Humans in the Loop: Enabling and Facilitating Research on Cloud Computing
TimeMonday, July 298:30am - 5pm
DescriptionThis workshop explores the role of humans in making cloud computing useful in research settings. Cloud computing is clearly a type of cyberinfrastructure, which, in its general definition, "consists of computing systems, data storage systems, advanced instruments and data repositories, visualization environments, and people, all linked together by software and high performance networks to improve research productivity and enable breakthroughs not otherwise possible." In this workshop we will focus on the "and people" part of cyberinfrastructure, and in particular on the role of people in supporting the use of commercial cloud resources in research.