3rd International Workshop on Workflow Management and Applications in Grid Environments (WaGe08)

May 25-28, 2008, Kunming, China



To be held in conjunction with the

The 3rd International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC 2008)


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, SwinGrid, Grid’5000 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 and 2nd WaGe were successfully held in Changsha China 2006 and in Urumqi China 2007 respectively. With these, the 3rd WaGe workshop in 2008 continues to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers from the areas of grid, cluster computing, cooperative computing and workflow research to exchange the latest experience and research ideas on workflow support in grid environments. Besides, another important focus of this workshop in 2008 is to explore new workflow management techniques in pervasive computing environments with GPC 2008.


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 is open to all members of the Grid and Cluster Computing 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:

·        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

·        Workflow management and applications in pervasive computing 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 “WaGe08 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 GPC2008 and attend the workshop to present the paper. For no-show authors, their papers will be removed from the digital library after the conference and their affiliations will receive a notification.

Publication of Papers

All accepted papers will appear in the GPC 2008 proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society (EI Indexed). Selected papers will be invited to special issues in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, and Journal of Computer and System Sciences.

Important Dates

Deadline for Paper Submission:               January 15, 2008, January 25, 2008

Notification of Acceptance:                        February 15, 2008

Camera Ready Copies:                             March 1, 2008

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


Program Committee

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

Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Jemal Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia

Mark Baker, The University of Reading, UK

Shawn Bowers, University of California at Davis, USA

Christoph Bussler, BEA Systems, Inc

Peter Dadam, University Ulm, Germany

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Thomas Fahringer, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Yushun Fan, Tsinghua University, China

Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago, USA.

Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA

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

Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK

Aditya K. Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia

Karthik Gomadam, LSDIS Lab, University of Georgia, USA

Andrzej Goscinski, Deakin University, Australia

Ken Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand

Igor Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Arthur ter Hofstede, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Hai Jin, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Sriram Krishnan, SDSC, USA

Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, China

Tae Eog Lee, KAIST, Korea

Bertram Ludäscher, University of California at Davis, USA

Xiangfeng Luo, Shanghai University, China

Zongwei Luo, The University of Hong Kong, China

Dan C. Marinescu, University of Central Florida, USA

Manish Parashar, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Padma Raghavan, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Omer F. Rana, University of Cardiff, UK

Markus Stumptner, The University of South Australia, Australia

Jiacun Wang, Monmouth University, USA

Jianmin Wang, Tsinghua University, China

Andrew Wendelborn, University of Adelaide, Australia

J. Leon Zhao, University of Arizona, USA

Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia