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dc.contributor.authorBarker, Adam
dc.contributor.authorVarghese, Blesson
dc.contributor.authorStuart Ward, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorSommerville, Ian
dc.identifier.citationBarker , A , Varghese , B , Stuart Ward , J & Sommerville , I 2014 , Academic Cloud computing research : five pitfalls and five opportunities . in 6th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud'14) . USENIX .en
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 165449744
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85084161798
dc.descriptionDate of Acceptance: 25/04/2014en
dc.description.abstractThis discussion paper argues that there are five fundamental pitfalls, which can restrict academics from conducting cloud computing research at the infrastructure level, which is currently where the vast majority of academic research lies. Instead academics should be conducting higher risk research, in order to gain understanding and open up entirely new areas. We call for a renewed mindset and argue that academic research should focus less upon physical infrastructure and embrace the abstractions provided by clouds through five opportunities: user driven research, new programming models, PaaS environments, and improved tools to support elasticity and large-scale debugging. The objective of this paper is to foster discussion, and to define a roadmap forward, which will allow academia to make longer-term impacts to the cloud computing community.
dc.relation.ispartof6th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud'14)en
dc.rightsCopyright 2014. The Authors. Originally published as Academic Cloud computing research: five pitfalls and five opportunities Barker, A., Varghese, B., Stuart Ward, J. & Sommerville, I. 17 Jun 2014 6th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud'14). USENIX. Available from
dc.subjectQA75 Electronic computers. Computer scienceen
dc.titleAcademic Cloud computing research : five pitfalls and five opportunitiesen
dc.typeConference itemen
dc.contributor.sponsorThe Royal Societyen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Computer Scienceen

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