Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop VIII

Event Date: 
Tuesday, 7 July, 2015 - 09:00
Neil Caithness, University of Oxford and CloudWATCH presented the results of extensive analysis into the landscape of cloud computing and a set of cloud standards profiles that the project will release in July. CloudWATCH will also provided an information booth at this key event at the National Institute of Standards and Technology,  Gaithersburg, Maryland, US.
The event was key in showing federal leadership and support for the NIST technology role in U.S. Government agency adoption of cloud computing to reduce costs and improve services and to strengthen relationships with the private sector.
NIST is hosting its eight Cloud Computing Forum &Workshop on July 7-10, 2015. The format is a 4-day event with the first day focusing on  Cloud Standards (organized by ISO/IEC JTC1 SC38) followed by 3-days of Talks and Panels centered on specific areas of research and development in the cloud environment.
The event will cover a number of topics close to CloudWATCH including:
Current State of Cloud Computing Standards
This topic puts the spotlight on the active and productive field of cloud computing standards. NIST SP 500-293 (Technology Roadmap) and NIST SP 500-291 (Standards Roadmap) identified the need for cloud computing standards and identified initial efforts in developing such standards. Now Standards Development Organizations (SDOs), trade consortiums, academia, and other organizations are all working on cloud computing standards to address the cloud computing community’s needs. This topic highlights and showcases completed standards, standards in development, and opportunities for collaboration on future additional standards. 
Other topics include:
  • Progress on the NIST SP500 293: 10 High Level Requirements for Cloud Adoption
  • Cloud Forensics
  • Cloud Computing: Customers and Government
Additional Information: Additional description information about the Forum and Workshop is available here. There is also information on how to prepare and submit an abstract for this event.