Sergej Svorobej (DCU) presented two RECAP papers and one poster at the 7th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2017. The conference took place in Porto, Portugal, on 24-26 April 2017.

Photographs courtesy of Sergej Svorobej

The presented papers are:

A Preliminary Systematic Review of Computer Science Literature on Cloud Computing Research using Open Source Simulation Platforms

This paper provides a preliminary systematic review of literature on this topic covering 256 papers from 2009 to 2016 and aims to provide insights into the current status of cloud computing research using open source cloud simulation platforms. Our two-level analysis scheme includes a descriptive and synthetic analysis against a highly cited taxonomy of cloud computing. The analysis uncovers some imbalances in research and the need for a more granular and refined taxonomy against which to classify cloud computing research using simulators. The paper can be used to guide literature reviews in the area and identifies potential research opportunities for cloud computing and simulation researchers, complementing extant surveys on cloud simulation platforms.

A Review of Cloud Computing Simulation Platforms and Related Environments

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the development and extension of tools to support DES for cloud computing resulting in a wide range of tools which vary in terms of their utility and features. Through a review and analysis of available literature, this paper provides an overview and multi-level feature analysis of 33 DES tools for cloud computing environments. This review updates and extends existing reviews to include not only autonomous simulation platforms, but also on plugins and extensions for specific cloud computing use cases. 


The papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and in digital library shortly.