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Issue No.04 - July/August (2008 vol.25)
pp: 52-58
Mark Vigder , National Research Council Canada
Norman G. Vinson , National Research Council Canada
Janice Singer , National Research Council Canada
Darlene Stewart , National Research Council Canada
Keith Mews , National Research Council Canada
ABSTRACT
An action research project involving scientists from the National Research Council Canada and the Institute for Ocean Technology analyzed difficulties in using software to collect data and manage processes. The project identified three requirements for increasing research productivity: ease of use for end users, managing scientific workflows, and facilitating software interoperability. On the basis of these requirements, the researchers developed Sweet, a software framework, to help automate scientific workflows.
INDEX TERMS
physical sciences and engineering, workflow management, office automation, information technology and systems applications, information technology and systems, user-centered design, user interfaces, information interfaces and representation, information technology and systems
CITATION
Mark Vigder, Norman G. Vinson, Janice Singer, Darlene Stewart, Keith Mews, "Supporting Scientists' Everyday Work: Automating Scientific Workflows", IEEE Software, vol.25, no. 4, pp. 52-58, July/August 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.97
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