20/03/2018 - 08:00 to 21/03/2018 - 18:00

The federation of research clouds is essential and necessary enabling technology for the development and translation of innovations in IoT, high-performance computing, distributed big-data analytics, and global scientific collaboration.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the Open Research Cloud Alliance (ORCA) is organising a two-day workshop that will provide participants with an update on the cloud federation and applications of federation within the global scientific research community.

The two days event called Federated Cloud Workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn in Gaithersburg, MD on March 20th and 21st 2018.

The agenda will cover a discussion of NIST/IEEE P2302, the ORCA initiative and the work of data management groups as well as how those efforts align with NIST/IEEE P2302. The conversation will also cover identity federation, security, auditing, governance and other technical and policy aspects. The workshop participants will get the chance to be involved and interact with expert panels, working groups, discussions on alternative deployment models and developing an initial scope of a demonstration pilot that leverages previous and will inform the understanding of cloud federation requirements and in particular in the global research space.

Day 2 will include working group sessions that will engage participants and deeper dives into the policy and technical challenges for federation and development of the scope of the proof-of-concept pilot.

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