GPFlow: An Intuitive Environment Based Scientific Workflow

Rygg, Asbjorn, Roe, Paul, & Wong, On (2006) GPFlow: An Intuitive Environment Based Scientific Workflow. In Xiao, Nong, Buyya, Rajkumar, Liu, Yunhao, & Yang, Guangwen (Eds.) Fifth International Conference on Grid and Cooperative Computing, October 21-23, 2006, Hunan, China.

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Increasingly scientists are using collections of software tools in their research. These tools are typically used in concert, often necessitating laborious and error prone manual data reformatting and transfer. We present an intuitive workflow environment to support scientists with their research. The workflow, GPFlow, wraps legacy tools, presenting a high level, interactive web based frontend to scientists. The workflow backend is realized by a commercial grade workflow engine (BizTalk). The workflow model is inspired by spreadsheets and is novel in its support for an intuitive method of interaction as required by many scientists e.g. bioinformaticians. We apply GPFlow to two bioinformatics experiments and demonstrate its flexibility and simplicity.

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ID Code: 6013
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Grid, Workflow, eScience, Cooperative Computing
DOI: 10.1109/GCCW.2006.47
ISBN: 0769526950
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 2006 IEEE
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Deposited On: 19 Jan 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:21

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