Call for Papers

3rd International Workshop on Grid and Peer-to-Peer based Workflows (GPWW)

September 24th 2007, Brisbane, Australia
To be held in conjunction with the
5th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2007)

Many e-science and complex e-business applications, such as climate modelling, astrophysics, high-energy physics, structural biology and chemistry, medical surgery, international banking, insurance, international stock market modelling and control, require the creation of a collaborative workflow management system as part of their sophisticated problem solving processes in the grid environments. At the same time, since many e-scientists and business people lack the necessary low-level expertise to utilize the current generation of Grid toolkits, such as GT4, and the specified workflow processes themselves can then be reused, shared, adapted and annotated with interpretations of quality, provenance and security, the research and development of grid workflow management systems become a must and have already evoked a high degree of interest. Furthermore, because the Grid requires a very highly distributed workflow management that can take advantage of the distributed resources across multi-institutional virtual organizations, the decentralized grid workflow deployment becomes a further interesting research area. As such, peer-to-peer based workflow comes into the picture, which is supposed to provide a kind of decentralized grid workflow infrastructure to more efficiently support widely spread grid workflows across the Grid. Given that a lot of valuable work has been done on business process management, the exploration of whether and how to apply existing business process technologies into grid workflow process management is another important focus of this workshop.

The International Workshop on Grid and Peer-to-Peer based Workflows was successfully held in 2005 and 2006, in Melbourne, Australia, and Vienna, Austria, respectively. This year’s workshop will be held in conjunction with the 5th International Conference on Business Process Management, in Brisbane, Australia. The objective is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and government to report advances in grid and peer-to-peer based workflow research. The workshop will cover the broad spectrum of research relevant to grid and peer-to-peer based workflows, including, but not limited to, the following:


·        E-science, grid and P2P workflow and middleware infrastructure

·        Grid workflow API and GUI

·        Workflow specification languages targeting grid applications

·        Grid workflow execution engines

·        Grid services that support workflow execution

·        Grid workflow verification and validation

·         Semantics based workflow composition and construction

·         Workflow and data curation and provenance

·         Workflow interoperability

·        Agent based workflow

·        Formal representation, e-science workflow patterns, and temporal verification

·        Grid workflow system performance analysis

·        Specialized tools for managing grid workflow such as exception handling.

·        Decentralized grid workflow infrastructure

·        Peer-to-peer based workflow management in grid infrastructure

·        Non-functional issues, like QoS and security, in peer-to-peer based workflow

·        Real world applications of scientific, grid and P2P workflows

·        Simulation environments for grid and peer-to-peer workflow reasoning

·        Application of business process management techniques in grid workflows

Submission Requirements

All contributions will be reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical quality and relevance to workshop themes. Papers should be no more than 12 pages and should be formatted in LNCS format (see authors.html for details). Submitted papers must be written in English and identify the contribution of the paper. Please submit your manuscripts to

Publication of Papers

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published in LNCS by the Springer. The proceedings will be available after the conference in December of 2007 or January of 2008. Authors of accepted papers must register for the BPM 2007 conference and attend the workshop to present their papers. Selected papers will be invited to a special issue in a major international journal.

Important Dates

Deadline for Paper Submission:         8 June 2007

Notification of Acceptance:              13 July 2007

Camera Ready Copies:                     3 August 2007


Yun Yang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Paul Roe, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Mathias Weske, University of Potsdam, Germany

Jun Yan, University of Wollongong, Australia

Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia


Program Committee

Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputing Centre, USA

Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California, USA

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA

Volker Gruhn, Leipzig University, Germany

Arun Swaran Jagatheesan, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA

Vassilios (Bill) Karakostas, City University London, UK

Dominik Kuropka, University of Potsdam, Germany

Chengfei Liu, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

John Noll, Santa Clara University, USA

Michael Schrefl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Lai Xu, CSIRO ICT, Australia