Submission of papers

August 06, 2007

Notification of acceptance
August 27, 2007.

Camera ready due
August 31, 2007

October 18, 2007

2007 e-Science workshop

Developing scientific experiments involve geographically distributed and heterogeneous resources such as computational systems, scientific instruments, databases, sensors, software components, networks, and people. Such large-scale and enhanced scientific experiments are carried out via collaborations on a global scale. Those resources must be modeled and managed in a similar way we model software development and data through software engineering processes and database techniques.

Current advances in Software Engineering and Database research, including ontologies, scientific process/workflow modeling, web services, software components management, grid computing, resource modeling, process and data provenance, data curation, among others can help transforming ad-hoc experiments composition and management into large scale experiments production. Several national and international projects around the world have been initiated to carry out research and innovation activities that will transform the goal of e-Science and Grid computing into a reality.

The 2007 e-Science workshop aims at bringing together recent developments in databases and software engineering towards a computerized infrastructure to accomplish science in the large, supporting the next generation of scientific research and experiments. The definition, execution and management of scientific experiments can no longer be developed in an ad-hoc manner. The topic of e-science or cyberinfraestructure is part of the "Grand Challenges in Computer Science Research in Brazil – 2006 – 2016" report from the Brazilian Computer Society. Recently, in December 2006, the "Computação Brasil" magazine has devoted a special issue to the topic of e-science where several developments and research activities have been discussed. This workshop serves as a forum to present ongoing efforts of the latest research and product/tool developments, and highlights related activities from the Brazilian and international community.

This is an active area of research, as can be seen by the several events devoted to this subject, particularly in the Database conferences (see list below). We would like to particularly gather the Brazilian researchers from the software engineering area with the database community to foster the modeling initiatives of the two areas, the interdisciplinary area of Web semantics and the recent advances in software engineering, mainly those from the experimental software engineering field. This focus on combining SE and DB on the same e-science spot has not been tried on current efforts in conferences.

Topics of interest:

  • e-Science and Grid applications
  • e-Science workflow management
  • Ontologies and databases for e-Science
  • Data and process provenance
  • Collaborative Science Models and Techniques
  • Data Access Management
  • Virtual e-Science Organizations
  • Service-Oriented Grid Architectures
  • Grid economy and Business Models
  • Autonomic, Real-Time and Self-Organizing Grids
  • Web semantics for e-Science
  • Enabling Technologies for e-Science: Internet and Web Services
  • e-Science Experimentation Environments
  • Experimentation processes for science in large scale
  • Scientific Knowledge Management applied to science in large scale

Submission guidelines:

The workshop will be accepting submissions of technical papers written in either English or Portuguese and which must not exceed 10 pages, according to the Brazilian Computer Society paper format (see http://www.sbc.org.br/sbc/eventos/templates.html  for templates -- unfortunately, this page is only in Portuguese, but look at the words Latex, Open Office and Word, and you will find the correct link). All papers must be submitted using the JEMS conference system at https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/e-science2007 . Papers will be reviewed according to the following criteria: adequacy to the workshop scope, relevance, technical quality, clarity, and originality. Papers describing preliminary work and ongoing research are also eligible. Assessment of results is desirable but not a pre-condition for the submission of the paper. All papers must present related work.

Papers will be peer reviewed according to recommendations of the committee, and selected papers will be presented during the workshop and published on its proceedings.

Submission site: https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/e-science2007 
SBC templates for papers: http://www.sbc.org.br/sbc/eventos/templates.html 


João Eduardo Ferreira
IME, Sao Paulo University, Brazil
jef at ime.usp.br

Marta Mattoso
COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
marta at cos.ufrj.br

Program Committee

Alfredo Goldman – IME/USP-SP
Ana Carolina Salgado – CIN/UFPE
Claudia Bauzer Medeiros – UNICAMP
Cristina Dutra de Aguiar Ciferri – ICMC/USP-S.Carlos
Duncan Ruiz - PUC-RS
Fernanda Baião - UNIRIO
Guilherme Horta Travassos – COPPE/UFRJ
João Eduardo Ferreira – IME/USP-SP (Co-Chair)
Marcos Andre Gonçalves – DCC/UFMG
Maria Claudia Cavalcanti – IME-RJ
Maria Cristina Ferreira de Oliveira – ICMC/USP-S.Carlos
Maria Luiza Machado Campos – DCC-IM/UFRJ
Marta Mattoso – COPPE/UFRJ (Co-Chair)
Melissa Lemos - PUC-Rio
Osmar Norberto de Souza – PUC-RS
Ricardo Torres - Unicamp
Sandra Fabbri – UFSCarlos

Organizing Committee Chair:

Vanessa Braganholo
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Departamento de Computação
Cidade Universitária, CCMN, Bloco E - Sala 2003
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
E-mail: braganholo@dcc.ufrj.br
Homepage: http://www.dcc.ufrj.br/~braganholo