Cloud as an enabler for Digital Single Market
This session is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, this is an opportunity to meet and share experiences, challenges and solutions. At this session, you are encouraged you to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.
As cloud services know no national boundaries, as such European citizens consume them irrespective of their own geographic location, recent incidents are demanding better protection for citizens consumer protection, or data privacy, rather than blindly clicking ‘agree’.
Will national authorities restrict services within national borders in order to protect their citizens’ rights? Which in turn leads to the question how can future research & innovation of cloud computing act as an enabler for the Digital Single Market?
This session aims to
- summarise recent industry events (security breaches, legal cases, technology advances);
- highlight the challenges that these events present;
- discuss future research & innovation.
This two hour session will begin with a summary of the unconference format and an introduction from speakers from both HP and Intel to present topics as a framework for discussion during the session.
In advance of the conference, project co-ordinators and conference delegates have been invited to volunteer to prepare very short introductions to lead discussions on key topics of cloud computing research. These have been grouped into topics:
- “Data Protection, Security, and Privacy by Design” with Erkuden Rios Velasco from TECNALIA Research & Innovation in Spain in collaboration with Oriol Farràs from Rovira i Virgili University in Spain / CLARUS project
- “Technical and Non-Technical Research & Innovation Challenges, Cloud Architectures to Improve Management and Efficiency” with Ana Juan Ferrer from Atos / ASCETiC project
- “Inter-Cloud Interoperability, Performance, and Procurement” with Karim Djemame from Leeds University / ASCETiC project
- “Fog Computing: Densely Interconnected and Decentralised Cloud Infrastructures” with Pedro Garcia Lopez from the Engineering and Mathematics Department at the Rovira i Virgili University in Spain
There will be a breakout room for each topic, giving everyone the opportunity to further discuss the topics that require more in depth discussion within that framework for about an hour. In addition, extra rooms will also be provided to discuss other topics, such as: Regulation, Labels and Certification, Standards, or Service Level Agreements.
Then all participants in the session will gather back again in the main room for a very brief snapshot of those discussions.
In these types of unconference sessions each discussion is often published online in real time on Twitter or in blogs. This helps the session and discussions to reach a wider audience and topics can gain a much higher profile. Therefore, all participants are encouraged to use Twitter and mention the hashtags #netfutures15 #cloud