17 December 2012
NIST Cloud Computing and Big Data Forum and Workshop
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Notice of Public Meeting - Cloud Computing and Big Data Forum and Workshop
AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce
ACTION: Notice of public forum and workshop.
SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces
a Cloud Computing and Big Data Forum and Workshop to be held on Tuesday,
January 15, Wednesday, January 16, and Thursday, January 17, 2013. The format
is a two-day forum followed by a one-day hands-on workshop. The NIST Cloud
Computing and Big Data Forum and Workshop will bring together leaders and
innovators from industry, academia and government in an interactive format
that combines keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive breakout
sessions, and open discussion. The forum and workshop are open to the general
public. NIST invites organizations to display posters and participate as
exhibitors as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, January 15, 9:00 a.m-5:30
p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 16, and 9:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m. ET on Thursday,
January 17, 2013.
ADDRESSES: To register, go to: http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/cloudbdworkshop.cfm.
The event will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology,
100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899 in the Red Auditorium of the
Administration Building (Building 101). Please note admittance instructions
in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Romayne Hines by email at email@example.com
or by phone at (301) 975-4090. Additional information may be found at:
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIST hosted five prior Cloud Computing Forum &
Workshop events in May 2010, November 2010, April 2011, November 2011 and
June 2012. The purpose of this series of workshops was to respond to the
request of the U.S. Chief Information Officer that NIST lead federal efforts
on standards for data portability, cloud interoperability, and security1.
The workshops goals were to engage with industry to accelerate the
development of cloud standards for interoperability, portability, and security,
discuss the Federal Governments experience with cloud computing, report
on the status of the
1 Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Chief Information Officer, Federal
Cloud Computing Strategy, Feb. 8, 2011. Online:
collaboratively develop a U.S. Government (USG) Cloud Computing Technology
Roadmap among multiple federal and industrial stakeholders, and to advance
the dialogue among all of these groups. The series has been expanded to focus
on the emerging trend of Big Data in the context of its convergence with
and complementary relationship to Cloud Computing.
On the first day, the workshop presenters will provide information on the
USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap initiative as well as a status update
on NIST efforts to help develop open standards in interoperability, portability
and security in cloud computing. On the second and third days, the workshop
will focus on the intersection of Cloud Computing and Big Data. Fully realizing
the power of Big Data depends on meeting the unprecedented demands on storage,
integration, and analysis presented by massive data sets--demands that Cloud
Computing innovators are working to meet today. The workshop will explore
possibilities for harmonizing Cloud Computing and Big Data measurement,
benchmarking, and standards in ways that bring the power of these two approaches
to bear in driving progress and prosperity.
NIST invites members of the public, especially Cloud Computing and Big Data
community stakeholders, to participate in this event with a poster display
or as an exhibitor. On Tuesday, January 15 and Wednesday, January 16, 2013,
space will be available for 30 academic, industry, and standards developing
organizations to exhibit their respective Cloud Computing or Big Data work
at a demonstration booth or table. Space will also be available for 16 academic,
industry, and standards developing organizations to display posters related
to Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 975-4090. Requests to exhibit
and to display posters will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The first 30 organizations requesting to exhibit will be accepted for the
exhibits. The first 16 organizations requesting to display posters will be
accepted for the poster display. Responses must be submitted by an authorized
representative of the organization. Logistics information will be provided
to accepted exhibitors. NIST will provide the poster and exhibit location
space and one work table free of charge. Exhibitors are responsible for the
cost of the poster or exhibit, including staffing and materials. NIST reserves
the right to exercise its judgment in the placement of posters and exhibits.
General building security is supplied; however, exhibitors are responsible
for transporting and securing exhibit equipment and materials.
The workshop is open to the general public; however, those wishing to attend
must register at http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/cloudbdworkshop.cfm by 5:00
PM ET on Thursday, January 10, 2013. All visitors to the NIST site are required
to pre-register to be admitted and have appropriate government-issued photo
ID to gain entry to NIST.
Dated: December 13, 2012
Willie E. May Associate Director for Laboratory Programs