WORKS 2022

17th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science
November 14, 2022
Dallas, TX, USA In conjunction with


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WORKS 2022 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 that include: scientific workflows representation and enactment; workflow scheduling techniques to optimize the execution on heterogeneous infrastructures; workflow enactment engines that deal with failures in the application and infrastructure; and a number of computer science problems related to scientific workflows such as semantic technologies, compiler methods, fault tolerance, etc.

Important Dates

  • August 15, 2022

    Papers Submission
  • September 9, 2022

    Paper Acceptance Notifications
  • September 30, 2022

    Camera-ready Submissions
  • November 14, 2022

    Workshop

All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth (AoE).

Call for Papers

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 have been adopted by a number of scientific communities, they are becoming more complex and require more sophisticated workflow management capabilities. A workflow now can analyze terabyte-scale data sets, be composed of one million individual tasks, require coordination between heterogeneous tasks, manage tasks that execute for milliseconds to hours, and can process data streams, files, and data placed in object stores. The computations can be single core workloads, loosely coupled computations, or tightly all within a single workflow, and can run in dispersed computing platforms.

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 that include: scientific workflows representation and enactment; workflow scheduling techniques to optimize the execution of the workflow on heterogeneous infrastructures; workflow enactment engines that need to 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, scheduling and fault detection and tolerance.

WORKS22 will be held in conjunction with the SuperComputing (SC22), Dallas, Texas, USA, at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas.

Topics for the workshop

WORKS22 welcomes original submissions in a range of areas, including but not limited to:

  • Big Data analytics workflows, AI workflows
  • Data-driven workflow processing, stream-based workflows
  • Workflow composition, tools, orchestrators, and languages
  • Workflow execution in distributed environments (including HPC, clouds, and grids)
  • FAIR computational workflows
  • Dynamic data dependent workflow systems solutions
  • Exascale computing with workflows
  • In Situ Data Analytics Workflows
  • Human-in-the-loop workflows
  • Workflow fault-tolerance and recovery techniques
  • Workflow user environments, including portals
  • Workflow applications and their requirements
  • Adaptive workflows
  • Workflow optimizations (including scheduling and energy efficiency)
  • Performance analysis of workflows
  • Workflow provenance
  • Registers for workflows
  • Serverless workflows and serverless orchestration

There will be two forms of presentations:

  • Talks - Full papers (up to 8 pages) describing a research contribution in the topics listed above.
  • Lightning Talks - Abstracts (up to 2 pages) describing a novel tool, scientific workflow, or concept.

Submission of a full paper may result in a talk, submission of an abstract may result in a lightning talk. Presenters of full papers will be given a 13-minute time slot (plus 2 minutes for questions) to provide a summary and update to their research work. Presenters of abstracts will be given a 5-minute time slot (plus 2 minutes for questions) to present a novel tool or a scientific workflow.

Proceedings Publication

Accepted papers from the workshop will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA and made available online through the IEEE Digital Library.

Paper Submission Guidelines

  • Full papers: Submissions are limited to 8 pages. The 8-page limit includes figures, tables, appendices, and references.
  • Abstracts: Submissions are limited to 2 pages (including references). The 2-pages limit includes the description of a novel tool/science workflow/concept, and a link of a repository in which the novel source-code of the tool is stored. This repository will need to specify all the instructions necessary to execute the tool, so reviewers can test it. Abstracts will be compiled into a single paper and published as part of the workshop proceedings.

The format of the paper should be of double column text using single spaced 10 point size on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines. Templates are available from this link.

Submit Your Abstract or Paper

Organization

Program Committee Chairs

Rosa Filgueira

University of St Andrews, UK

Rafael Ferreira da Silva

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

General Chair

Ian J. Taylor

SIMBA Chain, USA

Steering Committee

David Abramson

University of Queensland, Australia

Malcolm Atkinson

University of Edinburgh, UK

Ewa Deelman

University of Southern California, USA

Michela Taufer

University of Tennessee, USA

Program Committee

Rosa M. Badia

Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Henri Casanova

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Kyle Chard

University of Chicago

Tainã Coleman

University of Southern California

Michael R. Crusoe

Common Workflow Language

Frank Di Natale

Nvidia

Paolo Di Tommaso

Seqera Labs

Thomas Fahringer

University of Innsbruck

Daniel Garijo

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Sandra Gesing

University of Illinois Chicago

Daniel S. Katz

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Ketan C. Maheshwari

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Maciej Malawski

AGH UST

Marta Mattoso

UFRJ

Raffaele Montella

University of Naples Parthenope

Daniel de Oliveira

UFF

J. Luc Peterson

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Loïc Pottier

University of Southern California

Lavanya Ramakrishnan

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Frédéric Suter

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Douglas Thain

University of Notre Dame

Sean R. Wilkinson

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Justin Wozniak

Argonne National Laboratory