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Data Center and Cloud Computing Technologies Conference

Organized by NYU-Poly and NYU Abu Dhabi 
In collaboration with Injazat Data Systems

Conference Date & Location

March 18-19, 2012
Injazat Data Systems, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Click here to view the program of | March 18 - Day 1 | March 19 - Day 2 | Downloadable PDF Program |


Technical Program


8:40 – 9:00 AM            Coffee & Registration

9:00 – 9:20 AM            Welcome Remarks
                                          Sunil Kumar                Dean of Engineering, NYU Abu Dhabi
                                          Ibrahim Lari                CEO, Injazat Data Systems

9:20 – 9:50 AM            Keynote 1:  
The Role of ICT Fund in Enabling Research Collaboration through ANKABUT Cloud 
                                          Eesa Bastaki               CEO, ICT Fund

9:50 – 10:30 AM          Keynote 2:  Context Aware Resilient Computing
                                          Chung Sheng Li           Director, Commercial Systems & PI, 
                                                                               Research Cloud Computing Initiative, IBM Research Center

10:30 – 11:00 AM        Break & Refreshments

11:00 – 12:30 AM        Session I: Data Center Networks 1
Session Chair                    H. Jonathan Chao            Professor, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Lecture #1                      Software-Define Network - Ab Initio
                                          Kireeti Kompella        CTO, Junos at Juniper Networks

Lecture #2                     Networked Cloud Computing
                                          Krishan Sabnani         Senior Vice President, Bell Laboratories

Lecture #3                     Software-Defined Networks (SDN) for the Data Center
                                          Anees Shaikh              Manager, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

12:30 AM – 1:30 PM   Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 PM            Session II: Cloud Platform Architecture
Session Chair                    Yousif Asfour                   CIO, NYU Abu Dhabi

Lecture #4                      Image Technologies for Migration to Cloud
                                          Xiaolan Zhang            Research Staff Member, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Lecture #5                     Cloud Computing and Traditional Networking Services
                                          Dah Ming Chiu          Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Lecture #6                     Predicting Throughput and Latency of Disk Workloads in Multi-Tenant Clouds
                                          Irfan Ahmad              Vice President of Engineering, CloudPhysics

3:00 – 3:30 PM           Break & Refreshments

3:30 – 5:30 PM           Session III: Resource Sharing and Security
Session Chair                   Laxmi Bhuyan                 Professor, UC Riverside

Lecture #7                    Mesos: A Platform for Fine-Grained Resource Sharing in the Data Center
                                         Anthony Joseph           Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

Lecture #8                    Information Security Management in a Data Center Environment
                                         Kamran Ahsan            Head of Information Security, Injazat Data Systems

Lecture #9                    
Secure Data Management 
in the Cloud

                                         Divyakant Agrawal     Professor, UC Santa Barbara

Lecture #10                  Security Issues in Software-Defined Networking
                                         Tilman Wolf                 Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts

6:30 – 8:30 PM           Public Lecture & Reception
                                     Networking the Cloud: Enabling Enterprise Computing and Storage
                                         K. K. Ramakrishnan   AT&T Fellow, AT&T Laboratories


                                     This public lecture will take place at Park Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi.
                                     Immediately followed by a public reception.


Click here to view the program of | March 18 - Day 1 | March 19 - Day 2 | Downloadable PDF Program |



8:40 – 9:00 AM          Coffee & Registration

9:00 – 10:30 AM        Session IV: Data Center Networks 2
Session Chair              Nirwan Ansari                 Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Lecture #11                 Bits, Milliseconds, and Spanning Trees: Understanding Network Failures in Data Centers
                                        Navendu Jain              Researcher, Microsoft Research

Lecture #12                 Hybrid Packet and Circuit Switched Network Architecture for High-Performance Data Center
                                        T. S. Eugene Ng          Associate Professor, Rice University

Lecture #13                 CamCube - Rethinking the Data Center Cluster
                                        Paolo Costa                 Professor, Imperial College London

10:30 – 11:00 AM     Break & Refreshments

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM         Panel: Data Center and Cloud Computing Technologies: Challenges and Future Directions
Moderator                  Mitch Gusat                     Researcher, IBM Zurich Research Laboratories

Panelists                     Hani Jamjoom                  Research Manager, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center 
                                    Hitesh Ballani                 Researcher, Microsoft Research, UK 
                                    Chris Olston                    Staff Research Scientist, Google Research
                                    Simon Ponsford               Senior Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute
                                    Fadi Aloul                        Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah

12:30 – 1:30 PM        Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM          Session V: Data Center Performance
Session Chair              Kang Xi                           Industry Associate Professor, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Lecture #14                 Data Center Monitoring
                                        Mitch Gusat                   Researcher, IBM Zurich Research Laboratories

Lecture #15                 Inter-Datacenter Bulk Transfers with NetStitcher
                                        Nikolaos Laoutaris        Senior Researcher, Telefonica Research, Spain

2:30 – 3:00 PM         Break & Refreshments

3:00 – 4:30 PM         Session VI: Cloud Application Designs
Session Chair             Torsten Suel                        Associate Professor, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Lecture #16                Bazaar: Bridging the Tenant-Provider Gap in Cloud Services
                                        Hitesh Ballani                 Researcher, Microsoft Research, UK

Lecture #17                Data Processing Systems at Google
                                        Grzegorz Malewicz         Staff Software Engineer, Google Research

Lecture #18                Mitigating Data Skew in MapReduce Using Distributed Memory
                                        Khaled Elmeleegy          Research Scientist, Yahoo! Research

4:30 – 4:40 PM         Closing Remarks


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Billy Kuan-yin Chen,
Mar 16, 2012, 12:14 AM
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