Process Design for Natural Scientists

An Agile Model-Driven Approach

  • Anna-Lena Lamprecht
  • Tiziana Margaria

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 500)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Framework

    1. Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Tiziana Margaria
      Pages 1-13
    2. Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Tiziana Margaria, Bernhard Steffen
      Pages 14-29
    3. Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Alexander Wickert
      Pages 30-44
    4. Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Alexander Wickert, Tiziana Margaria
      Pages 45-64
  3. Bioinformatics Applications

    1. Judith Reso
      Pages 65-72
    2. Gunnar Schulze
      Pages 88-100
    3. Monika Lis
      Pages 101-109
    4. Janine Vierheller
      Pages 110-126
    5. Christine Schütt
      Pages 127-139
  4. Geovisualization Applications

  5. Back Matter

About this book


This book presents an agile and model-driven approach to manage scientific workflows. The approach is based on the Extreme Model Driven Design (XMDD) paradigm and aims at simplifying and automating the complex data analysis processes carried out by scientists in their day-to-day work. Besides documenting the impact the workflow modeling might have on the work of natural scientists, this book serves three major purposes: 1. It acts as a primer for practitioners who are interested to learn how to think in terms of services and workflows when facing domain-specific scientific processes. 2. It provides interesting material for readers already familiar with this kind of tools, because it introduces systematically both the technologies used in each case study and the basic concepts behind them. 3. As the addressed thematic field becomes increasingly relevant for lectures in both computer science and experimental sciences, it also provides helpful material for teachers that plan similar courses.


Extreme Model Driven Design Java Application Building Center XMDD applied computing big data bioinformatics biological data management cartography data analysis data management geovisualization information systems applications jABC model-driven design modeling open source software process management reproducible research scientific workflows

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-Lena Lamprecht
    • 1
  • Tiziana Margaria
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair Service and Software Engineering, Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of PotsdamPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Chair Software Engineering, Computer Science and Information Systems DepartmentUniversity of Limerick and Lero, The Irish Software Research CenterLimerickIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45005-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45006-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-0929
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-0937
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