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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.

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Abstract

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.

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ID Code: 3514
Item Type: Conference Paper
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
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Deposited On: 09 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:14

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