joshi, C. Pearce, and A. Joshi, "Automatic Extraction of Metrics from SLAs for Cloud Service Management", InProceedings, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2016), April 2016, 1409 downloads.

2015

  1. A. Hendre and K. P. Joshi, "A Semantic Approach to Cloud Security and Compliance", InProceedings, 8th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD), June 2015, 951 downloads.

2014

  1. K. P. Joshi, Y. Yesha, and T. Finin, "Automating Cloud Services Lifecycle through Semantic technologies", Article, IEEE Transactions on Service Computing, January 2014, 2129 downloads.

2013

  1. K. P. Joshi, Y. Yesha, T. Finin, and Y. Yesha, "A policy-based cloud broker for the VCL platform", Article, International Journal of Cloud Computing, January 2013, 1629 downloads.

2012

  1. K. P. Joshi, T. Finin, Y. Yesha, A. Joshi, N. Golpayegani, and N. Adam, "A Policy-based Approach to Smart Cloud Services", InProceedings, Proceedings of the Annual Service Research and Innovation Institute Global Conference, July 2012, 1629 downloads.
  2. K. P. Joshi, Y. Yesha, T. Finin, and A. Joshi, "Policy based Cloud Services on a VCL platform", InProceedings, Proceedings of the first International IBM Cloud Academy Conference (ICA CON 2012), April 2012, 2612 downloads.

2011

  1. K. P. Joshi, "DC Proposal: Automation of Service Lifecycle on the Cloud by Using Semantic Technologies", InProceedings, Proceedings of tenth International Semantic Web Conference, Part II, October 2011, 1456 downloads.
  2. K. P. Joshi, T. Finin, and Y. Yesha, "A Semantic Approach to Automate Service Management in the Cloud", TechReport, UMBC Tech report TR-CS-11-02, June 2011, 1192 downloads.
  3. K. P. Joshi and M. Chebiyyam, "Determining value co-creation opportunity in B2B services", InProceedings, Proceedings of SRII Global Conference 2011, March 2011, 2716 downloads.
  4. K. P. Joshi, A. Joshi, and Y. Yesha, "Managing the Quality of Virtualized Services", InProceedings, Proceedings of the SRII Global Conference 2011, March 2011, 1619 downloads.

2010

  1. K. P. Joshi, Y. Yesha, A. Ozok, Y. Yesha, and e., "User-centric Smart Services on the Cloud", InBook, The Smart Internet, October 2010, 1477 downloads.
  2. D. Chapman, K. P. Joshi, Y. Yesha, M. Halem, Y. Yesha, and P. Nguyen, "Scientific Services on the Cloud", InBook, Handbook of Cloud Computing, September 2010, 1525 downloads.
  3. K. P. Joshi, T. Finin, and Y. Yesha, "Integrated Lifecycle of IT Services in a Cloud Environment (Detailed paper)", InProceedings, In proceedings of The Third International Conference on the Virtual Computing Initiative (ICVCI 2009), April 2010, 2792 downloads.

2009

  1. K. P. Joshi, Y. Yesha, A. Ozok, and Y. Yesha, "User-centric Smart Services", Proceedings, (Invited paper) in proceedings of CASCON 2009, November 2009, 2090 downloads.
  2. K. P. Joshi, A. Joshi, and Y. Yesha, "Quality metrics for Virtualized IT Services on the Cloud", InProceedings, Proceedings of 18th Annual Frontiers in Service Conference, Hawaii, 2009, October 2009.
  3. K. P. Joshi, T. Finin, and Y. Yesha, "Integrated Lifecycle of IT Services in a Cloud Environment (extended abstract)", InProceedings, In proceedings of The Third International Conference on the Virtual Computing Initiative (ICVCI 2009), October 2009, 2033 downloads.