Bio-Workflows with BizTalk: Using a Commercial Workflow Engine for eScience

Rygg, Asbjorn, Mann, Scott, Roe, Paul, & Wong, On (2005) Bio-Workflows with BizTalk: Using a Commercial Workflow Engine for eScience. In Stockinger, Heinz, Buyya, Rajkumar, & Perrott, Ron (Eds.) First International Conference on e-Science and Grid Computing, 2005, 5-8 December, 2005, Melbourne, Australia.

View at publisher


Workflow is an important enabling technology for eScience. Research into workflow systems for eScience has yielded several specialized workflow engines. In this paper we investigate the nature of scientific workflow and describe how an existing business workflow engine, Microsoft’s BizTalk, can be adapted to support scientific workflow, and some advantages of doing this. We demonstrate how BizTalk is able to support scientific workflow through the implementation of two real bioinformatics workflows. These workflows are enacted through a novel web based interface making them widely accessible.

Impact and interest:

4 citations in Scopus
Search Google Scholar™
1 citations in Web of Science®

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

496 since deposited on 09 Feb 2006
19 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 3514
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: workflow, bioinformatics, biztalk, eScience
DOI: 10.1109/E-SCIENCE.2005.22
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Software Engineering (080309)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 IEEE
Copyright Statement: Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Deposited On: 09 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:14

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page