Posted on behalf of Kitti Varga:
Today represents the first in a series of workshops sessions on scientific workflows - a follow-on workshop is expected to be conducted at the Community Forum in Munich, March 2012.
Even with the cold weather, there has been a good turnout with over 20 registrations on Thursday afternoon.
Each half-day workshop have been very informative. The first half-day was organised by SHIWA (www.shiwa-workflow.eu) to introduce the SHIWA project, that has been developed so far to help the collaboration of different workflow communities. The second day was organised by EGI (EGI.eu).
The SHIWA Workshop (Thursday):
· 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):
· What kind of e-Science workflow management system and best practices are the most widely used and/or are emerging within scientific communities?
Delegates have travelled from along way to attend. So far, I have met people from the USA, Turkey and Finland.
In general, the presentations have sparked off great discussions, and deliberations continued last night during an informal group dinner at a nearby restaurant with unlimited food and drinks.
If you are interested in finding out more visit the event webpage: https://www.egi.eu/indico/conferenceDisplay.py?confId=656 or http://www.shiwa-workflow.eu/09-10/02/2012-workshops-on-e-science-workflows