2020 Open Cloud Workshop

A 2020 Vision on Cloud Computing

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The Open Cloud Workshop (formerly MOC Workshop) will be held on March 2-3, 2020 at Boston University.  This year, given exciting developments associated with the MOC, the OC Workshop will convene the MOC community with key stakeholders of the Open Cloud Testbed (OCT), OpenStack Foundation (OSF) Open Infra Labs (OIL) project, New England Research Cloud (NERC).

The OC Workshop welcomes users of the MOC, CloudLab, and associated projects, researchers and startups interested in cloud computing, industry partners, members of the OpenStack Foundation, and students. The workshop is designed to engage all parties across a range of experience with these efforts – it does not matter if you have been a part of the development from the start, have recently gotten involved, or are just interested in learning more.

This year, the Open Cloud Workshop will include two segments of Micro- talks.  This is an open call – additional details on the areas of focus and the criteria are available on the 2020 Open Cloud Workshop Talk and Poster Proposal Form. Please click here for additional information on the call for talks/posters and to submit a proposal if you are interested in presenting your work to the community.

Register here to secure your space at the workshop. The agenda is currently being developed and exact dates and times are not yet assigned for the segments.  Please check back regularly for updates.  

Over the two full days (9AM – 5:30 PM), March 2nd and 3rd, the program segments will include:
  • Overview of Components – An overview of the MOC/OCT and associated efforts will be given to introduce attendees to core concepts of open clouds and provide updates on developments since the October 2018 MOC Workshop
  • OpenCloud Testbed (OCT) – Presentations and discussion on the OpenCloud Testbed
  • Deep Dive Breakouts – One segment each day will be dedicated to deep dive breakouts.  Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in one of several parallel tracks.  
  • Panels – Two panels will explore hot topics in Open Cloud
  • Research Micro-talks – One segment each day will be dedicated to research talks.  The talks will run 10-15 minutes each and will be designed to give the audience a high-level overview of a given topic.  Speakers will also participate in a panel-style Q&A during this segment. Posters with supporting talk details will be on display, providing attendees an opportunity to learn more and interact  directly with the presenters during meals and networking windows.
  • Industry Insights – Participants from industry will share their perspectives on the future of Open Cloud, how it ties to the MOC/OCT and associated efforts, and how these  leading companies are deriving value from this unique partnership.
Additional Events and Details
  • Breakfast and lunch will be served on both days
  • On Monday, March 2 (Day 1), the day will conclude with a reception open to all workshop attendees, allowing additional time to discuss talks and posters, as well as opportunities for networking
  • Upon request, attendees can reserve a room to work in private (space limited and subject to availability)
  • Some attendees may be invited to closed meetings – communications on these meetings will be sent to invitees directly via email

March 2 – 3, 2020


Boston University
George Sherman Union
Metcalf Ballroom (second Floor)
775 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
Registration

Schedule 

March 2
8:00 – 9:00 AMCheck-in, Breakfast and Networking
9:00 – 10:30 AMWelcome and Overview (Segment I)
10:30 – 11:00 AMBreak and Networking
11:00 – 12:30 PMSegment II
12:30 – 2:00 PMLunch
2:00 – 3:30 PMSegment III
3:30 – 4:00 PMBreak and Networking
4:00 – 5:30 PMSegment IV
5:30 – 7:30 PMClosing remarks and transition to reception 
* One of the unassigned segments will be a Deep Dive and another unassigned segment will be Research Talks.  The remaining will draw from the program segments above.
March 3
8:00 – 9:00 AMBreakfast and Networking
9:00 – 10:30 AMSegment I
10:30 – 11:00 AMBreak and Networking
11:00 – 12:30 PMSegment II
12:30 – 2:00 PMLunch
2:00 – 3:30 PMSegment III
3:30 – 4:00 PMBreak and Networking
4:00 – 5:30 PMSegment IV
5:30 – 6:00 PMClosing remarks 
* One of the unassigned segments will be a Deep Dive and another unassigned segment will be Research Talks.  The remaining will draw from open program segments above.

Getting Around and Staying in Boston

  • Guest Wireless Access
  • Parking – You may park in any public lot on campus.  The Granby and Kenmore Lots are closest to the George Sherman Union, but due to capacity, it is possible you may need to park at the Agganis Lot and take the Green Line train inbound to Blandford St/plan for a 20-minute walk.
  • Getting around Boston – General info
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority – If you will be using the subway, Boston University is located along the “B” route of the Green Line. The George Sherman Union is at “BU Central” (the third stop after Kenmore)
  • Accommodations – We did not block space at any specific hotels, but recommend any of the options provided on this page
  • Map of Boston University
  • Both Uber and Lyft operate in Boston, in addition to taxi options.
  • Other Things to do in Boston

Contact 

Please contact Jennifer Stacy with any questions or to be added to the mailing list to receive updates on the Workshop.