The 4th International Workshop on Workflow Management in Service and Cloud Computing (WMSC2012)


1-3 November 2012, Xiangtan, China

in conjunction with the

International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC2012)


Supported by IEEE TCSC Technical Area on Workflow Management in Scalable Computing Environments


As emerging paradigms, service and cloud computing enable resource to be employed in utility-based fashion. Workflow automating business and scientific processing in step by step can be executed in service and cloud computing environments in the benefit of deploying resources for execution in that fashion. This workshop following its successful edition of WMSC2011 aims to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers from different background areas such as service computing, cloud computing and workflow area to exchange the latest experience, research ideas and synergic research and development on fundamental issues and applications about workflow management in service and cloud computing environments. The workshop solicits high quality research results in all related areas.


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 service and cloud computing environments. The workshop solicits novel papers on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:


·      Service based workflow modelling

·      Service Delivery and Composition

·      Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Negotiation, Automation and Orchestration

·      Quality of Services for workflow execution

·      Workflow verification and validation

·      Services Repository and Registry

·      Service Security, Privacy and Trust for workflow modelling and execution

·      Novel architectural models for cloud computing in support of workflow execution

·      Cloud workflow architecture

·      Cloud resource management

·      Scientific computing in the cloud

·      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

Submission Requirements

Please submit your paper(s) in PDF file at the WMSC2012 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 CGC2012 and attend the conference to present the paper.

Publication of Papers

All accepted papers will appear in the proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society (EI indexed). Selected papers will be invited to special issues of CGC2012 in Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience; Future Generation Computer Systems; and International Journal of High Performance Computer Applications.

Important Dates

Deadline for Paper Submission:            June 25, 2012      July 10, 2012

Notification of Acceptance:                   July 30, 2012

Camera Ready Copies:                        August 10, 2012

Program Committee Co-Chairs:

Jianxun Liu, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China

Jinjun Chen, Swinburne University of Technology, Austria

Rajkumar Buyya, The University of Melbourne, Austria


Organization Co-Chairs:

Xitong Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Guosheng Kang, Hunan University of Science and Technology, China


Program Committee:

Danilo Ardagna, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Christoph Bussler, Xtime, Inc., USA

Jian Cao, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Massimo Cafaro, University of Salento, Italy

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 Hannover, Germany

Ken Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand

Robert C. H. Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan

Michel Hurfin, INRIA, France

Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong, China

Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University, USA

Zongwei Luo, The University of Hong Kong, China

Dan C. Marinescu, University of Central Florida, USA

Jose A. Montenegro, Universidad de Malaga, Spain

Helen Paik, University of New South Wales, China

Sabri Pllana, University of Vienna, Austria

Radu Prodan, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, China

Wei Tan, IBM Waston Research Center, USA

Jiacun Wang, Monmouth University, USA

Jianwu Wang, San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA

Martijn Warnier, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Lai Xu, Bournemouth University, UK

Yang Yu, Yat-sen University, China

Haksung Kim, Dongnam Health University, South Korea

Gregor V. Bochmann, University of Ottawa, Canada

Lijie Wen, Tsinghua University, China