ParslFest 2020 - The Parsl Community Meeting

Building on the success of ParslFest 2019, we are hosting the second Parsl Community Meeting as a virtual meeting in two half-day sessions on October 6 and October 7, 2020.

The ParslFest meeting brings together researchers, developers, and cyberinfrastructure experts from around the country to discuss experiences using Parsl and to learn more about Parsl.

If you are interested in attending or presenting at (free) ParslFest 2020, please complete the registration form

Confirmed Speakers


  • Logan Ward. Colmena: Steering Computational Campaigns with Parsl and AI.
  • Glen Hocky. Calculating molecular free energies using Parsl
  • Ravi Madduri. Using Parsl in creating MaPPeRTrac.
  • Kunkun Tang.
  • Jean-Baptiste Reynier. Developing a parallelized pipeline to analyze immune infiltration in cancer.
  • Tom Glanzman. Advancing the Search for Dark Energy with Parsl and HPC.
  • Kelly Rowland. Joint Genome Institute.
  • Ian Foster. Targeting SARS-CoV-2 with AI- and HPC-enabled Lead Generation
  • Aarthi Koripelly. Extracting Scientific Information from Free Text Articles
  • Akila Ravihansa Perera. Enabling Economical Genome Analyses through Optimization and Scalable Workflows


  • Lincoln Bryant. Jupyter on the Open Science Grid.
  • Ryan Chard. funcX: Federated Function as a Service.
  • Rafael Ferreira da Silva. Infrastructure for Enabling Systematic Development and Research of Scientific Workflow Management Systems.
  • Dan Laney. ExaWorks: ECP Workflows Project.
  • Douglas Thain. WorkQueue + Parsl.
  • Amanda Wijewickarama/Rajini Wijayawardana. SciFlow project using Parsl to execute Scientific Workflows on HPC resources
  • Engin Arslan. Streamlining computation and communication for distributed science workflows

Advanced Tutorials

  • Alvaro Vidal Torreira. Parallel Patterns in Parsl.
  • Ben Clifford. Dependencies beyond the DAG.
  • Ben Tovar, Doug Thain, Zhuozhao Li. Granular Research Management with the WorkQueue Executor.
  • Yadu Babuji. TBD.


Tuesday, October 6, 9 am - 1 pm CDT (14:00 - 18:00 UTC)

Wednesday, October 7, 1 pm - 5 pm CDT (18:00 - 22:00 UTC)


Zoom: TBD

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ParslFest 2019

The first Parsl community meeting brought together 50 researchers, developers, and cyberinfrastructure experts for a two-day meeting that included presentations and discussions on the first day and tutorials, advanced topics, and helpdesk sessions on the second day.

The ParslFest 2019 page includes the agenda and all presentations from ParslFest 2019.