Call for Participation

Cloud India Conclave

Co-located with CCGrid 2023, Bengaluru, India

Monday May 1st, 2023, 9AM to 5:30PM

The IEEE/ACM international Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Internet Computing (CCGrid) is a leading forum to disseminate and discuss research activities and results on a broad range of topics in distributed systems, ranging from computing clusters to widely distributed Clouds and emerging Internet computing paradigms such as Fog and Edge Computing to support Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data applications. The 23rd edition of CCGRID will be held in Bangalore, India.

The Cloud India Conclave is a co-located event on the first day of this premier international conference. This will bring together stakeholders in the cloud and systems research ecosystem within India, including policy makers, academics, technology providers, cloud computing consumers, innovators and international collaborators, to discuss the state-of-the-art in research and cloud technology, the need for standardization, the requirements and the opportunities in India. This will be structured as a series of keynotes, invited talks, panel discussions, and poster presentations. 

The event will serve as a launching pad for setting up interest groups on specific topics, catalyze international collaborations, and build critical mass for tackling grand challenges that are globally relevant and to India in particular.

Umesh Bellur, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India (

Purushottam Kulkarni, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, India (


The conclave comprises of four sessions covering industry research, academic research, cloud users’ perspectives, and the cloud opensource and innovation ecosystem in India. 

9.00-10.30: Industry Research/Vision Session. 

This session will explore the future directions for Cloud computing as envisioned by the industry leaders. Short talks will be followed by a panel discussion.

Speakers: Dr. Manish Gupta (Google), Shruti Doval (HPE), Dr. Praveen Jayachandran (IBM Research),  Dr. Shivkumar Kalyanaraman (Microsoft), and Dr. Mayank Misra (TCS Research). 

Moderator: Prof. Purushottam Kulkarni (IIT-B)

10.30-10.45: Tea/Coffee Break

10.45 – 12.15: Cloud Users Session

This session will bring out the experiences of domain experts on the use of Cloud and the requirements for getting the Cloud ready for the “next billion” users in India. Short talks will be followed by a panel discussion.

Speakers: Dr. Vijay Chandru (Strand Genomics), Dr. Vivek Raghavan (EkStep Foundation), Dr. Sudarsan (CDAC), Dr. Raghavendra Kune (ADRIN, ISRO) and Shiva Kumar RV (NPCI)

Moderator: Prof. Kishore Kothapalli (IIIT-H)

12.15-1.30pm: Lunch and Posters

The conclave will feature posters by students/faculty showcasing cutting edge research in Cloud Computing. It presents an opportunity for the audience to interact closely with academic researchers as well as network amongst other participants. Posters will remain throughout the day. Attendees are encouraged to view the posters and engage over lunch.

1.30-3.00: Academic Showcase

This session will showcase Cloud computing research efforts of the Indian academia and will feature short talks from faculty members of the top institutes in the country.

Speakers: Prof. Kishore Kothapalli (IIIT Hyderabad), Prof. Satish Srirama (University of Hyderabad), Prof. Hemangee Kapoor (IIT Guwahati),  Prof. Sandip Chakraborty (IIT Kharagpur), Prof. Madhu Kumar (NIT Calicut), Prof. Yogesh Simmhan (IISc), Prof. Purushottam Kulkarni (IIT Bombay) and Prof. Smruti Sarangi (IIT Delhi)

Moderator: Prof. Satish Sriram (U of Hyderabad)

3.00-3.30: Tea/coffee break and Posters

The conclave will feature posters by students/faculty showcasing cutting edge research in Cloud Computing. Attendees are encouraged to view the posters and engage over the break.

3.30-4.45: Opensource and Innovation Ecosystem

This session will feature the supporting ecosystem to enable open and innovative cloud computing, through open-source contributions, standardization, startups and venture capital funding. Short talks will be followed by a panel discussion.

Speakers: Pamela Kumar (TSDSI and CCICI), Sanil Kumar (SODA Foundation), Siddhartha Ahluwalia (100xentrepreneur) and Kesava Reddy (E2E Networks)

Moderator: Prof. Dinkar Sitaram

4.45 – 5.00:  Closing session

In the closing, we will summarize the days takeaways and outline next steps to continue the journey of bringing the cloud computing community in India closer together and building collaborations.

Moderator: Prof. Purushottam Kulkarni (IIT-B)


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