An uncertain assessment compatible incentive mechanism for eliciting continual and truthful assessments of cloud services

Lie Qu, Yan Wang*, Mehmet Orgun

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The evaluation of dynamic performance of cloud services relies on continual assessments from cloud users, e.g., ordinary consumers and testing parties. In order to elicit continual and truthful assessments, an effective incentive mechanism in cloud environments should allow users to provide uncertain assessments when they are not sure about the real performance of cloud services, e.g., when users do not access cloud services on time, rather than providing untruthful or arbitrary assessments. Different from all prior works, we propose a novel uncertain assessment compatible incentive mechanism. Under this mechanism, a user not only has sufficient incentives to continually provide truthful assessments, but also would prefer providing uncertain assessments over untruthful or arbitrary assessments since uncertain assessments can bring more benefits than untruthful or arbitrary assessments. We theoretically analyze the proposed incentive mechanism and evaluate it through simulations under different circumstances. The theoretical analysis demonstrates the effectiveness of our approach. Moreover, the experimental results based on simulations strongly support the results from the theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService-Oriented Computing - 14th International Conference, ICSOC 2016, Proceedings
EditorsQuan Z. Sheng, Eleni Stroulia, Samir Tata, Sami Bhiri
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages335-351
Number of pages17
Volume9936 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319462943
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event14th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2016 - Banff, Canada
Duration: 10 Oct 201613 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9936 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other14th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC 2016
CountryCanada
CityBanff
Period10/10/1613/10/16

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