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Spring 2017 NSF CAC Industry Advisory Board Meeting

National Science Foundation Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM (MST)

Spring 2017 NSF CAC Industry Advisory Board Meeting

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NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center (CAC)
Semi-Annual IAB Meeting
Date: April 23-25, 2017
The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Sunday, April 23, 2017

9:00-17:00       Cyber Security Training Workshop

Room ECE 530, ECE Building

Monday, April 24, 2017
Location: Kiva Room, Student Union

08:00 am      Registration Desk Open
08:00-08:30  Informal Socialization Opportunities
08:30-09:00  Attendee Introductions
09:00-09:30  Center Director’s Status Report
09:30-10:00  NSF Program Director Update
10:00-10:15  Coffee Break
Session I: 2016 Continuing Project Updates and reports  
Brief summary of closing CAC projects at the UA, TTU, and MSU. Detailed questions if necessary.

Detailed reports for CAC review and L.I.F.E. evaluation started in 2016 and proposed to continue:
(15 min reports, 5 min Q&A and completion of LIFE forms after each project)

2016-UA-1: Autoinfotainment Security Development Framework (ASDF) for Smart Cars (Pratik Satam, Salim Hariri)
2016-UA-2: Security framework for supply chain management services (Cihan Tunc, Salim Hariri)
2016-UA-3: Data analytics methodology for tactical cyber immune system (Samuel Hess, Pratik Satam, Salim Hariri, Gregory Ditzler)
2016-UA-4: A Machine learning framework for malicious HTML file identification (Samuel Hess, Pratik Satam, Salim Hariri, Gregory Ditzler)

12:00-13:00  Lunch (Kachina Lounge)

13:30-14:40  Session II: New Project Proposals (15 min reports, 5 min Q&A and completion of LIFE forms after each project)

2017-TTU-1: Cloud Standards Testbeds & Testing (Alan Sill, Ravi Vadapalli, Ghazanfar Ali)
2017-TTU-2: Data Center Analytics and Control (Yong Chen, Jerri Perez, Elham Hojati)
2017-TTU-3: DuraStore – Achieving Highly Durable Data Centers (Yong Chen, Wie Xie, Jiang Zhou)
2017-TTU-4: Secure Virtual SandBox for Big Data Analytics (Susan Mengel, Lisa Gittner, Hafiz Khan, Ravi Vadapalli)
 2017-TTU-5: Risk Models for Big Data (Lisa Gittner, Hafiz Khan, Susan Mengel, Ravi Vadapalli)

14:40-15:00  Coffee Break
 Session III: New Project Proposals Contd. (15 min reports, 5 min Q&A and completion of LIFE forms after each project)

2017-MSU-1: A Performance Benchmark for next-generation Intrusion Detection Systems (Sherif Abdelwahed)
2017-UA-1: Resilient Cloud Services (Cihan Tunc and Salim Hariri) 

15:40-16:30 Center wide projects (see below)


2017-UA-2: Physics Aware Programming for 3D Heart Simulations (Ehsan Esmaili, Ali Akoglu, Gregory Ditzler, Jeno Szep, Salim Hariri, and Talal Moukabary)
2017-UA-3: IoT Security Framework (Jesus Pacheco and Salim Hariri)

16:30-17:00 Center affiliations
17:00-18:00  Student Poster Session (Kachina Lounge)
18:30-20:30  Dinner (Provided) and Networking

    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Location: Kiva Room, Student Union

09:00-12:00  Session III: Project review and adjustments; meeting conclusions
09:00-09:30  L.I.F.E. comments review
09:30-10:00  Project review and selection by IAB
10:00-10:15  COFFEE BREAK
10:15-11:00  Closed IAB Business meeting presided by IAB chair
11:00-11:30  Closed session between industry attendees and the NSF evaluator
11:30-12:00  Wrap up, setting dates for next meeting etc.
12:00            CLOSE OF MEETING followed by lunch provided at the meeting location.



 The NSF Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center invites you to the
Cyber Security Training Workshop
(April 23, 2017 9:00-17:00)
Room ECE 530, ECE Building

The Cybersecurity Training Workshop provides a comprehensive overview of “What you need to know about Cybersecurity” for a broad audience of knowledge workers and technology users with or without prior cybersecurity background, who need to quickly learn how to protect their enterprise and personal cyber assets. The Workshop provides a broad overview of what enterprises and individuals need to know about a wide range of relevant cyber security topics. The workshop is designed to be short-duration and high-intensity. Short, pragmatic lectures are punctuated with frequent Q&A discussions and live lab demonstrations will allow participants to learn essential cybersecurity information in an expeditious and efficient manner.

 DURATION: 1 day (7 training hours; hands on training and live demonstrations)

 VENUE: The University of Arizona, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

   Rooms: ECE530 and ECE251

 COURSE AUTHOR & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR: Salim Hariri, Co-Director of the NSF Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center


  • Introduction to Cyber Security (by Dr. Salim Hariri and Fabian de la Pena)
      [08:30-09:00] Introduction
      [09:00-10:45] Cybersecurity Attacks & Defenses
      [09:00-10:45] Cybersecurity Architecture & Frameworks
      [09:00-10:45] UA Autonomic Cyber Security
      [10:45-11:00] Break
      [11:00-12:00] Cybersecurity Lab as a Service (CLaaS): A virtual Cybersecurity Laboratory offered as a   cloud service

  • [12:00-13:00] Lunch

  • Enterprise Network Cyber Security Training (by Dr. Salim Hariri and Fabian de la Pena)
      [13:00-14:45] Host IDS/IPS
      [13:00-14:45] Network IDS/IPS
      [13:00-14:45] Applications and web security
      [13:00-14:45] Inside Threats
      [13:00-14:45] Hands on
      [14:45-15:00] Break
  • IoT Cyber Security Training (by Jesus Pacheco, Pratik Satam, and Fabian de la Pena)  
      [15:00-17:00] Security of Wireless Communications (Wi-Fi)
      [15:00-17:00] Security of Smart Buildings / Smart Home
      [15:00-17:00] Security of Smart Cars, autonomous cars
      [15:00-17:00] Smart Cyber Plug


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The event will be held at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

The Cybersecurity workshop (Apr 23) will take place at the ECE building, 1230 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ  85721.

The Meeting (Apr 24,25) will take place at the Student Union, Union Kiva Room, 1303 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719. Union Kiva room is at the North-East side of student union (2nd floor, ground level).

University of Arizona map:
Student Union map (see level 2):


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 More Information

Who should attend this event?
Industry Advisory Board members from member companies and/or their designated representatives should attend. Note that voting will take place on industry-sponsored projects for the upcoming year for the center. National Science Foundation program officers or their appointed program evaluators are also welcome to attend, along with students and faculty members associated with CAC projects from all university sites. The CAC meeting is restricted to IAB members, NSF personnel and CAC university faculty or student project participants. Prospective members from companies or organizations interested in the CAC may request to attend the rest of the sessions of the meeting if desired, which requires signing a non-disclosure agreement.

What will happen at the meeting?
The primary purpose of the CAC meeting is to review progress on projects and proposals for new research projects to be presented to the Industry Advisory Board. The bulk of the agenda will be devoted to CAC site and project reports and on a prospectus for upcoming work to be conducted by the researchers of the center. The meeting will also include a review of the NSF I/UCRC program, discussion and explanation of CAC by-laws, election of the CAC IAB chair and vice-chair, and other IAB business.

 Who can I contact for questions?
Send any questions regarding the center or the meeting arrangements to Ali Akgolu ( or Salim Hariri (  You may also contact Ms. Nancy Emptage ( for questions regarding lodging and local transportation.

How should I get from the airport or my hotel to the meeting location?

The University of Arizona, Kiva Room, Student Union​
1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719
UA Campus Map is at:

From the airport to the University of Arizona (8.7 mi)

By shuttle: There are shuttles available at the airport:

If you rent a car: Take S Tucson Blvd and South Kino Pkwy to N Mountain Ave, Head south on S Tucson Blvd, Slight left toward S Tucson Blvd, Sharp left onto S Tucson Blvd, Continue onto E Benson Hwy,Turn right onto S Campbell Ave/Kino Pkwy/South Kino Pkwy, Continue to follow South Kino Pkwy, Continue onto N Campbell Ave,
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto E Speedway Blvd, Continue on N Mountain Ave. Drive to E 2nd St, Turn left onto N Mountain Ave, Turn left onto E 2nd St. Enter Second Street Garage on the south side of the street.  This is a pay parking garage.

From the event hotel (4.4 mi, see lodging arangements below)
Travel from the Homewood Suites to the University of Arizona Student Union.  Travel South on Campbell Avenue to Speedway Blvd.  Turn Right (west) on to Speedway Blvd., Turn Left (south) on to Mountain Avenue.  Travel South to the intersection with a light (Second Street), turn Left.  Enter Second Street Garage on the south side of the street.  This is a pay parking garage.  The Student Union is located at the Southwest exit of the Garage. Union Kiva room is at the North-East side of student union (2nd floor, ground level).

How long will the meeting last?
The IAB agenda will cover all day Monday, April 24 through the morning of Tuesday, April 25. Please plan to arrive in time for an 8:00 am meeting start each day.

What is the cost to attend?
Attendance at the meeting is free for all CAC participants (IAB members, associated NSF program officers or evaluator, CAC-affiliated faculty members, researchers or students), but limited to these attendees. Please register for confirmation.

What meals will be provided?
Lunch and break refreshments each day at the IAB meeting for all registered CAC attendees. There will be a reception Sunday evening for IAB members, CAC researchers, and other CAC participants that we encourage all IAB participants to attend.

Lodging Arrangements
Event Hotel
  (See flyer)
Homewood Suites by Hilton Tucson/St. Philip's Plaza University (4250 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, 85718, USA). Participants must contact hotel by March 01.  Room availability cannot be guaranteed after that date. Amenities:
 - Complimentary Shuttle to UA Campus via our 9-passenger Van
 - Spacious one-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens
 - Complimentary daily Suite Start hot breakfast daily
 - Complimentary in-suite high-speed Internet access
 - Hilton Honors where guests earn both Points & Miles
 - Suite Assurance Guarantee (if reserved before March-14)

Rate: $132 (double Queen Suite or King Suite)

Method of reservation

Online: Please have guests use Code ECE to book room using booking link:

Individual Call-In: Please have guests call (520) 577-0007 to make their guest room arrangements and refer to UA Code ECE to receive discounted group rate.

* To avoid a cancellation fee; guests must call Hotel directly at (520) 577-0007 at least 24 hours prior to their check-in time (12 noon on day prior) to cancel their guestroom arrangements.
* Should more than two (2) adults occupy a guestroom (any person 17 years of age or over), there will be an additional $20.00 per night, per person charge applied to the guestroom rate; subject to all applicable taxes.
*Should guests desire to bring their pets, there is a one time, non-refundable $75.00 deposit required.
*In order to secure these arrangements, please sign and return this agreement to Hotel, no later than 01/04/2017

 Other options near the University of Arizona
- Tucson Marriott University Park (Main Gate Square, 880 E 2nd St, Tucson, AZ 85719)
- Best Western Royal Sun Inn & Suites (1015 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705)     
- Aloft Tucson University (1900 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719)
- Hotel Congress (311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701)

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Have questions about Spring 2017 NSF CAC Industry Advisory Board Meeting? Contact National Science Foundation Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center

When & Where

The University of Arizona, Student Union
1303 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 12:00 PM (MST)

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National Science Foundation Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center

This event is organized on behalf of the National Science Foundation Cloud and Autonomic Computing Center, which is part of NSF's Industry/University Cooperative Research Center Program.

The mission of the CAC is provide a practical and collaborative work arena for development and coordination of industry-relevant software, standards and methods specifically applicable to cloud and other advanced forms of distributed computing. 

The CAC's goals in this arena are to identify and foster industry-academia-government partnerships, to identify and develop coordinated efforts on workable reference implementations of these methods, and  to create a trained workforce capable of sustaining the activities and opportunities created through this joint effort. 

The Center is governed through an Industry Advisory Board consisting of its industry members, which selects research topics and sets Center priorities. Participation is open to any industry member or government agency under the terms of the NSF-approved Membership Agreement.

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