A Cloud Computing and Collaborative Technologies in the Geosciences workshop will be held September 17-18th at Indiana University in Indianapolis. Chaitan Baru and Sriram Krishnan to attend representing the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California San Diego at this meeting, and Dr. Baru will lead a panel on “Challenges of adopting cloud technologies”.
The goals of the workshop are to:
1. Identify the key benefits and risks to adopting collaborative and cloud computing technologies in operational and research settings.
2. Present current best practices to making effective utilization of these resources.
3. Identify the computer science research challenges that must be overcome to advance cloud computing and collaborative technologies in the geosciences.
The workshop is being sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and hosted by the Indiana University Pervasive Technologies Institute Data to Insight Center and LEAD project. Full workshop details are available at http://www.dataandsearch.org/dsi/events/geoclouds.html.