Cloud-based Services and Applications
Prof Mark Baker, University of Reading
Dr. Marcel Kunze, Forschungszentrum, Karlsruhe
Cloud computing is increasingly being used for what was known as “on-demand” and “utility computing”. The services provided, the APIs and the applications that can be hosted by these Cloud providers have superseded the use of the grid, and are increasingly becoming popular with users. There are obviously two sides to the services that are provided by Cloud providers: those that are supplied by commercial entities, such as Amazon and Google, as well as those that are open-source systems, such as provided by OpenCirrus and Eucalyptus.
In this workshop we wish to examine and explore the services, interfaces and types of applications that can be executed on Cloud systems. In addition, we are interested in the interfaces used to access the underlying services, the pros/cons of using virtualisation, the range and scope of applications that can be executed, the security used by these services, and aspects such a service level agreements and quality of service provided.
Topics areas of interest:
- Security Policies and Mechanisms,
- Possession and ownership of data,
- Scheduling on Clouds,
- Cloud benchmarks
- Cloud-based services and protocols,
- Cloud Interoperability,
- Storage and file systems,
- Cloud scalability and performance,
- Application development and debugging tools.
- Business models and economics of cloud services
- Vituralization of hardware and software resources,
- Performance monitoring and prediction of cloud performance,
- Capacity planning and resource allocation,
- Service Level Agreements and Quality of Services,
- Cloud architecture.
Mark Baker, SSE, University of Reading
Marcel.Kunze, Forschungszentrum, University of Karlsruhe
Lee Gillam, Department of Computing, University of Surry
Nikolaos Antonopoulos, School of Computing University of Derby
Matthew Dovey, JISC
Garry Smith, SSE, University of Reading
Dan Katz, Computation Institute (CI), University of Chicago
Guy Tel-Zur, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
David Abramson, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University,
Jeremy Cohen, Imperial College
Terance Harmer, The Queen's University of Belfast