[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 113 (Friday, June 12, 2015)]
[Pages 33483-33484]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14316]



National Institute of Standards and Technology

NIST Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 8th 
NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop will be held in Gaithersburg, 
Maryland on Tuesday, July 7, Wednesday, July 8, Thursday, July 9, and 
Friday July 10, 2015. The format is a four-day forum that emphasizes 
the participation and progress made by standard development 
organizations, researchers and the community of cloud computing 
experts. The Forum and Workshop will bring together leaders and 
innovators from industry, academia and government in an interactive 
format that combines keynote presentations, panel discussions, and 
breakout sessions. The forum and workshop are open to the general 
public. NIST invites presentations from interested speakers at this 
event as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
    In addition, NIST invites organizations to participate as 
exhibitors as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

DATES: The 8th Forum and Workshop will be held 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday, July 7, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET on 
Wednesday, July 8, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 9, and 9:00 
a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, July 10, 2015.

ADDRESSES: 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.

[email protected] or by phone at (301) 975-4731.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NIST hosted seven prior Cloud Computing 
Forum and Workshop events in May 2010, November 2010, April 2011, 
November 2011, June 2012, January 2013 and March 2014. This year's 
meeting will focus on the progress the cloud community has made on the 
10 requirements provided in the USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap 
(NIST Special Publication 500-293). The NIST Cloud Computing Program 
(NCCP) published the final version of the Roadmap in October 2014.
    Each of the 10 requirements described in the Roadmap comes with a 
set of Priority Action Plans (PAPs) that are self-tasking for the cloud 
computing community. Therefore, the NCCP is sponsoring a call for 
papers that address the Requirements and PAPs found in the Roadmap and 
welcomes relevant submissions for a talk approximately 15-20 minutes 
long. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their 
work. Additional information may be found at: http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/ccfwviii.cfm.
    There will be a single-day parallel meeting on Thursday, July 9 on 
Cloud Forensics, which will focus on the issues enumerated in the NIST 
Cloud Computing Forensic Science Challenges (NIST IR 8006, draft). 
There will also be sessions dedicated to deployments of cloud computing 
in the government sector (Federal, State, Local) and on Cloud Computing 
    The series of workshops was originally organized in response to the 
request of the U.S. Chief Information Officer that NIST lead federal 
efforts on standards for data portability, cloud

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interoperability, and security.\1\ The workshops' goals are to engage 
with industry, academia, and standards development organizations 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; 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.

    \1\ Office of Management and Budget, U.S. Chief Information 
Officer, Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Feb. 8, 2011. Online: 

    NIST invites members of the public and other community stakeholders 
to participate in this event as a presenter or an exhibitor. To 
participate as a presenter, one will need to submit a completed 
``Abstract Submission'' form to [email protected]. Instructions for 
completing and submitting an abstract are available at: http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/abssubinst.cfm.
    On Tuesday, July 7, Wednesday, July 8, Thursday July 9, and Friday 
July 10, 2015, space will be available for 25 academic, industry, and 
standards development organizations to exhibit their respective Cloud 
Computing work at an exhibit table. The first 25 organizations 
requesting an exhibit table related to Cloud Computing will be 
accepted. Interested organizations should contact Tara Brown, email: 
[email protected] or (301) 975-4178. Requests for an exhibit table 
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 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. NIST is not liable with 
regard to damage or loss of equipment used in the exhibit booth/table.
    The official event Web site is with hotel information is: http://nist.gov/itl/cloud/cloud_computing_wkshp_viii.cfm. The workshop is open 
to the general public; however, those wishing to attend must register 
through https://www-s.nist.gov/CRS/conf_disclosure.cfm?conf_id=8354 by 
5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. All visitors to the NIST site 
are required to pre-register to be admitted and must have appropriate 
government-issued photo ID to gain entry to NIST.

Richard Cavanagh,
Acting Associate Director for Laboratory Programs.
[FR Doc. 2015-14316 Filed 6-11-15; 8:45 am]