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ICCLab will present at the „Open Cloud and Public Administration“ event

Title: The OpenStack Cloud Computing Framework and Eco-System
Authors: Andrew Edmonds, Christof Marti, Fabrice Mannhart, Thomas M. Bohnert (presenter)

OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.

The InIT Cloud Computing Lab (ICCLab) of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences is researching the full cloud computing stack. Much of this work happens in the context of the OpenStack framework and the ICCLab is official coordinator of the „OpenStack Community Switzerland“.

In this talk we’ll present evolution, objectives, scope, and status of the the OpenStack project. Attendees will be briefed from an technological and eco-system perspective, thus learning what defines Cloud Computing, how OpenStack implements Cloud Computing, and how to engage with the OpenStack community. The talk will close with a short overview of research activities and services provided by the ICClab.

Event: Open Cloud and Public Administration
/ch/open will organize an event in June in Bern about Open Cloud and Public Administrations. The event will be under the sponsorship of Oscar Nierstrasz of the Software Composition Group of the Institute of Informatics and Applied Mathematics of the University of Bern.
Place: University of Bern, UniS, room 003
Date: 19. June 2012
Audience: 150-200 participants
Motivation and Goal

Cloud Computing becomes more and more important. To get the full power of clouds in the view of /ch/open these
clouds should be open according of the principles open cloud initiative (
The goal is to foster open clouds and interoperability of clouds. Especially taking into account the requirements of
public administrations.

IEEE ICC 2013 Call for Workshops – Deadline 25 June 2012

IEEE ICC 2013 Call for Workshops
In 2013 the prestigious IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2013) will be held for the first time in Eastern Europe, in the beautiful city of Budapest. As with previous editions of this IEEE ComSoc flagship conference, ICC 2013 will be hosting a set of workshops and therefore invites submission of workshop proposals.

Organization and Submission Procedure
According to IEEE Communications Society guidelines, workshops should emphasize current topics of particular interest, and should include a mix of regular papers, invited presentations, and panels, while in general promoting the participation of attendees in active discussion.

Accepted workshops will implement ComSoc’s academic best-practices, in particular in what regards peer-reviews and paper publication. Articles will be
added to IEEE Xplore and workshop proceedings are foreseen.

Workshop proposals should be submitted via EDAS (link will be available very soon) no later than 25 June 2012.

Each workshop proposal must include
– Title of the workshop
– Length of the workshop: Half-day, Full-day
– Names, addresses, and a short CV (up to 200 words) of the organizers
– A brief description (up to 1 page) of the technical issues that the workshop will address, emphasizing its timeliness
– Names of potential participants, such as program committee members and invited speakers
– Planned format of the workshop, such as number of refereed papers, hot topic sessions, keynotes, panels etc.
– If appropriate, a description of past versions of the workshop, including number of submitted and accepted papers, number of attendees, etc.
– A description of the publicity and promotion plan
– A draft call for papers
– The workshop website address (if available at the time of the proposal
– will be required later if the workshop proposal is accepted)

Important Dates
Workshop proposal submission deadline: 25 June 2012

Thomas Michael Bohnert, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland, thomas.bohnert/at/,
Christina Fragouli, Assistant Professor, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, christina.fragouli/at/
Christoph Mecklenbrauker, Professor, Vienna Univ. of Technology, Austria, cfm/at/