Agenda

Cloud Futures Workshop 2012
May 7–8, 2012 | Berkeley, California, United States

Monday, May 7, 2012 

Time

Event/Topic

Location 
8:00  Bus transportation from the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina to Clark-Kerr Campus   
8:30  Registration and pastries/coffee   

8:45–9:00

Welcome from conference organizers | slides

Krutch Theatre 

9:00–10:00

Keynote | Science in the Cloud | slides | video

Speaker: Joseph Hellerstein, Manager Big Science, Google

Chair: Juan Vargas

10:00–10:30

Break  
10:30–12:00

Plenary Session | video

Chair: Dennis Gannon

  • 10:30–11:00 Advancing Declarative Query for Data-Intensive Science in the Cloud | slides
    Speaker: Bill Howe, University of Washington
  • 11:00–11:30 Programming Paradigms for Technical Computing on Clouds and Supercomputers | slides
    Speaker: Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University
    Co-author: Dennis Gannon, Microsoft
  • 11:30–12:00 Cloud Computing for Fundamental Spatial Operations on Polygonal GIS Data | slides
    Speaker: Sushil Prasad, Georgia State University
    Co-authors: Dinesh Agarwal, Satish Puri, Xi He, Georgia State University
Krutch Theatre 

12:00–2:00

 

 

Lunch: Poster Session

  • Managing Cloud-based Photo Albums by Mobile-based Intention Composition
    Presenter: Winston Hsu, National Taiwan University
    Co-authors: Yu-Heng Lei, Yan-Ying Chen, Bor-Chun Chen, National Taiwan University
  • Cloud Based Real-Time Collaborative Filtering for Item-Item Recommendations
    Presenter: Rafael Pereira, Globo.com
    Co-author: Karin Breitman, PUC-Rio
  • Producing Realistic Earthquake Shake Maps Using Cloud Computing: A Cloud Implementation of a Stochastic Simulation Approach to Compute Expected Ground Motions for Strong Earthquakes
    Presenter: Andreas Skarlatoudis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    Co-authors: Costas Papazachos, George Spyrou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Leveraging the Power of the Cloud to Create a Marketplace for Crowd-Sourcing of Personal Data
    Presenter: Dominic Price, University of Nottingham
Room 102 

2:00–3:30

Session 1A: Education | video

Chair: Arkady Retik

  • 2:00–2:30 InstantLab 2.0 – A Platform for Operating System Experiments on Public Cloud Infrastructure | slides
    Speakers: Andreas Polze and Christian Neuhaus, University of Potsdam
    Co-authors: Rehab Alnemr, Lysann Kessler and Frank Schlegel, University of Potsdam
  • 2:30–3:00 Case Study on Cloud Computing Infusion at a Leading Tertiary Institution in Singapore | slides 
    Speaker: Choong Wu Gary Lim, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • 3:00–3:30 Teaching Web-Scale Data Management Using Microsoft Azure: POSTECH Experiences | slides
    Speaker: Seung-won Hwang, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Krutch Theatre 

Session 1B: Life Sciences | video

Chair: Juan Vargas

  • 2:00–2:30 A-Brain: Using the Cloud to Understand the Impact of Genetic Variability on the Brain | slides
    Speaker: Radu Tudoran, INRIA Rennes
    Co-authors: Alexandru Costan, Benoit Da Mota, Gabriel Antoniu and Bertrand Thirion, INRIA Rennes and Saclay
  • 2:30–3:00 Very Large Scale Operon Predictions via Comparative Genomics | slides
    Speaker: Ehsan Tabari, UNC Charlotte
    Co-author: ZhengChang Su, UNC Charlotte
  • 3:00–3:30 Fast Exploration of the QSAR Model Space with e-Science Central and Windows Azure | slides
    Speaker: Simon Woodman, Newcastle University
    Co-authors: Jacek Cala, Hugo Hiden, Paul Watson, Newcastle University
Room 104 

3:30–4:00

Break

 

4:00–5:30

Session 1C: Interactive Services | video

Chair: Kent Foster

  • 4:00–4:30 3-D Remote Collaboration Framework for Virtual Cultural Heritage | slides
    Speaker: Yasuhide Okamoto, University of California, Berkeley
    Co-authors: Gregorij Kurillo, Ruzena Bajcsy University of California, Berkeley; Takeshi Oishi, Katsushi Ikeuchi, University of Tokyo
  • 4:30–5:00 Interactive 3-D Services Over Windows Azure | slides
    Speaker: Lukas Kencl, Czech Technical University, Prague
    Co-author: Jiri Danihelka, Czech Technical University, Prague
  • 5:00–5:30 Microsoft Azure and the Kinect Join the World of Telemedicine to Save Lives | slides
    Speaker: Janet Bailey, University of Arkansas
    Co-authors: Aaron Rothberg, University of Arkansas; Bradley Jensen, Microsoft
Krutch Theatre 

Session 1D: Environmental Applications | video

Chair: Dennis Gannon

  • 4:00–4:30 Cloud-Based Exploration of Complex Ecosystems for Science, Education and Entertainment | slides
    Speaker: Neo Martinez, Pacific Ecoinformatics Lab
    Co-authors: Ilmi Yoon, Sangyuk Yoon, Gary Ng, Hunvil Rodrigues, Sonal Mahajan, San Francisco State University
  • 4:30–5:00 Cloud Computing as a Cyber-Infrastructure for Mass Customization and Collaboration | slides
    Speaker: Kwa-Sur Tam, Virginia Tech
  • 5:00–5:30 Green Prefab: Civil Engineering Hub in Microsoft Windows Azure | slides
    Speaker: Furio Barzon, Collaboratorio, Italy
Room 104 

6:00–8:00

Dinner Lawrence Hall of Science 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Time

Event/Topic

Location 
8:00  Bus transportation from the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina to Clark-Kerr Campus   
8:30  Registration and pastries/coffee   

9:00–10:00

Keynote | Large Scale Cloud Computing: Opportunities and Challenges | slides | video

Speaker: Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

Chair: Dennis Gannon

Krutch Theatre 

10:00–10:30

Break  

10:30–12:00

Plenary Session | video

Chair: Dennis Gannon

  • 10:30–11:00 Vision Paper: Towards an Understanding of the Limits of Map-Reduce Computation | slides
    Speaker: Semih Salihogluz, Stanford University
    Co-authors: Foto Afrati, National Technical University Athens; Anish Das Sarma, Google Research; Jeffrey D. Ullman, Stanford University

  • 11:00–11:30 Twister4Azure: Parallel Data Analytics on Azure | slides
    Speaker: Judy Qiu, Indiana University
    Co-author: Thilina Gunarathne, Indiana University

  • 11:30–12:00 CumuloNimbo: Parallel-Distributed Transactional Processing | slides
    Speaker: Ricardo Jiménez-Peris, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
    Co-authors: Marta Patiño-Martínez, Iván Brondino, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid; José Pereira, Rui Oliveira, Ricardo Vilaça, University Minho; Bettina Kemme, Yousuf Ahmad, McGill University

Krutch Theatre 
12:00–2:00

Lunch

Room 102 
2:00–3:30

 

Session 2A: Social and Mobile Services | video

Chair: Steve Yamashiro

  • 2:00–2:30 An Efficient Meet-Up Mechanism by Mashing-up Social and Mobile Clouds | slides
    Speaker: Li-Chun Wang, National Chiao Tung University
    Co-authors: Chia-Yu Lin, Yu-Jia Chen, Yu-Chee Tseng, National Chiao Tung University
  • 2:30–3:00 Scalable, Secure Analysis of Social Sciences Data on the Azure Platform | slides
    Speaker: Yogesh Simmhan, University of Southern California
    Co-authors: Litao Den, Alok Kumbhare, Mark Redekopp, Viktor Prasanna, University of Southern California
  • 3:00–3:30 Remote Software Service for Mobile Clients Leveraging Cloud Computing | slides
    Speaker: Chunming Hu, Beihang University
    Co-authors: Jianxin Li, Weiren Yu, Beihang University
Krutch Theatre 

Session 2B: Computational Models and Applications | video

Chair: Dennis Gannon

  • 2:00–2:30 Enabling Cloud Interoperability with COMPSs | slides
    Speaker: Daniele Lezzi, Barcelona Supercomputer Center
    Co-authors: Fabrizio Marozzo, Francesc Lordan, Roger Rafanell, Rosa Badia, Barcelona Supercomputer Center; Domenico Talia, University of Calabria
  • 2:30–3:00 McCloud: Monte Carlo Service in Windows Azure | slides
    Speaker: Rafael Nasser, PUC-Rio
    Co-authors: Karin Breitman, Rubens Sampaio, Americo Cunha, Helio Vieira, PUC-Rio
  • 3:00–3:30 Experiences Using Windows Azure to Calibrate Watershed Models | slides
    Speaker: Marty Humphrey, University of Virginia
    Co-authors: Norm Beekwilder, University of Virginia; Jon Goodall, Mehmet Ercan, University of South Carolina
Room 104 

3:30–4:00

Break

 

4:00–5:30

Panel Session | Big Data on Campus: Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities Across Domains | video

Speakers: Cathryn Carson, D-lab; AnnaLee Saxenian, UC Berkeley; Arie Shoshani, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory; Dennis Gannon, Microsoft
Chair: Michael Franklin

Krutch Theatre 

5:30

Closing