Many e-science and complex e-business applications, such as climate modeling, astrophysics, high-energy physics, structural biology and chemistry, medical surgery, international banking, insurance, international stock market modeling 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.
With the success of 1st workshop, which was held in Melbourne of Australia in 2005 (proceedings published by IEEE CS Press), the objective of the International Workshop on Grid and Peer-to-Peer based Workflows is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry and governments 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:
All contributions will be reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical quality and relevance to workshop themes. Papers are expected to be no more than 12 pages (additional 2 pages allowed for a charge of 100€ per page) and should be formatted in LNCS format (see www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for details). Submitted papers must be written in English and identify the contribution of the paper. Please submit your manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All accepted workshop papers will appear in the proceedings together with other BPM workshops published by the Springer. Authors of accepted papers must register for the BPM 2006 conference.