Microsoft Research is hosting their annual Cloud Futures workshop at the Clark Kerr campus at UC Berkeley on May 7 and 8, 2012. The workshop is co-Chaired by Tony Hey of Microsoft Research and AMPLab’s Mike Franklin. The call for participation states:
This year, we are looking for extended abstracts on hot topics in cloud computing to be presented at the workshop—either as talks or posters. Abstracts should highlight how new techniques and methods of research in the cloud may solve distinct challenges arising in diverse areas, including computer science, engineering, earth sciences, healthcare, humanities, interactive games, life sciences, and social sciences. We encourage abstracts that describe practical experiences, experimental results, and vision papers.
More information is at: http://research.microsoft.com/en-US/events/cloudfutures2012/