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Semantic description of cloud service agreements

Greenwell, Richard; Liu, Xiaodong; Chalmers, Kevin


Kevin Chalmers


To provide cloud services as a utility there must be
a mechanism for comprehensively and precisely specifying cloud
service agreements to reduce differences in service perception
between customers and suppliers.
This paper proposes a description logic driven approach to
specifying cloud service agreements as ontology, which allows
agreement and negotiation between the parties in the service
agreement. A unique contribution is provided by modelling of
cloud service agreements as ontology which is precise and
Future work sees the approach expanded to include a greater
number of cloud service agreement artifacts and a service
agreement specification for a financial calculation service.


Greenwell, R., Liu, X., & Chalmers, K. (2015). Semantic description of cloud service agreements. In Science and Information Conference (SAI), 2015 (823-831).

Conference Name 2015 Science and Information Conference (SAI)
Start Date Jul 28, 2015
End Date Jul 30, 2015
Acceptance Date Nov 27, 2014
Publication Date 2015-07
Deposit Date May 14, 2015
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 823-831
Book Title Science and Information Conference (SAI), 2015
ISBN 9781479985470
Keywords Utility, cloud computing, semantic description,
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