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

I. Wassink, Matthijs Ooms, Pieter Neerincx, Gerrit C. van der Veer, Han Rauwerda, Jack A.M. Leunissen, Timo M. Breit, Antinus Nijholt, P.E. van der Vet

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    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 languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationInformation Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics, ITBAM 2010
    EditorsSami Khuri, Lenka Lhotská, Nadia Pisanti
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-15019-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

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


    • METIS-271014
    • HMI-IE: Information Engineering
    • EWI-18375
    • IR-72923

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