Publications in Scientific Journals:

D. Schuller, U. Lampe, J. Eckert, R. Steinmetz, S. Schulte:
"Optimizing Complex Service-Based Workflows for Stochastic QoS Parameters";
International Journal of Web Services Research, Volume 10 (2013), Issue 4; 1 - 38.

English abstract:
The challenge of optimally selecting services from a set of functionally appropriate ones under Quality of Service (QoS) constraints - the Service Selection Problem - has been extensively addressed in the literature based on deterministic parameters. In practice, however, Quality of Service QoS parameters rather follow a stochastic distribution. In the work at hand, we present an integrated approach which addresses the Service Selection Problem for complex structured as well as unstructured workflows in conjunction with stochastic Quality of Service parameters. Accounting for penalty cost which accrue due to Quality of Service violations, we perform a worst-case analysis as opposed to an average-case analysis aiming at avoiding additional penalties. Although considering conservative computations, QoS violations due to stochastic QoS behavior still may occur resulting in potentially severe penalties. Our proposed approach reduces this impact of stochastic QoS behavior on total cost significantly.

Optimization, Quality of Service, Service Selection, Simulation, Stochastic Quality of Service

"Official" electronic version of the publication (accessed through its Digital Object Identifier - DOI)

Related Projects:
Project Head Schahram Dustdar:
Erweiterte Diagnose und Testen für SOAs - Audit 4 SOAs

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