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Continuously adjusting the horizontal scaling of applications hosted by data centers appears as a good candidate to automatic control approaches allocating resources in closed-loop given their current workload. Despite several attempts, real applications of these techniques in cloud computing infrastructures face some difficulties. Some of them essentially(More)
Computing has reached the time of distributed applications everywhere. Service-oriented architectures are more and more used to organize such complex and highly dynamic applications into business processes calling services discovered in registries at load-time. In this context, Quality of Service (QoS) and agility in business processes become key issues.(More)
The problem addressed in this article is image indexing and retrieval according to the color. Indeed we propose a classification based on the dominant color(s) of the images. The process consists in two steps: first, assigning a colorimetric profile to the image in HLS space (Hue, Lightness, Saturation) and then, handling the query for the retrieval. To(More)
This paper addresses the problem of expressing preferences among nonfunctional properties of services in a Web service architecture. In such a context, semantic and non-functional annotations are required on service declarations and business process calls to services in order to select the best available service for each invocation. To cope with these(More)
In the domain of Computing with words (CW), fuzzy linguistic approaches are known to be relevant in many decision-making problems. Indeed, they allow us to model the human reasoning in replacing words, assessments, preferences, choices, wishes. . . by ad hoc variables, such as fuzzy sets or more sophisticated variables. This paper focuses on a particular(More)
Monitoring application services becomes more and more a transverse key activity in SOA. Beyond traditional human system administration and load control, new activities such as autonomic management as well as SLA enforcement raise the stakes over monitoring requirements. In this paper, we address a new monitoring-based activity which is selecting among(More)
In this article, we focus on group decision making when preferences are expressed through the LCP-nets (Linguistic Conditional Preference networks). There is a need for complementing efforts and research on mixing LCP-nets together to be able to compute group preferences. First steps are the comparison between two LCP-nets and the aggregation of LCP-nets.(More)