4th International Workshop on Workflow Management (ICWM2009)

4-8 May 2009, Geneva, Switzerland



in conjunction with the

The 4th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC 2009)


Supported by IEEE TCSC Technical Area on Workflow Management in Scalable Computing Environments


Workflow management enables the modelling, execution and re-engineering of real-world work processes. Originally, workflow was defined by WfMC as the automation of business process in whole or part. With e-science coming into the picture, scientific workflow takes another shape in workflow domain in support of large-scale sophisticated problem solving processes in scientific applications such as climate modelling, structural biology and chemistry. In addition, emerging computing infrastructures such as pervasive computing, service computing and cloud computing bring new challenges and mapping requirements for workflow management. As a result, the research and development of workflow management continuously remain at a high degree of interest internationally.


The ICWM was previously held mainly as the International Workshop on Workflow Management and Applications in Grid Environments respectively in the 1st WaGe in 2006, 2nd WaGe in 2007 and 3rd WaGe in 2008. With the three successful editions, the ICWM this year evolves to cover various aspects in workflow management. The conference aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers from different background areas such as business domain, e-science domain, computing infrastructure domain as well as workflow and process research domain to exchange the latest experience and research ideas, particularly the latest joint-venture and synergic research and development on workflow management. The conference solicits high quality research results in all aspects of workflow management.


The objective of the conference is to invite authors to submit original manuscripts that demonstrate and explore current advances in all aspects of workflow management from various perspectives. The conference is open to all members of business community, e-science community, computing infrastructure community, workflow/process related areas as well as any other related areas. The workshop solicits novel papers on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:


Business Workflow

·        Business workflow modelling and reengineering technologies

·        Formal representation, business workflow patterns

·        Business workflow modelling languages, notations and methodologies

·        Business workflow API and graphical user interface

·        Business workflow execution engine and task deployment

·        Workflow verification and validation

·        Exception monitoring and handling

·        Resource management and negotiation

·        Business workflow performance analysis: fidelity and reliability

·        Business compliance in workflow modelling

·        Across-organisational business workflow management

·        Support tools for business workflow management

·        Access control and authorisation in business workflow execution

·        Business workflow planning, time and cost management

·        Business workflow reasoning and simulation

·        Semantics and knowledge discovery, representation and merging for business workflow management

·        Empirical business workflow applications


Scientific Workflow

·        Apply business workflow technologies to scientific workflow domain

·        Scientific workflow modelling in support of data and computation intensive tasks

·        Scientific workflow provenance management and analytics

·        Data and metadata management in scientific workflow execution

·        Data integration and semantic data modelling and management

·        Streaming data processing such as astrophysics data flow management

·        QoS scheduling of data and computation intensive tasks in scientific workflows

·        Scientific workflow mapping

·        Scientific workflow scheduling/trustworthy scheduling

·        Virtualisation in scientific workflow

·        Scientific workflow enabled collaboration between e-scientists

·        Context-aware scientific workflow management

·        Scientific workflow applications


Computing infrastructure oriented workflow

·        Workflow management in Cloud Computing environment – Cloud Workflow

·        Workflow management in Mobile Computing environment – Mobile Workflow

·        Workflow management in Trusted Computing environment – Trusted/Trustworthy Workflow

·        Workflow management in Grid Computing environment – Grid Workflow

·        Workflow management in Service Computing environment

·        Workflow management in Pervasive Computing environment

·        Workflow management in manufacturing industry

·        Agent-based workflow management

·        Knowledge-based workflow/knowledge flow management

·        P2P-based workflow management

·        General topics in Service Computing such as service engineering, discovery and composition

·        Adaptive workflow management

Submission Requirements

Please email your manuscripts in PDF to jinjun.chen@gmail.com with the email subject as “ICWM2009 paper submission”. Papers should be limited up to 8 pages in IEEE format. All papers will be peer reviewed by two or three pc members. Submitting a paper to the workshop means that if the paper is accepted, at least one author should register to GPC2009 and attend the conference to present the paper.

Publication of Papers

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society. Selected papers will be invited to special issues in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, and Journal of Computer and System Sciences. Other selected papers will be invited to a book to be published by Nova Science Publishers in its book series on Process and Workflow Management and Applications.

Important Dates

Deadline for Paper Submission:               January 15, 2009, January 25, 2009

Notification of Acceptance:                        February 15, 2009

Camera Ready Copies:                             February 30, 2009

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, Australia

J. Leon Zhao, University of Arizona, USA


Program Committee

W.M.P. van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Mark Baker, The University of Reading, UK

Shawn Bowers, University of California at Davis, USA

Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems, Inc., USA

Jian Cao, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Peter Dadam, University Ulm, Germany

Ewa Deelman, ISI/USC, USA

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Yushun Fan, Tsinghua University, China

Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA

Wolfgang Gentzsch, EU Project DEISA-2 and and OGF Board of Directors, Germany

Karthik Gomadam, LSDIS Lab, University of Georgia, USA

Ken Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand

Robert C. H. Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan

Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Marta Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia

Ramamohanarao Kotagiri, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, China

Jianxun Liu, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China

Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University, USA

Zongwei Luo, The University of Hong Kong, China

Dan C. Marinescu, University of Central Florida, USA

Helen Paik, University of New South Wales, Australia

Cesare Pautasso, The University of Lugano, Switzerland

Sabri Pllana, University of Vienna, Austria

Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

David De Roure, University of Southampton, UK

Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia

Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia

Markus Stumptner, The University of South Australia, Australia

Wei Tan, University of Chicago, USA

Ian Taylor, Cardiff University, UK

Paul de Vrieze, SAP, Switzerland

Jiacun Wang, Monmouth University, USA

Andrew Wendelborn, University of Adelaide, Australia

Lai Xu, SAP Research, Switzerland

Laurence T. Yang, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Yang Yu, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Yanchun Zhang, Victoria University, Australia

Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia