Cloud computing is referred as a new paradigm of computing in which high-power resources and servers are allocated and dedicated for providing services to all kinds of computation problems. Enterprises and big institutes have no difficulties in building and deploying cloud computing platforms. However, how an individual can participate in cloud computing? Clouds are made of tiny droplets of water. This fact sheds a possible way for an individual to offer his tiny computing power and participate in providing cloud services. In this talk, we brainstorm the incentive of inviting encouraging individuals to participate in cloud computing, introduce the technologies underlined, and discuss the possible operating and managing strategies and models.
Sheng-Tzong Cheng (鄭憲宗) received the BS (1985) and MS (1987) in Electrical Engineering from the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He received the MS (1993) and PhD (1995) in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. He is currently a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan.
Dr. Cheng was the recipient of the Lee, Kuo-Din Research Award (李國鼎研究獎 ) in 2002 to highlight his research on multimedia and wireless communications. He advised many students to receive several top-prize awards from the contests held by the Ministry of Education and the Institute of Information Industry in Taiwan, etc. He serves as the proposal review committee of National Science Council, Taiwan. He also served as the proposal review committee of Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, China.Currently, Prof. Cheng is directing the wireless communication and mobile network laboratory in CSIE, NCKU. He has published more than 120 papers in the international journals and conferences. He holds several ROC patent. He is enlisted in Marquis Who’s Who in Asia, and Who’s Who in Engineering and Sciences in 2006 to 2008. His research interests include design and Performance analysis of mobile computing, wireless communications, multimedia, quantum computing, and real-time systems include design and performance analysis of mobile computing, wireless communications, multimedia, quantum computing, and real-time systems.