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Peer-Reviewed Journal and Magazine Articles

[7] Aleksandar Milenkoski, Alexandru Iosup, Samuel Kounev, Kai Sachs, Diane E. Mularz, Jonathan A. Curtiss, Jason J. Ding, Florian Rosenberg, and Piotr Rygielski. CUP: A Formalism for Expressing Cloud Usage Patterns for Experts and Non-Experts. IEEE Cloud Computing, 2017. To Appear. [ bib ]
[6] Nikolaus Huber, Fabian Brosig, Simon Spinner, Samuel Kounev, and Manuel Bähr. Model-Based Self-Aware Performance and Resource Management Using the Descartes Modeling Language. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE), 43(5), 2017, IEEE Computer Society. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | DOI  | http  ]
[5] Samuel Kounev, Nikolaus Huber, Fabian Brosig, and Xiaoyun Zhu. A Model-Based Approach to Designing Self-Aware IT Systems and Infrastructures. IEEE Computer, 49(7):53--61, July 2016, IEEE. [ bib | pdf  | DOI  | http  ]
[4] Nikolaus Huber, André van Hoorn, Anne Koziolek, Fabian Brosig, and Samuel Kounev. Modeling Run-Time Adaptation at the System Architecture Level in Dynamic Service-Oriented Environments. Service Oriented Computing and Applications Journal (SOCA), 8(1):73--89, March 2014, Springer-Verlag. [ bib | pdf  | DOI  ]
[3] Ramon Nou, Samuel Kounev, Ferran Julia, and Jordi Torres. Autonomic QoS control in enterprise Grid environments using online simulation. Journal of Systems and Software, 82(3):486--502, March 2009, Elsevier Science Publishers B. V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | DOI  ]
[2] Samuel Kounev, Börn Weis, and Alejandro Buchmann. Performance Tuning and Optimization of J2EE Applications on the JBoss Platform. Journal of Computer Resource Management, 113, September 2004, Computer Measurement Group (CMG). [ bib | pdf  ]
[1] Plamen Nenov, Samuel Kounev, and Dimiter Mihailov. Distributed Video-Conferencing System Organized for Work on the Internet with the use of Multimedia Server. Journal of Computing and Information, 1999. [ bib ]

Peer-Reviewed International Conference, Workshop Papers, and Book Chapters

[27] K. R. Jayaram, Aleksandar Milenkoski, and Samuel Kounev. Software Architectures for Self-Protection in IaaS Clouds. In Self-Aware Computing Systems, Samuel Kounev, Jeffrey O. Kephart, Aleksandar Milenkoski, and Xiaoyun Zhu, editors. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, Germany, 2017. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | http  ]
[26] Holger Giese, Thomas Vogel, Ada Diaconescu, Sebastian Götz, and Samuel Kounev. Architectural Concepts for Self-Aware Computing Systems. In Self-Aware Computing Systems, Samuel Kounev, Jeffrey O. Kephart, Aleksandar Milenkoski, and Xiaoyun Zhu, editors. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, Germany, 2017. [ bib | pdf  ]
[25] Holger Giese, Thomas Vogel, Ada Diaconescu, Sebastian Götz, Nelly Bencomo, Kurt Geihs, Samuel Kounev, and Kirstie Bellman. State of the Art in Architectures for Self-Aware Computing Systems. In Self-Aware Computing Systems, Samuel Kounev, Jeffrey O. Kephart, Aleksandar Milenkoski, and Xiaoyun Zhu, editors. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, Germany, 2017. [ bib | pdf  ]
[24] Simon Spinner, Jürgen Walter, and Samuel Kounev. A Reference Architecture for Online Performance Model Extraction in Virtualized Environments. In Proceedings of the 2016 Workshop on Challenges in Performance Methods for Software Development (WOSP-C'16) co-located with 7th ACM/SPEC International Conference on Performance Engineering (ICPE 2016), Delft, the Netherlands, March 12, 2016. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | slides  ]
[23] Jens Happe, Benjamin Klatt, Martin Küster, Fabian Brosig, Alexander Wert, Simon Spinner, Christian Stier, and Heiko Koziolek. Getting the Data. In Modeling and Simulating Software Architectures - The Palladio Approach, Ralf H. Reussner, Steffen Becker, Jens Happe, Robert Heinrich, Anne Koziolek, Heiko Koziolek, Max Kramer, and Klaus Krogmann, editors. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2016. In Press. [ bib ]
[22] Diogo Carvalho, Nuno Antunes, Marco Vieira, Aleksandar Milenkoski, and Samuel Kounev. Challenges of Assessing the Hypercall Interface Robustness (Fast Abstract). In The 45th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2015), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2015. IEEE. June 2015. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | http  ]
[21] Rouven Krebs, Manuel Loesch, and Samuel Kounev. Platform-as-a-Service Architecture for Performance Isolated Multi-Tenant Applications. In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (IEEE Cloud 2014), Anchorage, USA, July 2, 2014. IEEE. July 2014. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  ]
[20] Samuel Kounev, Stamatia Rizou, Steffen Zschaler, Spiros Alexakis, Tomas Bures, Jean-Marc Jézéquel, Dimitrios Kourtesis, and Stelios Pantelopoulos. RELATE: A Research Training Network on Engineering and Provisioning of Service-Based Cloud Applications. In International Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Services (HotTopiCS 2013), Prague, Czech Republic, April 20--21, 2013. [ bib ]
[19] Rouven Krebs, Christof Momm, and Samuel Kounev. Architectural Concerns in Multi-Tenant SaaS Applications (Short Paper). In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2012), Setubal, Portugal, April 18--21, 2012. SciTePress. April 2012. [ bib | pdf  ]
[18] Samuel Kounev, Philipp Reinecke, Fabian Brosig, Jeremy T. Bradley, Kaustubh Joshi, Vlastimil Babka, Anton Stefanek, and Stephen Gilmore. Providing dependability and resilience in the cloud: Challenges and opportunities. In Resilience Assessment and Evaluation of Computing Systems, K. Wolter, A. Avritzer, M. Vieira, and A. van Moorsel, editors, XVIII. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2012. ISBN: 978-3-642-29031-2. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | http  ]
[17] Christoph Rathfelder, Samuel Kounev, and David Evans. Capacity Planning for Event-based Systems using Automated Performance Predictions. In 26th IEEE/ACM International Conference On Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2011), Oread, Lawrence, Kansas, November 6--12, 2011, pages 352--361. IEEE. November 2011, Acceptance Rate (Full Paper): 14.7% (37/252). [ bib | abstract  | pdf  ]
[16] Samuel Kounev, Fabian Brosig, and Nikolaus Huber. Self-Aware QoS Management in Virtualized Infrastructures (Poster Paper). In 8th International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2011), Karlsruhe, Germany, June 14--18, 2011. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  ]
[15] Benjamin Klatt, Christoph Rathfelder, and Samuel Kounev. Integration of event-based communication in the palladio software quality prediction framework. In Proceedings of the joint ACM SIGSOFT conference -- QoSA and ACM SIGSOFT symposium -- ISARCS on Quality of software architectures -- QoSA and architecting critical systems -- ISARCS (QoSA-ISARCS 2011), Boulder, Colorado, USA, June 20--24, 2011, pages 43--52. SIGSOFT, ACM, New York, NY, USA. June 2011. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | DOI  | http  ]
[14] Samuel Kounev. Self-Aware Software and Systems Engineering: A Vision and Research Roadmap. In GI Softwaretechnik-Trends, 31(4), November 2011, ISSN 0720-8928, 2011. Karlsruhe, Germany. [ bib | pdf  | http  ]
[13] Samuel Kounev. Engineering of Self-Aware IT Systems and Services: State-of-the-Art and Research Challenges. In Proceedings of the 8th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW'11), Borrowdale, The English Lake District, October 12--13, 2011. (Extended Abstract of Keynote Talk). [ bib | pdf  ]
[12] Christoph Rathfelder, David Evans, and Samuel Kounev. Predictive Modelling of Peer-to-Peer Event-driven Communication in Component-based Systems. In Proceedings of the 7th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW 2010), Alessandro Aldini, Marco Bernardo, Luciano Bononi, and Vittorio Cortellessa, editors, Bertinoro, Italy, September 23--24, 2010, volume 6342 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), pages 219--235. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg. September 2010. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  ]
[11] Christoph Rathfelder, Benjamin Klatt, Samuel Kounev, and David Evans. Towards Middleware-Aware Integration of Event-based Communication into the Palladio Component Model (Poster Paper). In Proceedings of the Fourth ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2010), Cambridge, United Kingdom, July 12--15, 2010, pages 97--98. ACM, New York, NY, USA. July 2010. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | DOI  | http  ]
[10] Samuel Kounev, Fabian Brosig, Nikolaus Huber, and Ralf Reussner. Towards self-aware performance and resource management in modern service-oriented systems. In Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2010), July 5-10, Miami, Florida, USA, Miami, Florida, USA, July 5--10, 2010. IEEE Computer Society. July 2010. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  ]
[9] Samuel Kounev. Engineering of Next Generation Self-Aware Software Systems: A Research Roadmap. In Emerging Research Directions in Computer Science. Contributions from the Young Informatics Faculty in Karlsruhe. KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe, Germany, July 2010. [ bib | pdf  | http  ]
[8] Christoph Rathfelder, and Samuel Kounev. Modeling Event-Driven Service-Oriented Systems using the Palladio Component Model. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on the Quality of Service-Oriented Software Systems (QUASOSS 2009), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 24--28, 2009, pages 33--38. ACM, New York, USA. August 2009. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | DOI  ]
[7] Christoph Rathfelder, and Samuel Kounev. Model-Based Performance Prediction for Event-Driven Systems (Extended Abstract). In Proceedings of the Third ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2009), Nashville, Tennessee, July 6--9, 2009, pages 33:1--33:2. ACM, New York, NY, USA. July 2009. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | DOI  | http  ]
[6] Ramon Nou, Samuel Kounev, and Jordi Torres. Building Online Performance Models of Grid Middleware with Fine-Grained Load-Balancing: A Globus Toolkit Case Study. In Formal Methods and Stochastic Models for Performance Evaluation, Proceedings of the 4th European Performance Engineering Workshop (EPEW 2007), Berlin, Germany, September 27-28, 2007, Katinka Wolter, editor, 9 2007, number 4748 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 125--140. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany. 9 2007. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | DOI  ]
[5] Peter Pietzuch, David Eyers, Samuel Kounev, and Brian Shand. Towards a Common API for Publish/Subscribe. In Proceedings of the 2007 Inaugural International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2007), Toronto, Canada, June 20-22, 2007, Hans-Arno Jacobsen, Gero Mühl, and Michael A. Jaeger, editors, June 2007, volume 233 of ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, pages 152--157. ACM, New York, NY, USA. June 2007. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | DOI  | http  ]
[4] Samuel Kounev, Ramon Nou, and Jordi Torres. Autonomic QoS-Aware Resource Management in Grid Computing using Online Performance Models. In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (VALUETOOLS 2007), Nantes, France, October 23-25, 2007, 2007, pages 1--10. ICST, Brussels, Belgium. 2007. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | DOI  ]
[3] Samuel Kounev, and Alejandro Buchmann. Performance Issues in E-Business Systems. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Infrastructure for e-Business, e-Education, e-Science, and e-Medicine on the Internet (SSGRR 2002w), L'Aquila, Italy, January 21-27, 2002, January 2002. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  ]
[2] Samuel Kounev, and Alejandro Buchmann. Improving Data Access of J2EE Applications by Exploiting Asynchronous Messaging and Caching Services. In Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2002), Hong Kong, China, August 20--23, 2002, 2002, pages 574--585. VLDB Endowment, Morgan Kaufmann. 2002, Acceptance Rate (Full Paper): 14% Best-Paper-Award Nomination. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | http  ]
[1] Samuel Kounev, and Kiril Nikolov. The Analysis Phase in the Development of E-Commerce Software Systems. In Proceedings of the Tools Eastern Europe '99 Conference on Technology of Object Oriented Languages and Systems, Sofia-Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, June 1-4, 1999, June 1999. [ bib ]

Other

[2] Aleksandar Milenkoski, Bernd Jaeger, Kapil Raina, Mason Harris, Saif Chaudhry, Sivadon Chasiri, Veronica David, and Wenmao Liu. Security Position Paper: Network Function Virtualization, March 2016. Published by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) - Virtualization Working Group. [ bib | pdf  | http  ]
[1] Abhik Chaudhuri, Heberto Ferrer, Hemma Prafullchandra, J.D. Sherry, Kelvin Ng, Xiaoyu Ge, Yao Sing, Yiak Por, and Aleksandar Milenkoski [Minor Contributor], . Best Practices for Mitigating Risks in Virtualized Environments, April 2015. Published by Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) - Virtualization Working Group. [ bib | pdf  ]

Technical Reports

[3] Samuel Kounev, Fabian Brosig, and Nikolaus Huber. The Descartes Modeling Language. Technical report, Department of Computer Science, University of Wuerzburg, October 2014. [ bib | abstract  | pdf  | http  ]
[2] Samuel Kounev. Messaging Architecture and Asynchronous Interactions in SPECjAppServer. Technical Report TUD03-1, SPEC OSG Java Subcommittee, September 2003. [ bib ]
[1] Samuel Kounev. Eliminating ECperf Persistence Bottlenecks when using RDBMS with Pessimistic Concurrency Control. Technical report, ECperf Expert Group at Sun Microsystems Inc., September 2001. [ bib | pdf  ]

Theses

[1] Samuel Kounev. Design and Development of an Electronic Commerce Environment. Master's thesis, University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 1999. [ bib ]