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Sheikh, Abdulla, Munro, Malcolm & Budgen, David (2018), SSM: Scheduling Security Model for a Cloud Environment, ACM International Conference Proceedings Series 2nd International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing (ICCBDC). Barcelona, Spain, ACM, New York, 11-15.

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Scheduling in the cloud is a complex task due to the number and variety of resources available and the volatility of usage-patterns of resources considering that the resource setting is on the service provider. This complexity is compounded further when Security issues and Quality of Service (QoS) are also factored in. The aim of this paper is to describe a model that based on Security (SSM) as a key element that cloud services rely on which affects the performance, cost and time concerns within the security constraints of the cloud service. Definition of the Scheduling Security Model (SSM), and evaluation through worked example that can meet the customer requirements of cost and the quality of service in the required time.