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Acta Electronica Malaysia     Open Access  
Advances in Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 90)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Power Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Advancing Microelectronics     Hybrid Journal  
Aerospace and Electronic Systems, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 337)
American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Archives of Electrical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Autonomous Mental Development, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Bell Labs Technical Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Bioelectronics in Medicine     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Reviews in     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
BULLETIN of National Technical University of Ukraine. Series RADIOTECHNIQUE. RADIOAPPARATUS BUILDING     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences : Technical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 47)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Chinese Journal of Electronics     Hybrid Journal  
Circuits and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Consumer Electronics Times     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 295)
ECTI Transactions on Computer and Information Technology (ECTI-CIT)     Open Access  
ECTI Transactions on Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Communications     Open Access  
Edu Elektrika Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electrica     Open Access  
Electronic Design     Partially Free   (Followers: 117)
Electronic Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Electronic Materials Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 97)
Electronics and Communications in Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Electronics For You     Partially Free   (Followers: 100)
Electronics Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Elkha : Jurnal Teknik Elektro     Open Access  
Embedded Systems Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Energy Harvesting and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Energy Storage Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
EPJ Quantum Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Facta Universitatis, Series : Electronics and Energetics     Open Access  
Foundations and Trends® in Communications and Information Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Foundations and Trends® in Signal Processing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Frequenz     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers of Optoelectronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 207)
Haptics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
IACR Transactions on Symmetric Cryptology     Open Access  
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 99)
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 80)
IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
IEEE Journal of the Electron Devices Society     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IEEE Power Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 78)
IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
IEICE - Transactions on Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
IEICE - Transactions on Information and Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
IET Cyber-Physical Systems : Theory & Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IET Energy Systems Integration     Open Access  
IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
IET Nanodielectrics     Open Access  
IET Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
IET Smart Grid     Open Access  
IET Wireless Sensor Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
IETE Journal of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IETE Journal of Research     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
IETE Technical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
IJEIS (Indonesian Journal of Electronics and Instrumentation Systems)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Industrial Technology Research Journal Phranakhon Rajabhat University     Open Access  
Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Informatik-Spektrum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Instabilities in Silicon Devices     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Advances in Telecommunications, Electrotechnics, Signals and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Applied Electronics in Physics & Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Granular Computing, Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Hybrid Intelligence     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Image, Graphics and Signal Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Nanoscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Power Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
International Journal of Review in Electronics & Communication Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Sensors, Wireless Communications and Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Wireless and Microwave Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Transaction of Electrical and Computer Engineers System     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
JAREE (Journal on Advanced Research in Electrical Engineering)     Open Access  
Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Advanced Dielectrics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Computational Intelligence and Electronic Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research     Open Access   (Followers: 32)
Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance     Open Access  
Journal of Electrical Bioimpedance     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Electrical Engineering & Electronic Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Electrical, Electronics and Informatics     Open Access  
Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Electronic Design Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Electronics (China)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Energy Storage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Field Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 175)
Journal of Information and Telecommunication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Intelligent Procedures in Electrical Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Low Power Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Optoelectronics Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Power Electronics & Power Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Semiconductors     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Sensors     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Signal and Information Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Jurnal ELTIKOM : Jurnal Teknik Elektro, Teknologi Informasi dan Komputer     Open Access  
Jurnal Rekayasa Elektrika     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknik Elektro     Open Access  
Jurnal Teknologi Elektro     Open Access  
Kinetik : Game Technology, Information System, Computer Network, Computing, Electronics, and Control     Open Access  
Learning Technologies, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Magnetics Letters, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Majalah Ilmiah Teknologi Elektro : Journal of Electrical Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Metrology and Measurement Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Nanotechnology, Science and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Nature Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Networks: an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Open Electrical & Electronic Engineering Journal     Open Access  
Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Optical Communications and Networking, IEEE/OSA Journal of     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Paladyn. Journal of Behavioral Robotics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Power Electronics and Drives     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Problemy Peredachi Informatsii     Full-text available via subscription  
Progress in Quantum Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Pulse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Recent Advances in Communications and Networking Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Embedded System & Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Revue Méditerranéenne des Télécommunications     Open Access  
Security and Communication Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Semiconductors and Semimetals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sensing and Imaging : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 78)
Solid State Electronics Letters     Open Access  
Solid-State Circuits Magazine, IEEE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Solid-State Electronics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Superconductor Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Synthesis Lectures on Power Electronics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Technical Report Electronics and Computer Engineering     Open Access  
TELE     Open Access  
Telematique     Open Access  
TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication, Computing, Electronics and Control)     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Materials     Hybrid Journal  
Universal Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ural Radio Engineering Journal     Open Access  
Visión Electrónica : algo más que un estado sólido     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Wireless and Mobile Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Wireless Power Transfer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Women in Engineering Magazine, IEEE     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Електротехніка і Електромеханіка     Open Access  

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  • An Effective Scheme for QoS Estimation via Alternating Direction
           Method-Based Matrix Factorization
    • Authors: Xin Luo;MengChu Zhou;Zidong Wang;Yunni Xia;Qingsheng Zhu;
      Pages: 503 - 518
      Abstract: Accurately estimating unknown quality-of-service (QoS) data based on historical records of Web-service invocations is vital for automatic service selection. This work presents an effective scheme for addressing this issue via alternating direction method-based matrix factorization. Its main idea consists of a) adopting the principle of the alternating direction method to decompose the task of building a matrix factorization-based QoS-estimator into small subtasks, where each one trains a subset of desired parameters based on the latest status of the whole parameter set; b) building an ensemble of diversified single models with sophisticated diversifying and aggregating mechanism; and c) parallelizing the construction process of the ensemble to drastically reduce the time cost. Experimental results on two industrial QoS datasets demonstrate that with the proposed scheme, more accurate QoS estimates can be achieved than its peers with comparable computing time with the help of its practical parallelization.
      PubDate: July-Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 4 (2019)
  • AutoTune: Game-Based Adaptive Bitrate Streaming in Cloud-Based Hybrid VoD
    • Authors: Yuhua Lin;Haiying Shen;
      Pages: 519 - 533
      Abstract: Hybrid peer-to-peer assisted cloud-based video-on-demand (VoD) systems augment cloud-based VoD systems with P2P networks to improve scalability and save bandwidth costs in the cloud. In these systems, the VoD service provider (e.g., NetFlix) relies on the cloud to deliver videos to users and pays for the cloud bandwidth consumption. The users can download videos from both the cloud and peers in the P2P network. It is important for the VoD service provider to i) minimize the cloud bandwidth consumption, and ii) guarantee users' satisfaction (i.e., quality-of-experience). Though previous adaptive bitrate streaming (ABR) methods improve video playback smoothness, they cannot achieve these two goals simultaneously. To tackle this challenge, we propose AutoTune, a game-based adaptive bitrate streaming method. In AutoTune, we formulate the bitrate adaptation problem in ABR as a noncooperative Stackelberg game, where VoD service provider and the users are players. The VoD service provider acts as a leader and it decides the VoD service price for users with the objective of minimizing cloud bandwidth consumption while ensuring users' participation. In response to the VoD service price, the users select video bitrates that lead to maximum utility (defined as a function of its satisfaction minus associated VoD service fee). Finally, the Stackelberg equilibrium is reached in which the cloud bandwidth consumption is minimized while users are satisfied with selected video bitrates. To enhance the performance of AutoTune, we further propose the reputation-based incentive scheme and the popularity-based cache management scheme. Experimental results from the PeerSim simulator and the PlanetLab real-world testbed show that compared to existing methods, AutoTune can provide high user satisfaction and save cloud bandwidth consumption. Also, the proposed enhancement schemes are effective in improving the performance of AutoTune.
      PubDate: July-Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 4 (2019)
  • Efficient Provisioning of Security Service Function Chaining Using Network
           Security Defense Patterns
    • Authors: Alireza Shameli-Sendi;Yosr Jarraya;Makan Pourzandi;Mohamed Cheriet;
      Pages: 534 - 549
      Abstract: Network functions virtualization intertwined with software-defined networking opens up great opportunities for flexible provisioning and composition of network functions, known as network service chaining. In the cloud, this allows providers to create service chains tuned to each application type while optimizing resources' utilization. This is particularly useful to accommodate different tenants' applications with different security needs. However, considering security provisioning from the single perspective of resources optimization may lead to deployment solutions that do not comply with well-known security-related best practices and recommendations. In this paper, we propose network security defense patterns (NSDP) aimed at leveraging the best practice and know-how from the security experts and at capturing various security constraints to efficiently select compliant security functions' deployment options. The placement problem being a NP-Hard problem to solve, we also propose a scalable networking and computing resources aware optimization framework to efficiently provision different NSDPs. We further show the feasibility of implementing NSDPs in the cloud infrastructure through the integration of our approach into an open source cloud framework, namely OpenStack, in our test laboratory. The simulation results show the effectiveness of our approach in selecting an optimal placement of the security functions for large data centers with hundreds of thousands of computing nodes, while complying with the predefined security constraints and improving the scalability compared to the current placement algorithms.
      PubDate: July-Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 4 (2019)
  • Energy and Migration Cost-Aware Dynamic Virtual Machine Consolidation in
           Heterogeneous Cloud Datacenters
    • Authors: Quanwang Wu;Fuyuki Ishikawa;Qingsheng Zhu;Yunni Xia;
      Pages: 550 - 563
      Abstract: Energy efficiency has become one of the major concerns for today's cloud datacenters. Dynamic virtual machine (VM) consolidation is a promising approach for improving the resource utilization and energy efficiency of datacenters. However, the live migration technology that VM consolidation relies on is costly in itself, and this migration cost is usually heterogeneous as well as the datacenter. This paper investigates the following bi-objective optimization problem: how to pay limited migration costs to save as much energy as possible via dynamic VM consolidation in a heterogeneous cloud datacenter. To capture these two conflicting objectives, a consolidation score function is designed for an overall evaluation on the basis of a migration cost estimation method and an upper bound estimation method for maximal saved power. To optimize the consolidation score, a greedy heuristic and a swap operation are introduced, and an improved grouping genetic algorithm (IGGA) based on them is proposed. Lastly, empirical studies are performed, and the evaluation results show that IGGA outperforms existing VM consolidation methods.
      PubDate: July-Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 4 (2019)
  • Memory Partitioning and Management in Memcached
    • Authors: Damiano Carra;Pietro Michiardi;
      Pages: 564 - 576
      Abstract: Memcached is a popular component of modern Web architectures, which allows fast response times-a fundamental performance index for measuring the Quality of Experience of end-users-for serving popular objects. In this work, we study how memory partitioning in Memcached works and how it affects system performance in terms of hit ratio. We first present a cost-based memory partitioning and management mechanism for Memcached that is able to dynamically adapt to user requests and manage the memory according to both object sizes and costs. We present a comparative analysis of the vanilla memory management scheme of Memcached and our approach, using real traces from a major content delivery network operator. We show that our proposed memory management scheme achieves near-optimal performance, striking a good balance between the performance perceived by end-users and the pressure imposed on back-end servers. We then consider the problem known as “calcification”: Memcached divides the memory into different classes proportionally to the percentage of requests for objects of different sizes. Once all the available memory has been allocated, reallocation is not possible or limited. Using synthetic traces, we show the negative impact of calcification on the hit ratio with Memcached, while our scheme, thanks to its adaptivity, is able to solve the calcification problem, achieving near-optimal performance.
      PubDate: July-Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 4 (2019)
  • Minimizing Traffic Migration During Network Update in IaaS Datacenters
    • Authors: Ting Qu;Deke Guo;Yulong Shen;Xiaomin Zhu;Lailong Luo;Zhong Liu;
      Pages: 577 - 589
      Abstract: The cloud datacenter network is consistently undergoing changing, due to a variety of topology and traffic updates, such as the VM migrations. Given an update event, prior methods focus on finding a sequence of lossless transitions from an initial network state to an end network state. They, however, suffer frequent and global search of the feasible end network states. This incurs non-trivial computation overhead and decision-making delay, especially in large-scale networks. Moreover, in each round of transition, prior methods usually cause the cascaded migrations of existing flows; hence, significantly disrupt production services in IaaS data centers. To tackle such severe issues, we present a simple update mechanism to minimize the amount of flow migrations during the congestion-free network update. The basic idea is to replace performing the sequence of global transitions of network states with local reschedule of involved flows, caused by an update event. We first model all involved flows due to an update event as a set of new flows, and then propose a heuristic method Lupdate. It motivates to locally schedule each new flow into the shortest path, at the cost of causing the extra migration of at most one existing flow if needed. To minimize the amount of migrated traffic, the migrated flow should be as small as possible. To further improve the success rate, we propose an enhanced method Lupdate-S. It shares the similar design of Lupdate, but permits to migrate multiple necessary flows on the shortest path allocated to each new flow. We conduct large-scale trace-driven evaluations under widely used Fat-Tree and ER data centers. The experimental results indicate that our methods can realize congestion-free network with as less amount of traffic migration as possible even when the link utilization of a majority of links is very high. The amount of traffic migration caused by our Ludpate method is 1.2 times and 1.12 times of the optimal result in the Fa--Tree and ER random networks, respectively.
      PubDate: July-Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 4 (2019)
  • Optimizing Semantic Annotations for Web Service Invocation
    • Authors: Keman Huang;Jia Zhang;Wei Tan;Zhiyong Feng;Shizhan Chen;
      Pages: 590 - 603
      Abstract: Semantic annotations play an important role in semantics-aware service discovery, recommendation and composition. While existing approaches and tools focus on facilitating the development of semantic annotations on web services, the validation of the quality of annotations is largely overlooked. Meanwhile, the refinement of semantic annotations mostly goes through manual processes, which not only is time-consuming but also requires significant domain knowledge. To enhance the Quality of Semantic Annotation (QoSA), we have developed a technique to incrementally assess and correct semantic annotations of web services. Aiming at supporting web service interoperation, we have formalized the QoSA of input and output parameters. Based on such formalism, test cases are automatically generated to validate service annotations. Learned semantic instances are then accumulated to iteratively validate semantic annotations of other services. Furthermore, a three-phase optimization methodology including local-feedback, global-feedback, and global-propagate is developed to improve the QoSA by incrementally correcting inaccurate annotations. Experiments over a real-world web services repository have demonstrated that our technique can effectively improve QoSA of services, gaining a 78.68 percent improvement in input parameters annotations and identifying 36.47 percent inaccurate output parameters annotations. The proposed technique can be equipped at various service repositories to enhance service discovery and recommendation.
      PubDate: July-Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 4 (2019)
  • Purpose-Based Privacy Preserving Access Control for Secure Service
           Provision and Composition
    • Authors: Morteza Amini;Farnaz Osanloo;
      Pages: 604 - 620
      Abstract: Two main security issues in software as a service (SaaS) delivery model of cloud environments are access control and privacy preserving in basic web services as well as composite services where we require to infer policies through the automatic composition of the policies specified for their constituting basic services. In this paper, we present a privacy preserving access control model and framework for secure service provision and composition. The model is a combination of an attribute based access control model and a proposed purpose-based privacy model. Following this model, an access request for a service is permitted if the requester's attribute certificates and contextual conditions are in compliance with the access control policies specified by the service provider and simultaneously the privacy preferences of the requester is compatible with the privacy policies of the service provider. In the framework proposed in this paper, for secure service composition, possible chains of composite services are ranked according to the users' preferences and sensitivity level of their data. The security policies of the composite service, established by the chosen chain of services, are inferred by automatic composition of policies specified for the basic services in the chain.
      PubDate: July-Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 4 (2019)
  • Security Middleground for Resource Protection in Measurement
    • Authors: Ravi Akella;Saptarshi Debroy;Prasad Calyam;Alex Berryman;Kunpeng Zhu;Mukundan Sridharan;
      Pages: 621 - 638
      Abstract: Securing multi-domain network performance monitoring (NPM) systems that are being widely deployed as `Measurement Infrastructure-as-a-Service' (MIaaS) in high-performance computing is becoming increasingly critical. It presents an emerging set of research challenges in cloud security given that security mechanisms such as policy-driven access to federated NPM services across multiple domains need to be designed carefully to protect MIaaS resources and data. In this paper, we advocate the design of a security middleground between default open/closed access settings and present policy-driven access controls of measurement functions for a multi-domain federation using a MIaaS. Our approach involves an analytical investigation based on a set of custom metrics to compare and contrast the legacy, role-based and more fine-grained, attribute-based access control schemes to design a security middleground. We implement the chosen middleground with a secured middleware, viz., “OnTimeSecure”. Our middleware enables `user-to-service' and `service-to-service' authentication, and enforces federated authorization entitlement policies for timely orchestration of MIaaS services. Lastly, we evaluate OnTimeSecure in a real multi-domain MIaaS testbed by performing threat modeling and security risk assessments to validate the analysis outcomes and demonstrate its effectiveness for easy integration and sustainable adoption.
      PubDate: July-Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 4 (2019)
  • Towards Comprehensive Support for Privacy Preservation Cross-Organization
           Business Process Mining
    • Authors: Cong Liu;Hua Duan;QingTian Zeng;MengChu Zhou;FaMing Lu;JiuJun Cheng;
      Pages: 639 - 653
      Abstract: More and more business requirements are crossing organizational boundaries. There comes the cross-organization business process management, and its modeling is a complicated task. Mining a cross-organization business process aims to discover its model from a set of distributed event logs. Unfortunately, traditional process mining approaches totally neglect the privacy-preservation issue, which means the privacy of both event log and business process model. In this paper, a privacy-preservation cross-organization business process mining framework is proposed to handle its privacy issues. It includes three steps: (1) each organization discovers its private and public business process models from its event logs; (2) the trusted third-party midware takes the public process models as input and generates cooperative public process model fragments of each organization; and (3) each organization combines its private business process model with its relevant public fragments to obtain the organization-specific cross-organization cooperative business process model. To illustrate the applicability of the proposed approach, a multi-modal cross-organization transportation case is used for its validation and comparison with other methods.
      PubDate: July-Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 4 (2019)
  • Transformation-Based Streaming Workflow Allocation on Geo-Distributed
           Datacenters for Streaming Big Data Processing
    • Authors: Wuhui Chen;Incheon Paik;Patrick C. K. Hung;
      Pages: 654 - 668
      Abstract: The cost-minimization problem for streaming workflow (SW) has already become increasingly important and even critical in stream big data processing, particularly for geographically distributed datacenters, because of its huge demand on computing and communicating resources. Existing virtual machine (VM) allocation algorithms in cloud computing have been widely applied to batch-processing models; however, none of them can be successfully applied to SW because: 1) they failed to adapt the continuous execution characteristic of SW; and 2) most of them are all based on the assumption that the price of traffic and VMs among datacenters are uniform. In this paper, we propose a transformation-based SW allocation algorithm with the goal of cost-minimization for stream big data processing in geographically distributed datacenters, considering the characteristics of SW and price heterogeneity among geographically distributed datacenters. We first propose a cost-aware workflow transformation framework based on eight well-designed and verified transformation rules for cost reduction to adapt the continuous execution characteristic of SW. We then formulate the joint VM-traffic optimization problem and show that it is NP-hard. To produce the optimal solution in polynomial time, we then transform the SW allocation problem into the minimum-cost maximum-flow problem, considering both traffic and VMs price heterogeneity. Finally, our experimental results validate the high cost efficiency of our approach with lower computing and communicating costs by optimizing the workflow specification and joint VM-traffic cost optimization.
      PubDate: July-Aug. 1 2019
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 4 (2019)
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