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2010 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (2010)
Miami, Florida
July 5, 2010 to July 10, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4128-0
pp: 575-583
Large-scale scientific data management and analysis usually relies on many distributed scientists with diverse expertise. In recent years, such a collaborative effort is often composed and automated into a dataflow-oriented process, a so-called scientific workflow. However, existing scientific workflow tools are single user-oriented and do not support collaborative scientific workflow composition, execution, and management among multiple distributed scientists. In this paper, we report our study of collaboration protocols towards building a tool supporting collaborative scientific workflow composition. Based on a scientific collaboration ontology, we propose a collaboration model supported by a set of collaboration primitives and patterns. The collaboration protocols are then applied to support effective concurrency control in the process of collaborative workflow composition.
collaborative scientific workflows, collaboration protocols, Taverna

J. Zhang, S. Lu and D. Kuc, "Confucius: A Scientific Collaboration System Using Collaborative Scientific Workflows," 2010 IEEE International Conference on Web Services(ICWS), Miami, Florida, 2010, pp. 575-583.
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