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2015 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS) (2015)
New York, NY, USA
June 27, 2015 to July 2, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4673-7271-8
pp: 89-97
Existing scientific workflow tools, created by computer scientists, require that domain scientists meticulously design their multi-step experiments before analyzing data. However, this is oftentimes contradictory to a domain scientist's routine of conducting research and exploration. This paper presents a novel way to resolve this dispute, in the context of service-oriented science. After scrutinizing how Earth scientists conduct data analytics research in their daily work, a provenance model is developed to record their activities. Reverse-engineering the provenance, a technology is developed to automatically generate workflows for scientists to review and revise, supported by a Petri nets-based workflow verification instrument. In addition, dataset is proposed to be treated as first-class citizen to drive the knowledge sharing and recommendation. A data-centric repository infrastructure is established to catch richer provenance to further facilitate collaboration in the science community. In this way, we aim to revolutionize computer-supported Earth science.
Web services, Petri nets, Data analysis, Meteorology, Image color analysis, History, Semantics

J. Zhang et al., "Climate Analytics Workflow Recommendation as a Service - Provenance-Driven Automatic Workflow Mashup," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), New York, NY, USA, 2015, pp. 89-97.
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