Abstract : WORKS'14 was the ninth workshop in the WORKS series. The call for papers attracted thirteen submissions from Europe, the USA and Russia. After peer reviews by the program committee, ten of the papers were accepted, covering a variety of topics: workflows scheduling, large-scale workflows optimization, languages, enactors, and support environments.
The topics addressed in this year papers reveal a clear interest from the scientific workflow community for large-scale compute-intensive workflows: half of the workshop papers were related to workflow scheduling and scalability. The other main topic addressed was related to ease of workflows design with works targeting workflow languages and patterns as well as workflow support environments.
As WORKS'14 chairs, we would like to express our gratitude to all our colleagues who contributed papers, and to the Program Committee members for the reviewing and selection effort. We hope that you will find in these proceedings interesting and find opportunities to share these ideas with other researchers working on workflows for supporting large-scale science.