International Workshop on Workflow Systems in Grid Environments (WSGE06)

October 23, 2006, Changsha, China

To be held in conjunction with the

The 5th International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC 2006)


Sponsors: Hunan University of Science and Technology


Supported by IEEE TCSC (Technical Committee on Scalable Computing) Technical Area on “Workflow Management in Scalable Computing Environments


Special Issue: The selected 6 best papers of this workshop have been accepted in a special issue in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience.


Grid environments enable collaborations involving a large number of large scale resources to support complex scientific and business applications, such as climate modeling, structural biology and chemistry, medical surgery, disaster recovery, international stock market modeling. Such complex applications often require the creation of a collaborative workflow management system as part of their sophisticated problem solving processes so that e-scientists and business people who lack the low-level expertise can still utilize the current generation of grid toolkits, such as GT4, Gridbus, myGrid, UNICORE or other toolkits. As a result, the research and development of workflow systems in grid environments become a must and have evoked a high degree of interest.


The WSGE workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers from the areas of grid, cooperative computing and workflow research to exchange the latest experience and research ideas on workflow support in grid environments. Another important focus of this workshop is to explore whether and how to apply existing business process management technologies into grid workflow system management.



The objective of the workshop is to invite authors to submit original manuscripts that demonstrate and explore current advances in the area of workflow management in grid environments. The workshop solicits novel papers on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:

·        Scientific and business process modeling and reengineering technologies

·        Formal representation, scientific workflow patterns

·        Workflow description languages targeting computation or data intensive tasks

·        Applying business workflow technologies to the scientific domain

·        Grid workflow API and graphical user interface

·        Grid workflow execution engines

·        Grid services that support workflow execution

·        Grid services engineering, composition and programming

·        Web services engineering, composition and programming

·        Grid workflow verification and validation

·        Exception handling in grid workflows

·        Grid workflow system performance analysis

·        Support tools for managing grid workflows

·        QoS and resource scheduling in grid workflows

·        Security control in grid workflow systems

·        Interoperability between grid workflow systems

·        Grid workflow reasoning and simulation

·        Real-world scientific and business applications of grid workflow

Submission Requirements

Please email your manuscripts in PDF to with the email subject as “WSGE06 paper submission”. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register to GCC2006 and attend the workshop to present the work.

Publication of Papers

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings together with other GCC2006 workshops published by IEEE Computer Society. A selection of high quality paper authors will be invited to extend and enhance their papers for a special issue in a major international journal.

Important Dates

Deadline for Paper Submission:               May 15, 2006

Notification of Acceptance:                     June 25, 2006

Camera Ready Copies:                           July 10, 2006

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Rajkuma Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Jianxun Liu, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China


Program Committee

Mark Baker, University of Portsmouth, UK

Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California, USA

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Yushun Fan, Tsinghua University, China

Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA

Wolfgang Gentzsch, D-Grid Germany, and RENCI, North Carolina, USA

Karthik Gomadam, LSDIS Lab, University of Georgia, USA

Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University, Australia

Yanbo Han, Institute of Computing Technology, CAS, China

Ken Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand

Jane Hunter, The University of Queensland, Australia

Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Minglu Li, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Omer F. Rana, University of Cardiff, UK

Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Andrew Wendelborn, University of Adelaide, Australia

Mengchu, Zhou, The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA

Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia