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Issue No.12 - December (2007 vol.40)
pp: 24-32
Yolanda Gil , University of Southern California
Ewa Deelman , University of Southern California
Mark Ellisman , University of California, San Diego
Thomas Fahringer , University of Innsbruck
Geoffrey Fox , Indiana University
Dennis Gannon , Indiana University
Carole Goble , Manchester University
Miron Livny , University of Wisconsin-Madison
Luc Moreau , University of Southampton
Jim Myers , National Center for Supercomputing Applications
ABSTRACT
Workflows have emerged as a paradigm for representing and managing complex distributed computations and are used to accelerate the pace of scientific progress. A recent National Science Foundation workshop brought together domain, computer, and social scientists to discuss requirements of future scientific applications and the challenges they present to current workflow technologies.
INDEX TERMS
computing practices, scientific workflows, collaboratories
CITATION
Yolanda Gil, Ewa Deelman, Mark Ellisman, Thomas Fahringer, Geoffrey Fox, Dennis Gannon, Carole Goble, Miron Livny, Luc Moreau, Jim Myers, "Examining the Challenges of Scientific Workflows", Computer, vol.40, no. 12, pp. 24-32, December 2007, doi:10.1109/MC.2007.421
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