e-BioFlow: Improving practical use of workflow systems in bioinformatics

Ingo Wassink, Matthijs Ooms, Pieter Neerincx, Gerrit van der Veer, Han Rauwerda, Jack A.M. Leunissen, Timo M. Breit, Anton Nijholt, Paul van der Vet

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    Abstract

    Workflow management systems (WfMSs) are useful tools for bioinformaticians. As experiences with using WfMSs accumulate, shortcomings of current systems become apparent. In this paper, we focus on practical issues that hinder WfMS users and that arise in the design and execution of workflows, and in access of web services. We present e-BioFlow, a workflow engine that demonstrates in which way a number of these problems can be solved. e-BioFlow offers an improved user interface, can deal with large data volumes, stores all provenance, and has a powerful provenance browser. e-BioFlow also offers the possibility to design and run workflows step by step, allowing its users an explorative research style.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics, ITBAM 2010
    Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Conference, Bilbao, Spain, September 1-2, 2010. Proceedings
    EditorsSami Khuri, Lenka Lhotská, Nadia Pisanti
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages1-15
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-15020-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15019-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event1st International Conference on Information, Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics, ITBAM 2010 - Bilbao, Spain
    Duration: 1 Sep 20102 Sep 2010
    Conference number: 1

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Volume6266
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference1st International Conference on Information, Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics, ITBAM 2010
    Abbreviated titleITBAM
    CountrySpain
    CityBilbao
    Period1/09/102/09/10

    Keywords

    • HMI-IE: Information Engineering
    • Large data volume
    • Improve practical
    • Composite task
    • Future generation computer system
    • Graphical browser

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