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2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (DSDIS) (2015)
Sydney, Australia
Dec. 11, 2015 to Dec. 13, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-5090-0214-6
pp: 182-189
Temporal violations often take place during the running of large batch of parallel business cloud workflow, which have a serious impact on the on-time completion of massive concurrent user requests. Existing studies have shown that local temporal violations (namely the delays of workflow activities) occurring during cloud workflow execution are the fundamental causes for failed on-time completion. Therefore, accurate prediction of temporal violations is a very important yet challenging task for business cloud workflows. In this paper, based on an epidemic model, a novel temporal violation prediction strategy is proposed to estimate the number of local temporal violations and the number of violations that must be handled so as to achieve a certain on-time completion rate before the execution of workflows. The prediction result can be served as an important reference for temporal violation prevention and handling strategies such as static resource reservation and dynamic provision. Specifically, we first analyze the queuing process of the parallel workflow activities, then we predict the number of potential temporal violations based on a novel temporal violation transmission model inspired by an epidemic model. Comprehensive experimental results demonstrate that our strategy can achieve very high prediction accuracy under different situations.
Business, Time factors, Cloud computing, Predictive models, Upper bound, Queueing analysis, Analytical models

H. Luo, X. Liu, J. Liu and F. Wang, "An Epidemic Model Based Temporal Violation Prediction Strategy for Large Batch of Parallel Business Cloud Workflows," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Data Intensive Systems (DSDIS), Sydney, Australia, 2015, pp. 182-189.
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