Cloud engineering is search based software engineering too

Harman, M., Lakhotia, K., Singer, J. , White, D. and Shin, Y. (2013) Cloud engineering is search based software engineering too. Journal of Systems and Software, 86(9), pp. 2225-2241. (doi:10.1016/j.jss.2012.10.027)

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Abstract

Many of the problems posed by the migration of computation to cloud platforms can be formulated and solved using techniques associated with Search Based Software Engineering (SBSE). Much of cloud software engineering involves problems of optimisation: performance, allocation, assignment and the dynamic balancing of resources to achieve pragmatic trade-offs between many competing technical and business objectives. SBSE is concerned with the application of computational search and optimisation to solve precisely these kinds of software engineering challenges. Interest in both cloud computing and SBSE has grown rapidly in the past five years, yet there has been little work on SBSE as a means of addressing cloud computing challenges. Like many computationally demanding activities, SBSE has the potential to benefit from the cloud; ‘SBSE in the cloud’. However, this paper focuses, instead, of the ways in which SBSE can benefit cloud computing. It thus develops the theme of ‘SBSE for the cloud’, formulating cloud computing challenges in ways that can be addressed using SBSE.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:White, Dr David and Singer, Dr Jeremy
Authors: Harman, M., Lakhotia, K., Singer, J., White, D., and Shin, Y.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Journal of Systems and Software
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0164-1212
ISSN (Online):1873-1228
Published Online:23 November 2012
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Journal of Systems and Software
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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