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ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS), Volume 11 Issue 1, April 2016

Managing Server Clusters on Renewable Energy Mix
Chao Li, Rui Wang, Depei Qian, Tao Li
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/2845085

As climate change has become a global concern and server energy demand continues to soar, many IT companies have started to explore server clusters running on various renewable energy sources. Existing green data center designs often yield...

An Auction Mechanism for Cloud Spot Markets
Adel Nadjaran Toosi, Kurt Vanmechelen, Farzad Khodadadi, Rajkumar Buyya
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/2843945

Dynamic forms of resource pricing have recently been introduced by cloud providers that offer Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities in order to maximize profits and balance resource supply and demand. The design of a mechanism that...

Using Imitation to Build Collaborative Agents
Saleha Raza, Sajjad Haider
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/2831237

The article presents an approach to learn collaborative strategies among multiple agents via imitation. Imitation-based learning involves learning from an expert by observing the demonstration of a task and then replicating it. This mechanism...

Privacy Policy Negotiation in Social Media
Jose M. Such, Michael Rovatsos
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/2821512

Social media involve many shared items, such as photos, which may concern more than one user. The challenge is that users’ individual privacy preferences for the same item may conflict, so an approach that simply merges in some way the...