All UK academics with a interest in Cloud Futures are very welcome to attend and contribute to the workshop.   

Cloud Futures: Advancing Research and Education with Cloud Computing, June 2-3, 2011, Redmond, WA

Keynotes

                               

 

Call for Abstracts & Participation

Cloud computing is an exciting platform for research and education.  Cloud computing has the potential to advance scientific and technological progress by making data and computing resources readily available at unprecedented economy of scale and nearly infinite scalability.  To realize the full promise of cloud computing for research and education, however, we must think about the cloud as a holistic platform for creating new services, new experiences, and new methods to pursue research, teaching and scholarly communication.  This goal presents a broad range of interesting questions.

We invite extended abstracts that illustrate the role of cloud computing across a variety of research and educational areas---including  computer science, engineering, earth sciences, healthcare, humanities, life sciences, and social sciences---that highlight how new techniques and methods of research in the cloud may solve distinct challenges arising in those diverse areas.  Please include a bio (150 words max) and a brief abstract (300 words max) of a 30-minute short talk on a topic that describes practical experiences, experimental results, and vision papers.    

Workshop updates will be posted at http://research.microsoft.com/cloudfutures2011/   

Please submit your abstract by April 19, 2011 to cloudfut@microsoft.com  

Invited talks will be announced on April 27, 2011

 

Logistics for Attendees and Selected Abstract Presenters

Academics worldwide are encouraged to attend.  Workshop attendees and abstract presenters are expected to make their own air travel arrangements to Seattle including airport transfers.  All attendees and presenters will be provided complimentary meals and refreshments during the workshop agenda (June 2, 3) including motor coach transport to/from the Bellevue Hyatt.  Attendees are offered a special workshop room rate in the Bellevue Hyatt of $189 per night (plus tax).  Deadline to book this rate is May 25, 2011.  

Please use hotel booking link provided at  http://research.microsoft.com/cloudfutures2011/ 

Abstract presenters will receive up to three nights’ complimentary accommodation at this hotel if booked by May 25, 2011.    Microsoft is committed to adhering to local government laws and regulations, as well as institutional policies regarding conflict of interest and anti-corruption. To ensure compliance, Microsoft may be unable to cover the expenses and fees of some attendees and presenters for their attendance at Cloud Futures 2011.

 

Other hotels in Bellevue near the Hyatt

It may be possible for individual attendees to book at one of the following hotels and ride the workshop motor coach or the free Microsoft shuttle from the Bravern office complex to get to/from the workshop at the Microsoft Conference Center/Bldg 33 on June 2, 3.  Inquire about the Microsoft vendor rate when booking.  For a detailed schedule of the free shuttle from the Bravern building to main campus call (425) 703-6000.

Courtyard by Marriott – Bellevue – (425) 454-5888
Microsoft Vendor Rate: $179
11010 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA 98004
(Note:  this hotel 11 minutes walking distance from the Bellevue Hyatt for the workshop motor coach or attendees can take a free Microsoft shuttle from the Bravern building located across the street from this hotel with daily shuttle service to Microsoft Redmond Campus)

Hilton Hotel – Bellevue - (425) 455-1300
Microsoft Vendor Rate: $165
300 112th Avenue South East, Bellevue, WA 98004
(Note:  this hotel 26 minutes walking distance from the Bellevue Hyatt for the workshop bus or attendees can take a free Microsoft shuttle from the Bravern building located 16 minutes walking distance from this hotel with daily shuttle service to Microsoft Redmond Campus)

 

Transfers to Bellevue Hyatt from SEATAC Airport

ShuttleExpress      
Eastside Town Car and Limousine Service   – flat rate from SEATAC Airport - Telephone: (425) 652-1465
Sound Transit Bus #560 from SEATAC Airport to Bellevue Transit Center ($2.50) takes 40 minutes

Last SEATAC departure for Bellevue from SEATAC Airport is 11:24 pm

Bellevue Hyatt is 7-10 minutes walking distance from the Bellevue Transit Center

Questions about the workshop should be directed to cloudfut@microsoft.com