The First IEEE SERVICES Workshop on Data-centric Workflows on Heterogeneous Infrastructures: Challenges and Directions (DAWHI)

The First IEEE SERVICES Workshop on Data-centric Workflows on Heterogeneous Infrastructures: Challenges and Directions (DAWHI)

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Nowadays, data-centric approaches are playing an increasingly important role in scientific applications and industrial innovations, e.g., for studying global environmental challenges or for providing smart services in the city and society. Such applications are often complex workflows among many different services, and across different infrastructures. Compared to the early workflow applications, those applications face new challenges in the scalability, performance, trustworthiness and energy efficiency, when the infrastructure is heterogeneous, and provided by different parties.

The workshop aims to establish a platform for researchers from service computing, scientific workflow management, cloud computing, big data, and relevant communities to exchange the latest experience and research ideas on data-centric applications across heterogeneous infrastructures. The workshop focuses on practical aspects of data-centric applications, e.g., programming model, software engineering, performance optimization, and FAIRness.

Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts that demonstrate current research in all areas of scientific workflow management in e-Science. The workshop solicits novel papers on a broad range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Workflow management across heterogeneous infrastructures
  • New workflow composition model
  • DevOps in workflow
  • Data management in large scale workflows
  • Scheduling and processing modeling in large scale workflows
  • Blockchain in workflow
  • Decentralized APP in workflow
  • Smart contract in workflow


Workshop Chairs
Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University
Zhiming Zhao, University of Amsterdam
Jia Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley Campus

Program Committee
Ilkay Altintas, University of California
Adam Belloum, University of Amsterdam
Jian Cao, Shanghai Jiaotong University
Ewa Deelman, University of Southern California
Thomas Fahringer, UIBK
Carole Goble, University of Manchester
Yang Hu, National University of Defense Technology
Radu Prodan, Klangfurt University
Zhihui Lv, Fudan University
Ian Taylor, Cardiff University
Jianwu Wang, University of Maryland
Yunni Xia, Chongqing University
Huan Zhou, National University of Defense Technology


We call for original and unpublished Regular Papers no longer than 6 pages (up to 2 additional pages may be purchased subject to approval by the Publication Chair.) We also allow submissions of unpublished Short Papers (exactly 4 pages) and Concise Papers (exactly 2 pages). All regular and short papers will be reviewed with a minimum of 3 good-quality reviews per paper. Concise papers will be expeditiously reviewed by the workshop organizers for final decisions. The manuscripts should be formatted in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font) and be submitted as PDF files (formatted for 8.5x11-inch paper). The submission URL is:

Authors wishing to submit a paper to this workshop must select the track entitled “Data-centric Workflows on Heterogeneous Infrastructures: Challenges and Directions (DAWHI)” in order to be considered.

For general questions about this workshop, please contact:
Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University,
Zhiming Zhao, University of Amsterdam,
Jia Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus,

UPDATED: Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: March 23 April 6, 2020 June 12 June 26, 2020
Notification to Author: April 15 April 27, 2020 July 3 July 20, 2020
Camera-ready & Registration: May 1 May 15, 2020 July 20 August 3, 2020