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Towards a Visualization Framework for Service Selection in Cloud e-Marketplaces

Ezenwoke, Azubuike and Daramola, Olawande and Adigun , M. O. (2017) Towards a Visualization Framework for Service Selection in Cloud e-Marketplaces. In: IEEE 13th World Congress on Services.

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In spite of the success of many commercial cloud service e-marketplaces the search results from these platforms are usually presented as an unordered list of icons representing the services that best fit users’ keyword-based queries. The drawback of such presentation mechanisms is that users are not able to immediately discriminate among the cloud services for easy decision making. A number of cloud service selection frameworks have been proposed; however, some of these frameworks do not enable users make comparisons among services. In this paper, we introduce a visualization framework for cloud service selection. Our framework takes into cognizance the set of cloud services that matches a user’s request and based on QoS attributes, users can interact with the results via bubble graph visualization to compare and contrast the search results to ascertain the best alternative. The bubble graph enables the exploration of services in a unified view of the QoS space, exhibiting both high object coherence and correlation. Result from our experiments shows that our framework simplifies decision making as users can identify services that best fit their requirements quicker and easier compared to tabular formats

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cloud service selection, e-marketplace, bubble graph, visualization
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 14:28
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2018 14:28

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