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Collaborative e-Science Experiments and Scientific Workflows
July/August 2011 (vol. 15 no. 4)
pp. 39-47
Adam Belloum, University of Amsterdam
Marcia A. Inda, University of Amsterdam
Dmitry Vasunin, University of Amsterdam
Vladimir Korkhov, University of Amsterdam
Zhiming Zhao, University of Amsterdam
Han Rauwerda, University of Amsterdam
Timo M. Breit, University of Amsterdam
Marian Bubak, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Luis O. Hertzberger, University of Amsterdam

Recent advances in Internet and grid technologies have greatly enhanced scientific experiments' life cycle. In addition to compute- and data-intensive tasks, large-scale collaborations involving geographically distributed scientists and e-infrastructure are now possible. Scientific workflows, which encode the logic of experiments, are becoming valuable resources. Sharing these resources and letting scientists worldwide work together on one experiment is essential for promoting knowledge transfer and speeding up the development of scientific experiments. Here, the authors discuss the challenges involved in supporting collaborative e-Science experiments and propose support for different phases of the scientific experimentation life cycle.

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Index Terms:
WSRF, experiment life cycle, workflow management systems, e-Science
Citation:
Adam Belloum, Marcia A. Inda, Dmitry Vasunin, Vladimir Korkhov, Zhiming Zhao, Han Rauwerda, Timo M. Breit, Marian Bubak, Luis O. Hertzberger, "Collaborative e-Science Experiments and Scientific Workflows," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 39-47, July-Aug. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIC.2011.87
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