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Presentation from IIMCB Seminar. Summary from my Fellowship in MyGrid, Manchester

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    • Summary from my fellowship in Manchester e-Science in Manchester Jerzy Orłowski Jerzy Orłowski
    • What will I talk About
      • Part one: Biocatalogue SearchByData
        • Searching for services that will analyze or process your data file
        • Other ideas, born meanwhile
      • Part two: Other things I've done meanwhile
      • Part three: How do they do it in MyGrid
        • New methodology that we could adopt
        • How can I help you, how you can help me
      • Part one: Biocatalogue SearchByData
    • Biocatalogue
      • The BioCatalogue is a catalogue of Life Science Web Services
      • A web service is a network application with programmatic interface
      • BioCatalogue relies on community annotation
        • Service providers
        • Users
        • Curator
      • Technology: Ruby on Rails
    • Browsing services
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    • My contribution
      • Search ByData
        • Ability to find services not on tags, providers etc. but on exemple input files
      • Algorithm based on FileQuirks based in GeneSilico
      • User provides an real input file, which is matched with example inputs of all the services using regular expressions
      • Services most likely to analyze / process user file are returned
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    • Other ideas – getting example input files
      • The main limitation of Search By Data is lack of example inputs for services
        • for 1169 services, more than 3000 operations there are no more than 500 example inputs
        • Most of inputs are numbers or ids
      • Idea – get more inputs:
        • From people executing the services
          • Taverna Provenance
          • Soap Servlet
        • By executing services by bots with some data
    • Soap Servlet
      • Automatic generation of web interface for web services:
      • For users: allows to quickly test or execute a service
      • For us: allows to get example inputs for services
      • Currently – alpha version
    • Soap Servlet interface for Afold
    • Soap Servlet interface for Afold
    • Part 2: Other projects I've done meanwhile
      • GeneSilico web services
        • Turning some of our programs into SOAP services
        • ProteinSilico
        • ModeRNA
        • Parts of MetaServer
        • Parts of MetaRNA
        • See: https://wiki.genesilico.pl/GenesilicoSOAPServices
        • Good documentation on BioCatalogue, used to test Search By Data
      • FileQuirks
      • FileQuirks – web server for recognition of biological data types
        • New user interface
        • More data types
        • Help pages
        • Summary sent to NAR (waiting for decision)
      • http://filequirks.genesilico.pl
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    • FileQuirks Help Pages
      • I decided to use Joomla CMS
        • Help pages have standard format
        • Joomla make them easy to write and update
        • GeneSilico home page is written in Joomla so it would be easy to migrate/merge and graphic template already exists
      • It easy to add help pages of other services
      • Software and server list on http://www.genesilico.pl/index.php/servers.html is outdated
      • Maybe we should clean up?
    • Genesilico web services
      • Web service is a network tool with programatic API “program as a service”
      • Pros
        • Compatibility between languages (XML is the protocol)
        • Code reusage – no need to install programs
        • Easy linking with other tools
        • Automatic user interface generation
      • Cons:
        • You have to maintain the server
        • Harder to make it private
        • Less suitable for systems that take a long time to execute
    • Example 1
      • MetaMQAP
        • Kudlaty Chimera MetaMQAP plugin uses MetaMQAP (wrote his own interface)
        • Toolkit uses MetaMQAP
        • I have also written scripts for using MetaMQAP
        • Conclusions:
          • MetaMQAP needs to be installed and maintained on many different systems by different people
          • Making a SOAP server will save people time
    • Example 2
      • Methods for RNA secondary structure prediction
        • They are used by RNA MetaServer
        • Tomek Puton uses them for CompaRNA
        • They were used by me for testing Search By Data
        • Conclusions:
          • SOAP interface for fast methods exists
          • It just need updating and incorporating in other tools
    • GeneSilico web services Instructions on: https://wiki.genesilico.pl/GenesilicoSOAPServices
    • How do they do it in MyGrid? Some methodology we might adopt or just be aware of
    • Working system
      • They do dot make science itself – they make tools for scientists
        • And science about how new technologies are adopted in science
      • Every project is collaboration with other groups
      • There is always more than one people working on a project
        • more than 25% of time spent on meetings
      • Code developers are not scientists, but employees
        • They do not wrote papers nor grants
    • Working system
      • 2 “uncommon” positions
        • Project manager
          • Not a scientist
          • Not a developer
          • Responsible for:
            • keeping up with release schedule
            • grant schedule
            • cooperation between projects
        • Service curator
          • Not a developer
          • Responsible for
            • keeping in touch with user community
            • Organizing meetings with focus group, jamborees etc.
            • Service documentation
            • Service visibility: Wikipedia, Google, links ...
    • Working system
      • No seminars
      • Instead weekly meeting with advances on all projects
      • A lot of project dedicated meetings and teleconferences
    • Sharing policy
      • Code and ideas are even from the beginning of the project
        • Scientific finding can be published only once but tools can be better and better
        • Selling your ideas enables cooperations and making tools compatible – better grants
        • Publishing your code (git, svn) get you more users – nice for publications and grants
    • Development
      • Languages: Java and Ruby on Rails
      • Every code is under version control
        • Massive branching and merging
      • Dependency management systems (maven)
      • All services are hosted
        • Collaborations (EMBL-EBI)
        • Corporate hosting
        • Clouds (Amazon EC2)
      • Making user community
    • Summary – what we could discuss
      • Programatic interfaces (Middleware)
        • I can make SOAP interfaces for you, deploy and publish them
        • I would require you to use such interfaces in your future code
      • What else I can give:
        • CMS for public help pages for programs and web servers
      • What I'd like to ask
        • To test FileQuirks, GeneSilico web services and Search by data
      • Sharing policy for software development projects
      • SVN and Web pages cleanup
      • Visibility on the web (proper linking, wikipedia, various lists etc.)
    • Acknowledgments
      • MyGrid
        • Carole Goble
        • Charlotte Hooson-Sykes
        • Jithen Bhagat, Franck Tanoh, Soahib Sufi, Peter Li and others
      • University of Southampton
        • David da Roure
        • David Neuman and others
      • Leiden University
        • Marco Roos
      • GeneSilico
        • Janusz Bujnicki
        • Iga Korneta
        • Piotr Iwaniuk, Jakub Jopek, Bartosz Bedyński, Artur Skarżycki