2nd International
IBM Cloud Academy Conference
ICA CON 2014

Thursday and Friday, May 8 -9, 2014
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia USA

May 8, 2014 (Day 1, Thursday)


8:00 - 8:45 AM Sign-in/poster set-up
8:45 - 9:00 AM Welcome by Risa Palm (Provost, GSU)
9:00 - 9:45 AM Keynote speaker: Ed Harbour (IBM VP, Watson Innovation). Opportunities for university collaboration around Watson.
9:45 - 10:30 AM Keynote Speaker: Susan Puglia (IBM VP, Global University Programs and IBM Academy of Technology). Opportunities for university collaboration around cloud.
10:30 - 10:50 AM Break
10:50 AM - 12:10 PM Session 1 Regional Cloud Experiences
Karuna Joshi, Milton Halem, Yelena Yesha, Mladen Vouk and John Dorband. USM Community Cloud: VCL-based Academic Cloud.
Marc Hoit, Andy Kurth, Aaron Peeler, Henry Schaffer, Eric Sills, John Streck, Josh Thompson and Mladen Vouk. Don’t Let the Cloud Rain on You.
Cameron Seay and Alvin Allen. VCL and Cloud Computing at Two Historically Black Colleges
Jacek Oko, Jerzy Kotowski and Mariusz Ochla. Cloud Computing in Central and Eastern Europe. A General Survey and Future Plan in Educational System in Lower Silesia.
12:10 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 PM Session 2 Cloud in Education
Donna Grant and Alisha Malloy. Expanding the Cloud: Highlights from a Three-prong Cloud Computing Program.
Yunhui Fu, Jianwei Liu and James Martin. Using Cloud Computing to Support Higher Education in Networks and Systems.
Sujni Paul and Fatma Jaffar. E-learning Using Cloud Computing to Reduce the Illiteracy Rate and Provide Education to Rural Areas.
2:00 - 3:00 PM Session 3 Cloud and IaaS/PaaS
Curtis Collicutt and Cameron Mann. Using Apache VCL and OpenStack to Provide a Virtual Computing Lab.
Young-Hyun Oh. More Infrastructure Provisioning Modules for VCL.
Ben Smith and John Feller. Introduction to IBM’s BlueMix Platform-as-a-Service Environment.
3:00 - 3:20 PM Break
3:20 - 4:20 PM Session 4 Cloud and Security
Grzegorz Kolaczek, Krzysztof Juszczyszyn, Paweł Świątek and Adam Grzech. Method of Security Level Estimation for Dynamic and Service-Oriented Web Applications.
Curtis Jackson and Rajeev Agrawal. Forensics Portal to the Cloud - Hypervisor.
Rajesh Mehta and Tanya Singh. Cloud Computing: Security Issues and Intrusion Detection System with Preventive Solutions.
4:20 - 5:40 PM Session 5 Cloud and Performance/Optimization
Imre Kocsis, Áron Tóth, Zoltán Szatmári, Tamás Dabóczi and András Pataricza. Towards Cyber-Physical System Technologies over Apache VCL.
Czesław Smutnicki. Cloud Computing as a Tool for Solving Hard Combinatorial Optimization Problems.
Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub, Mustafa Daraghmeh, Yaser Jararweh and Qutaibah Althebyan. Multi-Agent Based Dynamic Resource.
Mani Shafaatdoost and S. Masoud Sadjadi. Virtual Topology Manager for Cloud Infrastructure.

May 9, 2014 (Day 2, Friday)

8:00 - 8:30 AM Sign-in/poster set-up
8:30 - 8:40 AM Welcome
8:40 - 9:40 AM Keynote Speaker: Calton Pu (GA Tech). Impact of Transient Bottlenecks in Cloud Environments through Experimental Studies.
9:40 - 10:20 AM Session 6 (I) Cloud and Automation (Sessions 6 I and 6 II will run in parallel in separate rooms)
Christopher Wolfe and Mark Gardner. Automating the Installation of Apache VCL on OpenStack.
Larry Burton. Automated Creation of a Custom VCL Cloud Infrastructure.
9:40 - 10:20 AM Session 6 (II) Latest Trends in Cloud
Jerzy Greblicki. Distributed Virtualization System for Education.
Konstantinos Christidis and Mike Devetsikiotis. Experimenting with a Cloud Computing Platform for Research into Smart Buildings.
10:20 - 10:40 AM Break
10:40 AM - noon Session 7 (I) Cloud and Big Data/HPC (Sessions 7 I and 7 II will run in parallel in separate rooms)
Patrick Dreher, Mladen Vouk and Georgy Kallumkal. Integrating VCL into a Re-Configurable Generic High Performance Cloud Computing Layer.
Michael Bauer, Nathaniel Sherry, Brian Bart and Jinhui Qin. An Analytics Cloud for Academia-Industry Collaboration.
Dan Han and Eleni Stroulia. Transforming Data Schema from RDBMSs to NoSQL databases.
Ahmed H. Ibrahim, Hossam El-Din M. Faheem, Yousef B. Mahdy and Abdelrahman Hedar. Resource Allocation Algorithm for GPUs in Private Cloud.
10:40 AM - noon Session 7 (II) Cloud and Map-Reduce - and more
Andrew Rosen, Brendan Benshoof, Robert Harrison and Anu Bourgeois. MapReduce on a Chord Distributed Hash Table.
Qutaibah Althebyan, Omar Alqudah, Yaser Jararweh and Qussai Yaseen. Evaluating Map-Reduce Tasks Scheduling Algorithms over Virtualized Infrastructure.
Muhammed Akif Ağca, Şenol Ataç, M. Mert Yücesan, Gökhan Y. Küçükayan, A. Murat Özbayoğlu, Erdogan Doğdu.Opinion Mining of Microblog Texts on Hadoop Ecosystem.
Son Huynh. Defining, Qualifying and Calculating the Business Values of IBM Open Technology Clouds.
noon End of conference

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