An ontology-based system for Cloud infrastructure services' discovery

  title={An ontology-based system for Cloud infrastructure services' discovery},
  author={Miranda Zhang and Rajiv Ranjan and Armin Haller and Dimitrios Georgakopoulos and Michael Menzel and Surya Nepal},
  journal={8th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (CollaborateCom)},
  • Miranda Zhang, R. Ranjan, S. Nepal
  • Published 1 December 2012
  • Computer Science
  • 8th International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (CollaborateCom)
The Cloud infrastructure services landscape advances steadily leaving users in the agony of choice. As a result, Cloud service identification and discovery remains a hard problem due to different service descriptions, non-standardised naming conventions and heterogeneous types and features of Cloud services. In this paper, we present an OWL-based ontology, the Cloud Computing Ontology (CoCoOn) that defines functional and non-functional concepts, attributes and relations of infrastructure… 

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