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Semantic description of cloud service agreements.

  Abstract—to provide cloud services as a utility there must be
a mechanism for comprehensively and precisely specifying cloud
service agreements to reduce differences in service perception
between customers and suppliers.
This paper proposes a description logic driven approach to
specifying cloud service agreements as ontology, which allows
agreement and negotiation between the parties in the service
agreement. A unique contribution is provided by modelling of
cloud service agreements as ontology which is precise and
Future work sees the approach expanded to include a greater
number of cloud service agreement artifacts and a service
agreement specification for a financial calculation service.

  • Date:

    30 November 2014

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

  • DOI:


  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science


Greenwell, R., Liu, X. & Chalmers, K. (2014). Semantic description of cloud service agreements. In Science and Information Conference (SAI), 2015, 823-831. doi:10.1109/SAI.2015.7237239. ISBN 978-1-4799-8546-3



Utility, cloud computing, semantic description,

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