I am co-organizer with Ashraf Aboulnaga for the Second Workshop on Data Management in the Cloud, co-located with ICDE (Brisbane, Australia). We expect it to be a highly interactive forum for both practitioners and academics interested in the space of data management and cloud computing, and we welcome both novel research and industry experience papers.
CFP and details at: http://db.uwaterloo.ca/dmc2013/ and below the high level idea of the workshop:
Cloud computing has emerged as a promising computing and business model. By decoupling the management of the infrastructure (cloud providers) from its use (cloud tenants), and by allowing the sharing of massive infrastructures, cloud computing delivers unprecedented economical and scalability benefits for existing applications and enables many new scenarios. This comes at the cost of increased complexity in managing a highly multi-tenant infrastructure and limited visibility/access posing new questions on attribution, pricing, isolation, scalability, fault-tolerance, load balancing, etc. This is particularly challenging for stateful, data-intensive applications.
This unique combination of opportunities and challenges attracted much attention from both academia and industry. The DMC workshop aims at bringing researchers and practitioners in cloud computing and data management systems together to discuss the research issues at the intersection of these two areas, and also to draw more attention from the larger data management and systems research communities to this new and highly promising field.
See you in Australia!!!