Designing Workflows on the Fly Using e-BioFlow

I. Wassink, Matthijs Ooms, P.E. van der Vet

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    Abstract. Life scientists use workflow systems for service orchestration to design their computer based experiments. These workflow systems require life scientists to design complete workflows before they can be run. Traditional workflow systems not support the explorative research approach life scientists prefer. In life science, it often happens that few steps are known in advance. Even if these steps are known, connecting these tasks still remains difficult. We have extended the e-BioFlow workflow system with an ad-hoc editor to support on-the-fly workflow design. This ad-hoc editor enables an ad-hoc design of the workflow with no predetermined plan of the final workflow. Users can execute partial workflows and extend these workflows using intermediate results. The ad-hoc editor enables its users to explore data and tasks representing tools and web services, in order to debug the workflow and to optimise parameter settings. Furthermore, it guides its users to find and connect compatible tasks. The result is a new workflow editor that simplifies workflow design and
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationService-Oriented Computing
    EditorsLuciano Baresi, Chihung Chi, Jun Suzuki
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-10382-7
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
    Event7th International Joint Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC-ServiceWave - Stockholm, Sweden
    Duration: 23 Nov 200927 Nov 2009

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference7th International Joint Conference on Service-Oriented Computing, ICSOC-ServiceWave
    Other23-27 Nov 2009


    • IR-68648
    • EWI-16574
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • METIS-264176

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