Fog Orchestration and Simulation for IoT Services

The Internet of Things (IoT) interconnects physical objects including sensors, vehicles, and buildings into a virtual circumstance, resulting in the increasing integration of Cyber-physical objects. The Fog computing paradigm extends both computation and storage services in Cloud computing environment to the network edge. Typically, IoT services comprise of a set of software components running over […]

Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions

Veterans of the UK pensions scene often describe a former world in which pensions were organised on a best efforts basis. They tend to lament its passing and view the current situation, in which pensions promises are either hard and immutable, as is the case with UK defined benefit (DB) schemes, or non-existent, as is […]

Adaptive speculation for efficient internetware application execution in clouds

Modern Cloud computing systems are massive in scale, featuring environments that can execute highly dynamic Internetware applications with huge numbers of interacting tasks. This has led to a substantial challenge − the straggler problem, whereby a small subset of slow tasks significantly impede parallel job completion. This problem results in longer service responses, degraded system […]

Facilitating Dynamic RT-QoS for Massive-Scale Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems

With the evolution of autonomous distributed systems such as smart cities, autonomous vehicles, smart control and scheduling systems there is an increased need for approaches to manage the execution of services to deliver real-time performance. As Cloud-hosted services are increasingly used to provide intelligence and analytic functionality to Internet of Things (IoT) systems, Quality of […]

A Framework and Task Allocation Analysis for Infrastructure Independent Energy-Efficient Scheduling in Cloud Data Centers

Cloud computing represents a paradigm shift in provisioning on-demand computational resources underpinned by data center infrastructure, which now constitutes 1.5% of worldwide energy consumption. Such consumption is not merely limited to operating IT devices, but encompasses cooling systems representing 40% total data center energy usage. Given the substantive complexity and heterogeneity of data center operation […]