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Advanced Workflow Preservation Technologies for Enhanced Science

Project description

Digital Libraries and Digital Preservation The project researches the long-term preservation of scientific workflows in order to support the scientific discovery process

Wf4Ever will develop new models, techniques and tools for the preservation of scientific workflows, including the novel definition of a Research Object, which packages workflow descriptions, the provenance of their executions, and links to all the related resources upon which they depend. Such models will also include models for repeatability and reproducibility, and models for workflow abstraction, to facilitate workflow classification and indexing, comparison, and similarity detection between pairs of existing workflows in the library. Wf4Ever will also develop strategies for sharing and reusing workflows or workflow fragments and patterns, including mechanisms for personalised workflow recommendation based on workflow descriptions, users’ collective behaviour, and social information. Finally, Wf4Ever will propose methods and tools to proactively preserve and inspect workflow integrity and authenticity through the evaluation of workflow information quality, based on the provenance of workflows and their research objects and described in new vocabularies for the representation of the provenance of research objects in digital preservation systems.

Wf4Ever will develop a software architecture and reference implementation for the preservationof scientific workflows, which will extend one of the most widely deployed scientific workflow sharing infrastructures (myExperiment) with preservation capabilities that consider the complexity of scientific workflows and their related objects. This software system will thus leverage the advances done on workflow lifecycle management, collaboration and sharing support, and integrity and authenticity maintenance. Wf4Ever will be evaluated in two workflow-intensive use cases in the domains of Astronomomy and Genomics.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/system software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software/software development/software architecture
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2009-6
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE COMPONENTS S.A.
Address
Avenida Torre Blanca
08172 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 449 274
Administrative Contact
Francesc Caballero (Mr.)

Participants (6)

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 457 011
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo León (Prof.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 313 765
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 387 628
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ruud Esveld (Mr.)
INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 373 800
Address
Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Barbara Borgiel (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 501 544
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Polik (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 456 978
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)