by Antonello Calabrò, Francesca Lonetti, Eda Marchetti, ISTI-CNR

Nowadays, Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) represents the de facto standard language for creating a description of processes and then developing executable frameworks for the overall planning and management of these processes. We describe a methodology for the development of execution adequacy criteria able to identify the main entities of the business process that are covered during execution, and to issue a warning if some entities are not covered.

by Doreid Ammar, Katrien De Moor and Poul Heegaard, NTNU

Web real-time communication has enabled hassle-free, no installation, in-browser applications such as Google hangout and appear.in. Multi-party video conferencing has now finally been made easy. But how can we provide acceptable quality of experience in such an interactive service? Our research aims to gain insight into what matters, and how to assess, design, and manage the services accordingly.

by Peter Kieseberg, Edgar Weippl, SBA Research, and Sebastian Schrittwieser, TARGET

Collaborative data driven research and development is one of the big issues in BigData-Analysis. Still, several obstacles regarding the preservation of ownership over the shared data need to be overcome to enable the techniques to unfold their full potential. This especially concerns the detection of partners that leak valuable data to the outside world.

by AxelCyrille Ngonga Ngomo, InfAI, Alejandra García Rojas, ONTOS, and Irini Fundulaki, ICS-FORTH

The HOBBIT project aims at abolishing the barriers in the adoption and deployment of Big Linked Data. To this end, HOBBIT will provide open benchmarking reports that allow to assess the fitness of existing solutions for their purposes. These benchmarks will be based on data that reflects reality and measures industry relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with comparable results using standardized hardware.

by Martin Gilje Jaatun, Christian Frøystad and Inger Anne Tøndel (SINTEF ICT)

The complex provider landscape in cloud computing makes incident handling difficult, as cloud service providers (CSPs) with end-user customers do not necessarily get sufficient information about incidents that occur at upstream CSPs. As part of the FP7 project ‘A4Cloud’, we have developed an incident management tool that can embed standard representation formats for incidents in notification messages, and a web-based dashboard for handling the incident workflow.

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