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A general and scalable solution for heterogeneous workflow invocation and nesting

Kukla, Tamas and Kiss, Tamas and Terstyanszky, Gabor and Kacsuk, Peter K. (2008) A general and scalable solution for heterogeneous workflow invocation and nesting. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science, in conjunction with SC 2008, Austin, TX, USA, November 17 2008. IEEE, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9781424428274


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WORKS.2008.4723963


Several widely utilized, grid workflow management systems emerged in the last decade. These systems were developed by different scientific communities for various purposes. Enhancing these systems with the capability of invoking and nesting the workflows of other systems within their native workflows makes these communities to be able to carry out cross-organizational experiments and share non-native workflows. The novel solution described in this paper allows the integration of different workflow engines and makes them accessible for workflow systems in order to achieve this goal. The solution is based on an application repository and submitter, which exposes different workflow engines and executes them using the computational resources of the grid. In contrast with other approaches, our solution is scalable in terms of both number of workflows and amount of data, easily extendable in the sense that the integration of a new workflow engine does not require code re-engineering, and general, since it can be adopted by numerous workflow systems.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Grid computing, grid workflow management systems, heterogeneous workflow invocation, scientific comunities
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:6831
Deposited On:07 May 2009 16:28
Last Modified:11 Oct 2010 12:03

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