[hpc-announce] Deadline extension: WORKS'14 at SC14 in November in New Orleans

Sandra Gesing sandra.gesing at nd.edu
Tue Jul 22 11:40:50 CDT 2014


    The 9th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science
         in conjunction with SC 14 (New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 16, 2014)


Important Dates

   1. Papers Due: August 1st 2014
   2. Notifications of Acceptance: September 1st 2014
   3. Final Papers Due: October 1st, 2014

Data Intensive Workflows (a.k.a. scientific workflows) are a key technology
to manage Big Data analytics in all scientific areas, exploiting
capabilities of large-scale distributed and parallel computing
infrastructures. Workflows enable scientists to design complex analysis
that are composed of individual application components or services designed
collaboratively. On large-scale computing infrastructures routinely used
for e-Sciences today, workflow management systems provide both a formal
description of distributed processes and an engine to enact applications
composed of wealth of concurrent processes. Furthermore, workflow enactment
engines often ensure data traceability by registering data processing
provenance traces upon execution.

The size of the data and the scale of the data analysis flows often lead to
complex and distributed data sets management. Workflow formalisms including
adequate structures for Big Data sets representation and concurrent
processing are needed. Besides the magnitude of data processed by the
workflow components, the intermediate and resulting data needs to be
annotated with provenance and other information to evaluate the quality of
the data and support the repeatability of the analysis.

The process of workflow design and execution in a distributed environment
can be very complex and can involve multiple stages including their textual
or graphical specification, the mapping of the high-level workflow
descriptions onto the available resources, as well as monitoring and
debugging of the subsequent execution.  Further, since computations and
data access operations are performed on shared resources, there is an
increased interest in managing the fair allocation and management of those
resources at the workflow level.

Data-driven computations are increasingly considered to harness the Big
Data challenges. Yet, scientific experiments also require the description
of complex control flows. Adequate workflow descriptions are needed to
support the complex workflow management process, which includes workflow
design, workflow reuse, and modifications made to the workflow over
time—for example modifications to the individual workflow components.
Additional workflow annotations may provide guidelines and requirements for
resource mapping and execution.

The Ninth Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science focuses
on the entire workflow lifecycle including the workflow design, mapping,
robust execution and the recording of provenance information.  The workshop
also welcomes contributions in the applications area, where the
requirements on the workflow management systems can be derived. The topics
of the workshop include but are not limited to:
  - Big Data analytics Workflows.
  - Data-driven workflow processing.
  - Workflow composition, tools and languages.
  - Workflow execution in distributed environments.
  - Workflows on the cloud.
  - Exascale computing with workflows.
  - Workflow refinement tools that can manage the workflow mapping process.
  - Workflow fault-tolerance and recovery techniques.
  - Workflow user environments, including portals.
  - Workflow applications and their requirements.
  - Adaptive workflows.
  - Workflow monitoring.
  -  Workflow optimizations.
  - Performance analysis of workflows.
  - Workflow debugging.
  - Workflow provenance.
  - Interactive workflows.
  - Workflow interoperability.

Important Dates:
  - Papers due July 15th, 2014
  - Notifications of acceptance September 1st, 2014
  - Final papers due October 1st, 2014

Program Committee Chairs:
  - Johan Montagnat, CNRS, France
  - Ian Taylor, Cardiff University, UK

Tentative Program Committee Members:
  -  Khalid Belhajjame  University of Manchester
  -  Adam Belloum               University of Amsterdam
  -  Ivona Brandic              Vienna University of Technology
  -  Marian Bubak               AGH Krakow & University of Amsterdam
  -  Ann Chervenak              University of Southern California
  -  Ewa Deelman                USC Information Sciences Institute
  -  Sandra Gesing              University of Notre Dame
  -  Yolanda Gil                        USC Information Sciences Institute
  -  Tristan Glatard            CNRS
  -  Péter Kacsuk               MTA SZTAKI
  -  Dimka Karastoyanova        Stuttgart University
  -  Daniel S. Katz             University of Chicago & Argonne National
  -  Tamas Kiss                 University of Westminster
  -  Dagmar Krefting            University of Applied Sciences Berlin
  -  Jarek Nabrzyski            University of Notre Dame
  -  Maciej Malawski            AGH University of Science and Technology
  -  Stephen McGough    Newcastle University
  -  Cesare Pautasso    University of Lugano
  -  Radu Prodan                University of Innsbruck
  -  Chase Qishi Wu             University of Memphis
  -  Omer Rana                  Cardiff University
  -  David De Roure             Oxford University
  -  Rizos Sakellariou  University of Manchester
  -  Gabor Terstyanszky University of Westminster
  -  Michael Wilde              University of Chicago & Argonne National
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