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Flexible SLA Negotiation Using Semantic Annotations

  • Henar Muñoz
  • Ioannis Kotsiopoulos
  • András Micsik
  • Bastian Koller
  • Juan Mora
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6275)

Abstract

Moving towards a global market of services requires flexible infrastructures that will deal with the inevitable semantic heterogeneity that occurs during the negotiation that precedes the trading of a service. In order to reach an agreement, the negotiating parties need to understand the concepts describing the Quality of Service (QoS) terms which are part of the Service Level Agreement (SLA). The use of semantic annotations can increase the level of flexibility and automation, allowing the two parties to use their own terminology as long as it is related to the commonly understood conceptual model. This paper discusses how SLA negotiation will benefit from the use of a lightweight backwards compatible semantic annotation mechanism.

Keywords

Service Level Agreement (SLA) semantic annotations SLA negotiation ontologies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henar Muñoz
    • 1
  • Ioannis Kotsiopoulos
    • 2
  • András Micsik
    • 3
  • Bastian Koller
    • 4
  • Juan Mora
    • 1
  1. 1.Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo S.A, ValladolidSpain
  2. 2.The University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.MTA SZTAKIBudapestHungary
  4. 4.High Performance Computing Center StuttgartGermany

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