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  • White Papers // May 2014

    MuTeBench: Turning OLTP-Bench into a Multi-Tenancy Database Benchmark Framework

    Database benchmarks have been used for decades to load test systems and to compare systems or system configurations with each other. However, their methods and assumptions are hardly suitable for multi-tenant cloud database services. Those systems have to provide both performance isolation of a lot of tenants with dynamic workloads...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Multi-Version Databases on Flash: Append Storage and Access Paths

    New storage technologies, such as flash and non-volatile memories, with fundamentally different properties are appearing. Leveraging their performance and endurance requires a redesign of existing architecture and algorithms in modern high performance databases. Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC) approaches in database systems, maintain multiple time-stamped versions of a tuple. Once a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Easy Development of Web Applications using WebODRA2 and a Dedicated IDE

    The modern web requires new ways for creating applications. The authors present their approach combining a web framework with a modern object-oriented database and a dedicated Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It makes it easier to develop web applications by rising the level of abstraction. In contrast to many existing solutions,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    A Diversified Set of Security Features for XMPP Communication Systems Useful in Cloud Computing Federation

    Now-a-days, in the panorama of cloud computing, finding a right compromise between interactivity and security is not trivial at all. Currently, most of cloud providers base their communication systems on the web service technology. The problem is that both cloud architectures and services have started as simple but they are...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Security Considerations for Multicast Communication in Power Systems

    Information security is gaining increasingly more importance for real-time automation networks. Multicast communication is used widely especially on field and process level to cope with performance requirements and to ease the handling of communication peers as the destinations need not to be known by the sender. A security design must...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Towards a Framework for Designing Secure Mobile Enterprise Applications

    Mobile devices like Smartphone's and tablets are not only designed for private use, but also for business use as well. Mobile solutions, such as mobile enterprise resource planning and mobile business intelligence, are now-a-days becoming more common. However, without strong consideration of security, especially in mobile devices, these solutions would...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Integrated Technologies for Communication Security on Mobile Devices

    In this paper, the authors presented design decisions taken during the construction of a framework for cryptographically secure communication on Android devices. The early prototypes still have many challenges to be overtaken, as follows. The use of cryptosystems for short signatures, elliptic curve cryptography and pairings-based cryptography are some of...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Towards a Smart City Security Model

    Even though concepts related to smart cities are well established and spread, those concepts are still very thin when related to Information Security. This paper will present some studies on smart cities, and will show that those studies are based on three macro concepts, system interoperability, applications and frameworks/platforms. Solutions...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Kongdroid: A Proposal for a Cloud Service for Stress Testing on Android Applications

    In this paper, the authors propose a new and scalable service for stress testing on Android applications. This tool is available through cloud computing resources to support developers in their applications validation, aiming robustness, stability and compatibility, in different devices before commercial deployment. The solution focuses on the generation of...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Commercialized Practical Network Service Applications From the Integration of Network Distribution and High-Speed Cipher Technologies in Cloud Environments

    In this paper, the authors present the evaluation results of the commercialization of High Security Disaster Recovery Technology (HS-DRT) that uses network distribution and high-speed strong cipher technologies to realize efficient and secure network services. They have commercialized a disaster recovery system and evaluated the performance of the distributed engines...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Pricing the Cloud: An Adaptive Brokerage for Cloud Computing

    Using a multi-agent social simulation model to predict the behavior of cloud computing markets, Rogers & Cliff (R&C) demonstrated the existence of a profitable cloud brokerage capable of benefitting cloud providers and cloud consumers alike. Functionally similar to financial market brokers, the cloud broker matches provider supply with consumer demand....

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  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    A Privacy-Enhanced User-Centric Identity and Access Management Based on Notary

    Identity and Access Management (IAM) systems aim to control of users' attributes for authentication, authorization and accountability processes. Public Key Certificates (PKCs), like the X.509 standard, use asymmetric key pairs to support digital signatures, authentication processes and to increase the trust in the communication. Nevertheless, the PKC does not concern...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Discovering and Linking Financial Data on the Web

    The constant publishing of large volumes of financial information by various business sector organizations through its financial statements is a fact that must be exploited by using semantic technologies. This paper describes the use of Linked Data to generate a financial dataset that is part of the ongoing work of...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Novel Models and Architectures for Distributed Semantic Data Management

    Semantic data management refers to a range of techniques for the manipulation and usage of data based on its meaning and its rapid growth gives rise to the problems of building novel models and architectures for its distributed management allowing efficient query processing and reasoning. The first part of the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Exploring the Tradeoffs of Configurability and Heterogeneity in Multicore Embedded Systems

    Embedded systems, such as Smartphone's, have become ubiquitous due to the versatility of these devices for various applications, which have varying application resource requirements. Due to these variances, system resources should be specialized to the executing applications' resource requirements in order to adhere to design/optimization goals. In multicore systems, core...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Exploiting Wiktionary for Lightweight Part-of-Speech Tagging for Machine Learning Tasks

    Part-of-speech (PoS) tagging is a crucial part in many natural language machine learning tasks. Current state-of-the-art PoS taggers exhibit excellent qualitative performance, but also contribute heavily to the total runtime of text preprocessing and feature generation, which makes feature engineering a time-consuming task. The authors propose a lightweight dictionary and...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    The Data Checking Engine: Monitoring Data Quality

    In the context of data warehousing and business intelligence, data quality is of utmost importance. However, many mid-size Data WareHouse (DWH) projects do not implement a proper data quality process due to huge up-front investments. However, assessing and monitoring data quality is necessary to establish confidence in the DWH data....

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  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Key Performance Indicators for Cloud Computing SLAs

    Reducing IT costs by using cloud computing is tempting for many companies. As cloud rapidly is gaining momentum as alternative mean of providing IT resources, the need for regulated service qualities increases. To attract companies to outsource their services to clouds, providers need to offer service level objectives specified in...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Advanced Metering and Data Access Infrastructures in Smart Grid Environments

    For securing the provision with electric energy in smart grids, the ascertainment of energy consumption and production is inevitable in order to be able to apply appropriate control algorithms. As energy management is a highly distributed task, a data network has to exist in parallel to the power network for...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Challenges in Securing Wireless Sensor Networks

    Wireless sensor networks are highly prone to faults and errors due to their restrictive capabilities and limited resources. In this paper, some of the challenges facing the wireless sensor networks such as security, routing, computing capability, and battery power, will be discussed. The authors will focus on both security and...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    The Cloning Attack Vulnerability in WSN Key Management Schemes

    The majority of existing key management schemes in wireless sensors networks suffer from the physically compromised of nodes. This vulnerability allows an adversary to reproduce clones from a compromised node and to inject them into several locations on the network to conduct other types of attacks. Moreover, the joining of...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Proposed Middleware for Sensor Networks in Cyber-Physical System Environments

    This paper describes the modeling proposal of a middleware for sensor networks in Cyber-Physical (CP) environments adopting the reuse of Designs Patterns, which must favor the coupling in the underlying layers of the middleware and facilitate the communication between components in the upper layers. The authors' main goal is to...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Estimation of Performance and Availability of Cloud Application Servers Through External Clients

    This paper investigates two aspects of the QoS offered by some cloud providers on the Internet, the availability and the dedicated capacity in terms of how well a user process is isolated from other users of the same application server instance. By using standard components and software utilities, a small...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Robustness of Security-Oriented Binary Codes Under Non-Uniform Distribution of Codewords

    Robust and partially robust codes are used in cryptographic devices for detecting active side channel attacks on the hardware. The codes are usually designed for uniformly distributed code-words. In practice, however, there are code-words that are much more likely to appear than others. This paper addresses the question of how...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Risk-Based Dynamic Access Control for a Highly Scalable Cloud Federation

    Cloud computing is already a successful paradigm for distributed computing and is still growing in popularity. However, many problems still linger in the application of this model and some new ideas are emerging to help leverage its features even further. One of these ideas is the cloud federation, which is...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    XMPP Distributed Topology as a Potential Solution for Fog Computing

    Fog computing is potentially harmful towards existing cloud computing systems as well as big data structures. Lack of privacy and potentially unauthorized content distribution are some of many issues to solve. As a possible solution, the authors propose in the following paper the definition of a new network topology as...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Fighting Spam by Breaking the Economy of Advertising by Unsolicited Emails

    Unsolicited email (spam) is still a problem for users of the email service. Even though current email anti-spam solutions filter most spam emails, some still are delivered to the inbox of users. A special class of spam emails advertises websites, e.g., online dating sites or online pharmacies. The success rate...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Policy-Aware Provisioning of Cloud Applications

    The automated provisioning of complex composite cloud applications is a major issue and of vital importance in cloud computing. It is key to enable cloud properties such as pay-as-you-go pricing, on-demand self-service, and elasticity. The functional aspects of provisioning such as instantiating virtual machines or installing software components are covered...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    A Topology Visualization Early Warning Distribution Algorithm for Large-Scale Network Security Incidents

    It is of great significance to research the early warning system for large-scale network security incidents. It can improve the network system's emergency response capabilities, alleviate the cyber attacks' damage, and strengthen the system's counterattack ability. A comprehensive early warning system is presented in this paper, which combines active measurement...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Protecting the Communication Structure in Sensor Networks

    In the near future wireless sensor networks will be employed in a wide variety of applications establishing ubiquitous networks that will pervade society. The inherent vulnerability of these massively deployed networks to a multitude of threats, including physical tampering with nodes exacerbates concerns about privacy and security. For example, Denial...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Simulation of a Security Function Based on Vehicle-to-X Communication and Automotive Lighting

    Crime and feeling of security are pervasive occurrences and can be influenced by lighting conditions. However, lighting improvements are generally concentrated on street lighting. Meanwhile, a vast variety of new technologies, including innovative lighting systems and connected mobility, are entering into the automotive field. Hence, opportunities are not limited only...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    A Time-series Clustering Approach for Sybil Attack Detection in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks

    Sybil attack is a security threat wherein an attacker creates and uses multiple counterfeit identities risking trust and functionality of a peer-to-peer system. Sybil attack in vehicular ad hoc networks is an emergent threat to the services and security of the system. In the highly dynamic environment of vehicular ad...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    The Impact of Requirements on Software Quality Across Three Product Generations

    The authors presented data demonstrating the impact that a well-written and well-reviewed set of requirements had on software defects and other quality indicators between two generations of an Intel product. Quality indicators for the second software product all improved dramatically even with the increased complexity of the newer product. This...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Experiments in Collaborative Cloud-Based Distance Learning

    Mobile devices have revolutionary changed the process of multimedia consumption in distance learning systems and provide flexible user-oriented experience. M-learning systems typically include different kinds of multimedia resources helping learners to be more interactive and interested in collaboration. The proposed multi-tenancy group collaboration within the cloud-based learning platform (as a...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    A New Bio-Crypto System Approach to Enhance Security of 4G Mobile Networks

    In this paper, the authors examine the vulnerable security elements that MAC management messages in WiMAX initial network entry faces. The paper proposes an innovative hybrid approach to resolve such vulnerability problem and establish secret communication channels via insecure domains. The proposed protocol is based on bio-crypto systems and to...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    HMAC-Based RFID Authentication Protocol with Minimal Retrieval at Server

    In this paper, the authors propose a HMAC-based RFID mutual authentication protocol to improve performance at the back-end server. In existing hash-based protocols, the tag ID is a secret value for privacy, so the back-end server computes a lot of hash operations or modular operations to retrieve the tag ID....

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    OSGiLarva: A Monitoring Framework Supporting OSGi's Dynamicity

    Service-oriented architecture is an approach where software systems are designed in terms of a composition of services. OSGi is a service-oriented framework dedicated to 24/7 Java systems. In this service-oriented programming approach, software is composed of services that may dynamically appear or disappear. In such a case, classical monitoring approaches...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Maturing the Distribution of Supportive Tasks in Web Service Framework: Security and Reliability

    Security and reliability are the crucial features of distributed computing, of which one of the key enabling technologies is Web Service. In a service execution, the main task is carried out by endpoint logic, which is supported by additive functionalities and/or capabilities, called Web Service handlers. The handlers can be...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Sun Behind Clouds - On Automatic Cloud Security Audits and a Cloud Audit Policy Language

    Studies show that when it comes to an integration of Cloud computing into enterprises, chief information officers and management still see some dark Clouds on the horizon. The biggest one is the lack of security, which results in distrust and skepticism against the technology, mainly originating from an intransparency of...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Provenance Framework for the Cloud Infrastructure: Why and How?

    Provenance is an important aspect in the verification, audit trails, reproducibility, privacy and security, trust, and reliability in distributed computing, in-silico experiment and generally in e-science. On the other hand, Cloud computing is the business model of distributed computing and is considered the next generation of computing and storage platforms....

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