Author: Josef Spillner

ESOCC 2018: Service-oriented and cloud-native system challenges

The European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing (ESOCC) is among the most recognised community-run venues to discuss technological advances among researchers and practitioners. Its 7th edition (ESOCC 2018) just took place in Como, Italy, and we were participating for three reasons: to present a paper on migrating multi-container applications between clouds, to sense new challenges ahead especially in the cloud-native space, and to connect stronger to fellow researchers from across the continent.

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Colloquium on Cloud Computing

At the Service Prototyping Lab, we were honoured to receive the fourth international speaker in our colloquium series this year. Christopher Hauser presented the ongoing research at Ulm University, specifically in the Institute of Information Resource Management whose research is centered on loosely and tightly coupled systems. The colloquium speaker focused more on the former and hence presented his talk Ā«Research and InterestsĀ» with emphasis on cloud computing and heterogeneous systems. The main points of interest arising from the talk and the discussion are summarised in this article.

 

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Guest Lectures at Indian Institute of Technology – IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

On July 31 and August 1/2, purposefully disregarding the Swiss national holiday, the Service Prototyping Lab at Zurich University of Applied Sciences was represented at the premises of the Indian Institute of Technology, the former Indian School of Mines, in Dhanbad, the most populous city in the northeastern Indian state Jharkhand. Although the area is traditionally known for its coal and minerals industry, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad is also offering teaching, research and academic services including conference organisation in computer science fields. This matching profile with overlapping areas has triggered our interest, and thus Josef Spillner made the trip to offer guest lectures, tutorials and faculty-level discussions about future exchanges. This article reports on the days spent in Dhanbad.

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Call for Papers, Demos, Talks, Tutorials: ESSCA 2018

ESSCA – the European Symposium on Serverless Computing and Applications – is happening on 21 December 2018 in the ZHAW Toni-Areal tower in Zurich, Switzerland. Do you have anything to share related to FaaS, cloud functions, serverless applications and systems, as well as related technologies and software development experience? Please submit your proposals accordingly until 1 September.

Do not miss this opportunity to spread and deepen your knowledge on FaaS!