WORKS21: 16th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science
Cloud and Distributed Computing
TimeMonday, 15 November 20219am - 5:30pm CST
DescriptionScientific workflows have been used across scientific domains and have underpinned some of the most significant discoveries of the past several decades. Workflow systems provide abstraction and automation which enable a broad range of researchers to easily define sophisticated computational processes and to execute them efficiently on parallel and distributed computing systems. A workflow can analyze terabyte-scale datasets, be composed of one million individual tasks, require coordination between heterogeneous tasks, and manage tasks that execute from milliseconds to hours. This workshop focuses on the many facets of scientific workflow systems and their applications, ranging from actual execution to service management and the coordination and optimization of data, service and job dependencies. The workshop covers a broad range of issues in workflow lifecycle including: workflows representation; workflow scheduling techniques to optimize the execution on heterogeneous infrastructures; fault detection; and tolerance.