Given that cloud computing is still one of, if not the most hyped buzzword in technology these days, we think it is important to bring the community of developers together to discuss and share the initial experiences in building the cloud solutions we really need. Many of the providers of cloud technologies and many hosts for cloud reside in the US. While this ensures conformity to American regulations such as HIPAA it does cause problem within the European and wider community. Which laws apply to the storage of data by a European company in an American host providers cloud centre. Governance and provenance are key issues that may be resolved through community based cloud development. Clearly the move to the community clouds requires investigation to tease out such issues as security, reliability, etc. However the ability to quickly transform data to the appropriate formats for each regulatory body of any given country could vastly increase the ability of com-panies to import and export services from a wider market area.
Modern thinking would also require investigation into the carbon impact of such technologies. The advantage of cloud technologies lies in the distribution of computing resources on a pay as you go basis. Thus an organization is not always aware of the location of hosting nor the impact on their carbon footprint. Given the extensibility of web services to include non-functional requirements it would become easy to place a regional requirement into the contract thus reducing the possible carbon footprint.
In this context, the proposed workshop aims to tackle the research problems (as well as practical experiences) around methods, tech-niques, concepts, models, languages, tools and technology that enable cloud computing. Of particular interest are the architectural, techni-cal, and developmental models for the cloud showing how they combine synergistically to enable distributed computing on the scale re-quired by today’s cloud-hosted enterprise systems. The workshop aims to bring together researchers and industry practitioners (e.g. leading modelers, architects, system vendors, open-source projects, developers, and end-users) exploring established and best practices in implementing real-life and mission-critical solutions based on Cloud computing technologies. Through this we aim to cover a greater understanding of how the service cloud can enable business providers, public services as well as general enterprise application integration issues, thus helping people develop and manage business processes more efficiently and effectively. We are likely to see an evolution in how cloud computing technologies are utilised and we want to discuss and share the experiences and expectations the development community currently have with regards to cloud computing technology