A Hybrid Method for Cloud Quality of Service Criteria Weighting

  • Constanta Zoie RădulescuEmail author
  • Marius Rădulescu
Part of the AIRO Springer Series book series (AIROSS, volume 1)


The Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methods can be used for selection of a Cloud Services Provider (CSP). The most critical input of these methods is the assignment of criteria weights which can be based on subjective, objective, or a combination of weighting methods. In this paper a new hybrid method is proposed for Quality of Service (QoS) criteria analysis and weighting. The approach is based on a subjective weighting method and an objective weighting method. The hybrid method is applied in a case study. An analysis of causal relations and the degree of influence between QoS criteria based on DEMATEL method is presented.


Subjective weighting Objective weighting DEMATEL method Quality of service Cloud service provider 



This research was supported by the project PN 18 19 01 01 and PN 18 19 05 01 from the Romanian Core Program of the Ministry of Research and Innovation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute for R&D in InformaticsBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Institute of Mathematical Statistics and Applied MathematicsBucharestRomania

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