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—Energy efficiency is one of the main challenges that datacenters are facing nowadays. A considerable portion of the consumed energy in these environments is wasted because of idling resources. To avoid wastage, offering services with variety of SLAs (with different prices and priorities) is a common practice. The question we investigate in this research is(More)
A contract is an agreement between two or more parties to create business relations or legal obligations between them. A contract will define the set of activities to be performed by parties satisfying a set of terms and conditions (clauses). An e-contract is a contract modeled, specified executed, controlled and monitored by a software system. Typically, a(More)
This paper presents a new indiscernibility-based rough agglomerative hierarchical clustering algorithm for sequential data. In this approach, the indiscernibility relation has been extended to a tolerance relation with the transitivity property being relaxed. Initial clusters are formed using a similarity upper approximation. Subsequent clusters are formed(More)
Due to increased adoption of cloud computing, there is a growing need of addressing the data privacy during mining. On the other hand, knowledge sharing is a key to survive many business organizations. Several attempts have been made to mine the data in distributed environment however, maintaining the privacy while mining the data over cloud is a(More)
E-contracts begin as legal documents and end up as processes that help organizations abide by legal rules while fulfilling contract terms. As contracts are complex, their deployment is predominantly established and fulfilled with significant human involvement. One of the key difficulties with any kind of contract processing is the legal ambiguity, which(More)