IEEE Transactions on Services Computing

IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) is a journal that focuses on research on the algorithmic, mathematical, statistical and computational methods that are central in services computing; the emerging field of Service Oriented Architecture, Web Services, Business Process Integration, Solution Performance Management, Services Operations and Management. Read more about TSC


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From the November/December 2017 issue

A Context-Aware Architecture Supporting Service Availability in Mobile Cloud Comp

By Gabriel Guerrero-Contreras, Jose Luis Garrido, Sara Balderas-Diaz, and Carlos Rodriguez-Dominguez

Featured article thumbnail imageMobile systems are gaining more and more importance, and new promising paradigms like Mobile Cloud Computing are emerging. Mobile Cloud Computing provides an infrastructure where data storage and processing could happen outside the mobile node. Specifically, there is a major interest in the use of the services obtained by taking advantage of the distributed resource pooling provided by nearby mobile nodes in a transparent way. This kind of systems is useful in application domains such as emergencies, education and tourism. However, these systems are commonly based on dynamic network topologies, in which disconnections and network partitions can occur frequently, and thus the availability of the services is usually compromised. Techniques and methods from Autonomic Computing can be applied to Mobile Cloud Computing to build dependable service models taking into account changes in the context. In this work, a context-aware software architecture is proposed to support the availability of the services deployed in mobile and dynamic network environments. The proposal is based on a service replication scheme together with a self-configuration approach for the activation/hibernation of the replicas of the service depending on relevant context information from the mobile system. To that end, an election algorithm has been designed and implemented.

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  • We are pleased to announce that James Joshi, a professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing starting in 2017.

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