In recent years, location-based services have become very popular, mainly driven by the availability of modern mobile devices with integrated position sensors. Prominent examples are points of interest finders or geo-social networks such as Facebook Places, Qype, and Loopt. However, providing such services with private user positions may raise serious… (More)
—This paper presents an approach for monitoring cloud computing resources by using customized monitoring metrics. In addition, based on the monitoring results, this approach includes a data mining analysis for making assumptions regarding consumed power of infrastructure and virtual machines (VMs) aiming at a reduced carbon footprint.
—With the increasing adoption of private cloud in-frastructures by providers and enterprises, the monitoring of these infrastructures is becoming crucial. The rationale behind monitoring is manifold: reasons include saving energy, lowering costs, and better maintenance. In the e-Science sector, moreover, the collection of infrastructure and… (More)
The success of location-based services is growing together with the diffusion of GPS-equipped smart devices. As a consequence, privacy concerns are raising year by year. Location privacy is becoming a major interest in research and industry world, and many solutions have been proposed for it. One of the simplest and most flexible approaches is obfuscation,… (More)