A central point when integrating services concerns to the description, agreement and enforcement of the quality aspect of service interaction, usually known as Service Level Agreement (SLA). This paper presents a framework for SLA negotiation based on fuzzy sets. We propose (i) a request language for clients to describe quality preferences, (ii) a publication language for providers to define the qualities of their offered services, and (iii) a decision procedure for granting any client request with a SLA contract fitting the requestor requirements. We start with a restricted framework in which the different qualities of a service are handled independently (as being orthogonal) and then we propose an extension that allows clients and providers to express dependencies among different qualities.
|Titolo:||A Fuzzy Approach for Negotiating Quality of Services|
|Anno del prodotto:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|