June 2, 2016 (Day 1, Thursday)
8:00 - 8:30              Registration/poster set-up
8:30 - 8:40 Welcome: University of Alberta
8:40 - 8:50 Opening remarks: Andy Rindos and Eleni Stroulia
8:50 - 9:25 Keynote speaker: Mac Devine (IBM Fellow and VP, IBM Cloud CTO)
9:25 - 10:00 Keynote Speaker: Ted Hewitt (President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)
10:00 - 10:20 Break
10:20 - 11:20 Session 1 Cloud in Education (I) (20 minutes each)

A Cyber-Physical Systems Course with an Emphasis on Using Cloud-Based Intelligence Authors: András Pataricza, Gábor Péceli, Imre Kocsis and András Vörös.

Cloud Computing Laboratory in PL-LAB2020 Infrastructure Authors: Paweł Stelmach, Łukasz Falas, Adam Grzech, Paweł Świątek, Patryk Schauer, Krzysztof Juszczyszyn, Radosław Adamkiewicz and Grzegorz Kołaczek.

Achieving pedagogical innovations through IBM Watson Analytics: Experiences from teaching a business analytics class Author: Gokul Bhandari.
10:30 - 12:00 Parallel Workshop IBM Bluemix Instructor: Stephen Perelgut
11:20 - 12:00 Session 2 Cloud Security (I)

A Formal Model Toward Scientific Workflow Security in a Cloud Authors: Donghoon Kim and Mladen Vouk

SECross: Securely Cross Cloud Boundary Authors: Xianqing Yu, Young Oh and Mladen Vouk
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Session 3 Services/Applications through the Cloud

Image Captioning as a Service
Authors: Sunil Gandhi, Neha Tilak, Richa Gandhewar and Milton Halem

Locality-Enhanced Geographic Information System
Authors: Marios Fokaefs, Diego Serrano, Rodrigo Veleda, Eleni Stroulia and Marin Litoiu

Context Aware Video Analytics Based on Decentralizing Cloud Computing by Using the SAVI Network
Authors: Nina Taherimakhsousi and Hausi A. Muller
13:30 - 15:30 Parallel Workshop Watson Instructor: Mark Zlamal
14:30 - 15:30 Sessions 4 Cloud Operations (I)

Garbage Collection on PaaS Clouds: Metrics and a Configurable Benchmark
Authors: Panagiotis Patros, Kenneth Kent and Michael Dawson

Autonomic Cloud Computing Resources Scaling Authors: Ahmad Al-Dahoud, Ziad Al-Sharif, Luay Alawneh and Yaser Jararweh

An Approach for Achieving the Required Degree of Multitenancy Isolation for Components of a Cloud-hosted Application
Authors: Laud Ochei, Andrei Petrovski and Julian Bass
15:30 - 16:30 Break (Poster sessions)
16:30 - 16:50 Invited talk: IBM Systems University Engagement Programs
Keith Brown
16:50 - 17:50 Session 5 Cloud in Canada

Panel discussion of cloud computing activities in several Canadian provinces, led by their cloud IT and research leaders
18:30 - 21:00 Conference Dinner

June 3, 2016 (Day 2, Friday)
8:00 - 8:30         Sign-in/poster set-up
8:30 - 8:50 Invited talk: Greg Newby (Compute Canada)
8:50 - 9:10 Invited talk: Hadi Bannazadeh (NSERC Strategic Network for Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructure (SAVI)
9:10 - 9:30 Invited talk: Chuck Humphrey (Canadian Library Association)
9:30 - 9:50 Invited Talk: IBM Africa Skills Initiative/Leading to Africa Programs
Dawn Tew (IBM Global University Programs)
9:50 - 10:10 Break
10:10 - 11:30 Sessions 6A-B (2 parallel tracks)

Session 6A Cloud in Education (II)

Automation Using the Cloud
Authors: Preethi Arcot and Bharath Kumar

Assessing the Efficacy of Learning Using the Cloud for Information Technology Skills Acquisition: The Case of the IBM Africa Skills Initiative in Kenya
Author: Paula Musuva

Cloud Computing for Education and Research in Japan
Authors: Keisuke Honda and Kozoh Kitamura

K-12 Education at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Authors: Jerzy Kotowski and Jacek Oko

Session 6B Cloud Security (II)

An Ontology for a HIPAA compliant cloud service
Authors: Karuna Joshi, Yelena Yesha and Tim Finin

IBM Blockchain: An Enterprise Deployment of a Distributed Consensus-based Transaction Log
Authors: Ben Smith and Konstantinos Christidis
A Secure and Scalable Mobile Governance Framework Based on Government Community Cloud
Author: Hisham Alsaghie

Intrusion Detection System Based on Risk Assessment in Cloud Environment
Author: Bencharhi Youssef
11:30 - 12:50 Sessions 7A-B (2 parallel tracks)

Session 7A Cloud Operations (II)

Cloud Application Performance Analysis with IBM Watson Analytics
Authors: András Pataricza, Imre Kocsis, László Gönczy, Katalin Tasi, Gergő Kincses, Dávid Cseh and Deé Flórián

Assessing Organizational Perspectives on Cloud Computing: Gaps in the Literature Authors: Zoe Dickinson and Michael Smit

Devops: Applying Software Development Techniques to Operations and Operations Knowledge to Software Developmen
Author: David Ackerman

The Building of Green Data Centers
Author: Jelagat Kanda

Session 7B Innovative Applications/Developments for Cloud

Driving Golf and Serving Tennis Cloud Infrastructure
Author: Brian O'Connell

Cloud Computing: Effect of STEM-PSO Algorithm on Load Balancing
Authors: Shahrzad Aslanzadeh and Zenon Chaczko

Virtualization of manufacturing execution system with smart private cloud
Authors: Shahrzad Aslanzadeh and Zenon Chaczko

Scheduling and Workload Balancing for Clouds
Author: Czeslaw Smutnicki
12:50 - 13:00 Wrap-up: Eleni Stroulia and Andy Rindos

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