Events: 30th birthday of the Swiss Informatics Society SI today at the HES-SO Fribourg.

As announced in previous posts, we report below the agenda of the  Cloud Computing in Switzerland workshop, chaired by ICCLab  from 8.45 AM to 10.45 AM today at the 30th birthday of the Swiss Informatics Society SI – the HES-SO Fribourg.

8:45 – 9:00  Intro by Christof Marti (ZHAW)

Workshop introduction, goals and activities on Cloud Computing at ZHAW.

9:00-09:20  Peter Kunszt  (Systemsx) 

The view of the scientific community on technological trends and the opportunities offered by Cloud Computing infrastructures.

Cloud computing services for research – first steps and recommendations”

9:20-09:40 Markus Brunner (Swisscom)

The view of the operators on how cloud computing is transforming the ecosystem and related risks & challenges.

9:40-10:00  Sergio Maffioletti (University of Zurich) 

The view of the scientific community on how cloud technology could be used as a foundation for building a national research support infrastructure.

“Roadmap for an Open Cloud Academic Research Infrastructure”

10:00-10:20 Michèal Higgins  (CloudSigma) - remote

The view of the industry on how cloud computing is transforming the ecosystem and related risks & challenges.

“CloudSigma and the Challenges of Big Science in the Cloud”

10:20-10:40 Muharem Hrnjadovic (RackSpace)

An overview of key capabilities of cloud based infrastructures like OpenStack and challenging scenarios.

10:40-10:45 All

Q&A session

 

Upcoming Events: 30th birthday of the Swiss Informatics Society SI on Tuesday, 25.06.2013 at the HES-SO Fribourg.

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The SI represents the computer science profession in Switzerland: professionals with a university degree or equivalent qualification, educational and research institutes, and companies that contribute to computer science. It networks its members and represents their interests in politics, education, business and research.

The 30th birthday of the Swiss Informatics Society will be holding a celebration event this Tuesday () at HES-SO in Fribourg. The programme is available here.

Including the inaugural Meeting of the Swiss AIS Chapter, from 8.45 AM to 10.45 AM there will be six parallel workshops: Green IT, Open Government Data, Cloud Computing in CH, Usability in der Praxis and Entertainment Computing.

The Cloud Computing in CH workshop is chaired by ICCLab and it will cover the following track theme:

Cloud Computing is transforming the IT industry, and this concerns a high-tech country like Switzerland in particular. The resulting potentials and risks need to be well understood in order to be able to fully leverage the technical as well as economical advantages. This workshop will provide an overview of current technological and economical trends with a particular focus on Switzerland and its currently released Federal Cloud Computing strategy.

The speakers will be: Christof Marti (ZHAW, moderator),  Peter Kunszt  (Systemsx), Markus Brunner (Swisscom), Sergio Maffioletti (University of Zurich), Michèal Higgins  (CloudSigma) and  Muharem Hrnjadovic (RackSpace).

Final agenda of this workshop will be posted  soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICCLab & Swiss Informatics Society – Cloud Computing Special Interest Group

We, the ICCLab, are proud to announce that the past Presidential Conference of the Swiss Informatics Society accepted our proposal (slides) for setting up a Special Interest Group in Cloud Computing.

The SIG is currently being formed. If you wish to participate and influence the future of Swiss Cloud Computing in this context please don’t hesitate to contact us. Any active participation is more than welcome.

Feel free to join our LinkedIn Group.

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