Cloud Futures 2012: Hot Topics in Research and Education


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The conference takes  place in Berkeley, California, May 7-8.  As in previous years, the workshop brings together researchers, educators and practitioners from all over the world. This year workshop is in association with and supported by the University of California, Berkeley. The keynote speakers are from UC Berkeley, Microsoft and Google.

You are very welcome to attend and contribute to the workshop. website: http://research.microsoft.com/en-US/events/cloudfutures2012/

Call for Abstracts and Participation

This year, we are looking for extended abstracts on hot topics in cloud computing to be presented at the workshop—either as talks or posters. Abstracts should highlight how new techniques and methods of research in the cloud may solve distinct challenges arising in diverse areas, including computer science, engineering, earth sciences, healthcare, humanities, interactive games, life sciences, and social sciences. We encourage abstracts that describe practical experiences, experimental results, and vision papers.

Submission Instructions

Submit abstracts of five pages, including references.
Your submission should include a bio (150 words maximum).
Submit your abstracts through the online form.

Important Dates

Abstracts due: February 29, 2012
Results available: March 23, 2012
Workshop: May 7–8, 2012

The previous workshop presentations can be viewed here:

   Cloud Futures 2011: http://research.microsoft.com/en-US/events/cloudfutures2011/default.aspx

   Cloud Futures 2010: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/events/cloudfutures2010/videos.aspx

Questions about the workshop should be directed to cloudfut@microsoft.com

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