E-BioFlow: Different Perspectives on Scientific Workflows

I. Wassink, H. Rauwerda, P.E. van der Vet, T. Breit, Antinus Nijholt

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    We introduce a new type of workflow design system called e-BioFlow and illustrate it by means of a simple sequence alignment workflow. E-BioFlow, intended to model advanced scientific workflows, enables the user to model a workflow from three different but strongly coupled perspectives: the control flow perspective, the data flow perspective, and the resource perspective. All three perspectives are of equal importance, but workflow designers from different domains prefer different perspectives as entry points for their design, and a single workflow designer may prefer different perspectives in different stages of workflow design. Each perspective provides its own type of information, visualisation and support for validation. Combining these three perspectives in a single application provides a new and flexible way of modelling workflows.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationBioinformatics Research and Development, BIRD 2008
    EditorsM. Elloumi, J. Küng, M. Linial, R.F. Murphy, K. Schneider, C. Toma
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-70598-7
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
    EventBioinformatics Research and Development, BIRD 2008 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 7 Jul 20089 Jul 2008

    Publication series

    NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)1865-0929


    ConferenceBioinformatics Research and Development, BIRD 2008
    Other07-09 Jul 2008


    • CR-C.5
    • CR-H.3.5
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • IR-64864
    • EWI-13039
    • METIS-251064

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