Washington, DC Agenda and Presentations

Sixth Open Research Cloud Alliance Workshop

Location: Cisco Systems, 601 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20004

Space is limited, so please register at your earliest convenience.

Remote participation:

May 22, 2019

08:25-08:30:  Welcome & Introductions (Mike Shepherd – Cisco Systems, Khalil Yazdi – Yazdi and Associates)

08:30-08:45 ORCA Overview and Review of Workshop Goals (Khalil Yazdi – Yazdi and Associates; Martial Michel – Data Machines)

08:45-10:45: Setting the Context for Standards

  • Review of the NIST Federated Cloud Reference Architecture and the IEEE P2302 Intercloud Working Group (Robert Bohn – National Institute for Standards & Technology; Craig Lee – The Aerospace Corporation)
  • Open Geospatial Consortium, Testbed-15 (Chuck Heazel, Scott Serich – The Open Geospatial Consortium)
  • European Standards Initiatives (Tiziana Ferrari, Enol Fernandez – The EGI Foundation)
  • Developing Data Federation Standards (Mercè Crosas – Harvard University)

10:45-11:00: Break

11:00-12:30: Research Use Cases and Solutions – Part 1

  • Eastern Regional Research Network (Barr von Oehsen – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
  • EGI and European Open Science Cloud-Hub Initiatives (Tiziana Ferrari, Enol Fernandez – The EGI Foundation)
  • Planet Texas 2050 (Suzanne Pierce – Texas Advanced Computing Center)
  • The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (Craig Voisin, Aleksandra Radovanovic  – Google)

12:30-13:00: Lunch

13:00-15:15: Research Use Cases and Solutions– Part 2

  • Federation Challenges in NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems (Why So Difficult?) (Chris Lynnes, Katie Baynes – NASA)
  • Cloud Federation in IoT & Edge Applications (Charif Mahmoudi – Siemens)
  • Standards-Based Cloud Federation with the Campus Compute Coop (Andrew Grimshaw – University of Virginia)
  • Secure Machine Learning Services with Open Source Homomorphic Encryption Technology (Sreekanth Kannepalli, Zion Brewer – Microsoft)
  • Securing Multi-Cloud Projects (Bryan Ward – Unisys)
  • Building a Virtual Federation Manager (Kevin Chapman – HyperQube)

15:15-15:30: Break

15:30-16:00: Funding Agency Perspectives

16:00-17:00: Discussion and Consensus Commitment Agreements on Test-bed Goals and Scope

17:00-17:30: Wrap-up and Adjourn