NIST Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop on March 25-27, 2014

By Renee Dopplick, ACM Director of Public Policy
March 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a free NIST Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop on March 25-27, at its campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The event will include panel discussions and presentations on future directions for the accessibility, usability, reliability, security, and privacy of mobile devices and mobile cloud computing. Advance registration is required. The event is free and open to the public.

Speakers from government, industry, and academia will discuss an array of topics across the three days. The first day will focus on the current state of cloud computing technologies and a vision for where cloud computing and mobility should go with respect to accessibility, government services, standards, reference architectures, and service level agreements. The second day will focus on challenges and lessons learned, with speakers discussing use cases, technologies, and consumer issues. An afternoon session will explore issues specific to first responders, the financial and banking sectors, and the intelligence community. The third day will look forward to desired objectives and outcomes for a federated mobile cloud, ubiquitous computing, and a diverse, mobile-enabled world.

The event is intended for policymakers, computing professionals, researchers, mobile service providers, and individuals interested in accessible technologies and consumer protections.

Register online for the NIST Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop to be held at NIST on March 25-27, 2014.

Participants also are encouraged to register for the NIST Cloud Computing Forensic Science Workshop to be held at NIST on March 24, 2014.