5th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science (WORKS10)
SESSION: 5th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science (WORKS10)
EVENT TYPE: Workshop
TIME: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
Organizer(s):Ewa Deelman, Ian Taylor
ABSTRACT: Scientific workflows are now being used in number of scientific disciplines such as astronomy, bioinformatics, earth sciences, and many others. Workflows provide a systematic way of describing the analysis and rely on workflow management systems to execute the complex analyses on a variety of distributed resources. This workshop focuses both on application experiences and the many facets of workflow management that focus at a number of levels ranging from job execution to service management and the coordination of data, service and job dependencies. The workshop covers a broad range of issues in the scientific workflow lifecycle that include (among others) designing workflow composition interfaces; workflow mapping techniques that may optimize the execution of the workflow; workflow enactment engines that deal with failures in the application and execution environment; and a number of computer science problems related to scientific workflows such as semantic technologies, compiler methods, fault detection and tolerance.