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The SHIWA Simulation Platform supports three types of users: end users, workflow developers and workflow system developers

The end users (or e-scientists) are the domain researchers (e.g. biologists, chemists) who would like to run a workflow in order to either reproduce an experiment represented as a workflow in the SHIWA Repository or making their own experiment with their own data sets. To run workflows they want to search/browse the SHIWA Repository to find and download workflows to the SHIWA Portal to execute them.

The workflow developers are computer scientists who have knowledge of workflows, the workflow system which execute these workflows and the middleware where workflows are executed. They want to enable end users to run workflows. To achieve it they define workflows and their implementations and configurations, and they upload all this data to the repository and make it public.

The workflow system developers are computer scientists who develop the various workflow systems. They upload the workflow system's description into to the SHIWA Repository to support execution of non-native workflows.

        

   This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 312579.