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Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop VIII


To show federal leadership and support for the NIST technology role in U.S. Government agency adoption of cloud computing to reduce costs and improve services and to strengthen relationships with the private sector.

NIST will host its eighth Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop on July 7-10, 2015. The format will be a 4-day event with the first day focusing on Cloud Standards (organized by ISO/IEC JTC1 SC38) followed by 3-days of Talks and Panels centered on specific areas of research and development in the cloud environment. The event will cover:

  • Current State of Cloud Computing Standards
  • Progress on the NIST SP500 293: 10 High Level Requirements for Cloud Adoption
  • Cloud Forensics
  • Cloud Computing: Customers and Government


Please click here to view our Updated Agenda (updated 7/8)

Updated list of Speakers and Bios (updated 7/8)

Download a two-page flyer here.


Presentations are available on the NIST Cloud Computing Collaboration Site (Twiki).

Additional Information:

Additional information about the Forum and Workshop is available here, as well as information on how to prepare and submit an abstract for this event.

Federal Register Notice 

Notice: For information regarding the exhibit tables please contact Cynthia.messina@nist.gov

Security Instructions:

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.

*New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, Under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. Driver’s licenses from nine states and territories are not compliant and will not be accepted as identification. Click here for a list of alternative identification and further details>>

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Start Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015
End Date: Friday, July 10, 2015
Location: NIST, Red and Green Auditoriums, 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Workshop



WEBCAST Archive:

Please visit the WEBCAST page to access the webcast archive.

The webcast will be available online for playback one week after the event, for one year.

Event hashtag #NISTCloud.

All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. There is no on-site registration for meetings held at NIST.

Click here to see Cloud Computing Video (YouTube)

Registration Contact:

Michelle Harman, 301-975-3258


Gaithersburg Hilton
620 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
(301) 977-8900
Group: NIST
Book Online
Includes breakfast, high speed internet, and shuttle to NIST


Technical Contact:

Robert Bohn, 301-975-4731

Vendor Contact:

For questions regarding vendor tables, please contact Cindy Messina, 301-975-2923