- Open Source Service Platform Research
  Welcome to! The Open Source Service Platform Research initiative is committed to exploring, hosting and promoting innovative research ideas in the Internet of Services, Cloud Computing and service ecosystems. We invite researchers everywhere to use our results and to contribute back.  
Experience the Internet of Services: Download and run the live demonstrator SPACEflight natively or virtualised. Use the Internet of Services: Access the Crowdserving social service network from your browser. Services in the Cloud: Try out the built-to-order virtual machine execution and the resource service descriptions.
News and Announcements
27. August 2015: Announcing the Service Prototyping Lab

The Service Prototyping Lab (SPLab) has just opened in Switzerland! It will offer a live "labsite" on which novel service and cloud technologies can be explored and experienced.
26. August 2015: DaaMob Service Platform added

A new service platform for brokering primarily sensor data has been developed for some time now, since early 2014. On the new DaaMob Service Platform project page, the goals and concepts behind the platform are explained. It builds partially on the findings of our previous research, but adds modern technology and a strong focus on the Internet of Things domain.
15. December 2013: Personal cloud gateway π-Box M4 (final) released

In the aftermath of the FlexCloud young investigator group, and after successful demonstrations at IEEE CloudCom'13 and at IEEE/ACM UCC'13, there is a fourth and final milestone release of the π-Box live demonstrator. The box gives users control over their selection and combination of cloud services, and lets them define and see where and how their data is being stored, among more established features like social network and marketplace integration or device discovery and integration. Along with some documentation, it is offered as a virtual machine in various formats in the archive folder.
13. October 2013: 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing

OSSPRI is supporting UCC 2013, the 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing which is going to happen in Dresden, Germany, from December 9-12. Among other duties, we will launch and demonstrate the final release of π-Box, our personal cloud cockpit, controller and gateway.
06. March 2013: Personal cloud demonstrator π-Box Live M3

For some time, advanced service models and techniques have been contributing to personal cloud showcases. Today, the third milestone of the π-Box Live demonstrator has been released as virtual machine for everybody to try out how resource, data, software and other services can be imported and exported from personal cloud environments. This new version features more prominent integration with social networks and service markets. The π-Box Live website contains more information and downloads.
29. October 2012: Service models community resource site

Service platforms have certain assumptions about the services they can handle. In particular, the description of the services needs to be understood syntactically and semantically. This is not trivial due to the ever-emerging proposals for new languages and service concepts to be described in them. Until now, there was a distinct lack of an overview site which summarises the approaches. With the new site, this has changed. Read up on all the languages, models, tools, catalogues and repositories at Service models - The art of describing XaaS in an internet of services.
13. September 2012: On nested clouds and highly-virtualising resource service brokers

Cloud resource services on the infrastructure level (i.e. compute, storage, networking) cannot be consumed with the same fine-grained utility/on-demand semantics like non-digital utility services including water and electricity. The reasons are technically and economically motivated restrictions imposed by public cloud providers. We have recently proposed user-controlled nested clouds managed through highly-virtualising brokers to make the best out of the situation and minimise the loss of money spent on otherwise unused temporal and spatial resource slices. Now, the first paper has been accepted for publication and we're working on further quantitative analysis of the potential gains. The wiki page on our Highly-Virtualising Cloud Resource Broker has all the fine details.
19. June 2012: SPACEflight 1.0 beta7 released

The latest version of SPACEflight lets you run deploy services easily from the desktop with drag-and-drop into one of the many runtime environments now present in the demonstrator. Services can be more flexibly described thanks to WSMO4IoS ontologies. Especially for cloud computing services, this is demonstrated through several additional scenarios. Find all the details about changes and download links for various media and virtualisation choices at the SPACEflight versions page.
04. May 2012: Ontologies for everything as a service

WSMO4IoS joins SPACE and its extensions as the 7th project. Its scope is to collect and consolidate description concepts for a broad definition of services. The ontologies are already used in the ConQo matchmaker and the NubiSave cloud storage controller, among other tools.
23. January 2012: Research impulse from Brazil

How can software and resources, offered as a service, be scaled according to non-functional requirements in the cloud? How can multiple providers of already amortised resources be handled in a just-in-time cloud? Throughout 2012, these questions will be answered and SPACE will be extended accordingly through a PDJ grant by the Brazilian research council, CNPq.
10. October 2011: New mission and web site design

Starting from a set of components to form a single service platform, our work has grown quite a bit since 2008. Therefore, we decided to expand the site's mission to explore, host and promote results on a higher level anywhere in our fields of services and cloud computing, as long as we're involved with contributions. You will now find results ranging from the core SPACE service platform to the integrated live demonstrator SPACEflight in addition to the latest development on service-driven cloud computing.
25. September 2011: SPACEflight 1.0 beta6 released

After several months of hard work the live demonstrator SPACEflight was released this month. It carries a new extension: An extensible toolchain for service engineering and provisioning. Please refer to the announcement blog post for more details on the changes, and then head over for the downloads.
Much of the work on projects is either publicly funded work or comes from volunteer contributions. Please check out our credits and funding sections to learn more.