Cloud Computing and Service Engineering

In this event two leading researchers and developers of cloud computing discuss topics around cloud computing, including security issues, service engineering, and possibilities for innovative companies.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Tai. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
PhD Aake Edlund. PDC  Center for High Performance Computing / CSC  School of Computer Science and Communication / KTH  Royal Institute of Technology

This event will be organized at hotel Arthur (Vuorikatu 19) in Helsinki city center. We recommend arriving with public transportation. Helsinki main railway station is within 200 metres from hotel Arthur. Private parking is available in P-Kluuvi, see instructions from

You can register through the green link on this page.
Fee for one participation is 360e (will be charged from the invoicing address given in the registration information).
Personnel from INFORTE member companies and member university/polytechnic/city departments can participate for free. You can check the list of the member organizations when filling in the registration form.


Monday 29.3.
09:50 Morning coffee/tea
10:10 Opening (Tarja Systä)
10:15 Introduction to Cloud computing (Stefan Tai)
11:45 Lunch Break
12:45 Cloud Service Engineering (I/II) (Stefan Tai)
14:15 Coffee break
14:45 Cloud Security (I/II) (Åke Edlund)
16:15 Break
16:30-17:30  Cloud Security (II/II) (Åke Edlund)

Tuesday 30.3.
09:00 Morning coffee/tea
09:15 Cloud computing and Innovative companies (I/II) (Åke Edlund)
small break
10:30 Cloud computing and Innovative companies (II/II) (Åke Edlund)
12:00 Lunch break
13:00 Private Clouds (either demo or workshop) (Stefan Tai)
14:00 Coffee break
14:30 Cloud Service Engineering (II/II) (Stefan Tai)
Discussions and closing

SHORT BIO - Aake Edlund

Project leader and researcher at KTH, leading the Northern Europe
Cloud Initiative (NEON), BalticGrid, BalticCloud and BalticGrid
Innovation Lab. Member of EU's expert group on cloud computing. Aake
has a PhD in computational quantum chemistry, and a startup background
participating, leading and co-founding six startups. Aake is the CEO
of Pawn Promotion, a cloud strategy company, and a board member of
EuroCloud Sweden.

SHORT BIO - Stefan Tai

Professor at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) and Director at FZI (Forschungszentrum Informatik Karlsruhe). Lead and partner in applied research projects on Cloud Computing and Service Engineering, including industry-funded projects (IBM, SAP, Deutsche Telekom, HP Labs), national initiatives ("Spitzencluster" on software innovations for the digital enterprise), EU FP7 projects and the EIT ICT Labs (European Institute for Innovation and Technology, KIC on ICT). Prior to his appointments in Karlsruhe end of 2007, Stefan worked for 8.5 years at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in New York, USA. Stefan holds a PhD in Engineering and a Diploma in Computer Science from TU Berlin.