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WMCB 2014 : 6th International Workshop on Workflow Management in Cloud and Big Data


When Dec 3, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014
Where Sydney, Australia
Submission Deadline Aug 11, 2014
Notification Due Oct 1, 2014
Final Version Due Oct 15, 2014

Call For Papers

The 6th International Workshop on Workflow Management in Cloud and Big Data (WMCB 2014)

Held in conjunction with
The 4th International Conference on Big Data and Cloud Computing (BDCloud 2014)

3 - 5 Dec. 2014, Sydney, Australia


Important Dates

Submissions Deadline: 11 August
Notification: 1 October
Camera Ready: 15 October
Workshop: 3 - 5 Dec. 2014


Big data is an emerging paradigm applied to datasets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Cloud computing provides the potential storage and processing capability for big data applications. Between them, workflow technology, which composes and automates business and scientific processing tasks, becomes a bridging and enabling tool to utilize cloud infrastructure for big data management. This workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers from different background areas such as cloud computing, service computing, data processing, and workflow area to exchange the latest experience, research ideas and synergic research and development on fundamental issues and applications about workflow management in cloud computing and big data environments. The workshop solicits high quality research results in all related areas.

WMCB 2014 is the next event in a series of highly successful International Workshops, previously held as WMSC 2013 (Karlsruhe, Germany), WMSC 2012 (Xiangtan, China), WMSC 2011 (Sydney, Australia), WMSC 2010 (Hongkong, China), and WMSC 2009 (Chengdu, China).

Topics of Interest

The objective of the workshop is to invite authors to submit original manuscripts that demonstrate and explore current advances in all aspects of workflow management in cloud computing and big data processing. The workshop solicits novel papers on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:
* Workflow verification and validation
* Novel architectural models for cloud computing in support of workflow execution
* Cloud workflow architecture
* Cloud resource management
* Scientific computing in the cloud
* Workflow management for big data processing
* Programming models for cloud computing
* Access control and authorisation for workflow execution
* Workflow scheduling in cloud computing
* Utility models and service pricing
* Service enabled workflow applications
* Privacy, security, risk and trust issues in cloud computing
* Social issues in cloud computing
* Green cloud computing
* Green ICT and smart metering
* Cloud workflow applications
* Service based workflow modelling
* Service Delivery and Composition
* Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Negotiation, Automation and Orchestration
* Quality of Services for workflow execution
* Services Repository and Registry
* Service Security, Privacy and Trust for workflow modelling and execution

Submission Guidelines and Publication

Please submit your paper(s) in PDF file at the WMCB 2014 submission site: Papers should be limited up to 8 pages in IEEE format ( All papers will be peer reviewed by two or three pc members. Submitting a paper to the workshop means that if the paper is accepted, at least one author should register to BDCloud 2014 and attend the conference to present the paper.

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society (EI indexed). Selected papers will be invited to be published in special issues of
* Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience
* Journal of Network and Computer Applications
* Journal of Computer and System Sciences
* IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.

Workshop Organization

General Chairs

* Jinjun Chen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
* Jianxun Liu, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China
* Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia

Program Chairs

* Mingzhong Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
* Chunjie Zhou, Ludong University, China

Program Committee (to be confirmed)

* Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
* Shah Asaduzzaman, Carleton University, Canada
* Gregor V. Bochmann, University of Ottawa, Canada
* Shawn Bowers, University of California at Davis, USA
* Christoph Bussler, Analytica, Inc., USA
* Massimo Cafaro, University of Salento, Italy
* Jian Cao, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
* David Chiu, Washington State University, USA
* Wanchun Dou, Nanjing University , China
* Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
* Yushun Fan, Tsinghua University, China
* Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
* Joerg Haehner, University of Augsburg, Germany
* Ken Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand
* Ching-Hsien (Robert) Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
* Michel Hurfin, INRIA, France
* Marta Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia
* Haksung Kim, Dongnam Health University, South Korea
* Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, China
* Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University, USA
* Xiangfeng Luo, Shanghai University, China
* Zongwei Luo, The University of Hong Kong, China
* Dan Cristian Marinescu, University of Central Florida, USA
* Ethan L. Miller, University of California, USA
* Jose A. Montenegro, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
* Helen Paik, University of New South Wales, Australia
* Sabri Pllana, Linnaeus University, Sweden
* Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria
* Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia
* Wei Tan, IBM Waston Research Center, USA
* Jiacun Wang, Monmouth University, USA
* Jianmin Wang, Tsinghua University, China
* Jianwu Wang, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA
* Martijn Warnier, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
* Lijie Wen, Tsinghua University, China
* Lai Xu, Bournemouth University, UK
* Yang Yu, Yat-sen University, China


For detailed information please visit the conference webpage

or contact the conference organizers
* Mingzhong Wang (
* Chunjie Zhou (

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