Date Added: Apr 2012
This paper is to obtain a holistic view of Cloud Computing ontologies, their applications and focuses. The identification of primary studies in this systematic review is based on a pre-defined research protocol with a research question, inclusion and exclusion criteria and a search strategy. The authors summarize the selected studies into four main categories: Cloud resources and services description, Cloud security, Cloud interoperability and Cloud services discovery and selection. The analysis of the included studies indicates a number of challenges and topics for future research, including those specifically related to using ontologies to improve security and interoperability of Cloud Computing offerings.