As part of its ongoing cloud computing forum and workshop series, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting "The Intersection of Cloud and Mobility," October 1-3, 2013, at its Gaithersburg, Md., campus. The workshop will bring together experts in the field of cloud and mobility for plenary talks, panel discussion, facilitated breakout discussions and networking.
The audience of leaders in cloud computing and mobility from industry, government and academia will explore the advantages of using low-end mobile devices to access sophisticated cloud-based resources.
On day one, agency executives will address federal perspectives and visions for cloud and mobility. Panels will illuminate the current state of cloud and mobile, and share near and future applications and technologies.
The task of the second day is to discuss current challenges at the intersection of cloud and mobility and to share lessons learned. Presentations will explore key challenges such as privacy, security, business/economic and behavioral issues. Another session will focus on the challenges to the fields of finance, first responders, and defense and intelligence.
Developing a path forward based on the discussion of the first two days is the goal of day three. At the end of each day, participants will work together in breakout sessions focused on the day's business.
As with past cloud computing workshops, the first day of the meeting also will cover progress on the U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Priority Action Plans. The session will focus on metrics, standards, service level agreements and security reference architecture.
The workshop and forum is introducing a new discussion topic this year. NIST now hosts a public working group on cloud and accessibility. The goal of the working group is to enable individuals to access information resources in a format of their choice from a broad range of devices. This adds ease-of-use to electronic devices. Several breakout sessions will discuss this extension of accessibility.
For more information on "The Intersection of Cloud and Mobility," or to register, see www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/intersection-of-cloud-and-mobility.cfm.