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BibliographyGörlach, Katharina; Sonntag, Mirko; Karastoyanova, Dimka; Leymann, Frank; Reiter, Michael: Conventional Workflow Technology for Scientific Simulation.
In: Yang, Xiaoyu (ed.); Wang, Lizhe (ed.); Jie, Wei (ed.): Guide to e-Science.
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology.
pp. 323-352, english.
Springer-Verlag, March 31, 2011.
ISBN: 978-0-85729-438-8; DOI: 10.1007/978-0-85729-439-5_12.
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KeywordsBusiness workflows; BPEL; Scientific workflows; Simulation; Workflow Management Systems

Workflow technology is established in the business domain for several years. This fact suggests the need for detailed investigations in the qualification of conven-tional workflow technology for the evolving application domain of e-Science. This chapter discusses the requirements on scientific workflows, the state of the art of scientific workflow management systems as well as the ability of conven-tional workflow technology to fulfill requirements of scientists and scientific ap-plications. It becomes clear that the features of conventional workflows can be advantageous for scientists but also that thorough enhancements are needed. We therefore propose a conceptual architecture for scientific workflow management systems based on the business workflow technology as well as extensions of exist-ing workflow concepts in order to improve the ability of established workflow technology to an application in the scientific domain with focus on scientific simulations.

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Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Entry dateDecember 21, 2010
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