State of the art and research challenges in the area of autonomous control for a reliable internet of services

Rob van der Mei, Hans van den Berg*, Ivan Ganchev, Kurt Tutschku, Philipp Leitner, Pasi Lassila, Wojciech Burakowski, Fidel Liberal, Åke Arvidsson, Tobias Hoβfeld, Katarzyna Wac, Hugh Melvin, Tihana Galinac Grbac, Yoram Haddad, Peter Key

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The explosive growth of the Internet has fundamentally changed the global society. The emergence of concepts like service-oriented architecture (SOA), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Network as a Service (NaaS) and Cloud Computing in general has catalyzed the migration from the information-oriented Internet into an Internet of Services (IoS). This has opened up virtually unbounded possibilities for the creation of new and innovative services that facilitate business processes and improve the quality of life. However, this also calls for new approaches to ensuring quality and reliability of these services. The goal of this book chapter is to first analyze the state-of-the-art in the area of autonomous control for a reliable IoS and then to identify the main research challenges within it. A general background and high-level description of the current state of knowledge is presented. Then, for each of the three subareas, namely the autonomous management and real-time control, methods and tools for monitoring and service prediction, and smart pricing and competition in multi-domain systems, a brief general introduction and background are presented, and a list of key research challenges is formulated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services
Subtitle of host publicationMethods, Models, Approaches, Techniques, Algorithms, and Tools
EditorsIvan Ganchev, R.D. van der Mei, Hans van den Berg
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-90415-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-90414-6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349
NameComputer Communication Networks and Telecommunications


  • Autonomous control
  • Autonomous management
  • Internet of services (IoS)
  • Service monitoring
  • Service prediction
  • Smart pricing


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