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Cloud computing[]

An actor is

an entity (a person or an organization) that participates in a transaction or process and/or performs tasks in cloud computing.[1]

Entertainment industry[]

An actor (or actress) is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity.


An actor is

[a] person or system component who interacts with the system as a whole and who provides stimulus which invoke actions.[2]

Smart grid[]

An actor

include devices, systems, programs, and stakeholders that make decisions and exchange information necessary for performing applications: smart meters, solar energy generators, and control systems are examples of devices and systems.[3]


  1. NIST, Technical Considerations for USG Cloud Computer Deployment Decisions, Glossary, at 88 (Nov. 3, 2011) (full-text).
  2. Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems, at 5.
  3. NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 2.0, at 40.

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