Web service orchestration for bioinformatics systems

Challenges and current workflow definition approaches

Graciela Gonzalez, Janaka Balasooriya

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Abstract

The number of web services, applications, data sources and scripts available to biomedical researchers increases day by day. Complex analysis, annotation, and data integration could potentially be orchestrated from these services, if only they could be seamlessly connected. Biomedical researchers often do not have the time or expertise required to download, install, and adapt these tools, nor would the input and output formats required make this adoption easy. In this short paper, we provide a preview of the challenges that biomedical applications present to the use of web services, and explore existing workflow definition frameworks for web service orchestration. We conclude that the current offering of support software for this task is not at the level to be desired to provide a viable answer to the challenges of orchestrating complex service-based biomedical applications, but the benefits to be gained from such support invites further systematic research in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007
Pages1226-1227
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2007Jul 13 2007

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT
Period7/9/077/13/07

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Bioinformatics
Web services
Data integration
Orchestration

Keywords

  • Bioinformatics
  • Web service composition
  • Workflow

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Gonzalez, G., & Balasooriya, J. (2007). Web service orchestration for bioinformatics systems: Challenges and current workflow definition approaches. In Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007 (pp. 1226-1227). [4279754]

Web service orchestration for bioinformatics systems : Challenges and current workflow definition approaches. / Gonzalez, Graciela; Balasooriya, Janaka.

Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007. 2007. p. 1226-1227 4279754.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gonzalez, G & Balasooriya, J 2007, Web service orchestration for bioinformatics systems: Challenges and current workflow definition approaches. in Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007., 4279754, pp. 1226-1227, 2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, 7/9/07.
Gonzalez G, Balasooriya J. Web service orchestration for bioinformatics systems: Challenges and current workflow definition approaches. In Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007. 2007. p. 1226-1227. 4279754
Gonzalez, Graciela ; Balasooriya, Janaka. / Web service orchestration for bioinformatics systems : Challenges and current workflow definition approaches. Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007. 2007. pp. 1226-1227
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