摘要：Cloud computing is emerging as a new paradigm for next generation software and services. Cloud computing encompasses the concepts of software-as-a-service (SaaS), infrastructure-as -a-service (IaaS), and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) over a network such as the Internet. The cloud model provides an illusion of infinite computing resources to applications and offers elasticity of resources enabling applications to scale up and down as needed. It has already created a huge marketplace for the IT industry. Today, it is easy and cheap for anyone with internet connectivity to rent desired computing resources (e.g., servers, storage, network bandwidth) from a cloud provider such as Amazon EC2, Windows Azure, etc., and run software and deploy applications (e.g.,). The pay-as-you-go pricing model of cloud computing is particularly attractive to small and medium sized enterprises because they can avoid up-front investment in setting up their own infrastructure. Users are also relieved of the burden of administration and maintenance of computing resources-software and hardware. In this talk, we introduce Cloud computing and present a number of ongoing researches, as also new challenges for developing next generation software and services.
Brief Biography: Professor Kuan-Ching Li () received his Ph.D. degree in Department of Computer Engineering and Digital Systems, Polytechnic School, University of S?o Paulo, Brazil. Now he is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE), Providence University, Taiwan. His research interests include Parallel and Distributed Processing, Cloud Computing, Network Computing, Fault-tolerant computing, and impact of future technologies. He is the editor-in-chief of International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering (IJCSE). He is also the IET Fellow, IEEE Senior Member, and TACC (Taiwan Association for Cloud Computing) member.