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Cloud Computing

This course is sponsored by the SUCRE EU FP7 project http://www.sucreproject.eu/


Prof. Omer Rana, Cardiff University

Prof. Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California

Dr. Josef Spillner, TU Dresden

Dr. Markus Bauer, CAS Software AG



- to highlight different issues related to using Clouds, including software and applications

- to provide case-based learning and hands on experience with two practical case studies

- to foster synergy between researchers, experts and practitioners in line

with the aims of the SUCRE project.


Cloud computing has received significant attention in recent years as a result of the options it offers to users who wish to obtain resources on-demand. In order to manage workloads, cloud computing service providers need to implement mechanisms that allow the scaling up and down of the infrastructure on demand. At the same time providers aim to maximize resource utilization and minimize running costs. From their side, users need to have a good understanding of their applications to take advantage of the elastic properties of the infrastructure. 

This course will provide an overview of work related to different aspects of cloud computing. It will consider both specific applications, such as workflows and streaming, and how they can take advantage of cloud computing and the challenges for service-oriented infrastructure. The course will last for two days and will include lectures and two practical sessions where attendees will work on tasks set by the lecturers.