Tokyo to Seattle

Hi, I’m Ikki from Tokyo. Thank you for visiting my new site.

My old site is written in Japanese and composed completely by my hand. Although I’ve developed a macro suite (like Emacs Lisp) for my favorite text editor to edit HTML and CSS, I don’t want to do it anymore — so today I finally have built the brand new site here, written in English and composed by WordPress. Yeah, it’s great! …But a bit slow, I know, because the rental server is the cheapest one 🙁

I’ll visit Seattle to attend SC11 from 13rd to 19th. This is the first time I’m landing on the USA, really! I’m so excited that I couldn’t sleep at all… The main question is: are the people really so fat? 😛

OK, there remains many things to write, but I need to sleep before the flight. Let’s see at Seattle. Thank you!

The Cloud Service Exchange

The Cloud Service Exchange

Hi, let me introduce my research carried out in at NII as a Ph.D. candidate.

Cloud computing has changed our living and business dramatically during the last decade. Amazon, Salesforce and other dotcom companies operate some hundreds of thousands of computers and provide various services through the internet. In the near future, more service providers will compete with each other to offer commoditized services. Users will choose a service fit for their deadlines and budgets, or will combine multiple services to achieve complex task. My research goal is to design the Cloud Resource Exchange, where many providers and users sell/buy cloud services (i.e. resources). The combinational auctions mechanism, which allows participants to trade a combination of multiple goods, will be suitable for trading cloud services. I am now carrying out research on an effective design of the Cloud Service Exchange. My Ph.D. thesis titled “Study on Combinatorial Marketplace for Cloud Computing Services” has been published on March 2012.

See Publications.