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Negotiation Based Combinatorial Double Auction Mechanism in Cloud Computing

Zakir Ullah1, Asif Umer1, Mahdi Zaree2, Jamil Ahmad1, Faisal Alanazi3,*, Noor Ul Amin1, Arif Iqbal Umar1, Ali Imran Jehangiri1, Muhammad Adnan1

1 Department of Information Technology, Hazara University Mansehra, Mansehra, 21300, Pakistan
2 Tecnologico de Monterrey, School of Engineering and Sciences, Zapopan, 45201, Mexico
3 Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Alkharj, 16273, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Faisal Alanazi. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2021, 69(2), 2123-2140.


Cloud computing is a demanding business platform for services related to the field of IT. The goal of cloud customers is to access resources at a sustainable price, while the goal of cloud suppliers is to maximize their services utilization. Previously, the customers would bid for every single resource type, which was a limitation of cloud resources allocation. To solve these issues, researchers have focused on a combinatorial auction in which the resources are offered by the providers in bundles so that the user bids for their required bundle. Still, in this allocation mechanism, some drawbacks need to be tackled, such as due to the lower average bid price the users are dropped from the auction process. To solve this problem, we proposed a “Negotiation based Combinatorial Double Auction Mechanism for Resource Allocation (N-CDARA) in cloud computing”. The proposed method negotiates with dropped users. Lower average bid price users are asked by our proposed mechanism to increase their bids, as by the quoted bids they will be dropped by the auctioneer. Most of the users that are close to winning accept the proposal and increase their bid prices. The proposed mechanism is implemented in a CloudSim simulation toolkit. Results are compared with the latest model and performance study shows that in our proposed scheme more users win and get their requested services and the utilization of offered services is increased up to 18.4% than the existing schemes.


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Ullah, Z., Umer, A., Zaree, M., Ahmad, J., Alanazi, F. et al. (2021). Negotiation based combinatorial double auction mechanism in cloud computing. Computers, Materials & Continua, 69(2), 2123-2140.
Vancouver Style
Ullah Z, Umer A, Zaree M, Ahmad J, Alanazi F, Amin NU, et al. Negotiation based combinatorial double auction mechanism in cloud computing. Comput Mater Contin. 2021;69(2):2123-2140
IEEE Style
Z. Ullah et al., "Negotiation Based Combinatorial Double Auction Mechanism in Cloud Computing," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 2123-2140. 2021.


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