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Automated Generation of Resource Configurations through Policies
Found in: Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks, IEEE International Workshop on
By Akhil Sahai, Sharad Singhal, Vijay Machiraju, Rajeev Joshi
Issue Date:June 2004
pp. 107
Resource Management systems have been attempting to undertake automated configuration management. Automated configuration management involves considering user requirements, operator constraints and technical constraints of the system to create a suitable c...
Fusion: Managing Healthcare Records at Cloud Scale
Found in: Computer
By Sujoy Basu,Alan H. Karp,Jun Li,James Pruyne,Jerry Rolia,Sharad Singhal,Jaap Suermondt,Ram Swaminathan
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 42-49
An experimental open, cloud-based platform for large-scale, low-cost delivery of healthcare applications enables broader use of patient-centric management of electronic health records and facilitates the secure and seamless sharing of EHRs among stakeholde...
Governance Framework for IT Transformation Projects in Outsourcing
Found in: 2012 Annual SRII Global Conference (SRII)
By Sujoy Basu,Sharad Singhal,Jun Li,Bryan Stephenson,Wen Yao
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 201-210
In the IT Outsourcing industry, a complex transition and transformation process is required for on-boarding large enterprise customers. The process begins after the customer signs a contract, and ends when steady-state operation is attained by the service ...
On the Connections between Types and Service Level Agreements and Implications for Digital Commercial Printing and Other Domains
Found in: 2012 Annual SRII Global Conference (SRII)
By Sunil Kothari,Sharad Singhal,Gary Dispoto,I-Jong Lin
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 323-332
Digital commercial print providers are increasingly seeing more and more low-value, very short-run orders as a result of personalization and customization of content. In addition, consolidation due to margin pressure and low turnaround times necessitates a...
A Systematic Framework Enabling Automatic Conflict Detection and Explanation in Cloud Service Selection for Enterprises
Found in: 2012 IEEE 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD)
By Chunqing Chen,Shixing Yan,Guopeng Zhao,Bu Sung Lee,Sharad Singhal
Issue Date:June 2012
pp. 883-890
The fast growth of cloud service offerings has attracted more enterprises to migrate their IT applications into cloud. Nonetheless, complex enterprise user requirements, especially interdependent relations across them, raise new challenges of cloud service...
Business Operating Environment for Service Clouds
Found in: Annual SRII Global Conference
By Sven Graupner, Sujoy Basu, Sharad Singhal
Issue Date:April 2011
pp. 1-10
Currently, most research in services focuses on the needs of the service provider. Examples include research to efficiently create, operate, and deliver services. Much less attention is paid to what the service customer needs to do in order to procure, int...
GEODAC: A Data Assurance Policy Specification and Enforcement Framework for Outsourced Services
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
By Jun Li,Bryan Stephenson,Hamid R. Motahari-Nezhad,Sharad Singhal
Issue Date:October 2011
pp. 340-354
Many cloud service providers offer outsourcing capabilities to businesses using the software-as-a-service delivery model. In this delivery model, sensitive business data need to be stored and processed outside the control of the business. The ability to ma...
A Language-Based Framework for Analyzing Service Representation Models and Service Composition Approaches
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Yin Wang, Hamid Reza Motahari-Nezhad, Sharad Singhal
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 222-229
Automatic service composition is an important problem in service computing. Existing works on service composition assume different representation models with various expressiveness for component services as well as for the composition logic. This has made ...
IT Support Conversation Manager: A Conversation-Centered Approach and Tool for Managing Best Practice IT Processes
Found in: Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, IEEE International
By Hamid R. Motahari-Nezhad, Claudio Bartolini, Sven Graupner, Sharad Singhal, Susan Spence
Issue Date:October 2010
pp. 247-256
There is a push in the enterprise towards facilitating processes from best practice frameworks (such as the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)) to make them more repeatable, efficient and cost-effective. Best practice processes provide descriptive, high leve...
Web2Exchange: A Model-Based Service Transformation and Integration Environment
Found in: Services Computing, IEEE International Conference on
By Venugopal Srinivasmurthy, Sanjeeva Manvi, Ravi Gullapalli, Dattathreya Sathyamurthy, Nandan Reddy, Hemanth Dattatreya, Sharad Singhal, Jim Pruyne
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 324-331
The rush is on to service-enable everything, and those that fail to capitalize on this trend will be left behind in the marketplace. While new applications can be written for this environment, substantial value exists in legacy applications and systems. Su...
Solution Reuse for Service Composition and Integration
Found in: Services, IEEE Congress on
By Hamid R. Motahari-Nezhad, Jun Li, Bryan Stephenson, Sven Graupner, Sharad Singhal
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 400-407
Service composition and integration are well investigated problems in SOA. However, they still remain among the hard SOA challenges for which automated approaches have yet to be developed. These issues are hindering the agile and cost-effective development...
A Policy Framework for Data Management in Services Marketplaces
Found in: Availability, Reliability and Security, International Conference on
By Jun Li, Bryan Stephenson, Sharad Singhal
Issue Date:March 2009
pp. 560-565
Large numbers of consumers, businesses, and public entities are now using the Internet for a variety of transactions. This has enabled service providers to offer outsourcing capabilities to business customers using software-as-a-service delivery models in ...
Automatically Determining Compatibility of Evolving Services
Found in: Web Services, IEEE International Conference on
By Karin Becker, Andre Lopes, Dejan S. Milojicic, Jim Pruyne, Sharad Singhal
Issue Date:September 2008
pp. 161-168
A major advantage of Service-Oriented Architectures (SOA) is composition and coordination of loosely coupled services. Because the development lifecycles of services and clients are decoupled, multiple service versions have to be maintained to continue sup...
Cauldron: A Policy-Based Design Tool
Found in: Policies for Distributed Systems and Networks, IEEE International Workshop on
By Lyle Ramshaw, Akhil Sahai, Jim Saxe, Sharad Singhal
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 113-122
As applications and systems have grown complex, so has the complexity of maintaining valid configurations for them. Usually, policies are treated as {event, condition, action} rule sets and are used to maintain systems in valid configurations. In this pape...
An SLA-Oriented Capacity Planning Tool for Streaming Media Services
Found in: Dependable Systems and Networks, International Conference on
By Ludmila Cherkasova, Wenting Tang, Sharad Singhal
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 743
This paper addresses the problem of mapping the requirements of a known media service workload into the corresponding system resource requirements and accurately sizing a media server cluster to handle the workload. In this paper, we propose a new capacity...
Optimal Resource Assignment in Internet Data Centers
Found in: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer Systems, International Symposium on
By Xiaoyun Zhu, Sharad Singhal
Issue Date:August 2001
pp. 0061
Abstract: This paper presents a resource model that describes the computing and networking components in a resource sharing environment in an Internet Data Center (IDC), a model for multi-tier applications that need to be deployed in this environment, and ...
Designing an Intelligent Agent that Negotiates Tactfully with Human Counterparts: A Conceptual Analysis and Modeling Framework
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Yinping Yang, Sharad Singhal
Issue Date:January 2009
pp. 1-10
Automated negotiation has attracted growing interest within fields such as e-business, multi-agent systems, and web services. Nevertheless, a majority of automated negotiation research concentrates on tactics for pure agent-agent interaction, which may not...
Tradeoffs in compressing virtual machine checkpoints
Found in: Proceedings of the 7th international workshop on Virtualization technologies in distributed computing (VTDC '13)
By Kai-Yuan Hou, Kang G. Shin, Sharad Singhal, Yoshio Turner
Issue Date:June 2013
pp. 41-48
Checkpoint replication is a prevalent way of maintaining virtual machine availability in the presence of host failures. Since checkpoint replication can impose heavy load on network resources, checkpoint compression has been suggested to reduce network usa...
A multi-choice offer strategy for bilateral multi-issue negotiations using modified DWM learning
Found in: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC '11)
By Hae Young Noh, Kivanc Ozonat, Sharad Singhal, Yinping Yang
Issue Date:August 2011
pp. 1-9
This paper introduces a "multi-choice" offer strategy for an automated agent conducting bilateral multi-issue negotiations in an agent-to-human negotiation setting. Assuming that a rational human counterpart is more likely to concede on less important issu...
Control plane integration for cloud services
Found in: Proceedings of the 11th International Middleware Conference Industrial track (Middleware Industrial Track '10)
By Jim Pruyne, Sharad Singhal, Sujoy Basu, Sven Graupner
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 29-34
This paper addresses the problem of control plane integration for management and control of cloud services. Unlike data plane integration, which ensures that services can exchange data during operation, control plane integration ensures proper configuratio...
Automated control of multiple virtualized resources
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth ACM european conference on Computer systems (EuroSys '09)
By Arif Merchant, Kai-Yuan Hou, Kang G. Shin, Mustafa Uysal, Pradeep Padala, Sharad Singhal, Xiaoyun Zhu, Zhikui Wang
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 29-32
Virtualized data centers enable sharing of resources among hosted applications. However, it is difficult to satisfy service-level objectives(SLOs) of applications on shared infrastructure, as application workloads and resource consumption patterns change o...