Object-oriented Service Clouds for Transdisciplinary Computing.- From Service Innovation to Service Engineering.- Adaptive Overlay Approach on the Inter-Cloud Environment.- Securing Virtual and Cloud Environments.- Achieving Market Liquidity through Autonomic Cloud Market Management.- Cost-performance Driven Resource Configuration for Database Applications in IaaS Cloud Environments.- Accelerating Service-oriented Workflows.- An Integrated Monitoring Infrastructure for Cloud Environments.- Service Development Abstraction: A Design Methodology and Development Toolset for Abstractive and Flexible Service-based Sofware.- Cloud Computing Costs and Benefits: An IT Management Point of View.- A Cloud Computing Medical Image Analysis and Collaboration Platform.- Applicability of NoSQL Databases to Mobile Networks: Case Home Location Register.- SLA-based Planning for Multi-domain Infrastructure as a Service.- Scheduling On-demand SaaS Services on a Shared Virtual Cluster.- Assessing Cloud Infrastructure Costs in Communications-intensive Applications.- Exploring Cloud Computing Techniques for Real-time Geoprocessing.- A Performance Evaluation of Block I/O Paravirtualization & Virtual Machine Images.- Dynamic Resource Allocation for Multi-tiered, Cluster-based Web Hosting Environments.- A Method for Experimental Analysis and Modeling of Virtualization Performance Overhead.- The Partition Cost Model for Load Balancing in MapReduce.- Author Index.
The Cloud Computing and Services Science book comprises a collection of the best papers presented at the International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER), which was held in The Netherlands in May 2011. In netting papers from the conference researchers and experts from all over the world explore a wide-ranging variety of the emerging Cloud Computing platforms, models, applications and enabling technologies. Further, in several papers the authors exemplify essential links to Services Science as service development abstraction, service innovation, and service engineering, acknowledging the service-orientation in most current IT-driven structures in the Cloud. The Cloud Computing and Services Science book is organized around important dimensions of technology trends in the domain of cloud computing in relation to a broad scientific understanding of modern services emerging from services science. The papers of this book are inspired by scholarly and practical work on the latest advances related to cloud infrastructure, operations, security, services, and management through the global network. This book includes several features that will be helpful, interesting, and inspirational to students, researchers as well as practitioners. Professionals and decision makers working in this field will also benefit from this book