IEEE 2010 Fourth International Workshop on Scientific Workflows (SWF 2010)

Miami, Florida, USA, one day between July 5-10, 2010
in conjunction with ICWS 2010, SCC 2010, CLOUD 2010, and SERVICES 2010



Scientific workflows have become an increasingly popular 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 handling, and monitoring of a scientific workflow using the workflow logic to control the order of executing workflow tasks. The importance of scientific workflows has been recognized by NSF since 2006 and was reemphasized recently in an science article titled “Beyond the Data Deluge” (Science, Vol. 323. no. 5919, pp. 1297 – 1298, 2009), which concluded, “In the future, the rapidity with which any given discipline advances is likely to depend on how well the community acquires the necessary expertise in database, workflow management, visualization, and cloud computing technologies.”

The goal of SWF 2010 is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to present their recent research results and best practices of scientific workflows, and identify the emerging trends, opportunities, problems, and challenges in this area. Authors are invited to submit regular papers (8 pages) and short papers (4 pages) that show original unpublished research results in all areas of scientific workflows. Topics of interest are listed below; however, submissions on all aspects of scientific workflows are welcome.


List of Topics


Important Dates


Paper Submission

All papers should be submitted via the SWF workshop submission system at  First time users need to register with the system first.

Workshop Chairs

Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University, Email:

Calton Pu, Georgia Tech

Liqiang Wang, University of Wyoming

Publication Chairs

Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputer Center

Yogesh Simmhan, Microsoft Research

Ioan Raicu, Northwestern University


Publicity Chair

Jamal Alhiyafi,  Wayne State University, Email:


Program Committee


Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA

Roger Barga, Microsoft Research, USA

Adam Barker, University of Oxford, UK

Shawn Bowers, UC Davis Genome Center, USA

Artem Chebotko, University of Texas at Pan American, USA

Ian Gorton, PNNL

Paul Groth, VU University Amsterdam

Marta L. Queirós Mattoso, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Luc Moreau, University of South Hampton

Ioan Raicu,  University of Chicago, USA

Yogesh Simmhan,  Microsoft  Corporation, USA

Chung-Wei Hang,  North Carolina State University, USA

Hasan Jamil, Wayne State University

Ian Taylor,   Cardiff University, UK

Jianwu Wang, San Diego Supercomputer Center

Wei Tan, ANL

Ping Yang,  Binghamton University, USA

Ustun Yildiz, UC Davis

Yong Zhao,  Microsoft Corporation, USA

Zhiming Zhao, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands