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\(^{\textrm{\small{my}}}\)Grid and UTOPIA: An Integrated Approach to Enacting and Visualising in Silico Experiments in the Life Sciences

  • Steve Pettifer
  • Katy Wolstencroft
  • Pinar Alper
  • Teresa Attwood
  • Alain Coletta
  • Carole Goble
  • Peter Li
  • Philip McDermott
  • James Marsh
  • Tom Oinn
  • James Sinnott
  • David Thorne
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4544)

Abstract

In silico experiments have hitherto required ad hoc collections of scripts and programs to process and visualise biological data, consuming substantial amounts of time and effort to build, and leading to tools that are difficult to use, are architecturally fragile and scale poorly. With examples of the systems applied to real biological problems, we describe two complimentary software frameworks that address this problem in a principled manner; \(^{\textrm{\small{my}}}\)Grid Taverna, a workflow design and enactment environment enabling coherent experiments to be built, and UTOPIA, a flexible visualisation system to aid in examining experimental results.

Keywords

Workflows visualisation web services in silico experimentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steve Pettifer
    • 1
  • Katy Wolstencroft
    • 1
  • Pinar Alper
    • 1
  • Teresa Attwood
    • 1
  • Alain Coletta
    • 1
  • Carole Goble
    • 1
  • Peter Li
    • 1
  • Philip McDermott
    • 1
  • James Marsh
    • 1
  • Tom Oinn
    • 1
  • James Sinnott
    • 1
  • David Thorne
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Manchester, School of Computer Science, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PLUnited Kingdom

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