May, 2022, Bangalore, India
We are delighted to be hosting the 22nd edition of IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud, and Internet Computing (CCGrid) in May, 2022 at Bangalore, India. The General Chair for the conference is Prof. Yogesh Simmhan, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. More details about the conference will be posted online as the conference dates approach. Meanwhile, join us at CCGrid 2020 at Melbourne, Australia and follow up on Twtter at @ccgrid2022.
Bangalore is the tech-hub of India. The research and development centers of major technology companies like Google, Microsoft, IBM, VMWare, NetApp, TCS, Huawei, etc. is located here. The startup ecosystem is also vibrant. IISc, the top university in India, is also at Bangalore and will be organizing CCGrid.
Bangalore has a mild climate, with temperatures between 22’C to 33’C during May. It receives ~10cm of rainfall that month. It is ~900m above sea level.
The city has a world-class international airport, with direct International flights to 25 destinations in Europe, Asia and Africa, and one-hop flights to most major cities in the world. Besides Uber and Ola, there are regular taxis and buses from the airport to the city center, which is 35kms away. A metro rail connects various parts of the city.
Bangalore is a mega-city with over 10 million residents in the southern peninsula of India. Kannada is the local language, but English is widely spoken at hotels, restaurants, shops and by taxi drivers. The city seamlessly blends the modern with ancient. Its history dates back to the 1500’s when it was established by Kempe Gowda as part of the Vijayanagar Empire. Historic and architectural sites such as Bangalore Fort, Bangalore Palace, Tipu’s Palace and the Vidhan Soudha (legislature) being notable ones. You can find local produce, curios and art at KR Market, Chitrakala Parishath and National Gallery of Modern Art. It is also called the Garden City, with the prominent ones being Cubbon Park (pictured above), Lal Bagh and Bannerghatta National Park. Within a few hours drive are UNESCO heritage sites like Hampi (6hrs), iconic Hoysala architecture at Halebid and Belur (5hrs), the Mysore Palace (3 hrs) and Nandi Hills (2hrs). Coffee and tea plantations are also a few hours drive away, nestled in the Western Ghats hills at Chikmagalur (5hrs). Tourist cities such as Chennai, Madurai, Mangalore, Kanyakumari, Hyderabad, Goa and Alleppey are a few hours by train or an hour by flight.
Modern Bangalore has dozens of 5-star hotels, top restaurants swerving a variety of global and local cuisines, world-class malls, micro-breweries and amusement parks.