The ISC Cloud Newsletter will provide you with the latest news on the conference program, speakers, exhibitors, HPC and Cloud trends and how to get the most out of your Mannheim visit.

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Dear Reader,

Welcome to the third issue of the ISC Cloud'12 – HPC Meets Cloud – Newsletter. I would like to share some good news and program updates with you. First, the program is now taking its final shape and here is some information on an interesting speaker who will discuss an important topic that deserves more attention.

Paolo Balboni, who is the founding partner at ICT Legal Consulting, and Director of the European Privacy Association, Cloud Computing Sector Director and responsible for Foreign Affairs of Italian Institute for Privacy, will talk about the legal aspects of cloud computing in a panel on HPC Cloud Challenges. This panel will examine the potential obstacles to cloud adoption, such as security and trust, compliance, outsourcing, performance, virtualization, pricing, payment model, software licenses, choice of service provider or private cloud builder, network bandwidth, and integration of all of these into the existing business or research processes.

Recently I had the opportunity to speak to Paolo about various cloud computing legal issues, including E.U. data protection directives and the "ungoverned" cross-border data flows. Please see a link to the interview below.And remember to register by Sept. 15 to take advantage of lower advance registration rates.

We look forward to welcoming you to Mannheim on September 24!

Best regards,

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gentzsch

ISC Cloud General Chair

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