7th Cloud Control Workshop

The 7th Cloud Control Workshop is aimed to foster multidisciplinary research in cloud management, leveraging expertise in areas such as autonomic computing, control theory, distributed systems, energy management, machine learning, mathematical statistics, performance modeling, systems management, etc. By providing an understanding of the research challenges ahead and by fostering multi-disciplinary research collaborations, the ambition is to shape the future of cloud management. Expected attendees are leading researchers from any scientific discipline with potential to contribute to this multidisciplinary topic. Continue reading

6th Cloud Control Workshop

6th Cloud Control Workshop, Dec 8-11 (one day), 2014

The 6th Cloud Control Workshop is aimed to foster multidisciplinary research in cloud management, or Cloud Control, leveraging expertise in areas such as distributed systems, control theory, autonomic computing, systems management, mathematical statistics, energy management, performance management, and many more. By providing an understanding of the research challenges ahead and by fostering multi-disciplinary research collaborations, the ambition is to shape the future of cloud management. Expected attendees are leading researchers from any scientific discipline with potential to contribute to this multidisciplinary topic.

Workshop Format
For the first time in this workshop series, the The 6th Cloud Control Workshop is open for contributed papers. The workshop will include invited and contributed presentations as well as discussion sessions. The workshop will be held during one day in conjunction with the 7th IEEE/ACM Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2014). Accepted papers will be published in the main UCC 2014 proceedings, published by the IEEE Computer Society, USA, and made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.

Keynote Speakers

  • John Wilkes, Google
  • (Two additional names are to be confirmed)

Participation
The workshop will take place on some day during the UCC 2014 conference (preliminary December 8). Workshop attendance requires UCC 2014 registration, which gives admission to all UCC 2014 activities, including all workshops.

Call for papers
The call for papers is available here.

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5th Cloud Control Workshop

The 5th Cloud Control Workshop will be held on Grand Hotel in Mölle, Sweden,
on August 20-22, 2014.

Cloud computing has become the dominant paradigm to fulfill compute and storage needs while hiding the underlying complexity of resource management. However, under the hood, many parameters at both software and hardware level need to be controlled to ensure the reliability, performance, and energy efficiency of cloud applications. Furthermore, workload variability and software heterogeneity make optimal parameter selection complex, which combined with the large scale of clouds call for distributed resource management solutions.

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21st Century Challenges in Regional Climate Modelling

3rd Lund Regional-scale Climate Modelling Workshop
21st Century Challenges in Regional Climate Modelling
Lund, Sweden, 16 – 19 June 2014

Scope

The workshop is a follow-up to the regional climate modelling workshops held in Lund, Sweden in 2004 and 2009. Research on regional climate modelling has remarkably expanded during the last few years. The aim of the Workshop is to review the overall and specific developments and progress in regional climate modelling over the last five years, to discuss pertinent open issues and challenges, and to provide input for new developments on the field. The meeting will cover a wide range of regional climate related topics, from basic modelling research on numerics, resolution and parameterisation to model evaluation and relevant observations, ensembles and applications. The workshop will also provide opportunities for working meetings for networks and projects. The workshop is jointly organised by Lund University, SMHI, DMI, HZG and the International Baltic Earth Secretariat.

Invited and contributed papers will be presented in plenary complimented by extended poster sessions. Workshop language will be English. Continue reading

1st Cloud Control Workshop, Feb 13-14, 2013

1st Cloud Control Workshop, Feb 13-14, 2013

The 1st Cloud Control Workshop, February 13-14, 2013
Umeå University, Sweden

The workshop is an open kick-off for the Cloud Control project, funded by a VR framework grant during 2013 – 2016. The workshop is open to project participants and people in the participants’ near vicinity, with whom we see potential for collaborations or other synergies.

The aim of the workshop is three-fold. First and foremost, it aims at making people know each other, professionally and privately, to enhance the potential for future collaborations between project members in Lund and Umeå and between project members and other researchers. Secondly, it aims at knowledge transfer across people’s fields of expertize by crash courses in cloud computing and control theory. Thirdly, it aims at providing the fuel for new multi-disciplinary collaborations through a series of presentations and discussions on on-going research on cloud datacenter management and control theory for computing systems.

We strongly encourage participants to join all sessions, coffee breaks, lunches, and the workshop dinner, since they will all provide good opportunities for discussions across groups and research fields.

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eSSENCE Academy Workshop 2013, October 16-17, Lund

The eSSENCE Management has the pleasure of inviting all of the eSSENCE community to the 2nd eSSENCE Academy Workshop. The strategic research programme is in its fourth year of developing state-of-the-art e-Science for the benefit of society in a collaborative effort between our three universities. Now we will have the opportunity to meet and acquaint ourselves with the exciting research that is happening within eSSENCE.

There will be no attendance fees for these event. Programme, how to register, and more information will follow after Summer.

Enjoy the bright long days and return refreshed in Fall.

“En vänlig grönskas rika dräkt
har smyckat dal och ängar.
Nu smeker vindens ljumma fläkt
de fagra örtesängar.”

Best regards for a pleasant Summer,

Ingela Nyström
Coordinator of eSSENCE

Uppsala: HADOOP AND NGS DATA PROCESSING HACKATHON

The bioinformatics community is adopting novel cloud computing technologies to cope with the challenges set forth by complex data integration tasks and NGS data masses. The hackathon will focus on next challenges that cloud adoption poses: massively distributed data processing frameworks such as Hadoop, distributed cloud databases and distributed bioinformatics applications.

The event will continue from topics raised during the previous hackathon in March in Finland where we familiarised ourselves with the relevant questions of Hadoop based data processing and proceeded to benchmark different deployment scenarios, some bioinformatics tools and generic cloud computing tools.

The next steps are: proceeding into bioinformatics specific computational challenges (mapping, variant calling, etc.) and discussing the mechanisms that allow easy deployment of new tools into a cloud platform (CloudBioLinux, VM images, Chef, etc.).

The event is aimed at bioinformaticians and software developers who are using or planning to use Hadoop or similar cloud computing frameworks. It will be organised around practical problem solving and group work.
The event is organized by the EU COST Action SeqAhead (www.seqahead.eu), and kindly sponsored by UPPMAX (www.uppmax.uu.se) and eSSENCE (www.essenceofescience.se).
Organisers: Ola Spjuth, Aleksi Kallio, Eija Korpelainen.

8th IEEE International Conference on eScience – CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

8th IEEE International Conference on eScience
http://www.ci.uchicago.edu/escience2012/
October 8-12, 2012
Chicago, IL, USA

The 8th IEEE eScience conference (e-Science 2012), sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society’s Technical Committee for Scalable Computing (TCSC), will be held in Chicago Illinois from 8-12th October 2012. The eScience 2011 conference is designed to bring
together leading international and interdisciplinary research communities, developers, and users of eScience applications and enabling IT technologies. Continue reading