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Issue 4 • Date Fourth Quarter 2012

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  • Editorial: Big Services Era: Global Trends of Cloud Computing and Big Data

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 467 - 468
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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  • Guest Editorial: Special Issue on Cloud Computing

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 469 - 471
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  • A Trusted Virtual Machine in an Untrusted Management Environment

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 472 - 483
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    Virtualization is a rapidly evolving technology that can be used to provide a range of benefits to computing systems, including improved resource utilization, software portability, and reliability. Virtualization also has the potential to enhance security by providing isolated execution environments for different applications that require different levels of security. For security-critical applica... View full abstract»

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  • VNsnap: Taking Snapshots of Virtual Networked Infrastructures in the Cloud

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 484 - 496
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    A virtual networked infrastructure (VNI) consists of virtual machines (VMs) connected by a virtual network. Created for individual users on a shared cloud infrastructure, VNIs reflect the concept of "Infrastructure as a Service” (IaaS) as part of the emerging cloud computing paradigm. The ability to take snapshots of an entire VNI-including images of the VMs with their execution, communicat... View full abstract»

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  • Resource Provisioning with Budget Constraints for Adaptive Applications in Cloud Environments

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 497 - 511
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    The recent emergence of clouds is making the vision of utility computing realizable, i.e., computing resources and services can be delivered, utilized, and paid for as utilities such as water or electricity. This, however, creates new resource provisioning problems. Because of the pay-as-you-go model, resource provisioning should be performed in a way to keep resource costs to a minimum, while mee... View full abstract»

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  • Monetary Cost-Aware Checkpointing and Migration on Amazon Cloud Spot Instances

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 512 - 524
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    Recently introduced spot instances in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) offer low resource costs in exchange for reduced reliability; these instances can be revoked abruptly due to price and demand fluctuations. Mechanisms and tools that deal with the cost-reliability tradeoffs under this schema are of great value for users seeking to lessen their costs while maintaining high reliability. We ... View full abstract»

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  • CloudTPS: Scalable Transactions for Web Applications in the Cloud

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 525 - 539
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (2)
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    NoSQL cloud data stores provide scalability and high availability properties for web applications, but at the same time they sacrifice data consistency. However, many applications cannot afford any data inconsistency. CloudTPS is a scalable transaction manager which guarantees full ACID properties for multi-item transactions issued by web applications, even in the presence of server failures and n... View full abstract»

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  • Component Ranking for Fault-Tolerant Cloud Applications

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 540 - 550
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    Cloud computing is becoming a mainstream aspect of information technology. More and more enterprises deploy their software systems in the cloud environment. The cloud applications are usually large scale and include a lot of distributed cloud components. Building highly reliable cloud applications is a challenging and critical research problem. To attack this challenge, we propose a component rank... View full abstract»

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  • Social Cloud Computing: A Vision for Socially Motivated Resource Sharing

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 551 - 563
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    Online relationships in social networks are often based on real world relationships and can therefore be used to infer a level of trust between users. We propose leveraging these relationships to form a dynamic "Social Cloud,” thereby enabling users to share heterogeneous resources within the context of a social network. In addition, the inherent socially corrective mechanisms (incentives, ... View full abstract»

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  • Agent-Based Cloud Computing

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 564 - 577
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    Agent-based cloud computing is concerned with the design and development of software agents for bolstering cloud service discovery, service negotiation, and service composition. The significance of this work is introducing an agent-based paradigm for constructing software tools and testbeds for cloud resource management. The novel contributions of this work include: 1) developing Cloudle: an agent... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Open Access Publishing

    Publication Year: 2012 , Page(s): 578
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Aims & Scope

The scope covers all computing and software aspects of the science and technology of services innovation research and development. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing emphasizes the algorithmic, mathematical, statistical and computational methods that are central in services computing, the emerging field of Service Oriented Architecture, Web Services, Business Process Integration, Solution Performance Management, Services Operations and Management. Specifically, the transactions covers but is not limited to the following topics: Mathematical foundation of Services Computing, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Service creation, development, and management, Linkage between IT services and business services, Web services security and privacy, Web services agreement and contract, Web services discovery and negotiation, Web services management, Web services collaboration, Quality of Service for Web services, Web services modeling and performance management, Solution frameworks for building service-oriented applications, Composite Web service creation and enabling infrastructures, Business and scientific applications using Web services and SOA, Business process integration and management using Web services, Standards and specifications of Services Computing, Utility models and solution architectures, Resource acquisition models in Utility Computing, Mathematical foundation of business process modeling, integration and management, Business process modeling, integration, and collaboration.

Additional Information:

TSC is a scholarly, archival journal published quarterly. 

It is noted that only service-oriented grid computing topics will be covered by TSC. 

Please be sure to visit the TSC Taxonomy List. [Link to http://www.computer.org/portal/web/tsc/taxonomy]

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Ling Liu
Georgia Institute of Technology
lingliu@cc.gatech.edu