TIC seminar: Common Workflow Language (CWL) project

Date & time

2–3pm 8 May 2017


Slatyer seminar room, DA Brown Bldg 47, Daley Road, ANU


Michael Crusoe


 Marcin Adamski


This talk will introduce the Common Workflow Language (CWL) project.

The CWL standards enable the portable, interoperable, and executable description of command line data analysis tools, and workflow made from those tools. These descriptions are enhanced by CWL's first class (but optional) support for Docker containers. The state of CWL adoption and examples of bioinformatic collaborations across many continents using CWL will be reviewed. Attendees who want to play with CWL prior to attending the presentation are invited to go through the "Gentle Introduction to the Common Workflow Language" tutorial on any OS X or Linux machine on their own time: http://www.commonwl.org/v1.0/UserGuide.html

Michael R. Crusoe is one of the co-founders of the CWL project and is the CWL Community Engineer. He has previously worked with C. Titus Brown at UC Davis, and has worked as a research software engineer and system administrator. Michael is currently based in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Michael will be in Canberra on the 8th and 9th of May. Anyone wanting to speak to Michael should contact Kevin Murray kevin.murray@anu.edu.au.

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