Title: Efficient service provisioning through dynamic service task assignment in a multi-domain distributed computing environment

Authors: Malamati Louta, Angelos Michalas

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Koila, Kozani, 50100, Greece. ' Department of Informatics and Computer Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Western Macedonia, Fourka, Kastoria, 52100, Greece

Abstract: Highly competitive and open environments should encompass mechanisms that will assist Service Providers (SPs) in accounting for their interests, i.e., offering at a given period of time the adequate quality services in a cost-efficient manner. Assuming that a user wishes to access a specific service composed of a distinct set of service tasks, which can be served by various Candidate Service Nodes (CSNs), a problem that should be addressed is the assignment of service tasks to the most appropriate service nodes. The pertinent problem is concisely defined, optimally formulated and evaluated through simulation experiments on a real network test bed.

Keywords: service provisioning; service tasks; task assignment; resource allocation; intelligent agents; distributed computing; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPT.2008.020950

International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, 2008 Vol.3 No.3, pp.182 - 193

Published online: 25 Oct 2008 *

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