Tuesday 20 March 2012 to Wednesday 21 March 2012
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Open Source Junction 3 is about mobile technologies and the cloud. This two-day workshop will showcase a selection of successful academic and industry projects featuring mobile and cloud technologies, and will provide delegates with the relevant knowledge and networking opportunities to help them build sustainable partnerships in this field
Mobile and cloud technologies
Economies of scale and the potential for novel enhancements to core functions make cloud computing attractive to educational, public and private sector organisations. The opportunity to share expertise and applications via the various IaaS, PaaS and SaaS layers make the cloud an ideal environment for open innovation between organisations.
Cloud technologies can help institutions reduce environmental and financial costs and share the infrastructure load when collaborating with other organisations. Cloud computing can provide new teaching and research environments by allowing students and researchers to better manage projects and workloads, share digital workspaces with peers, store digital artefacts and research outputs, and access them from anywhere and at any time.
Cloud computing can also boost the geographic flexibility of organizations, and, when coupled with emerging mobile technologies, increase the mobility of staff. By using a combination of cloud and mobile technologies it becomes possible to remotely engage in and manage workflows and processes. It is therefore no longer necessary for collaborators to be co-located or restricted to a specific geographic location.
Benefits of attending:
- Find out about successful open source projects involving mobile and cloud technologies
- Become familiar with issues and opportunities concerning the development and exploitation of open source solutions for the mobile and cloud computing sectors
- Understand the benefits and opportunities associated with building the OSJ community
- Network and explore partnership opportunities with past and present OSJ attendees
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Who should attend
- R&D managers, senior strategists, software developers in the mobile and cloud related sectors
- Principal Investigators, research staff, project managers in Higher Education and Research
- Funding bodies with an interest in mobile and cloud technologies
- Billions of sensors in the cloud: open source, Cloud and Smart cities - by Ajit Jaokar
- Education Cloud - by Andy Powell, Eduserv
- Supporting BYOD at King's College - by Alex Howe and Lisa Harrop
- Using the cloud to provide personalised access to computing devices - by Ross Gardler
- Using the cloud from above the clouds in a low cost, high altitude science - by Steven Johnston
- We've got a website for that: HTML5, offline and the future of the mobile web - by Andrew Betts