The UKRI Cloud Working Group is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 6th annual UKRI Cloud Workshop at the Francis Crick Institute in London on the 29th March 2022.
The meeting provides an opportunity for UK researchers and representatives from industry to come together and share best practice and new insights in the application of cloud computing for academic research. Past events have attracted speakers from a range of high-profile organisations including CERN, the UK MetOffice, major UK research infrastructure providers and major public cloud providers and typically attracts between 150-180 attendees.
For the event this coming year, we are extending an invitation to members of the research community and commercial companies to take part in an Organising Committee to run the workshop. Participation in this group will provide an excellent opportunity to gain insights into how cloud is being applied – from the innovative application of technologies to address research questions to addressing practical challenges around policy and use. We would like to encourage participation from a diverse set of backgrounds: you may have experience in aspects of cloud or have been involved in running events before or you may simply have an interest and wish to get involved.
As a member of the committee you will help shape the themes, make a call for abstracts and select submissions for presentations. The group will need to self-organise, coordinate meetings and work closely with the UKRI Cloud Working Group (see: https://cloud.ac.uk/membership/) towards the successful delivery of the workshop in March ‘22.
The meeting typically consists of one day of presentations and workshops in two tracks. Previous example can be found at : https://cloud.ac.uk/ukri-cloud-workshop-2020-call-for-participation/
We hope to host the workshop in-person, however there may be some element of hybrid, virtual conference or social distancing needed. Planning for multiple eventualities will be needed to ensure the event operates in line with government guidelines and provides opportunities to support remote speakers and attendees. The conference venue is set up to support these different hosting scenarios.