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Who are the workflow developers? Who are the workflow developers?

The workflow developers are those scientists who are either IT people or have some IT knowledge and able to express their needs as workflows. They understand most of the technical background of the SHIWA Technology.

Benefits for workflow developers:

  • You can collaborate: share and re-use existing WF applications
  • Workflow application development can be accelerated
  • More complex workflows can be created in shorter time
  • Access many different DCIs

As a workflow developer you can...

...publish executable workflows in the SHIWA Repository

This scenario requires registration to the SHIWA repository.

You can upload, upgrade and delete workflows (data, metadata and executables).

There are two ways to upload workflows into the repository: You can either use the "Table View" of the repository to specify workflow data or you can use the SHIWA Desktop to publish workflows in the repository. Currently, the SHIWA Desktop is integrated with the ASKALON, MOTEUR and Triana workflow system.

...browse and search executable workflows in the SHIWA Repository

This scenario simply requires access to the SHIWA repository to browse its contents.

You can browse or search the repository in "Browse View" and "Table View" and select those workflows those you want to execute. This scenario does not require registration to access the workflows stored in the SHIWA Repository. You can access the repository through the repository GUI or through the Repository Portlet of the SHIWA Portal.

...create and run non-native workflows available in the SHIWA Repository

In case you would like to run a non-native workflow that you found in the SHIWA Repository.

This scenario requires a user account to the SHIWA Portal

You can create the abstract and the concrete workflow representing the non-native workflow selected from the SHIWA Repository in the SHIWA Portal. You configure the concrete workflow retrieving the relevant information about the workflow from the SHIWA Repository. You can use either the default input parameters or define your own. Next,you can submit the workflow through the portal. Finally, the submission service retrieves the workflow executable from the SHIWA Repository and submits it to the workflow system.

...create and execute meta-workflows through the SHIWA Simulation Platform

In case you would like to combine workflows found on the SHIWA Repository but the chosen workflows are written on different workflow languages.

This scenario requires a user account to the SHIWA Portal.

You can create the abstract and the concrete workflow combining native jobs and workflows plus non-native workflows in the SHIWA Portal. You configure the concrete workflow retrieving the relevant information about the workflows from the SHIWA Repository. Next, you submit the workflow through the portal. Finally, the submission service retrieves the worklow executable from the SHIWA Repository and submits it to the workflow system.

        

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