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The overall increase in traffic on the World Wide Web is augmenting user-perceived response times from popular Web sites, especially in conjunction with special events. System platforms that do not replicate information content cannot provide the needed scalability to handle large traffic volumes and to match rapid and dramatic changes in the number of(More)
Content Delivery Networks (CDN) aim at overcoming the inherent limitations of the Internet. The main concept at the basis of this technology is the delivery at edge points of the network, in proximity to the request areas, to improve the user's perceived performance while limiting the costs. This paper focuses on the main research areas in the field of CDN,(More)
In the service oriented paradigm applications are created as a composition of independently developed Web services. Since the same service may be offered by different providers with different non-functional Quality of Service (QoS) attributes, a selection process is needed to identify the constituent services for a given composite service that best meet the(More)
Grid computing is the future computing paradigm for enterprise applications. An enterprise application running on a grid is composed of a set of SLA-constrained sub-tasks demanding different types of services and resources such as processors, data storage, service providers, and network links. The paper formalizes the resource allocation problem for(More)
Architecting software systems according to the service-oriented paradigm and designing runtime self-adaptable systems are two relevant research areas in today's software engineering. In this paper, we address issues that lie at the intersection of these two important fields. First, we present a characterization of the problem space of self-adaptation for(More)
Runtime adaptation is recognized as a viable way for a service-oriented system to meet QoS requirements in its volatile operating environment. In this paper we propose a methodology to drive the adaptation of such a system, that integrates within a unified framework different adaptation mechanisms, to achieve a greater flexibility in facing different(More)