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SLAng: a language for service level agreements

Lamanna, DD; Skene, J; Emmerich, W; (2003) SLAng: a language for service level agreements. In: Proceedings of the 9th IEEE Workshop on Future Trends in Distributed Computing Systems. (pp. 100-106). IEEE Computer Society Press

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Application or web services are increasingly being used across organisational boundaries. Moreover; new services are being introduced at the network and storage level. Languages to specify interfaces for such services have been researched and transferred into industrial practice. We investigate end-to-end quality of service (QoS) and highlight that QoS provision has multiple facets and requires complex agreements between network services, storage services and middleware services. We introduce SLAng, a language for defining Service Level Agreements (SLAs) that accommodates these needs. We illustrate how SLAng is used to specify QoS in a case study that uses a web services specification to support the processing of images across multiple domains and we evaluate our language based on it.

Type: Book chapter
Title: SLAng: a language for service level agreements
DOI: 10.1109/FTDCS.2003.1204317
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 7:29:01 5th Jul 2005
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/37115
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