2nd International Workshop on Workflow Management and Application in Grid Environments (WaGe07)

August 16-18, 2007, Urumchi, Xinjiang, China



To be held in conjunction with the

The 6th International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing (GCC 2007)


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


Grid environments enable collaborations between 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 management in grid environments become a must and have evoked a high degree of interest internationally.


The 1st WaGe was successfully held in Changsha China in 2006. With this, the 2nd WaGe workshop continues 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, data and transaction intensive tasks

·        Applying business workflow technologies to the scientific domain

·        Workflow API and graphical user interface in grid environments

·        Workflow execution engines in grid environments

·        Services supporting workflow execution in grid environments

·        Services engineering, composition and programming in grid environments

·        Service-oriented workflow architecture in grid environments

·        Workflow verification and validation in grid environments

·        Exception handling in grid workflows

·        Workflow system performance analysis in grid environments

·        Support tools for managing grid workflows

·        QoS and resource scheduling in grid workflows

·        Security control in grid workflow systems

·        Interoperability between grid workflow systems

·        Workflow reasoning and simulation in grid environments

·        Agent-based workflow management and applications in grid environments

·        Semantics and knowledge discovery, representation and merging for workflow management in grid environments

·        Real-world scientific and business applications of grid workflow

Submission Requirements

Please email your manuscripts in PDF to jchen@ict.swin.edu.au with the email subject as “WaGe07 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 GCC2007 and attend the workshop to present the work.

Publication of Papers

All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings together with other GCC2007 workshops published by IEEE Computer Society. Selected papers will be invited to a special issue in a major international journal.

Important Dates

Deadline for Paper Submission:               April 6, 2007 (closed),

Notification of Acceptance:                      May 10, 200 7

Camera Ready Copies:                              May 27, 2007

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Jianxun Liu, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China

Qingtian Zeng, Shandong University of Science and Technology, China


Program Committee

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

Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia

Mark Baker, The University of Reading, UK

David Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Peter Dadam, University Ulm, Germany

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

Ken Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand

Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Sriram Krishnan, SDSC, USA

Minglu Li, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Tae Eog Lee, KAIST, Korea

Xiangfeng Luo, Shanghai University, China

Zongwei Luo, The University of Hong Kong, China

Piyush Maheshwari, IBM India Research Lab, India

Kengo Nakajima, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Alex Pothen, Old Dominion University, USA

Padma Raghavan, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Omer F. Rana, University of Cardiff, UK

Spiridon Reveliotis, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia

Simon See, Sun Microsystem Inc. USA

Jianmin Wang, Tsinghua University, China

Andrew Wendelborn, University of Adelaide, Australia

Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia