Towards Semantic Resources in the Cloud
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- Pileggi S.F., Fernandez-Llatas C. (2013) Towards Semantic Resources in the Cloud. In: Filipe J., Fred A. (eds) Agents and Artificial Intelligence. ICAART 2012. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 358. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
During the past years, the cloud vision at distributed systems progressively became the new trend for the next generation platforms. The advance in the technology, both with the broadband availability and the explosion of mobile computing, make the massive migration to cloud solution next to be a fact. The Cloud model assures a new technologic and business environment for services and applications where competitiveness, scalability and sustainability converge. On the other hand, next generation applications have to be able to pervasively meet the needs and requirements deeply different among them. Applications involving complex virtual organizations require a higher level of flexibility. An effective approach is based on the convergence between migration and virtualization. The resource-centric model assumes file systems, DBs, services and any other class of resources available in the "cloud" as Virtual Resources. These heterogeneous resources can be managed in a unique virtual context regardless by the infrastructures on which they are deployed. Semantics play a critical role in order to assure advanced and open solutions in a technologic context featured by a fundamental lack of standardization.
KeywordsCloud Computing Semantic Technologies Virtual Organization Virtualization
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