WORKSHOP (2 hours) Common Workflow Language (CWL)
A two-hour workshop presentation on CWL by co-founder, Michael Crusoe, at the University of Melbourne on Friday 12 May, 2017. In July 2016 the CWL team released standards that 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 are reviewed here. Viewers who want to play with CWL prior to watching the presentation can 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.