3rd Cloud Futures Workshop 2012: Hot Topics in Research and Education
May 7–8, 2012 | Berkeley, California, United States
Cloud computing is an exciting platform for research and education. It has the potential to advance scientific and technological progress by making data and computing resources readily available at unprecedented economy of scale and nearly infinite scalability. To realize the full promise of cloud computing for research and education, however, we must think about the cloud as a holistic platform for creating new services, new experiences, and new methods to pursue research, teaching, and scholarly communication. This goal presents a broad range of interesting questions.
The Cloud Futures Workshop series brings together thought leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss the role of cloud computing across a variety of research and educational areas. Presentations, posters and discussions will investigate how new programming techniques, software platforms, software engineering and methodology, and methods of research and teaching in the cloud may solve distinct challenges arising in diverse areas of society.
Michaael J Franklin, University of California, Berkeley
Tony Hey, Microsoft Research
Joseph L Hellerstein, Manager, Big Science , Google Inc.
Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Corporation
Call for Abstracts and Participation
This year, we are looking for extended abstracts on hot topics in cloud computing to be presented at the workshop—either as talks or posters. Abstracts should highlight how new techniques and methods of research in the cloud may solve distinct challenges arising in diverse areas, including computer science, engineering, earth sciences, healthcare, humanities, interactive games, life sciences, and social sciences. We encourage abstracts that describe practical experiences, experimental results, and vision papers. All papers will be peer-reviewed.
· Submit abstracts of five pages, including references.
· Your submission should include a bio (150 words maximum).
· Submit your abstracts through the online form.
· Abstracts due: February 29, 2012
· Results available: March 23, 2012
· Workshop: May 7–8, 2012
About the Workshop
The Cloud Futures 2012 workshop is a joint venture between the Microsoft Research Connections, Azure Research Engagement, and Developer & Platform Evangelism Academic groups, and is in association with and co-supported by the University of California, Berkeley.
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