Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing (CS3)
CS3: Cloud Storage Services for Novel Applications and Workflows

ETH Zürich, Switzerland; January 18-19 2016

Workshop Material

New cloud storage services allow groups of researchers to share, transfer and synchronize data in simple but powerful ways. Large-scale synchronization and sharing capabilities (typically above the 1-PB mark) are an opportunity for innovative applications in scientific and technical areas, allowing for new forms of collaboration and to achieve results faster and more effectively. This is also a unique opportunity for IT departments to renew service offerings and to boost infrastructure by federating data repositories across collaborating sites and proposing/hosting new applications.

The objective of this workshop is to share experiences and progress in cloud storage services. The usage of recently deployed services in the scientific community is rapidly expanding. Users are actively interested in new solutions for their growing data needs: new tools and enhanced data sharing capabilities enable new solutions. At the same time, the technology space is quickly evolving and many research institutes, service providers, software development teams and companies look into different approaches in the area of Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing.

In the workshop we will review the state-of-the-art technologies for Cloud Services for Synchronisation and Sharing and evaluate the experience in running such services for technical and scientific communities. We especially invite user communities to report on current and planned usage, novel applications and innovative workflows. We invite technology and service providers to present their services, including the evolution of existing implementations towards Cloud Storage Services.

We invite you to submit abstracts using the abstract page. Selected presentations (oral or poster) will be part of a Book of Abstract to be published in the conference website.

Topics of interest:

  •   » Innovative user applications and workflows with cloud storage services
  •   » Protocols and semantics for file sharing and synchronization
  •   » Consistency and scalability of file synchronization services
  •   » Backend storage technologies
  •   » Federated access to cloud storage

Massimo Lamanna (CERN), Luca Mascetti (CERN), Jakub Moscicki (CERN), Tilo Steiger (ETH)

ETH Zürich is one of the leading international universities for technology and the natural sciences. It is well known for its excellent education, ground-breaking fundamental research and for implementing its results directly into practice.

Founded in 1855, ETH Zürich today has more than 18,500 students from over 110 countries, including 4,000 doctoral students. To researchers, it offers an inspiring working environment, to students, a comprehensive education. Twenty-one Nobel Laureates have studied, taught or conducted research at ETH Zürich, underlining the excellent reputation of the university.

This workshop is the second in a series. The first event took place at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in November 2014: "Cloud Services for File Synchronisation and Sharing". In the first workshop the following companies participated and presented their experience and plans: IBM, OwnCloud, PowerFolder, Pydio, Seafile.