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Cloud Futures 2010

Advancing Research with Cloud Computing

On April 8 and 9, 2010, the Cloud Futures Workshop brought together thought leaders from academia, industry, and government to discuss the role of cloud computing across disciplines, with the goal of highlighting how new techniques and methods of research in the cloud may solve distinct challenges arising in those diverse areas.

Workshop Co-Chairs

David PattersonDavid A. Patterson
Professor of Computer Science

Reliable Adaptive 
Distributed Systems Lab, University of California Berkeley

Dan ReedDan Reed
Corporate Vice President

Extreme Computing Group, Microsoft Research

Call for Abstracts

Cloud computing is fast becoming the most important platform for research. Researchers today need vast computing resources to collect, share, manipulate, and explore massive data sets as well as to build and deploy new services for research. Cloud computing has the potential to advance research discoveries 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, however, one 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.

We invited extended abstracts that illustrate the role of cloud computing across a variety of research and curriculum development areas—including computer science, earth sciences, healthcare, humanities, life sciences, and social sciences—that highlight how new techniques and methods of research in the cloud may solve distinct challenges arising in those diverse areas.

Note: All abstract submissions were due on February 10, 2010. We are no longer accepting submissions.

 Agenda

Thursday, April 8, 2010 

7:30 A.M. –

8:00 A.M.

Shuttle bus transport from hotels to Microsoft Research

8:00 A.M. –

9:00 A.M.

Breakfast at Microsoft Research (Bldg 99)

9:00 A.M. – 9:15 A.M.

LOCATION: Room 1919

Dennis Gannon – Welcome and Workshop Kickoff

9:15 A.M. –10:15 A.M. 

LOCATION: Room 1919

Ed Lazowska – The University of Washington eScience Institute 

10:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

Coffee break

10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Room 1915

Session Chair: Dennis Gannon

 

Interactive and Fault-tolerant Data Analytics in the Cloud – Magdalena Balazinska, University of Washington

 

Cloud Computing for Chemical Property Prediction – Paul Watson, Newcastle University

 

Looking Inside the Virtualization Layer for Performance, Security, and Software Fault Tolerance – Sorav Bansal, IIT Dehli

 

LOCATION: Room 1919

Session Chair: Roger Barga

 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) –Deepak Singh, Amazon

LOCATION: Room 1927 

Session Chair: Arkady Retik

 

Towards Predictable Cloud Computing – Andreas Polze, Hasso-Plattner-Institute

 

The Cloud for University City Campus – Danilo Montesi, University of Bologna

 

Cloud Computing Projects in Engineering – Harold Castro, Universidad de los Andes

12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Box lunch

1:00 P.M. –

2:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Room 1919

General session keynote: David Patterson – University of California at Berkeley

(Session Chair: Juan Vargas)

2:00 P.M. –

4:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Room 1915

Session Chair: Arkady Retik

 

Proposing a Curriculum/Course for Cloud Computing from a Software Engineering Perspective – Kurschl Werner, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences

 

Operating System Research Extended into the Cloud – Alexander Schmidt, Hasso-Plattner-Institute  

 

Consumer Decision Support for Resource Procurement in IaaS Markets – Kurt Vanmechelen, University of Antwerp

  

Using Cloud Computing to Support Virtual Congress – Juan G. Lalinde-Pulido, Universidad EAFIT

LOCATION: Room 1919

Session Chair: Juan Vargas

 

Building Application for the Cloud on Google App Engine 
Christian Schalk, Google

 

LOCATION: Room 1927

Session Chair: Roger Barga

 

Early Progress on SEJITS in Many Core and Cloud Environments – Armando Fox, University of California Berkeley

 

Consistency Options for Replicated Storage in the Cloud – Ken Birman, Cornell University

 

Elasticity through Modularity – Jan Rellermeyer, ETH Zurich

 

Programming a Service Cloud – Rosa M. Badia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

4:00 P.M. –

4:30 P.M.

Break and refreshments

4:30 P.M. –

6:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Room 1915

Session Chair: Dennis Gannon

 

Enabling Scalable Genomics Research across Desktop and the Cloud – Yogesh Simmhan, Microsoft Research

 

Implementing a DICOM Image Archival Solution in Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud – an Information Technology Senior Project – Chia-Chi Teng, Brigham Young University

 

Rapid Diagnosis of Acute Heart Disease by Cloud-based High Performance Computing for Computer Vision – Oleksii Morozov, University Hospital of Basel 

 

LOCATION: Room 1919

Session Chair: Krishna Kumar

 

Microsoft Azure for Research
Roger Barga/ Jared Jackson, Microsoft Research

LOCATION: Room 1927

Session Chair: Juan Vargas

 

Leveraging Domain-Specific Software Architectures for Classifying Cloud Service Abstractions
– T S Mohan, Infosys

 

Achieving Energy Efficient Computing for Future Large Scale Applications – Tajana Simunic Rosing, University of California San Diego

 

Early Observations on the Performance of Windows Azure – Marty Humphrey, University of Virginia

 

6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

Reception and dinner at Spitfire Restaurant, Microsoft Commons

10:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.

Shuttle bus transport to hotels from Spitfire

 

Friday, April 9, 2010

7:30 A.M. – 8:00 A.M.

Shuttle bus transport from hotels to Microsoft Research

8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.

Breakfast at Microsoft Research 

9:00 A.M. – 10:15 A.M.

LOCATION: Room 1919

General session keynote: Dan Reed, Microsoft Research

(Session Chair: Kent Foster)

10:15 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.

Coffee break

10:30 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.

LOCATION: Room 1915

Session Chair: Roger Barga

 

Management and Contextualization of Scientific Virtual Appliances – Germán Moltó, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

 

SKYINFO – Innovative Technology-Convergence Cloud Application – Matej Hertis, University of Maribor

 

Domain Specific Cloud Components for General Availability of Cloud Computing to Research – Marco Parenzan, Università degli Studi di Trieste

 

Towards an Open Service Framework for Cloud-based Knowledge Discovery – Domenico Talia, Università della Calabria

 

LOCATION: Room 1919

Session Chair: Kent Foster

 

Microsoft Codename
"Dallas"
Christian Liensberger, Microsoft

LOCATION: Room 1927

Session Chair: Judith Bishop

 

Managing the Cloud Infrastructure – Antonio Cisternino, University of Pisa

 

QoS-aware Clouds – Fabio Panzieri, University of Bologna

 

A New Class of Services for Cloud Computing: Real-Time Services over Massive and Continuous Data Flows – Ricardo Jimenez-Peris, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

 

Cognitive Publish/Subscribe for Heterogeneous Clouds – Sarunas Girdzijauskas, Swedish Institute of Computer Science

12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.

Buffet lunch

1:15 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.

LOCATION: Room 1919

Panel Chair: Roger Barga

 

Panel on Applications for the Cloud

Paul Watson, Newcastle University

Marty Humphrey, University of Virginia

Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zurich

Rob Gillen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Savas Parastatidis, Microsoft Corporation

2:15 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Room 1915

Session Chair: Dennis Gannon

 

Data and the Cloud.
A
Call for Improved Formats and Consistency in Data Services Supporting Scientific Research – Rob Gillen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

 

Experiences using Windows Azure to Process MODIS Satellite Data – Jie Li, University of Virginia

 

Monitoring and Mining Sensor Data in Cloud Computing Platforms – Wen-Chih Peng, National Chiao Tung University

 

LOCATION: Room 1919

Session Chair: Kent Foster

 

Azure Academic Pilot
Krishna Kumar, Microsoft

 

LOCATION: Room 1927

Session Chair: Judith Bishop

 

Cloud Computing Support for Massively Social Gaming – Alexandru Iosup, Delft University of Technology

 

CloudStudio: Collaborative, Cloud-Based Software Development – Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zurich

 

Cloud TV – Karin Breitman, PUC-Rio

4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Room 1919

Wrap up