International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS)

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IJCNIS Vol.7, No.11, Oct. 2015

Day-ahead Pricing Model for Smart Cloud using Time Dependent Pricing

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Chetan Chawla, Inderveer Chana

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Cloud computing;time dependent pricing;day-ahead pricing;pricing;cloud workload


Smart clouds allow every consumer and cloud service provider a two-way communication, thus enabling cloud service provider to generate a time dependent pricing model using a feedback loop. This model charges a consumer more in peak periods and less during off peak periods, which encourages consumers to reschedule their workload to less traffic (off-peak) periods. This helps service providers to practice a versatile pricing technique to increase their profits by covering off-peak demand and minimizing the provider's cost optimization problem. It also minimizes the execution time in setting these prices by Compromised Cost-Time Based (CCTB) scheduling. Shifting workload is a probabilistic function which tells consumers to shift their workload. This paper presents a model to calculate day-ahead prices. The proposed model dynamically adjusts the rewards or discounts based on consumer behavior in the past, and helps providers to maximize their revenue by shifting the consumers' workload.

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Chetan Chawla, Inderveer Chana,"Day-ahead Pricing Model for Smart Cloud using Time Dependent Pricing", IJCNIS, vol.7, no.11, pp.9-19, 2015.DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2015.11.02


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