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Workflows for e-Science

Scientific Workflows for Grids

By Ian J. Taylor , Ewa Deelman , Dennis B. Gannon , Matthew Shields

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-8462-8519-6
  • 552 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: December 31, 2007
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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Workflow is becoming extremely important within course grained distributed system models for e-Science applications. As the technological backbone of the Grid infrastructure is becoming standardised, scientists are in need of the ability to specify flows of control within the chains of applications that constitute their experiments. This is a timely book that presents an overview of the current state of the art within established projects, presenting many different aspects of workflow from users to tool builders. This book aims to provide a broad overview of active research, from a number of different perspectives e.g. from application requirements to representations, infrastructures and tools for aiding the workflow composition process. The topics covered represent a broad range of aspects of workflow and will be of interest to a wide range of practitioners, from computational experimentalists in the multitude of e-Science fields, to the computer scientists and engineers within Grid and peer-to-peer computing.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. From the contents Introduction.
  2. Scientific Versus Business Workflow.
  3. Applications and User Perspectives.
  4. Generating Complex Astronomy Workflows.
  5. Workflows in Pulsar Astronomy.
  6. Workflow and Biodiversity e
  7. Science.
  8. Ecological Niche Modeling Using the Kepler Workflow System.
  9. Case Studies on the Use of Workflow Technologies for Scientific Analysis.
  10. Dynamic Adaptive Workflows for Mesoscale Meteorology.
  11. SCEC CyberShake Workflows.
  12. Workflow Representations and Common Structure.
  13. Control versus Data Driven Workflow.
  14. Components Architectures and Services.
  15. Petri Nets.
  16. Adapting BPEL to Scientific Workflows.
  17. Workflow Composition.
  18. Virtual Data Language.
  19. Frameworks and Tools.
  20. Workflow Level Parametric Study Support by MOTEUR and the P_GRADE portal.
  21. Taverna / myGrid.
  22. The Triana Workflow Environment.
  23. Java CoG Kit Workflow.
  24. Workflow Management in Condor.
  25. Pegasus.
  26. ICENI.
  27. Expressing Workflow in the Cactus Framework.
  28. Sedna.
  29. ASKALON.
  30. Future Requirements.
  31. Looking into the Future of Workflows.

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