2012 IEEE 21st International Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (2012)
Toulouse, Cedex 04, France France
June 25, 2012 to June 27, 2012
Social Clouds provide the capability to share resources among participants within a social network - leveraging on the trust relationships already existing between such participants. In such a system, users are able to trade resources between each other, rather than make use of capability offered at a (centralized) data centre. Incentives for sharing remain an important hurdle to make more effective use of such an environment, which has a significant potential for improving resource utilization and making available additional capacity that remains dormant. We utilize the socio-economic model proposed by Silvio Gesell to demonstrate how a "virtual currency" could be used to incentivise sharing of resources within a "community". We subsequently demonstrate the benefit provided to participants within such a community using a variety of economic (such as overall credits gained)and technical (number of successfully completed transactions) metrics, through simulation.
Social Networks, Cloud computing, Resource Sharing
M. Punceva, I. Rodero, M. Parashar, O. F. Rana and I. Petri, "Incentivising Resource Sharing in Social Clouds," 2012 IEEE 21st International Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises(WETICE), Toulouse, Cedex 04, France France, 2012, pp. 185-190.