A modeling and execution environment for distributed scientific workflows

I. Altintas, S. Bhagwanani, D. Buttler, S. Chandra, Zhengang Cheng, Matthew A Coleman, T. Critchlow, A. Gupta, Wei Han, Ling Liu, B. Ludäscher, C. Pu, R. Moore, A. Shoshani, M. Vouk

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Abstract

We illustrate how a domain scientist can perform a complex scientific task by interleaving data access, querying, and manipulation, as well as analytical steps and computations in complex, problem specific ways. We show how our system is used by a geneticist for solving the problem of discovering the so-called "co-regulated" genes by interlinking data and computation from several Web sites, local computations, as well as local and remote databases. The main distinctive features of our system (compared, e.g., to the ZOO environment (Ioannidis et al., 1996)) include: (i) executable workflows run as Web services; (ii) abstract workflows employ concept names and semantic types that are higher-level (and thus more "scientist friendly") than executable workflows; and (iii) our system supports automatic translation of the latter into the former.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages247-250
Number of pages4
Volume2003-January
ISBN (Print)0769519644
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM 2003 - Cambridge, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2003Jul 11 2003

Other

Other15th International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM 2003
CountryUnited States
CityCambridge
Period7/9/037/11/03

Keywords

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology computing
  • Contracts
  • Databases
  • Educational institutions
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Laboratories
  • US Department of Energy
  • Web services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems

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    Altintas, I., Bhagwanani, S., Buttler, D., Chandra, S., Cheng, Z., Coleman, M. A., Critchlow, T., Gupta, A., Han, W., Liu, L., Ludäscher, B., Pu, C., Moore, R., Shoshani, A., & Vouk, M. (2003). A modeling and execution environment for distributed scientific workflows. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management, SSDBM (Vol. 2003-January, pp. 247-250). [1214989] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/SSDM.2003.1214989