e-Science Workflow Services

3 December 12:00pm - 5 December 3:30pm 2003

e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

Organisers:

Dave Berry (NeSC), Savas Parastatidis

 

Workflow is a key component in an e-Science system. It orchestrates e-Science services so that they co-operate to implement the desired behaviour of the system.

Issues in workflow include: workflow representation, parallelism, service composition, separate runtime & language, service description, mapping to resources, relation to distributed data queries, implementation, optimisation, and the relation to business workflow languages, among others.

This workshop will bring together researchers in this field. The recent Gap Analysis of UK e-Science recognised several strong UK workflow projects, and one theme of the workshop will be to identify the similarities and differences in these projects, and to explore a common way ahead. Another theme will be ongoing international research in workflow. Finally, industry is investing much effort in standardising business workflows, and the workshop will bring these efforts to bear on the e-Science world.

We will write up this meeting to form a short report which will be published as a UK e-Science technical report.

Registration

This workshop is targeted at Researchers active in the definition and use of workflow languages and systems for e-science and e-business. If you would like to attend please apply using the link below.

Please note online applications will not be available after the 26th November 2003. Thereafter registration enquiries should be made directly to our Conference Administrator.

Draft programme:

Day 1 - Scientific workflows in International e-Science Projects / Industry and Workflows
12.00 - 13.00Registration & Lunch
13.00 - 15.00Session 1.1 - International e-Science & scientific workflows
Sharon Boyes-Schiller, "Putting Workflow and BPM Standards into Context"
Geoffrey Fox, "Workflow Architecture and its Streaming Infrastructure"
Mike Wilde - Chimera: a virtual data model for workflow specification
Ewa Deelman, Pegasus: Planning for Execution in Grids
15.00 - 15.30Coffee Break
15.30 - 17.30Session 1.2 - International e-Science & Scientific Workflows
Chad Berkley, "Kepler: A Workflow Tool for Heterogenous Ecological Data Analysis"
Bertram Ludaescher, "Kepler: Scientific workflows based on dataflow process networks"
Eric Simon, "Specifying Scientific Applications by Means of Scientific dataflow"
Jeffrey Grethe, "Requirements for Complex Interactive Workflows in Biomedical Research"
19.00Dinner
Day 2 - Workflows in UK e-Science
09.00 - 10.30Session 2.1 - UK e-Science and Scientific Workflows
Matthew Addis, "Providing web service coordination to bioinformaticians"
Simon Cox, GeoDise
Yike Guo, Service Workflow : Programming the Grid
10.30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11.00 - 13.00Session 2.2 - UK e-Science and Scientific Workflows
Tom Jackson, "DAME: Workflow Requirements and Implementation"
Anthony Meyer, "Multiple Views of Workflow within ICENI"
Austin Tate, "Hierarchical Task Network Planning for Grid/Web Services Composition and Work-flow"
John Brooke, "Ordering and Time-dependency in Workflows"
13.00 - 14.00Lunch
14.00 - 15.00Session 2.3 - Break-outs
Scientific Workflow Requirements - Carole Goble
UK Grid Infrastructure for Scientific workflows - TBC
Enactment engines and workflow languages - Matthew Addis
Protocols for Scientific Workflows - John Brooke
15.00 - 15.30Coffee Break
15.30 - 17.30Session 2.4 - UK e-Science and Scientific Workflows
"JISGA: A Jini-Based Service-Oriented Grid Architecture and Its Workflow Language" - Yan Huang
"'Workflow' Issues in Data Access and Integration: An OGSA-DAI/DAIS perspective" - Mario An-tonioletti
Matthew Shields, "Workflow and Triana Services"
"Workflow and Job Control in Astrogrid" - Jeff Lusted
Day 3 - Workflow research and future directions
09.00 - 12.00Session 3.1 - Workflows in Industry
Peter Brucker, "Complex job-shop scheduling problems and applications"
WSBPEL (OASIS) - TBC
WS-Choreography (W3C) - Guus Ramackers
Jessica Chen-Burger, "A semantic based workflow management in a virtual organization"
11.00 - 11.30Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00Session 3.2 - Break-outs (Continued)
Scientific Workflow Requirements - Carole Goble
UK Grid Infrastructure for Scientific workflows - TBC
Enactment engines and workflow languages - Matthew Addis
Protocols for Scientific Workflows - John Brooke
13.00 - 14.00Lunch
14.00 - 16.00Session 3.3 - Report Back
Scientific workflow requirements - Carole Goble
UK Grid infrastructure for scientific workflows - TBC
Enactment engines and workflow languages - Matthew Addis
Protocols for Scientific Workflows - John Brooke
15.00 - 16.00General discussion - Way ahead, future research, workshop report

The event will be hosted by the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh which is a centre for education and research for e-Science, and provides new state-of-the art facilities including an Access Grid system.

Travel: The e-Science Institute is less than 15 minutes walk from Waverley rail station, and from St Andrews square bus stations. It is approximately 20 minutes by taxi from Edinburgh airport (40 minutes by bus). Please see our web site for a map of the area.

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