WfChef: Automated Generation of Accurate Scientific Workflow Generators

@article{Coleman2021WfChefAG,
  title={WfChef: Automated Generation of Accurate Scientific Workflow Generators},
  author={Tain{\~a} Coleman and Henri Casanova and Rafael Ferreira da Silva},
  journal={2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on eScience (eScience)},
  year={2021},
  pages={159-168}
}
Scientific workflow applications have become mainstream and their automated and efficient execution on large-scale compute platforms is the object of extensive research and development. For these efforts to be successful, a solid experimental methodology is needed to evaluate workflow algorithms and systems. A foundation for this methodology is the availability of realistic workflow instances. Dozens of workflow instances for a few scientific applications are available in public repositories… 

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