Département Informatique

Computer Science Department of Telecom SudParis

New paper “Uncovering Implicit Bundling Constraints: Empowering Cloud Network Service Discovery” at ICSOC 2023

Authors: Hayet Brabra, Imen Jerbi, Mohamed Sellami, Walid Gaaloul, and Djamal Zeghlache


Cloud service providers (CSPs) offer their networking services (NSs) in the form of service bundles containing underlying services, not necessarily requested by the users. While service bundling is a common practice in the cloud providing multiple components as a single service, unawareness of this hidden structure of services at design time may limit their portability, compatibility, and interoperability across multiple providers. This calls for service discovery solutions that can identify and reveal such hidden bundling to cloud users so they become aware of the consequences of existing bundling before any deployment stage. This paper presents a new NSs discovery approach that takes into account and makes transparent network services bundling for cloud users.