[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 87 (Friday, May 4, 2012)]
[Page 26509]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10811]



National Institute of Standards and Technology

Notice of Public Meeting--Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: NIST announces the Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V to be 
held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 5, 6 and 7, 2012. The 
format is a two-day forum followed by a one-day hands-on workshop. This 
workshop will provide information on the U.S. Government (USG) Cloud 
Computing Technology Roadmap initiative. This workshop will also 
provide an updated status on NIST efforts to help develop open 
standards in interoperability, portability and security in cloud 
computing. This event is open to the public. In addition, NIST invites 
organizations to participate as Exhibitors as described in the 

DATES: The Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V will be held Tuesday, 
Wednesday and Thursday, June 5, 6 and 7, 2012. Participants must pre-
register by close of business Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Please see 
registration instructions in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 

ADDRESSES: The forum and workshop will be held at the Department of 
Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To submit a response to this request 
for exhibitors, and for further information contact Romayne Hines by 
email at [email protected] or by phone at (301) 975-4090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIST hosted four prior Cloud Computing Forum 
& Workshop events in May 2010, November 2010, April 2011, and November 
2011. The purpose of these workshops was to respond to the request of 
the Federal Chief Information Officer to NIST to lead federal efforts 
on standards for data portability, cloud interoperability, and 
security. The workshops' goals were to engage with industry to 
accelerate the development of cloud standards for interoperability, 
portability, and security; discuss the Federal Government's experience 
with cloud computing, report on the status of the NIST Cloud Computing 
efforts, launch and report progress on the NIST led initiative to 
collaboratively develop a USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap among 
multiple federal and industrial stakeholders, and to advance a dialogue 
between these groups. Building on the prior workshop events, the 
purpose of the fifth NIST-hosted Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop is to 
provide a forum to share international government perspectives on how 
the Cloud Computing Information Technology model can be used to improve 
public services, provide an update on NIST Cloud Computing working 
group progress, and to showcase examples of academic, industry, 
standards organizations and government partner efforts which relate to 
the USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap priorities.
    NIST invites members of the public, especially cloud computing 
community stakeholders to participate in this event as exhibitors. On 
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 5 and 6, 2012, space will be available for 
30 academic, industry, and standards developing organizations to 
exhibit their respective cloud computing work at a demonstration booth 
or table which is co-located with the event. Interested organizations 
should contact Romayne Hines at the email address or phone number given 
in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. Exhibitors will 
be accepted in the order in which their responses are received. The 
first 30 organizations which respond will be accepted. Responses must 
be submitted by an authorized representative of the organization. 
Logistics information will be provided to accepted exhibitors. NIST 
will provide the exhibit location space and one work table free of 
charge. Exhibitors are responsible for the cost of the exhibit, 
including staffing and materials. NIST reserves the right to exercise 
its judgment in the placement of exhibits. General building security is 
supplied; however, exhibitors are responsible for transporting and 
securing exhibit equipment and materials.
    Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register at http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/cloudworkshopv.cfm by close of business Tuesday, 
May 29, 2012.

    Dated: May 1, 2012.
David Robinson,
Associate Director for Management Resources.
[FR Doc. 2012-10811 Filed 5-3-12; 8:45 am]