IEEE 2012 Sixth International Workshop on Scientific and Engineering Workflows:
Advances in Data and Event-Driven Workflows (SWF 2012)

One day between June 24-29 2012, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
within IEEE SERVICES 2012


Today, many science and engineering disciplines have become increasingly data-intensive. Massively complex new instruments and simulators are generating massive data sets that are described as big data. For example, in Physics, the Large Hadron Collider will eventually generate about 15 petabytes (1 petabye is about 1,000,000 gigabyes) of data per year. In neuroscience, a complete map of the brain's neural circuitry would generate about 1000 exabytes (an exabyte is about 1000 petabytes). The coming data deluge poses great challenges to the whole lifecycle of data management, from data collection, data storage, to data processing and visualization. In the meanwhile, workflow has become a popular paradigm for scientists and engineers to formalize and structure complex processes to solve increasingly data-intensive scientific and engineering problems. The importance of workflow is well recognized by NSF as well as by numerous workshops. As a recent Science article 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 theme of this year's SWF workshop is "Advances in Data and Event-Driven Workflows", recognizing the data-centric and event-driven approach of scientific and engineering workflows, as opposed to the traditional process-centric approach to workflow management. Built upon the successful history of SWF ( since 2007, this year, we broaden the scope of SWF to include engineering workflows as well, soliciting papers to share the challenges, experiences, and lessons in applying workflow technologies to various data-driven science and engineering problems. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

List of topics

Important dates

(Workshop chairs can grant extension to individuals under special circumstances provided that the hard deadline for the camera-ready version is respected.)

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit full papers (about 8 pages) or short papers (about 4 pages) as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines (download instruction). All papers should be in PDF and submitted via at the submission system

First time users need to register with the system first. All the accepted papers by the workshops will be included in the Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE 2012 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2012) which will be published by IEEE Computer Society.

Workshop chairs

Publicity chairs

Publication chair

Program committee

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Also refer to the submission page for more detail.