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Title: A decentralized self-adaptation mechanism for service-based applications in the cloud
Author: Nallur, Vivek
ISNI:       0000 0001 1914 4483
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2012
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This thesis presents a Cloud-based-Multi-Agent System (Clobmas) that uses multiple double auctions, to enable applications to self-adapt, based on their QoS requirements and budgetary constraints. We design a marketplace that allows applications to select services, in a decentralized manner. We marry the marketplace with a decentralized service evaluation and- selection mechanism, and a price adjustment technique to allow for QoS constraint satisfaction. Applications in the cloud using the Software-As-A-Service paradigm will soon be commonplace. In this context, long-lived applications will need to adapt their QoS, based on various parameters. Current service-selection mechanisms fall short on the dimensions that service based applications vary on. Clobmas is shown to be an effective mechanism, to allow both applications (service consumers) and clouds (service providers) to self-adapt to dynamically changing QoS requirements. Furthermore, we identify the various axes on which service applications vary, and the median values on those axes. We measure Clobmas on all of these axes, and then stress-test it to show that it meets all of our goals for scalability.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science ; QA76 Computer software ; T Technology (General)