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IEEE Transactions on Services Computing

Issue 1 • Date Jan.-March 2014

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  • Editorial: Farewell 2013, Welcome 2014

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 1
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  • Confucius: A Tool Supporting Collaborative Scientific Workflow Composition

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):2 - 17
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    Modern scientific data management and analysis usually rely on multiple scientists with diverse expertise. In recent years, such a collaborative effort is often structured and automated by a data flow-oriented process called scientific workflow. However, such workflows may have to be designed and revised among multiple scientists over a long time period. Existing workbenches are single user-orient... View full abstract»

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  • QoS-Aware Dynamic Composition of Web Services Using Numerical Temporal Planning

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):18 - 31
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    Web service composition (WSC) is the task of combining a chain of connected single services together to create a more complex and value-added composite service. Quality of service (QoS) has been mostly applied to represent nonfunctional properties of web services and differentiate those with the same functionality. Many research has been done on QoS-aware service composition, as it significantly a... View full abstract»

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  • Investigating QoS of Real-World Web Services

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):32 - 39
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    Quality of service (QoS) is widely employed for describing nonfunctional characteristics of web services. Although QoS of web services has been investigated intensively in the field of service computing, there is a lack of real-world web service QoS data sets for validating various QoS-based techniques and models. To investigate QoS of real-world web services and to provide reusable research data ... View full abstract»

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  • A Bare-Metal and Asymmetric Partitioning Approach to Client Virtualization

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):40 - 53
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    Advancements in cloud computing enable the easy deployment of numerous services. However, the analysis of cloud service access platforms from a client perspective shows that maintaining and managing clients remain a challenge for end users. In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and evaluation of an asymmetric virtual machine monitor (AVMM), which is an asymmetric partitioning-based... View full abstract»

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  • Prioritizing Test Cases for Regression Testing of Location-Based Services: Metrics, Techniques, and Case Study

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):54 - 67
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    Location-based services (LBS) are widely deployed. When the implementation of an LBS-enabled service has evolved, regression testing can be employed to assure the previously established behaviors not having been adversely affected. Proper test case prioritization helps reveal service anomalies efficiently so that fixes can be scheduled earlier to minimize the nuisance to service consumers. A key o... View full abstract»

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  • A Technique for Deploying Robust Web Services

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):68 - 81
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    Developing robust web services is a difficult task. Field studies show that a large number of web services are deployed with robustness problems (i.e., presenting unexpected behaviors in the presence of invalid inputs). Although several techniques for the identification of robustness problems have been proposed in the past, there is no practical approach to automatically fix those problems. This p... View full abstract»

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  • A Scalable Architecture for Automatic Service Composition

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):82 - 95
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    This paper addresses automatic service composition (ASC) as a means to create new value-added services dynamically and automatically from existing services in service-oriented architecture and cloud computing environments. Manually composing services for relatively static applications has been successful, but automatically composing services requires advances in the semantics of processes and an a... View full abstract»

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  • Licit: Administering Usage Licenses in Federated Environments

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):96 - 108
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    We address the problem of usage license administration in federated settings. This problem arises whenever organizations, such as educational or research groups or institutions, share resources for business and scientific reasons. In such settings, each user's usage of a licensed resource is typically supported by the user's organization. License administration involves satisfying legal requiremen... View full abstract»

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  • Automating Cloud Services Life Cycle through Semantic Technologies

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):109 - 122
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    Managing virtualized services efficiently over the cloud is an open challenge. Traditional models of software development are not appropriate for the cloud computing domain, where software (and other) services are acquired on demand. In this paper, we describe a new integrated methodology for the life cycle of IT services delivered on the cloud and demonstrate how it can be used to represent and r... View full abstract»

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  • 2013 Reviewers List

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):123 - 125
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  • 2013 Annual Index

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): not in print
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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