OASIS to Present International Cloud Symposium on Portability, Interoperability, and Security Standards as Part of EuroCloud Congress

Luxembourg Event to Include First Public TOSCA Interoperability Demo by Fujitsu, HP, Huawei, IBM, SAP, and Zenoss

19 September 2013 – Navigating the way to a portable, interoperable, secure Cloud will be the focus of the International Cloud Symposium (ICS) 2013, the third in a series of annual events hosted by the nonprofit OASIS open standards consortium. ICS is an interactive conference for ICT professionals responsible for developing, influencing and managing Cloud computing policies in the public and private sectors. This year’s ICS will be held in Luxembourg on 15 October as part of the EuroCloud Congress. The event will feature the first public interoperability demonstration of the OASIS Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA), a standard that enhances the portability of cloud applications and services in a vendor-neutral ecosystem.

ICS key topics include:

  • Gaps and overlaps in Cloud standards
  • Identity management
  • Models for Cloud in government, business, technology
  • Building data privacy into applications
  • Profiles for user authorization and entitlements
  • Standards for Big Data
  • Internet of Things (IoT)

"We are pleased to have OASIS as one of the leading global standardization bodies joining the EuroCloud Congress. Their International Cloud Symposium as a co-event will be a real enrichment for our EuroCloud Members, all Congress participants and the entire cloud industry," said Bernd Becker, President EuroCloud Europe. "The OASIS work on cloud standards is key for the provision of reliable cloud services and a prerequisite for a broad market acceptance. It also fits perfectly with the global EU Cloud strategy, where the identification of relevant cloud standards is also an important task."

In addition to the TOSCA demonstration, ICS will feature presentations on open standardization initiatives including Privacy by Design, Privacy Management and Reference Model (PMRM), and IDCloud. ICS is sponsored by IBM and Microsoft.

ICS Speakers include:

  • Ken Ducatel, Head of Cloud, European Commission
  • Bob Bohn, Cloud Computing Program Manager, U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist, IBM
  • Carola Carstens, Project Officer, European Commission
  • Abdellatif Benjelloun Touimi, Huawei
  • Brian Spector, CEO, CertiVox
  • Frank Leymann, Director, University of Stuttgart Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
  • Yuri Demchenko, Cloud/Big Data Researcher, University of Amsterdam
  • Gershon Jansen, OASIS Board Director

ICS will be held concurrent with the first day of the EuroCloud Congress. Delegates may attend the full ICS program followed by a second day at EuroCloud or customize a schedule of ICS and EuroCloud sessions that match their interests. Registration is open to all. Press passes are available; contact communications@oasis-open.org.

ICS will conclude with OASIS20, a reception celebrating two decades of advancing open standards at OASIS. The reception will be followed by the annual EuroCloud Evening Gala. OASIS20 will be sponsored by IBM, ISIS Papyrus, Microsoft, and Primeton.


OASIS is a not-for-profit, international consortium that drives the development, convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information society. OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for cloud computing, security, business transactions, electronic publishing, Smart Grid, and other applications. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology. OASIS members broadly represent the marketplace of public and private sector technology leaders, users and influencers. The consortium has more than 5,000 participants representing over 600 organizations and individual members in 65 countries.

Contact: communications@oasis-open.org