Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC), United Kingdom
Scientific workflows have been almost universally used across scientific domains and have underpinned some of the most significant discoveries of the past several decades. Workflow management systems (WMSs) provide abstraction and automation which enable a broad range of researchers to easily define sophisticated computational processes and to then execute them efficiently on parallel and distributed computing systems. As workflows are being adopted by a number of scientific communities, they are becoming more complex and requiring more sophisticated workflow management capabilities. This workshop focuses on the many facets of scientific workflow management systems, ranging from actual execution to service management and the coordination and optimization of data, service and job dependencies. The workshop covers a broad range of issues in the scientific workflow lifecycle including workflow scheduling techniques, workflow enactment engines and a number of computer science problems related to workflows such as semantics, compiler methods, scheduling and fault-detection and tolerance.