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Today's cloud ecosystem features several increasingly divergent management interfaces. Numerous bridging efforts attempt to ameliorate the resulting vendor lock-in for customers. However, as the number of providers continues to grow, the drawback of this approach becomes apparent: the need to maintain adapter implementations. The Open Cloud Computing(More)
The use of crowdsourcing platforms like Amazon Mechanical Turk for evaluating the relevance of search results has become an effective strategy that yields results quickly and inexpensively. One approach to ensure quality of worker judgments is to include an initial training period and subsequent sporadic insertion of predefined gold standard data (training(More)
To pave the way towards disclosing the full potential of 5G networking, emerging Mobile Edge Computing techniques are gaining momentum in both academic and industrial research as a means to enhance infrastructure scalability and reliability by moving control functions close to the edge of the network. After the promising results under achievement within the(More)
Web usability testing and research presents challenges for accurate data collection. An instrumented browser solution, Uzilla, is compared with existing solutions, and its contributions to usability testing practice are noted. Uzilla implements a client-server architecture based on the open source Mozilla browser. Instrumentation of the browser facilitates(More)
One of the most critical driving forces in the evolution of interfaces on the Internet has been the logging built into common Web servers and the decade-long deployment of analytics based upon this data source. Page-view logging has slowly moved to callback systems using client-side scripting to capture more aspects of the user experience. With the rise of(More)
This demonstration paper details the cloud based service enablement platform developed in the EU FP7 Mobile Cloud Networking project. This demonstration shows on a mobile core network can be instantiated on demand on top of a standard cloud infrastructure.