Feb 9 – 10, 2012
Europe/Amsterdam timezone
This event comprises a collaboration between EGI and SHIWA for the conduct of two linked workshops about workflows in e-Science. It is anticipated that there is sufficient commonality in the attendance at each of the two workshops for them to be run 'back to back’ and thereby for each to benefit from enhanced attendance and greater impact.

The first workshop (on Thursday) is organised by the SHIWA project with the main goal to introduce and collect feedback about the SHIWA solutions that enable cross-workflow and inter-workflow exploitation of Distributed Computing Infrastructures.  

The second workshop (Friday) is organised by EGI.eu and the Hungarian National Grid Infrastructure. This workshop seeks to bring together representatives of e-Science communities together with the providers of services, workflow technology and grid infrastructure.  The objective is to discuss and further clarify the requirements of ‘Scientific workflow systems’ in order that such systems can be incorporated into the European Grid Infrastructure(1).

The SHIWA Workshop (Thursday):

For the SHIWA Workshop, the SHIWA consortium partners will deliver presentations explaining the key points listed beneath.
  • What is the purpose of the SHIWA project?
  • What workflow services are delivered during the project? How can these services be useful to a workflow community?
  • How can workflow communities use the SHIWA services (store and submit workflows, etc.)?

The EGI Workshop (Friday):

The EGI Workshop includes a series of "position paper" presentations followed by a structured discissuon to answer the following set of questions:
  • What kind of e-Science workflow management system and best practices are the most widely used and/or are emerging within scientific communities? How many and which projects, scientific collaborations, Virtual Research Communities or National Grid Infrastructures are supporting these?
  • What requirements does scientific user and operation communities have concerning the usage, operation, integration and further-development of Scientific workflow services?
  • What kind of new services should EGI provide for scientific communities and for technology developers to support the integration of workflow systems with National Grid Infrastructures?
  • How could a wider and harmonised adoption of these technologies be facilitated within EGI? What role should EGI.eu, the NGIs and projects play in this process?

Important Notes:

1. Venue: Both workshops will be held in Budapest, in the Victor Hugo building of MTA SZTAKI (Hungarian Academy of Sciences). Further information and address of the venue is available here.

2.  Registration: Registration information.

3.  Travel and general information:  Travel information can be found here. General information relevant to Budapest can be found here.

4.  Accommodation in Budapest: Information about recommended hotels nearby to the workshop venue can be found here.

5.  Future Workshops: This represents the first of a series of such workshop sessions on scientific workflow - a follow-on workshop is espected to be conducted at the Community Forum in Munich, March 2012.

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