An agent-based services framework with adaptive monitoring in cloud environments

Yi Wei, M. Brian Blake

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6 Scopus citations


Cloud computing environments provide flexible infrastructures for third-party management of organizations' information technology (IT) assets. With web services being a standard for realizing web-based business capabilities, the emergence of cloud computing will bring new challenges to different web service activities. In this paper, the authors propose an agent-based framework that provides effective integration of services within clouds. To tackle the dynamism in service operations, an adaptive monitoring algorithm is proposed. The algorithm is inspired by the congestion control approach from the TCP protocol and provides efficient, up-to-date information about service status without exhaustive monitoring. Experimental results show that the monitoring algorithm provides significant benefits when compared to the more exhaustive methods. This approach also facilitates other service activities, such as cross cloud service discovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 21st IEEE International WETICE Conference, WETICE 2012
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Oct 5 2012
Event21st IEEE International WETICE Conference, WETICE 2012 - Toulouse, France
Duration: Jun 25 2012Jun 27 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Workshop on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises, WETICE
ISSN (Print)1524-4547


Other21st IEEE International WETICE Conference, WETICE 2012


  • Cloud computing
  • Service discovery
  • Service lifecycle
  • Service management
  • Web services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software


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