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Call for Papers: ICCS 2012: Advances in the Kepler Scientific Workflow System and Its Applications


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Advances in the Kepler Scientific Workflow System and Its Applications

1st International Workshop

in conjunction with the International Conference on Computational Science



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June 4 - 6,  2012 
Omaha, Nebraska, USA



Kepler ( is an open-source, cross-project collaboration to develop a scientific workflow system for multiple disciplines, providing a workflow environment for scientists, in which they can design and execute workflows. The Kepler Scientific Workflow System supports the design, execution, and management of scientific and engineering workflows through dedicated capabilities including provenance management, run management and reporting tools, integration of distributed computation and data management technologies, ability to ingest local and remote scripts, and sensor management and data streaming interfaces.

The Kepler software is developed and maintained by the cross-project Kepler collaboration, which is led by a team consisting of several of the key institutions that originated the project. This workshop aims to bring researchers and developers contributing to Kepler together with informaticians and computational scientists using Kepler in order to communicate recent advances in Kepler and facilitate new development and collaborations.




The topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

·       State-of-the-Art Kepler Application Examples and Success Stories

·       Requirements from Existing and Potential Kepler Communities

·       Server-side Usage of Kepler in Virtual Laboratories and Other Cyberinfrastructure Environments including Portals

·       Best Practices for Using Kepler

·       Kepler in Educational Environments

·       New Developments and Modules in Kepler


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES                                                         


Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original, unpublished research and recent developments and theoretical considerations on the workshop topics by February 12th, 2012. The manuscripts can be prepared as research papers (up to 10 pages), demonstration or poster papers (4-6 pages) or vision papers (2-4 pages).


The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of Procedia Computer Science. Please use this file for a Latex template plus instructions and click here for an MS word template file). Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. PostScript and source versions of your paper must be submitted electronically through the paper submission system.


While submitting please select the workshop (last field) as “Advances in Kepler Scientific Workflow System and Its Applications” and send a note to the workshop organizers.

PARTICIPANT SUPPORT                                                         

When submitting your abstract or paper, please also send email to the workshop organizers, indicating the following:
(1) Title and category of paper(s) submitted:
(2) Do you need participant support to cover (part of) your travel expenses? (e.g. economy airfare) [Yes/No]
(3) If your answer is Yes to (2), please provide a rough estimate and brief explanation of travel support requested:

The workshop organizers will prioritize travel support and inform prospective participants within a week after paper submission.


IMPORTANT DATES                                                                                  


Full paper submission:                February 12, 2012                      

Notification of acceptance:          February 20, 2012

Camera-ready papers:                March 10, 2012

Early registration ends:               April 15, 2012

Conference:                                June 4 - 6, 2012





Ilkay Altintas, UC San Diego (

Bertram Ludaescher, UC Davis (

Matthew Jones, UC Santa Barbara (


Shawn Bowers, Gonzaga University

Christopher Brooks, UC Berkeley

Mark Schildhauer, UC Santa Barbara


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