Cloud computing represents a new business paradigm whereby a series of computing resources are offered as a service, available on-demand, on a pay-per-use basis, over the Internet. In this paper, we propose a hypothesis of how Cloud computing can be described as a complex system and we describe the various risks and opportunities connected with the current implementation Cloud computing. We then present a preliminary model for the implementation an automated system of certification based upon the formalization of contractual rules and consumers’ preferences.


Cloud computing automated agents contractual negotiations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniele Bourcier
    • 1
  • Primavera De Filippi
    • 1
  1. 1.CERSA - CNRSUniversite Paris IIFrance

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