Common Workflow Language, v1.0

  • Peter Amstutz (Creator)
  • Michael R. Crusoe (Creator)
  • Nebojša Tijanić (Creator)
  • Brad Chapman (Creator)
  • John Chilton (Creator)
  • Michael Heuer (Creator)
  • Andrey Kartashov (Creator)
  • Dan Leehr (Creator)
  • Hervé Ménager (Creator)
  • Maya Nedeljkovich (Creator)
  • Matt Scales (Creator)
  • Stian Soiland-Reyes (Creator)
  • Luka Stojanovic (Creator)



<pre>The Common Workflow Language (CWL) is an informal, multi-vendor working group
consisting of various organizations and individuals that have an interest in
portability of data analysis workflows. Our goal is to create specifications
that enable data scientists to describe analysis tools and workflows that are
powerful, easy to use, portable, and support reproducibility.</pre><pre>CWL builds on technologies such as JSON-LD and Avro for data modeling and Docker for portable runtime environments.

CWL is designed to express workflows for data-intensive science, such as Bioinformatics, Medical Imaging, Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy.</pre><pre>This is v1.0 of the CWL tool and workflow specification, released on 2016-07-08.</pre><pre>The specification, in HTML format, is in the draft-3/docs folder.</pre>
Date made available8 Jul 2016


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  • CWL Viewer v1.0: common-workflow-language/cwlviewer

    Robinson, M., Soiland-Reyes, S., Crusoe, M. R. & Goble, C., 6 Jul 2017

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  • Common Workflow Language, v1.0

    Amstutz, P. (ed.), Crusoe, M. R. (ed.), Tijanić, N. (ed.), Chapman, B., Chilton, J., Heuer, M., Kartashov, A., Leehr, D., Ménager, H., Nedeljkovich, M., Scales, M., Soiland-Reyes, S. & Stojanovic, L., 8 Jul 2016, figshare .

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