Our second annual event (in June 2012) was a great success thanks to EcoCloud researchers/staff, keynote and industrial session speakers, and student presenters. In this issue, we are delighted to announce two outstanding new members in our research community bringing a wealth knowledge and expertise, and report a number of achievements by EcoCloud members, making 2012 an even more productive year since we launched the center. Besides these accomplishments ranging from research highlights covered in international media to new projects and faculty and student awards, we are also happy to report that in 2012 we have introduced the EcoCloud Visiting Scholar program to attract world-renowned researchers to spend a sabbatical and collaborate with us.

This year, we will have our annual retreat on May 31st, 2013, at the same venue as last year, Hotel de la Paix in Lausanne. We look forward to seeing you there!