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Transferable Knowledge for Low-cost Decision Making in Cloud Environments

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Transferable Knowledge for Low-cost Decision Making in Cloud Environments. / Samreen, Faiza; Blair, Gordon; Elkhatib, Yehia.

In: IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, Vol. 10, No. 3, 31.08.2022, p. 2190 - 2203.

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Samreen F, Blair G, Elkhatib Y. Transferable Knowledge for Low-cost Decision Making in Cloud Environments. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. 2022 Aug 31;10(3):2190 - 2203. Epub 2020 May 20. doi: 10.1109/TCC.2020.2989381

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Samreen, Faiza ; Blair, Gordon ; Elkhatib, Yehia. / Transferable Knowledge for Low-cost Decision Making in Cloud Environments. In: IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. 2022 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 2190 - 2203.

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