Factories of the future (FoF) is a relatively new topic focusing on developing competitive manufacturing. Exploiting cloud services is a vital area for FoF. The collaboration between different cloud vendors can provide better quality of service at a lower price. This paper discusses a framework which supports inter-cloud interoperability in a heterogeneous computing resource cloud environment with the goal of dispatching the workload to the most effective clouds available at runtime. Moreover, a genetic algorithm (GA)–based job-scheduler is proposed as a part of the interoperability framework offering workload migration with the best performance at the least cost. The resource selection model is evaluated using agent-based simulation approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-157
JournalInternational Journal Of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • agent-based simulation
  • factory of the future
  • genetic algorithm–based job-scheduler
  • inter-cloud interoperability


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