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Optimal deployment of components of cloud-hosted application for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation. (2019)
Journal Article
OCHEI, L.C., PETROVSKI, A. and BASS, J.M. 2019. Optimal deployment of components of cloud-hosted application for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation. Journal of cloud computing [online], 8, article 1. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13677-018-0124-5

One of the challenges of deploying multitenant cloud-hosted services that are designed to use (or be integrated with) several components is how to implement the required degree of isolation between the components when there is a change in the workloa... Read More about Optimal deployment of components of cloud-hosted application for guaranteeing multitenancy isolation..

Degrees of tenant isolation for cloud-hosted software services: a cross-case analysis. (2018)
Journal Article
OCHEI, L.C., BASS, J.M. and PETROVSKI, A. 2018. Degrees of tenant isolation for cloud-hosted software services: a cross-case analysis. Journal of cloud computing [online], 7, article ID 22. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13677-018-0121-8

A challenge, when implementing multi-tenancy in a cloud-hosted software service, is how to ensure that the performance and resource consumption of one tenant does not adversely affect other tenants. Software designers and architects must achieve an o... Read More about Degrees of tenant isolation for cloud-hosted software services: a cross-case analysis..

A framework for achieving the required degree of multitenancy isolation for deploying components of a cloud-hosted service. (2018)
Journal Article
OCHEI, L.C., PETROVSKI, A. and BASS, J.M. 2018. A framework for achieving the required degree of multitenancy isolation for deploying components of a cloud-hosted service. International journal of cloud computing [online], 7(3-4), pages 248-281. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJCC.2018.095396

Multitenancy allows multiple tenants to access a single instance of a cloud offering. While several approaches exist for implementing multitenancy, little attention has been paid to implementing the required degree of isolation since there are varyin... Read More about A framework for achieving the required degree of multitenancy isolation for deploying components of a cloud-hosted service..

Evolutionary computation for optimal component deployment with multitenancy isolation in cloud-hosted applications. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
OCHEI, L.C., PETROVSKI, A. and BASS, J.M. 2018. Evolutionary computation for optimal component deployment with multitenancy isolation in cloud-hosted applications. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE international symposium on innovations in intelligent systems and applications (INISTA 2018), 3-5 July 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece. New York: IEEE [online], article ID 8466315. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/INISTA.2018.8466315

A multitenant cloud-application that is designed to use several components needs to implement the required degree of isolation between the components when the workload changes. The highest degree of isolation results in high resource consumption and... Read More about Evolutionary computation for optimal component deployment with multitenancy isolation in cloud-hosted applications..

Implementing the required degree of multitenancy isolation: a case study of cloud-hosted bug tracking system. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
OCHEI, L.C., PETROVSKI, A. and BASS, J.M. 2016. Implementing the required degree of multitenancy isolation: a case study of cloud-hosted bug tracking system. In Zhang, J., Miller, J.A. and Xu, X. (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International services computing conference 2016 (SCC 2016), 27 June - 2 July 2016, San Francisco, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 379-386. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/SCC.2016.56

Implementing the required degree of isolation between tenants is one of the significant challenges for deploying a multitenant application on the cloud. This paper applies COMITRE (Component-based approach to multitenancy isolation through request re... Read More about Implementing the required degree of multitenancy isolation: a case study of cloud-hosted bug tracking system..

Evaluating degrees of tenant isolation in multitenancy patterns: a case study of cloud-hosted version control system (VCS). (2016)
Conference Proceeding
OCHEI, L.C., PETROVSKI, A. and BASS, J.M. 2015. Evaluating degrees of tenant isolation in multitenancy patterns: a case study of cloud-hosted version control system (VCS). In Proceedings of the 2015 International Information Society conference 2015 (i-Society 2015), 9-11 November 2015, London, UK. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 59-66. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/i-Society.2015.7366859

One of the key concerns of implementing multitenancy (i.e., serving multiple tenants with a single instance of an application) on the cloud is how to enable the required degree of isolation between tenants, so that the required performance of one ten... Read More about Evaluating degrees of tenant isolation in multitenancy patterns: a case study of cloud-hosted version control system (VCS)..

Insourcing a government information system an analysis using institutions and the capability approach. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
OMAR, A., BASS, J.M. and LOWIT, P. 2015. Insourcing a government information system an analysis using institutions and the capability approach. In Proceedings of the 2015 International conference on information society (i-Society 2015), 9-11 November 2015, London, UK. PiscatawayJ: IEEE [online], pages 91-96. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/i-Society.2015.7366866

This study explores the effectiveness of insourcing in the Malaysian Government. The research discusses the factors and issues of insourcing in a Malaysian government agency in the context of post contract termination of an outsourcing agreement. A q... Read More about Insourcing a government information system an analysis using institutions and the capability approach..

A comparative analysis of two globally distributed group projects: a perspective from CSCW/CSCL research. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, R., DANIELS, M., CAJANDER, A., BASS, J. and LALCHANDANI, J.P. 2015. A comparative analysis of two globally distributed group projects: a perspective from CSCW/CSCL research. In Proceedings of the 2015 Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2015): launching a new vision in engineering education, 21-24 October 2015, El Paso, USA. New York: IEEE [online], article number 7344344. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2015.7344344

Globally distributed group projects are becoming an attractive and increasingly common feature in computer science education. They provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that enhance both their technical skills and wider professio... Read More about A comparative analysis of two globally distributed group projects: a perspective from CSCW/CSCL research..

Evaluating degrees of multitenancy isolation: a case study of cloud-hosted GSD tools. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
OCHEI, L.C., BASS, J.M. and PETROVSKI, A. 2015. Evaluating degrees of multitenancy isolation: a case study of cloud-hosted GSD tools. In Proceedings of the 2015 International conference on cloud and autonomic computing (ICCAC 2015), 21-25 September 2015, Boston, USA. Piscataway: IEEE [online], pages 101-112. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAC.2015.17

Multitenancy is an essential cloud computing property where a single instance of an application serves multiple tenants. Multitenancy introduces significant challenges when deploying application components to the cloud due to the demand for different... Read More about Evaluating degrees of multitenancy isolation: a case study of cloud-hosted GSD tools..

Evaluating degrees of isolation between tenants enabled by multitenancy patterns for cloud-hosted version control systems (VCS). (2015)
Journal Article
OCHEI, L.C., PETROVSKI, A. and BASS, J.M. 2015. Evaluating degrees of isolation between tenants enabled by multitenancy patterns for cloud-hosted version control systems (VCS). International journal of intelligent computing research [online], 6(3), pages 601-612. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20533/ijicr.2042.4655.2015.0075

When implementing multitenancy for cloud-hosted applications, one of the main challenges to overcome is how to enable the required degree of isolation between tenants so that the required performance, resource utilization, and access privileges of on... Read More about Evaluating degrees of isolation between tenants enabled by multitenancy patterns for cloud-hosted version control systems (VCS)..

Virtual teams and employability in global software engineering education. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
BASS, J.M., MCDERMOTT, R. and LALCHANDANI, J.T. 2015. Virtual teams and employability in global software engineering education. In Proceedings of the 10th IEEE international conference on global software engineering (ICGSE 2015), 13-16 July 2015, Ciudad Real, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 7224489, pages 115-124. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGSE.2015.21

Universities face many challenges when creating opportunities for student experiences of global software engineering. We provide a model for introducing global software engineering into the computing curriculum. Our model is based on a three year col... Read More about Virtual teams and employability in global software engineering education..

The learner experience of student-led international group project work in software engineering. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
MCDERMOTT, R., BASS, J. and LALCHANDANI, J.P. 2014. The learner experience of student-led international group project work in software engineering. In Proceedings of the 2014 Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2014): opening innovations and internationalization in engineering education, 22-25 October 2014, Madrid, Spain. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article number 7044181. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2014.7044181

Software development has become increasingly globalized because of technological innovation, the evolution of work and business processes, as well as prevailing educational systems and national policies [1]. This paper addresses the challenges faced... Read More about The learner experience of student-led international group project work in software engineering..

Scrum master activities: process tailoring in large enterprise projects. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
BASS, J.M. 2014. Scrum master activities: process tailoring in large enterprise projects. In Proceedings of the 9th IEEE international conference on global software engineering (ICGSE 2014), 18-21 August 2014, Shanghai, China. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society [online], article number 6915249, pages 6-15. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGSE.2014.24

This paper explores practitioner descriptions of agile method tailoring in large-scale offshore or outsourced enterprise projects. Specifically, tailoring of the scrum master role is investigated. The scrum master acts as a facilitator for software d... Read More about Scrum master activities: process tailoring in large enterprise projects..

How product owner teams scale agile methods to large distributed enterprises. (2014)
Journal Article
BASS, J.M. 2014. How product owner teams scale agile methods to large distributed enterprises. Empirical software engineering [online], 20(6), pages 1525-1557. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10664-014-9322-z

Software development teams in large scale offshore enterprise development programmes are often under intense pressure to deliver high quality software within challenging time contraints. Project failures can attract adverse publicity and damage corpo... Read More about How product owner teams scale agile methods to large distributed enterprises..

Cloud computing: adoption issues for sub-Saharan African SMEs. (2014)
Journal Article
DAHIRU, A. A., BASS, J. and ALLISON, I. 2014. Cloud computing: adoption issues for sub-Saharan African SMEs. Electronic journal of information systems in developing countries [online], 62(1), pages 1-17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1681-4835.2014.tb00439.x

This paper explores the emergence and adoption of cloud computing by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and points towards its implications for developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Several studies have shown the importance of technologi... Read More about Cloud computing: adoption issues for sub-Saharan African SMEs..

Agile method tailoring in distributed enterprises: product owner teams. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
BASS, J.M. 2013. Agile method tailoring in distributed enterprises: product owner teams. In Proceedings of the 8th IEEE international conference on global software engineering (ICGSE 2013), 26-29 August 2013, Bari, Italy. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society [online], article number 6613080, pages 154-163. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICGSE.2013.27

This paper explores practitioner descriptions of agile method tailoring in large-scale offshore or outsourced enterprise projects. Specifically, tailoring of the product owner role is discussed. The product owner identifies and prioritizes customer r... Read More about Agile method tailoring in distributed enterprises: product owner teams..

A framework using institutional analysis and the capability approach in ICT4D. (2013)
Journal Article
BASS, J.M., NICHOLSON, B. and SUBHRAMANIAN, E. 2013. A framework using institutional analysis and the capability approach in ICT4D. Information technologies and international development [online], 9(1), pages 19-35. Available from: http://www.itidjournal..../itid/article/view/1028

nstitutional theory and the capability approach have grown inºuential in development research and practice. Both theories offer analytical tools for interpreting and guiding information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) interventi... Read More about A framework using institutional analysis and the capability approach in ICT4D..

Influences on agile practice tailoring in enterprise software development. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
BASS, J.M. 2012. Influences on agile practice tailoring in enterprise software development. In Proceedings of Agile India 2012, 17-19 February 2012, Bengaluru, India. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society [online], article number 6170020, pages 1-9. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/AgileIndia.2012.15

Agile development projects have become a reality in large enterprises using offshore development models. A case study involving seven international companies with offices in Bangalore, India, and London, UK was conducted, including interviews with 19... Read More about Influences on agile practice tailoring in enterprise software development..

Changing computing curricula in African universities: evaluating progress and challenges via design-reality gap analysis. (2011)
Journal Article
BASS, J.M. and HEEKS, R. 2011. Changing computing curricula in African universities: evaluating progress and challenges via design-reality gap analysis. Electronic journal of information systems in developing countries [online], 48(1), article number 5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1681-4835.2011.tb00341.x

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are diffusing rapidly into all African nations. Effective use of the new technology requires a step-change in local skill levels; including a step-change in ICT-related university education. Part of t... Read More about Changing computing curricula in African universities: evaluating progress and challenges via design-reality gap analysis..

Empathetic consultancy: a reflective approach to ICTD. (2009)
Conference Proceeding
BASS, J.M. 2009. Empathetic consultancy: a reflective approach to ICTD. In Byrne, E., Nicholson, B. and Salem, F. (eds.) Assessing the contribution of ICT to development goals: proceedings of the 10th International conference on social implications of computers in developing countries (ICT4D 2009), 26-28 May 2009, Dubai, UAE. Dubai: International Federation for Information Processing, pages 315-324.

Empathetic Consulting articulates positive characteristics of long-term ICT capacity building engagements using external advisors. Consultants need to demonstrate commitment to capacity building rather than service delivery, flexibility in adaptation... Read More about Empathetic consultancy: a reflective approach to ICTD..