Feb 24

Paper accepted by IEEE Access

Our paper “D3L-based Service Runtime Self-adaptation Using Replanning” has been accepted by IEEE Access. In this paper, we propose a service runtime self-adaptation framework to decrease response time and to raise success rate. Following is the abstract:

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Abstract: For software services from different providers on different platform, we improve runtime self-adaptation framework to decrease adaptation time and to raise adaptation success rate, through supporting the reasoning among services from distributed domain ontologies. A novel service runtime self-adaptation framework based on distributed dynamic description logic (D3L) is provided. The framework models services annotated by the same domain ontology as a service knowledge base (SKB), and each SKB is dynamic description logic (DDL) system. Bridge rules are used to eliminate semantic conflicts between different SKBs. Two reasoning algorithms based on AI graph planning technology are designed to respectively achieve local reasoning in a SKB and global reasoning among multiple SKBs. And a runtime self-adaptation mechanism based on these algorithms is provided. We implement a prototype system by means of an off-the-shelf workflow engine and an executable business process language. Experiments show our self-adaptation framework can guarantee higher response efficiency and adaptation success rate.

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The paper will be available soon.

 

Feb 24

Paper accepted by IEEE Internet of Things Journal

Our paper “A Software Defined Network based Security Assessment Framework for CloudIoT” has been accepted by IEEE Internet of Things Journal and it is now available online. Here is the abstract:

Abstract: The integration of cloud and internet of things (IoT), named CloudIoT, has been considered as an enabler for many different applications. However, the suspicion about the security issue is one main concern that some organizations hesitate to adopt such technologies while some just ignore the security issue while integrating the CloudIoT into their business. Therefore, given the numerous choices of cloud-resource providers and IoT devices, how to evaluate their security level becomes an important issue to promote the adoption of CloudIoT as well as reduce the business security risks. To solve this problem, considering the importance of the business data in CloudIoT, we develop an end-to-end security assessment framework based on Software Defined Network (SDN) to evaluate the security level for the given CloudIoT offering. Specially, in order to simplify the network controls and focus on the analysis about the data flow through CloudIoT, we develop a three-layer framework by integrating SDN and CloudIoT, which consists of 23 different indicators to describe its security features. Then, the interviews from industry and academic are carried out to understand the importance of these features for the overall security. Furthermore, given the relevant evidences from the CloudIoT offering, the Google Brillo and Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, our framework can effectively evaluate the security level which can help the consumers for their CloudIoT selection.

Please check here for the early access.

Dec 27

Paper accepted by TSC

Our paper “Shifting to Mobile: Network-based Empirical Study of Mobile Vulnerability Market” is just accepted by IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SERVICES COMPUTING, one of the flagship journals in service computing, software engineering. In this paper, a comprehensive empirical analysis is presented to understand the growth of the mobile vulnerability market as well as the interactions between mobile and other PCs platforms. Based on the results, we identify five issues and their recent progresses for further security improvement: security evaluation of codes or library for code reuse, methodology for data leaking protection and permission overuse identification, understanding about hunters’ behavior and strategy, involving information sharing and hiring external workforce to enhance the security capability for the organizations, as well as the cross-platform vulnerability digging approaches. The pre-printed version will be online soon.

Dec 27

Paper accepted by IEEE Access

Our paper “Accurate Identification of Ontology Alignments at Different Granularity Levels” has been accepted by IEEE Access and now it is online. Here is the link. In this paper, to address the problem “the uncertainty in ontology matching due to the decentralized characteristic of ontologies”, we propose a Four-stage Ontology Matching Framework (FOMF) to enhance ontology matching performance. It is built upon the commonly accepted claim that an external comprehensive knowledge base can be used as a semantic bridge between domain ontologies for ontology matching. First, FOMF semantically maps domain ontologies to a knowledge base and then produces different types of alignments including equivalence, subclass, sameas, and instance alignments. Similarities between two domain ontologies are next employed to enhance the equivalence and sameas alignments discovery. Finally, based on acquired alignments, inferred alignments are deduced to guarantee the completeness of matching results.

Sep 19

Paper accepted By TSC

Our paper “Optimizing Semantic Annotations for Web Service Invocation” has been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Services Computing as a regular paper. In this paper, 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% improvement in input parameters annotations and identifying 36.47% inaccurate output parameters annotations. It will be online soon.

Sep 19

Paper Accepted By CCPE

Our paper “An Automatic Self-Adaptation Framework for Service-based Process Based on Exception Handling” has been accepted by Concurrency and Computation: Practice & Experience (CCPE) and it will be online soon.

Jul 17

Paper accepted by ICSOC2016

Our paper “A Skewness-based Framework for Mobile App Permission Recommendation and Risk Evaluation” has been accepted by ICSOC2016. Congratulations!

May 10

Poster accepted by IEEE S&P 2016

We got a poster accepted by IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy 2016, which will be held on MAY 23-25, 2016 AT THE FAIRMONT, SAN JOSE, CA. Please see the Publication page for details.

May 10

Three papers accepted by SCC2016

Congratulations! We got three papers accepted by the 13th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2016), which will be held in San Francisco, USA, June 27 – July 2, 2016. Please see the Publication page for detail.

Dec 21

CFP::11th IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2016)

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11th IEEE World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2016)
June 27 – July 2, 2016, San Francisco Area, CA, USA

http://www.servicescongress.org/2016/

The 2016 12th World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2016) puts its focus on the industry-specific services and emerging service-oriented technologies. SERVICES 2016 tries to attract researchers, practitioners, and industry business leaders in all the following services sectors to help define and shape the modernization strategy and directions of the services industry. You are invited to submit research, engineering, and business innovation papers to the following business services sectors:

— Advertising Services
— Banking Services
— Broadcasting & Cable TV Services
— Business Services
— Casinos & Gaming Services
— Communications Services
— Cross-industry Services (e.g. strategy and planning, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, marketing services)
— Design Automation Services
— Energy and Utilities Services
— Financial Services
— Government Services
— Healthcare Services
— Hotels & Motels Services
— Insurance Services
— Internet Services
— Motion Pictures Services
— Personal Services
— Printing & Publishing Services
— Real Estate Operations Services
— Recreational Activities Services
— Rental & Leasing Services
— Restaurants Services
— Retail Services (Apparel, Catalog & Mail Order, Department & Discount, Drugs, Grocery, Home Improvement, Specialty, Technology)
— Schools and Education Services
— Security Systems & Services
— Technology Services
— Travel and Transportation Services
— Waste Management Services
— Wholesale Distribution Services

SERVICES 2016 will co-locate with IEEE CLOUD 2016, ICWS 2016, SCC 2016, BigData Congress 2016, and MS 2016.

Important Dates:
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Paper Submission: 2/28/2016
Decision date: 4/10/2016
Camera-ready paper: 4/20/2016

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One Best paper and one Best student paper will be announced.
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***For any queries, please send emails to services@servicessociety.org. ***

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