1st International
IBM Cloud Academy Conference
ICA CON 2012

Thursday and Friday, April 19 - 20, 2012
Research Triangle Park (RTP)
North Carolina, U.S.

April 19, 2012 (Day 1)

8:00 - 9:00 AM Sign-in/poster set-up

9:00 - 9:15 AM Welcome: Sue Horn, VP, IBM Software Group Strategy

9:15 - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Mike King, VP, IBM Global Education Industry 'What's cloud got to do with it? (PPT; 11.5MB)'

10:00 -10:20 AM Break (view posters, etc. at each break)

10:20 - 11:40 AM Session 1: Teaching with the Cloud (Part 1) (each presentation is 20 minutes)
1. 'Classroom in the Cloud' - Jamie Smith (Birmingham Metropolitan College, UK)
2. Tokai Academic Cloud: An Experimental Intra And Inter-institutional Cloud Infrastructure among National Universities in the Tokai Region of Japan (PPT; 3.3MB) - Shoji Kajita (Kyoto Univ.)
3. Cloud Computing Services and Architecture for Education (PDF; 1.5MB) - Christopher Davia, Ginny Ghezzo, Stan Gowen, Ramon Harris, Maritta Horne, Clayton Potter, Sharon P. Pitt, Art Vandenberg and Neal N. Xiong
4. Transforming Students through Cloud Computing: A Collaborative Approach in Preparing Future Science and Technology Professionals (PPT; 2.1MB) - Donna Grant, Alisha Malloy & Joshua Bogues-Hill (NC Central University)

11:40 AM - 12:20 PM Session 2: The Virtual Computing Lab
1. Constructing Next Generation Academic Cloud Services (PPT; 24.4MB) - Sam Averitt, Andy Kurth, Aaron Peeler, Henry Schaffer, Eric Sills & Mladen Vouk (NC State)
2. A VCL Case Study: An OSG Job Submit Image to Access Grid Resources (PDF; 6.2MB) - Art Vandenberg (Georgia State Univ)
12:20 - 1:00 PM Lunch "Lunch & Learn" session
1:00 - 2:00 PM Session 3: Cloud Services
1. Policy based Cloud Services on a VCL platform (PPT; 198KB) - Karuna Joshi, Yelena Yesha & Tim Finin (UMBC)
2. Design of New or Changed Services in the Cloud: An ISO/IEC 20000 Perspective (PPT; 363KB) - Ronald Dattero & Stuart Galup (Missouri State)
3. A configurable service-based framework for composition, delivery and evaluation of complex Web services in distributed QoS-aware ICT environment (PPT; 3.9MB) - Krzysztof Juszczyszyn, Paweł Świątek, Paweł Stelmach & Adam Grzech (Wroclaw Univ, Poland)

2:00 - 3:00 PM Session 4: Energy Management in the Cloud
1. Analysis on Green Cloud Computing Techniques in Maximizing Data Center Efficiency (PPT; 2.0MB) - Srikrishna Iyengar; to be presented by Ashutosh Ingole
2. Load Balancing in Cloud Environment for Higher Performance and Energy Efficiency (PPT; 1.2MB) - Rahul Bhalerao, Madhur Bajpai, Avinash Jadhao, Shashikant Zalte & Jibi Abraham (College of Engineering, Pune, India)
3. An Advance Algorithm for Task Management on Activity Based Costing in Cloud Computing (PPT; 728KB) - Ashutosh Ingole, Sumit Chavan & Rajesh Singh

3:00 - 3:20 PM Break

3:20 - 4:20 PM Session 5: Teaching with the Cloud (Part 2)
1. TeachCloud: Cloud Computing Educational Toolkit (PPT; 915KB) - Yaser Jararweh, Zakarea Alshara, Moath Jarrah, Mazen Kharbutli & Mohammed Noraden Alsaleh (Jordan)
2. Usage Scenarios for a Community Cloud in Education and Research (PPT; 4.3MB) - Paul Heinzlreiter, Michael Thomas Krieger & Wolfgang Hennerbichler (Austria)
3. VCL-Enhanced Alice for Education (PPT; 5.3MB) - Richard Lucic & Susan Rodger (Duke)

4:20- 5:20 PM Session 6: Cloud Federation
1. Creating an EC2 Provisioning Module for VCL (PPT; 365KB )- Cameron Mann & Everett Toews (Cybera)
2. SLA-guaranteed Composite Cloud Services (PDF; 411KB) - Kaiqi Xiong (RIT) & Harry Perros (NCSU)
3. Toward a Semantic Based Policy Management Framework for Interoperable Cloud Environments (PPT; 774KB) - Hassan Takabi & James Joshi (PITT)

Backroom Workshops

Day 1 Thursday, April 19

10am - 11am
Cloud Best Practices (Academy of Technology Conference) - Karna Bojjireddy - Cloud Strategy and Architecture - IBM

11am - 12pm
Capacity Planning and Monitoring in Virtual and Cloud Environments - Cesar Araujo, Virtualization and Cloud Architect, IBM

Lunch & Learn (12pm - 1pm)
Academic Initiatives Overview -- Janine Gerber,WW Academic Initiative Program Manager, IBM

1pm - 2pm
IBM's Cloud Strategy 2012 - Bala Rajaraman - Distinguished Engineer - IBM

2pm - 3pm
Cloud Standards - Heather Kreger - Distinguished Engineer - IBM

4pm - 5pm
Software Licensing in the Cloud: Benefits and Challenges - Henry Schaffer - Professor Emeritus of Genetics and Biomathematics and Sarah Stein - Professor of Communication - North Carolina State University

April 20, 2012 (Day 2)

8:00 - 9:15 AM Arrivals

9:15 - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Bala Rajaraman, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Tivoli - Cloud Computing (PPT; 6.8MB)

10:00 - 11:00 AM Session 7: Cloud Design
1. Building a Flexible, Heterogeneous Cloud Infrastructure Using Enterprise Systems Technology (PPT; 1.0MB) - Cameron Seay, Clay Gloster, Larry Burton, Rajeev Agrawal, Naser El-Bathy & Li-Shiang Tsay (NCA&T)
2. Optimizing the Cloud Infrastructure: Tool Design and A Case Study (PDF; 1.5MB) - Anindya Neogi, Venkata Ramesh Somisetty & Chris Nero (IBM)
3. Cloud Resilient Architecture (CRA): Design and Analysis (PDF; 770KB) - Glynis D'souza, Salim Hariri, Youssif Al-Nashif & Mohamed Eltoweissy (University of Arizona)

11:00 - 11:20 AM Break

11:20 - 12:20 PM Session 8: BigData in the Cloud
1. terasaur: A Hybrid Cloud Approach to Publishing Large Files (PPT; 1.6MB) - John Reuning & Paul Jones (ibiblio.org)
2. Towards Scalable Data Management for Map-Reduce-based Data-Intensive Applications on Cloud and Hybrid Infrastructures (PDF; 1.2MB)
- Gabriel Antoniu, Julien Bigot, Cristophe Blanchet, Luc Bougé, François Briant, Franck Cappello, Alexandru Costan, Frédéric Desprez, Gilles Fedak, Sylvain Gault, Kate Keahey, Bogdan Nicolae, Christian Pérez, Anthony Simonet, Frédéric Suter, Bing Tang & Raphael Terreux (France)
3. Benchmark databases for testing big-data analytics in cloud environments (PDF; 238KB) - Rong Huang, Rada Chirkova & Yahya Fathi (NC State)
12:20 - 1:20 PM Lunch "Lunch & Learn" session

1:20 - 2:20 PM Session 9: Cloud Platforms
1. Feasibility Study of Hosting Virtual Desktops for Classroom Labs within a Federated University System (PPT; 1.0MB) - Prasad Calyam, Alex Berryman, David Welling, Saravanan Mohan, Rajiv Ramnath & Jay Ramnathan (OSC, OARnet,OSU)
2. Activating Virtual Systems - A Practical Guide of IBM Virtual System Activation Engine (PDF; 394KB) - Yong Sheng Gong & David Peraza (IBM)
3. Cloud based linked data platform for Structural Engineering Experiment (PPT; 770KB) - Xiaohui Zhang, Ruihua Di & Lianju Zhao (Beijing University of Technology)

2:20- 3:20 PM Session 10: Security in the Cloud
1. Detection and Mitigation of Performance Attacks in Multi-Tenant Cloud Computing (PDF; 764KB) - Carlos Cardenas & Rajendra Boppana (UTSA)
2. Anomaly-based Behavior Analysis of DNS traffic secure (PDF; 1.4MB) - Hamid Alipour, Youssif Al-Nashif & Salim Hariri (University of Arizona)
3. Application of Spatial Correlograms to Business Logic Abuse Detection in Cloud Computing Systems (PPT; 650KB) - Grzegorz Kolaczek (Wroclaw Univ, Poland)

3:20 - 3:40 PM Break

3:40 - 4:40 PM Session 11: Analytics & Modeling in the Cloud
1. Cloud Based Analytics for Cloud Based Applications (PPT; 3.6MB) - Imre Kocsis, András Pataricza, Zoltán Micskei, István Szombath, András Kövi & Zsolt Kocsis (Hungary)
2. Simulation as a Service: A Cloud-Based Framework to Support the Educational Use of Scientific Software (PPT; 1.8MB) - David E. Hudak, Thomas Bitterman, Rajiv Ramnath, Prasad Calyam, Jay Ramanathan and Da Zhang (Ohio Supercomputing Center)

Backroom Workshops

Day 2 Friday, April 20

10am - 11am Cloud Tools in Action (TSAM (Tivoli Service Automation Manager), SCP (Smart Cloud Provisioning), ICON (Image Construction), VIL (Virtual Image Library)) - Chris Rosen - Tivoli Cloud Infrastructure Management - IBM

11am - 12pm Overview of CSCC (Cloud Standards Customer Council) - Johanna Koester - Cloud Standards Program Director - IBM

Lunch & Learn University Relations Overview -- Dianne Fodell - Global University Programs - IBM

1pm - 2pm ICA (IBM Cloud Academy) Committee Meeting

2pm - 3pm VCL (Virtual Computing Lab) Committee Meeting