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JSW 2015 Vol.10(6): 695-712 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.10.6.695-712

Biocloud: A Systemic Review and Classification

Hongfeng Zhang1*, Vincent Y. Liu2, Yu Zhao2
1Macau Polytechnic Institute, Macau.
2Macau University of Science and Technology, Taipa, Macau.


Abstract—Nowadays, numerous journals have published papers related to biocloud – cloud computing techniques for biological applications (e.g., genome analysis, systems biology, infection disease), indicating many researchers’ interest. Therefore, the goal of this paper is to review the works that were published in journals from 2006 to 2013, suggest a classification framework of cloud computing techniques and related issues for biological applications, and explore each feature of classification framework. The literature review is conducted by using an abstract and topic search. The classification framework is developed based on cloud computing architecture and IT service management, which consists of the following six layers: concept and research layer, SaaS layer, PaaS layer, IaaS layer, DaaS layer and service management layer. Current problems and future research direction of biocloud are discussed at the end this paper.

Index Terms—Biocloud, cloud computing, systemic review.

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Cite: Hongfeng Zhang, Vincent Y. Liu, and Yu Zhao, "Biocloud: A Systemic Review and Classification," Journal of Software vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 695-712, 2015.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly (2006-2019); Bimonthly (Since 2020)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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E-mail: jsw@iap.org
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