[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 4, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 54453]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21489]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology


Notice of Public Meeting--Intersection of Cloud Computing and 
Mobility Forum and Workshop

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public forum and workshop.

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
announces the Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop to 
be held on Tuesday, October 1, Wednesday, October 2, and Thursday, 
October 3, 2013. The format is a three-day forum with breakout sessions 
held each day. The NIST Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Forum and 
Workshop will bring together leaders and innovators from industry, 
academia and government in an interactive format that combines keynote 
presentations, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and 
open discussion. The forum and workshop are open to the general public. 
NIST invites organizations to display posters and participate as 
exhibitors as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

DATES: The Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop will 
be held 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, October 1, 
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 2, and 9:00 a.m.-12:30 
p.m. ET on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

ADDRESSES: To register, go to: http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/intersection-of-cloud-and-mobility.cfm. The event will be held at the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899 in the Red Auditorium of the Administration 
Building (Building 101). Please note admittance instructions in the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michaela Iorga by email at 
[email protected] or by phone at (301) 975-8431. Additional 
information may be found at: http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/intersection-of-cloud-and-mobility.cfm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIST hosted six prior Cloud Computing Forum 
& Workshop events in May 2010, November 2010, April 2011, November 
2011, June 2012 and January 2013. The series of workshops was organized 
in response to the request of the U.S. Chief Information Officer that 
NIST lead federal efforts on standards for data portability, cloud 
interoperability, and security.\1\ The workshops' goals are 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 U.S. Government (USG) 
Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap among multiple federal and 
industrial stakeholders, and to advance the dialogue among all of these 
stakeholders. This workshop in the series has been expanded to focus on 
the emerging trend of Mobility in the context of its convergence with 
and complementary relationship to Cloud Computing.
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    \1\ Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Chief Information 
Officer, Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Feb. 8, 2011. Online: 
https://cio.gov/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/09/Federal-Cloud-Computing-Strategy.pdf
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    On the first day, the workshop presenters will focus on the future 
of Cloud Computing, Mobility and where the two intersect, in addition 
to providing a status update on NIST efforts to develop or support 
development of security, interoperability and portability open 
standards, cloud service metrics and service level agreement guidance. 
On the second day, the workshop will focus on current Cloud Computing 
and Mobility challenges and how these challenges could be alleviated or 
exacerbated at the intersection of Cloud and Mobility. On the third 
day, the workshop will focus on the path forward to achieve full 
integration and harmonization of Cloud Computing and Mobility and to 
explore possibilities for harmonizing the two in ways that unleash 
their complementing power and augment their inter-correlation to 
promote progress and prosperity.
    NIST invites members of the public, especially Cloud Computing and 
Mobility community stakeholders, to participate on Tuesday, October 1, 
and Wednesday, October 2, 2013, as an exhibitor. Exhibit space will be 
available for a total of 25 academic, industry, and standards 
developing organizations to exhibit their respective Cloud Computing or 
Mobility work at an exhibit table or with a poster. The first 25 
organizations requesting an exhibit table or a poster display related 
to Cloud Computing & Mobility will be accepted for both days. 
Interested organizations should contact Tara Brown, email: 
[email protected] or (301) 975-4178. Requests for an exhibit table or 
posters will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Responses 
must be submitted by an authorized representative of the organization. 
Logistics information will be provided to accepted exhibitors. NIST 
will provide the poster and exhibit location space and one work-table, 
free of charge. Exhibitors are responsible for the cost of the poster 
or exhibit, including staffing and materials. NIST reserves the right 
to exercise its judgment in the placement of posters and exhibits. 
General building security is supplied; however, exhibitors are 
responsible for transporting and securing exhibit equipment and 
materials. NIST is not liable with regard to damage or loss of 
equipment used in the exhibit table or poster.
    The workshop is open to the general public; however, those wishing 
to attend must register at http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/intersection-of-cloud-and-mobility.cfm by 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 24, 
2013. All visitors to the NIST site are required to pre-register to be 
admitted and have appropriate government-issued photo ID to gain entry 
to NIST.

    Dated: August 27, 2013.
Willie E. May,
Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2013-21489 Filed 9-3-13; 8:45 am]
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