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A simulator for social exchanges and collaborations — Architecture and case study
Found in: 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on E-Science (e-Science)
By Christian Haas,Simon Caton,Daniel Trumpp,Christof Weinhardt
Issue Date:October 2012
pp. 1-8
Social collaboration scenarios, such as sharing resources between friends, are becoming increasingly prevalent in recent years. An example of this new paradigm is Social Cloud Computing, which aims at leveraging existing digital relationships within social...
Engineering Incentives in Social Clouds
Found in: Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on
By Christian Haas, Simon Caton, Christof Weinhardt
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 572-575
Combining the strengths of the Cloud Computing and Social Network paradigms, the vision of Social Clouds aims to provide a resource sharing mechanism where participants dynamically share and trade resources on the premise of the relationships encoded in a ...
Constructing a Social Content Delivery Network for eScience
Found in: 2013 IEEE 9th International Conference on eScience (eScience)
By Kai Kugler,Kyle Chard,Simon Caton,Omer Rana,Daniel S. Katz
Issue Date:October 2013
pp. 350-356
Increases in the size of research data and the move towards citizen science, in which everyday users contribute data and analyses, have resulted in a research data deluge. Researchers must now carefully determine how to store, transfer and analyze
Measuring Your Best You: A Gamification Framework for Well-Being Measurement
Found in: 2013 International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC)
By Margeret Hall,Stefan Glanz,Simon Caton,Christof Weinhardt
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 277-282
Well-being is a multifaceted concept, having intellectual origins in philosophy, psychology, economics, political science, and other disciplines. To date, methods to assess well-being are performed infrequently (e.g. yearly) and superficially, resulting in...
Towards the Competence of Crowdsourcees: Literature-based Considerations on the Problem of Assessing Crowdsourcees' Qualities
Found in: 2013 International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC)
By Christoph Dukat,Simon Caton
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 536-540
Today, crowd sourcing literature and platforms propose many different means of assessing and defining worker quality, reliability and trustworthiness of task solutions. Where examples include: redundant scheduling, gold standard questions, qualification te...
Co-operative Infrastructures: An Economic Model for Providing Infrastructures for Social Cloud Computing
Found in: 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
By Christian Haas,Simon Caton,Kyle Chard,Christof Weinhardt
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 729-738
Social Cloud Computing is an emerging online collaboration paradigm which is characteristic of many socially oriented electronic platforms. The operation of such a platform requires computational infrastructure to facilitate the platform itself as well as ...
A Social Content Delivery Network for Scientific Cooperation: Vision, Design, and Architecture
Found in: 2012 SC Companion: High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SCC)
By Kyle Chard,Simon Caton,Omer Rana,Daniel S. Katz
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 1058-1067
Data volumes have increased so significantly that we need to carefully consider how we interact with, share, and analyze data to avoid bottlenecks. In contexts such as eScience and scientific computing, a large emphasis is placed on collaboration, resultin...
Towards the gamification of well-being measures
Found in: 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on E-Science (e-Science)
By Margeret Hall,Steven O. Kimbrough,Christian Haas,Christof Weinhardt,Simon Caton
Issue Date:October 2012
pp. 1-8
There is an overriding interest in measuring the well-being of communities and institutions: healthy (flourishing) individuals and groups perform “better” than those that are not. Capturing the facets of well-being is, however, not straightforward: it cont...
Social Cloud Computing: A Vision for Socially Motivated Resource Sharing
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
By Kyle Chard,Kris Bubendorfer,Simon Caton,Omer F. Rana
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 551-563
Online relationships in social networks are often based on real world relationships and can therefore be used to infer a level of trust between users. We propose leveraging these relationships to form a dynamic "Social Cloud,” thereby enabl...
Service Level Management for Service Value Networks
Found in: 2012 IEEE 36th IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops (COMPSACW)
By Frank Schulz,Wibke Michalk,Markus Hedwig,Marcus McCallister,Christof Momm,Simon Caton,Christian Haas,Daniel Rolli,Monika Tavas
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 51-56
The ongoing trend towards a global services economy creates considerable market opportunities for various stakeholders. A service intermediary who offers complex services to customers and consumes services from suppliers and thus creates a service value ne...
Towards Self-Awareness in Cloud Markets: A Monitoring Methodology
Found in: Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing, IEEE International Symposium on
By Ivan Breskovic,Christian Haas,Simon Caton,Ivona Brandic
Issue Date:December 2011
pp. 81-88
Currently, the Cloud landscape is a fragmented, static and shapeless market that hinders the paradigm's ability to fulfil its promise of ubiquitous computing on tap and as a commodity. In this paper, we present our vision of an autonomic self-aware Cloud m...
Towards Financial Planning as a Service
Found in: Services Computing, IEEE International Conference on
By Jochen Martin,Simon Caton,Tobias Conte,Christof Weinhardt
Issue Date:July 2011
pp. 767-768
The financial crisis has recalled the importance of proper financial planning. Companies which are organized as a multitude of legal entities are in particular affected by planning irregularities. To optimize the financial planning process and to cope with...
Social Cloud: Cloud Computing in Social Networks
Found in: Cloud Computing, IEEE International Conference on
By Kyle Chard, Simon Caton, Omer Rana, Kris Bubendorfer
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 99-106
With the increasingly ubiquitous nature of Social networks and Cloud computing, users are starting to explore new ways to interact with, and exploit these developing paradigms. Social networks are used to reflect real world relationships that allow users t...
Using Dynamic Condor-Based Services for Classifying Schizophrenia in Diffusion Tensor Images
Found in: Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on
By Simon Caton, Matthan Caan, Sílvia Olabarriaga, Omer Rana, Bruce Batchelor
Issue Date:May 2008
pp. 234-241
Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) provides insight into the white matter of the human brain, which is affected by Schizophrenia. By comparing a patient group to a control group, the DTI-images are on average expected to be different for white matter regions. ...
Dynamic Condor-based Services for Distributed Image Analysis
Found in: Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on
By Simon Caton, Omer Rana, Bruce Batchelor
Issue Date:May 2007
pp. 49-56
Interactive image processing is an important requirement in many industrial applications, such as the inspection of industrial parts within a manufacturing environment, or the processing of images from surveillance cameras. Being able to achieve this quick...
A Social Compute Cloud: Allocating and Sharing Infrastructure Resources via Social Networks
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Services Computing
By Simon Caton,Christian Haas,Kyle Chard,Kris Bubendorfer,Omer Rana
Issue Date:February 2014
pp. 1
Social network platforms have rapidly changed the way that people communicate and interact. They have enabled the establishment of, and participation in, digital communities as well as the representation, documentation and exploration of social relationshi...
Agent-based recognition of facial expressions
Found in: Proceedings of the fourth international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (AAMAS '05)
By Bruce Batchelor, Francisco Pujol, Mar Pujol, Omer F. Rana, Pablo Suau, Ramon Rizo, Simon Caton
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 161-162
Description of a system to detect facial expressions using an agent-based approach is presented. The system utilizes interaction between Matlab-based image filters and a JADE-based agent implementation. The system is demonstrated using a feature recognitio...