[Swift-user] CFP: Special issue on Scientific Workflows in IJBPIM

Ioan Raicu iraicu at cs.uchicago.edu
Tue May 12 16:11:56 CDT 2009

    Call for Papers  

      Special Issue on Scientific Workflows

International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management 
(IJBPIM) <https://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=115>


Scientific workflows have recently emerged as a new paradigm for 
scientists to formalize and structure complex scientific processes to 
enable and accelerate many significant scientific discoveries. A 
scientific workflow is a formal specification of a scientific process, 
which represents, streamlines, and automates the analytical and 
computational steps that a scientist needs to go through from dataset 
selection and integration, computation and analysis, to final data 
product presentation and visualization. A scientific workflow management 
system (SWFMS) is a system that supports the specification, 
modification, execution, failure recovery, and monitoring of a 
scientific workflow using the workflow logic to control the order of 
executing workflow tasks.

The goal of this special issue is to present critical challenges, 
requirements, and issues related to scientific workflows. This 
collection of manuscripts will discuss key aspects in the development of 
a broad range of novel and innovative scientific workflow technologies. 
The emphasis of the special issue is on critical challenges in the 
development of various scientific workflows specifically as they relate 
to business workflow and service technologies. Particular emphasis will 
be placed on examples where innovative solutions to these challenges 
have resulted in scientific workflows which impact the scientific 
discovery process. Topics include but are not limited to:

    List of topic

·        Scientific workflow provenance management

·        Scientific workflow provenance analytics

·        Scientific workflow data, metadata, service, and task management

·        Scientific workflow architectures, models, and languages

·        Scientific workflow monitoring and failure handling

·        Streaming data processing in scientific workflows

·        Pipelined, data, workflow, and task parallelism in scientific 

·        Service, Grid, or Cloud-based scientific workflows

·        Data, metadata, compute, user-interaction, or 
visualization-intensive scientific workflows

·        Scientific workflow composition

·        Security issues in scientific workflows

·        Data integration and service integration in scientific workflows

·        Scientific workflow mapping, optimization, and scheduling

·        Scientific workflow modeling, verification, and validation

·        Scalability, reliability, extensibility, agility, and 

·        Scientific workflow real-life applications

    Important dates

·        July 1, 2009, paper submission

·        October 1, 2009, notification

·        January 1, 2010, camera-ready version

·        Planned publication, middle of 2010

    Guest editors

·        Shiyong Lu <http://www.cs.wayne.edu/%7Eshiyong/>, Wayne State 
University, U.S.A., Email: shiyong at wayne.edu

·        Ewa Deelman <http://www.isi.edu/%7Edeelman/>, USC Information 
Sciences Institute, U.S.A., Email: deelman at isi.edu

·        Zhiming Zhao <http://staff.science.uva.nl/%7Ezhiming/>, 
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Email: z.zhao at uva.nl

    Submission details

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be 
currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are 
refereed through a peer review process. Papers should be submitted to Please also send an 
abstract and a copy of your paper to Shiyong at wayne.edu 
<mailto:Shiyong at wayne.edu> to ensure a reliable submission.

    Contact information

All enquires about the special issue should be sent to Shiyong Lu at 
shiyong at wayne.edu. For more information, see 


Ioan Raicu, Ph.D.
Distributed Systems Laboratory
Computer Science Department
University of Chicago
1100 E. 58th Street, Ryerson Hall
Chicago, IL 60637
Email: iraicu at cs.uchicago.edu
Web:   http://www.cs.uchicago.edu/~iraicu

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