A utility model for volunteered service composition

Abdessalam Elhabbash, Rami Bahsoon, Peter Tiño, Peter R. Lewis

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Volunteered Service Composition (VSC) refers to the process of composing volunteered services and resources. These services are typically published to a pool of voluntary resources. The composition aims at satisfying some objectives (e.g. Utilizing storage and eliminating waste, sharing space and optimizing for energy, reducing computational cost etc.). In cases when a single volunteered service does not satisfy a request, VSC will be required. In this paper, we contribute to three approaches for composing volunteered services: these are exhaustive, naïve and utility-based search approach to VSC. The proposed new utility-based approach, for instance, is based on measuring the utility that each volunteered service can provide to each request and systematically selects the one with the highest utility. We found that the utility-based approach tend to be more effective and efficient when selecting services, while minimizing resource waste when compared to the other two approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings : 2014 IEEE/ACM 7th international conference on Utility and Cloud Computing, UCC 2014
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ (US)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-7881-6
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2014
Event7th IEEE/ACM international conference on Utility and Cloud Computing - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Dec 201411 Dec 2014


Conference7th IEEE/ACM international conference on Utility and Cloud Computing
Abbreviated titleUCC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • service composition
  • utility
  • volunteered service


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