A game theoretic formulation of the technical debt management problem in cloud systems

Georgios Skourletopoulos, Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis, George Mastorakis, John N. Sahalos, Jordi Mongay Batalla, Ciprian Dobre

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Abstract

The lack of models to aid the technical debt estimation and monitoring in cloud architectures motivates the need to develop a technical debt management (TDM) theory and practical approach for effective management decision making. The cloud is a marketplace in which services and resources are leased off based on the volume of data and the number of cloud-oriented users, which affect the accuracy of the technical debt measurement. In this research paper, we propose a game theoretic formulation of the technical debt management problem on cloud-based service level. A technical debt measurement game is constructed, parameterizing the current number of players per service, while each new end-user can choose any of the offered cloud-based services. In this direction, a technical debt-inspired throttling mechanism is also discussed for resource leasing optimization and scalability. The validation tests verify the effectiveness of our approach in real-world operations, avoiding accumulated technical debt and optimizing available resources in cloud-centric systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages7-12
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789531842235
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017
Event14th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL 2017 - Zagreb, Croatia
Duration: 28 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Other

Other14th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL 2017
CountryCroatia
CityZagreb
Period28/06/1730/06/17

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Fluctuation-based modelling
  • Game theory
  • Non-linearity
  • Technical debt management
  • Technical debt measurement

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    Skourletopoulos, G., Mavromoustakis, C. X., Mastorakis, G., Sahalos, J. N., Batalla, J. M., & Dobre, C. (2017). A game theoretic formulation of the technical debt management problem in cloud systems. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL 2017 (pp. 7-12). [8000012] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/ConTEL.2017.8000012