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Web services can be composed to create complex business processes that span multiple organizations. Quality of Service (QoS) of such a process is guaranteed by a set of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the service providers and the service consumers. Monitoring is required at every service provider and at the service consumer end in order to ensure(More)
Purpose: Identify the roles of sulfide oxidase and rhodanese in sulfide detoxification in rat colonic mucosa. Results: Gel filtration of colonic mucosa and purified bovine rhodanese showed that rhodanese and sulfide oxidizing activities resided in different proteins. In the presence of cyanide, rhodanese shifted the major mucosal metabolite of sulfide from(More)
Negotiation of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) is very important for maintaining Quality of Service (QoS) of composite Web services-based business processes. The process of negotiation involves specification of negotiation parameters, exchanging offers to conduct the actual negotiation process, and then finally generating the formal SLA if the negotiating(More)
BACKGROUND Light-chain deposition disease (LCDD) is a monoclonal gammopathy characterized by nonamyloid deposition of light chain in various organs. A small number of kidney transplantations have been performed on LCDD patients in whom end-stage renal disease (ESRD) developed. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the clinical and histologic(More)
There is a strong relationship between proposed frameworks for autonomic computing, such as the IBM Blueprint for Autonomic Computing, and the Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM) standard proposed by OASIS. We examine this relationship through a description of our efforts to implement an autonomic Web service using WSDM. The example autonomic Web(More)
The dynamic nature of Service-Oriented Architectures challenges traditional systems management practices which tend to be static in nature. We propose a goal-oriented, agent-based approach to management using autonomic computing. In this paper we define a services management model that consists of a number of constructs including managed resources, agents,(More)
The increased complexity of today’s distributed, composite, Web-based systems presents difficult and unique systems management problems. The way these systems interact, and the fact that they often span organizational boundaries, render them difficult to monitor and manage. Autonomic Computing has emerged as a promising approach to the management of complex(More)
Enterprise software systems play an essential role in an organization's business operation. Many business rules and regulations governing an organiza-tion's operation can be translated into quality requirements of the relevant software systems, such as security, availability, and manageability. For systems implemented using Web Services, the specification(More)