24-26 September 2014
CWI Conference Centre
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

EGI-GÉANT Symposium

EGI-GEANT Symposium on Federated Community Cloud Services for e-Science


EGI and GÉANT are jointly organizing a two-days Symposium on federated cloud services to support the European Research Area. The Symposium takes place from 25 to 26 September 2014.


Goals of the symposium

The symposium aims at discussing:

  • big data management, analysis and re-use on cloud,

  • federating community clouds,

  • user adoption of community cloud offerings.

Topics for participation

GÉANT and EGI invite cloud providers and integrators of community clouds offerings, cloud specialists, cloud users and other stakeholders from the research and education community to participate by submitting proposals for presentations and workshops in the following tracks:

  • AAI: authentication and authorization requirements for cloud tools and services, cloud storage and other user facing services services dealing with privacy as well as management of data access to sensitive data.

  • Data analysis platforms: user community requirements for platforms needed to execute workflows, requirements for underpinning IaaS services.

  • Storage and data transfer: use cases and requirements for cloud storage services including federated storage, data replication and transfer.

  • Resource placement: use cases and requirements for policy-based resource placement in order to submit workloads to clouds hosting specific datasets, adhering to security policies and regulations and supporting specific SLAs.

  • User-facing services: services that cloud providers and more broadly e-infrastructures should provide to their users, such as user-friendly tools to manage the allocated resources, to access aggregated information about resources availability, resource usage or platforms available for deployment.

  • Network services: use cases and requirements for software-defined networks, bandwidth on demand, virtual private networks and other advanced network services.

  • Who should attend?

    • User communities with cloud service requirements

    • Community and commercial cloud providers and integrators

    • Cloud technologists