Advertisement

Validity Issues of Digital Trace Data for Platform as a Service: A Network Science Perspective

  • Mehmet N. Aydin
  • Dzordana Kariniauskaite
  • N. Ziya Perdahci
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 745)

Abstract

Data validity becomes a prominent research area in the context of data science driven research in the past years. In this study, we consider an application development on a cloud computing platform as a promising research area to examine digital trace data belonging to records of development activity undertaken. Trace data display such characteristics as found data that is not especially produced for research, event-based, and longitudinal, i.e., occurring over a period of time. Having these characteristics underlies many validity issues. We employ two application development trace data to articulate validity issues along with an iterative 4-phase research cycle. We demonstrate that when working with digital trace data, data validity issues must be addressed; otherwise it can lead to awry results of the research.

Keywords

Validity Digital trace data Cloud computing Metadata actions Network science 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We are indebted to CEO of Imonacloud for providing us with an opportunity to employ the digital trace data on Imonacloud platform.

References

  1. 1.
    Aydin, M.N., Perdahci, N.Z., Odevci, B.: Cloud-based development environments: PaaS. In: Encyclopedia of Cloud Computing, p. 62 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Barabási, A.L.: Network Science. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2016)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bastian, M., Heymann, S., Jacomy, M.: Gephi: an open source software for exploring and manipulating networks. In: The Proceedings of the Third International ICWSM Conference ICWSM, San Jose, California, pp. 361–362. AAAI Press, Menlo Park (2009)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Beimborn, D., Miletzki, T., Wenzel, S.: Platform as a service (PaaS). Bus. Inf. Syst. Eng. 3(6), 381–384 (2011)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Borgatti, S.P., Mehra, A., Brass, D.J., Labianca, G.: Network analysis in the social sciences. Science 323(5916), 892–895 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Boccaletti, S., Latora, V., Moreno, Y., Chavez, M., Hwang, D.U.: Complex networks: structure and dynamics. Phys. Rep. 424(4), 175–308 (2006)MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Fylaktopoulos, G., Skolarikis, M., Papadopoulos, I., Goumas, G., Sotiropoulos, A., Maglogiannis, I.: A distributed modular platform for the development of cloud based applications. Future Gener. Comput. Syst. 78, 127–141 (2017)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Howison, J., Wiggins, A., Crowston, K.: Validity issues in the use of social network analysis with digital trace data. J. Assoc. Inf. Syst. 12(12), 767 (2011)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Karsai, G., Sztipanovits, J., Ledeczi, A., Bapty, T.: Model-integrated development of embedded software. Proc. IEEE 91(1), 145–164 (2003)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Kumar, R., Novak, J., Tomkins, A.: Structure and evolution of online social networks. In: Link Mining: Models, Algorithms, and Applications, pp. 337–357. Springer, New York (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Paz, F., Pow-Sang, J.A.: A systematic mapping review of usability evaluation methods for software development process. Int. J. Softw. Eng. Appl. 10(1), 165–178 (2016)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Tichy, N.M., Tushman, M.L., Fombrun, C.: Social network analysis for organizations. Acad. Manag. Rev. 4(4), 507–519 (1979)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Vinciotti, V., Wit, E.: Preface to the themed issue on ‘statistical network science and its applications’. J. Roy. Stat. Soc. Ser. C (Appl. Stat.) 66(3), 451–453 (2017)MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Wasserman, S., Faust, K.: Social Network Analysis: Methods and Applications, vol. 8. Cambridge University Press (1994)Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    Lima, S., Rocha, Á., Roque, L.: An overview of OpenStack architecture: a message queuing services node. Cluster Comput. 1–12 (2017)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehmet N. Aydin
    • 1
  • Dzordana Kariniauskaite
    • 1
  • N. Ziya Perdahci
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management Information SystemsKadir Has UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsMimar Sinan Fine Arts UniversityIstanbulTurkey

Personalised recommendations