Dresden University of Technology
Digital and physical assets such as software, data and hardware resources have historically been exchanged in a product-style wholesome transfer. Now, the rise of Cloud Computing and the increasing delivery of Everything-as-a-Service in an Internet of Services require new techniques for users to perform asset discovery, exchange and management. This applies to both personal assets (such as already received or self-produced ones) and public assets (from commercial markets or open sites). The authors identify three popular asset types in cloud environments and for each of them define a service representation and propose a set of techniques for their management and exchange.