Web service orchestration for bioinformatics systems: Challenges and current workflow definition approaches

Graciela Gonzalez, Janaka Balasooriya

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    4 Scopus citations

    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 - Dec 1 2007
    Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007 - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
    Duration: Jul 9 2007Jul 13 2007

    Publication series

    NameProceedings - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007

    Other

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

    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] (Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Conference on Web Services, ICWS 2007).