Name:SHIWA Workflow Repository
Description:SHIWA workflow repository provides easy way to browse and search and download scientific workflows.
Abstract:What are Scientific Workflows ?
The scientific workflows are sequences of computational and data manipulation steps required to perform a specific scientific analysis. Workflows capsulate and facilitate reuse of data, software, applications and simulations among experiments or researchers. Workflows can be designed in graphical or text environments, then handed over to a workflow engine that understands and executes them, using data and compute services from community-specific or generic e-infrastructures, such as the European Grid Infrastructure.
SHIWA Workflows Repository is a databse of workflows and related meta-data, used to reach and share workflows within and among scientific communities. It manages workflow descriptions, and implementations and configurations of workflows. The repository can be used by the following types of actors:
E-scientists: They can browse and search the repository to find and download workflows. They can use the repository without registration.
Workflow developers: They are the workflow owners who can upload, modify and delete workflows. They should register with the repository.
Repository administrator: The actor who manages the repository.
Validator: This actor tests and validates workflows and implementations created by workflow developers to make sure that the provided workflow and related data is correct and sound.