My paper was accepted by the conference “IEEE International on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications”, held in Perth, Australia between December 13-15 2010 (see SOCA’10 website). The paper title is “Robust Cloud Resource Provisioning for Cloud Computing Environments”. Let me briefly present the authors’ names and paper abstract as follows:
Authors: Sivadon Chaisiri , Lee Bu-Sung [1, 2], and Dusit Niyato 
 School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
 HP Labs Singapore, Singapore
Abstract–Cloud providers can offer cloud consumers two plans to provision resources, namely reservation and on-demand plans. With the reservation plan, the consumer can reduce the total resource provisioning cost. However, this resource provisioning is challenging due to the uncertainty. For example, consumers’ demand and providers’ resource prices can be fluctuated. Moreover, inefficiency of resource provisioning leads to either overprovisioning or underprovisioning problem. In this paper, we propose a robust cloud resource provisioning (RCRP) algorithm to minimize the total resource provisioning cost (i.e., overprovisioning and underprovisioning costs). Various types of uncertainty are considered in the algorithm. To obtain the optimal solution, a robust optimization model is formulated and solved. Numerical studies are extensively performed in which the results show that the solution obtained from the RCRP algorithm achieves both solution- and model-robustness. That is, the total resource provisioning cost is close to the optimality (i.e., solution-robustness), and the overprovisioning and underprovisioning costs are significantly reduced (i.e., model-robustness).