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Federating mission critical systems over wide-area networks still represents a challenging issue. For example, it is hard to assure both reliability and timeliness in a hostile environment such as Internet. The publish/subscribe (pub/sub) interaction model is a promising solution for scalable data dissemination over wide-area networks. Nevertheless,(More)
Cloud Federation is an emerging computing model where multiple resources from independent Cloud providers are leveraged to create large-scale distributed virtual computing clusters, operating as into a single Cloud organization. This model enables the implementation of environmental diversity for Cloud applications, and overcomes the provisioning and(More)
The rapidly growing demand for cloud services in the current business practice has favored the success of the hybrid clouds and the advent of cloud federation. The available literature of this topic has focused on middleware abstraction to interoperate heterogeneous cloud platforms and orchestrate different management and business models. However, cloud(More)
Recently, the positioning techniques based on the IEEE 802.11 signal strength are becoming the dominant solutions in the mobile device localization within indoor scenarios. Such solutions are characterized by two main pitfalls that compromise their effective usage in real application environments. First, during the calibration, a large amount of manual(More)