Taverna, reloaded

Paolo Missier, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Stuart Owen, Wei Tan, Alexandra Nenadic, Ian Dunlop, Alan Williams, Tom Oinn, Carole Goble

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The Taverna workflow management system is an open source project with a history of widespread adoption within multiple experimental science communities, and a long-term ambition of effectively supporting the evolving need of those communities for complex, data-intensive, service-based experimental pipelines. This short paper describes how the recently overhauled technical architecture of Taverna addresses issues of efficiency, scalability, and extensibility, and presents performance results based on a collection of synthetic workflows, as well as a concrete case study involving a production workflow in the area of cancer research. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-481
Number of pages10
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event22nd International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management SSDBM - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 30 Jun 20102 Jul 2010


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