The workshop is intended to provide opportunity to the participants to upgrade their knowledge in recent advances in Information Technology with special focus on Cloud Computing. The workshop will cover

    (1) technologies for creating Cloud Computing Environment on a Network of Computers,

    (2) tools for building Cloud applications,

    (3) guidelines for introducing cloud computing courses and initiating innovative R&D projects.


Cloud computing has recently emerged as one of the buzzwords in the IT industry. Numerous IT vendors are promising to offer computation, storage, and application hosting services and to provide coverage in several continents, offering service-level agreements (SLA)-backed performance and uptime promises for their services. While these "clouds" are the natural evolution of traditional data centers, they are distinguished by exposing resources (computation, data, and applications) as standards-based Web services and following a "utility" pricing model where customers are charged based on their utilization of computational resources, storage, and transfer of data. They offer subscription-based access to infrastructure, platforms, and applications that are popularly referred to as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), and SaaS (Software as a Service).

The IT industry is rapidly shifting its focus from developing applications for PCs to Clouds, which deliver application services to millions of users simultaneously. This is creating a huge demand of manpower with skills in Cloud computing and development of applications.

Topics to be Covered

  • Recent Advance in Information Technology
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing Platforms
  • Implementing Enterprise Cloud Computing Environment on a Network of Computers
  • Cloud Application Case Studies in Engineering, Image Processing, and Media Rendering
  • Discussion on Setting up Cloud Computing Teaching and Research programs
  • Research in Cloud Computing through CloudSim Simulator
  • Developing Data Mining and Business Intelligence Applications on Clouds
  • Cloud Computing and Rural Health-Care in Indian Scenario