7th Annual IMDEA Networks Workshop: Big Data and Cloud Computing

Big Data and Cloud Computing are two paradigms that are evolving hand in hand and are revolutionizing how we live and work. The amount of data that is being generated in the world is increasing every day, and there are no indications that this trend is going to stop any time soon (if ever). The ubiquity of mobile computing devices and high speed networking, the arrival of the Internet of Things, and the evolution to smart environments (smart cities, smart factories, etc.) are generating a constant cascade of data. This is creating huge challenges to transfer, store, and process this data, leading to the development of new technologies to do so. Most of the processing of this data is done in specialized data centers that offer services to clients interested in their particular characteristics. This processing uses distributed computing paradigms intensively. The design and operation of these data centers, and in particular of their interconnection networks, to provide these “cloud” services is a challenging line of research.


The workshop will explore the state of the art on these fascinating areas of research.