Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI

6th HPI Symposium "Operating the Cloud"

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) invites to the sixth edition ofthe yearly scientific symposium on the topic “Operating the Cloud”. The Future SOC Lab, a cooperation of HPI and the industry partners Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, and SAP, provides researchers with free of charge access to a complete infrastructure of powerful hardware and software. Serving as the foundation for state-of-the-art approaches in Data Science applications, cloud computing remains as one of the main research areas at the Future SOC Lab.

November 13, 2018 

09:00 - 16:00 | HS 3

at the Hasso Plattner Institute

No registration needed.

Cloud computing is experiencing a growth in attention world-wide. The necessity emerges from ever increasing amounts of data that must be stored and computed by companies of almost any area of business. Additionally, even in our daily private lives we utilize cloud services to synchronize files, keep track of our appointments, etc. However, we are still observing a gap between results of academic research and practical implementations cloud operators use. It is our goal to provide a persistent platform for representatives of academia and industry to bridge this gap.

The symposium aims at connecting industry and academia by inviting speakers and calling for paper presentations. On this occasion, we seek for research papers and practitioners' reports in the fields of operating, administrating, and utilizing cloud systems. Please submit your contribution to the electronic submission system we use. Accepted submissions will be presented at the symposium in Potsdam. "Operating the Cloud" aims to present a versatile compilation of talks which allow a deep exchange of experience and knowledge.


09:30Welcoming AddressProf. Dr. Christoph Meinel, Hasso Plattner Institute
10:00Keynote: Orchestrating hundreds of Docker Containers for an IOTA testbedJossekin Beilharz, Hasso-Plattner Institute
10:30Measuring the Goodness of Server Consolidation in Cloud ComputingBelén Bermejo González, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain
11:00Performance Counter for Data Stream Operators on FPGAsRobert Schmid, Hasso Plattner Institute
11:30Towards Cost-Efficient Dynamic Content Delivery in Cloud Based Content Delivery NetworkSajitha Banu, National Institute of Technology, India
12:00Lunch Break
13:00Keynote: Security Considerations for Microservice ArchitecturesDaniel Richter, Hasso Plattner Institute
13:30Defeating Malicious Intrusions in Multi-Cloud Storage SystemsKennedy Torkura, Hasso Plattner Institute
14:00Coffee Break
14:15A Context Clustering Algorithm Based on Chain LinkKun Niu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
14:45Comparing the Development Workflow of OpenCL Kernels for FPGAs with CPUArne Herdick, Hasso Plattner Institute
15:15Edge - Cloud ComputingDr. Andreas Vogel, SAP Labs Palo Alto, USA
15:45Closing RemarksProf. Dr. Andreas Polze, Hasso Plattner Institute


The program committee looks for submissions in the field of cloud computing. Work in progress reports are explicitly welcome. Potential topics may be but are not limited to:

  • Data Science & Machine Learning
  • Big data cloud services
  • Fog & Edge Computing
  • Cloud application scalability and availability
  • Capacity planning for cloud applications
  • Dynamic capacity and performance management
  • Cloud-ilities (scalability, availability, reliability, elasticity)
  • Physical and virtual hardware on demand
  • Network function virtualization (VFN) and software-defined networking (SDN)
  • Cloud middleware frameworks
  • Cloud applications performance and monitoring
  • Security and cyber security in the cloud
  • Cloud optimization and automation
  • Global data centers and disaster tolerance
  • Combining public and private cloud and on-premise solutions