First Mysore-Park Workshop on Building and Programming the Cloud

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Event Details

Date: January 13-16, 2010
Venue: Infosys Campus, Hebbal Electronics City, Hootagalli, Mysore, Karnataka, India


Event Overview

This Mysore-Park Series workshop assembles technologists, with different areas of focus, to create a conducive environment for innovation through inter-disciplinary interactions.

The event aims to debate technology research-related issues, thereby growing the research community, while creating an India-centric platform for socializing research.


Session Details

Date: January 13-16, 2010

Session 1
Topic: What Is Cloud Computing?
Speakers: Raghu Ramakrishnan, Chief Scientist for Audience and Cloud Computing, Yahoo Research, USA
Jim Larus, Director, Cloud Computing Futures, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA

Session Description:

  • Raghu discusses 'Data Management Challenges in the Cloud'
  • Jim talks about 'Programming Clouds'

Session 2
Topic: Distributed Computing
Speakers: Ken Birman, Professor, Computer Science, Cornell University, USA
Peter Druschel, Scientific Director, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Germany
Mike Isard, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley, USA

Session Description:

  • Ken talks about 'Reintroducing Consistency: Challenges in Cloud Settings'
  • Peter's topic is 'Accountability in Distributed Systems'
  • Mike talks about 'Distributed Computing Using Dryad'

Session 3
Topic: Networking
Speakers: T. V. Lakshman, Research Director, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, Murray Hill, USA
Alex Snoeren, Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA
Shivkumar Kalyanaraman, Senior Manager, Next Gen Systems & Smarter Planet Solutions, IBM Research, Bangalore, India

Session Description:

  • Lakshman speaks about 'VPN Extensions for Cloud Services'
  • Alex talks about 'Resource Management in the Cloud'
  • Shivkumar talks about 'The Future of Software Radio: Wireless Network Cloud'

Session 4
Topic: Virtualization
Speakers: S. Keshav, Professor, Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Canada
Prashant Shenoy, Professor, Computer Science, Vice President & Chief Scientist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Harrick Vin, TRDDC, India

Session Description:

  • Keshav's topic is 'Virtualization: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'
  • Prashant talks about 'Elastic Provisioning in Virtualized Cloud Platforms'
  • Harrick speaks on 'Deriving an Enterprise-wide Server Virtualization Strategy: Challenges and Opportunities'

Session 5
Topic: Programming Models I
Speakers: William Cook, Assistant Professor, Computer Science, UT Austin, USA
Gautam Shroff, Vice President, TCS, India

Session Description:

  • William speaks on 'Structuring the Cloud with Orc'
  • Gautam talks about 'Dev 2.0: Model Driven Development in the Cloud'

Session 6
Topic: Configuration
Speakers: Paul Anderson, Principal Computing Officer, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Radu Calinescu, Lecturer, Computer Science, Oxford University, U.K.
Shriram Krishnamurthy, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Brown University, USA

Session Description:

  • Paul's topic is 'Configuring the Cloud: Inside and Out'
  • Radu talks about 'Formal Methods for Management of the Cloud'
  • Shriram speaks on 'Finding the Dark Cloud: Static Analysis of Cloud Configurations'

Session 7
Topic: Programming Models II
Speakers: Yuan Yu, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley, USA
Ranjit Jhala, Associate Professor, Computer Science, University of California, San Diego, USA

Session Description:

  • Yuan speaks on 'The DryadLINQ Approach to Distributed Data Parallel Computing'
  • Ranjit talks about 'Finding Liveness Bugs in Distributed Systems'

Session 8
Topic: Customer Perspectives
Speakers: Raghavan Subramanian, Associate Vice President, Cloud Computing COE, Infosys Technologies, India
Jakob Rehof, Head, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany

Session Description:

  • Raghavan talks about 'Cloud Computing - An Enterprise Perspective'
  • Jakob shares his expertise on 'Cloud Computing Applications for Logistics'

Session 9
Topic: Wrap-up Discussion

Session Description:

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