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2013-10-18 Taverna Mobile NETTAB 2013


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Researchers are often on the move, say at conferences or projects meetings, and as workflows are becoming ubiquitous in the scientific process, having access to scientific workflows from a mobile device would be a significant advantage. We therefore have developed Taverna Mobile, an application for Android phones which allows browsing of existing workflows, executing them, and reviewing the results.

Taverna Mobile does not aim to reproduce the full experience of building workflows in the Taverna Workbench, rather it focuses on tasks we have deemed relevant to a scientist that is not at her desk. For instance, when visiting a conference she might hear about someone's workflow, which she can quickly locate and mark for later exploration. When in the biology lab, faced with updated scientific data, the scientist can rerun her own workflow with new inputs. While commuting, she can monitor the status of a long-running job.

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  • 1. Taverna Mobile: Taverna workflows on Android Hyde Zhang, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Carole Goble myGrid, University of Manchester Twitter: @soilandreyes NETTAB 2013, Venice, 2013-10-18 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
  • 2. Taverna workflows
  • 3. Executing workflows
  • 4. Provenance of workflow results Provenance WG Copyright © 2013 W3C® (MIT, ERCIM, Keio, Beihang), All Rights Reserved.
  • 5. Sharing workflows: myExperiment
  • 6. Goal: Find and run workflows anywhere
  • 7. Browsing workflow s
  • 8. Running a workflow
  • 9. Logging in to myExperiment My workflows Running own workflows again and again Favourites Mark as favourite on the myExperiment website on interesting workflows by others Run later from mobile
  • 10. Rerun – reuse parameters
  • 11. Existing runs on the Taverna Server
  • 12. Design workflow Architecture Upload workflow definition Retrieve workflow and metadata Upload workflow and inputs Execute workflow, calling remote services Retrieve status and outputs
  • 13. Why not a mobile web app? Started as BSc third year project  Android SDK is mature Already had Java client library for Taverna Server Integration with Dropbox and Google Drive (using Android Intents)
  • 14. Open source Taverna Mobile – Apache License 2.0 Taverna – LGPL 2.1
  • 15. Status and plans Now: Alpha testing (contact @soilandreyes or Planned features: Custom Taverna Server (run workflow in your lab) Load example input values December 2013: Release on Play Store
  • 16. Acknowledgements Hyde Zhang – Taverna Mobile Carole Goble – Supervisor, myGrid Robert Haines – Taverna Server client library Alan R Williams – Taverna Workbench++ Donal K Fellows – Taverna Server Paul Fisher – had the original idea myGrid Platform Grant. EPSRC EP/G026238/1 European Commission’s 7th FWP FP7-ICT-2007-6 270192 ScreenScraper Pro NETTAB 2013
  • 17. deenBestiaryFolio008vLeopardDeta il.jpg Cost Action: Publishing Academic and Research Data (PARD) COST is a mechanism in the EU to fund networking activities on topics in science and technology – meetings, workshops, short term Topics: scientific missions…bringing • Development of the core principles of people together >50 people interested • 13 countries including: United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Polan • d, Hungary, France, Italy, Netherla nds, Bulgaria, Norway, Slovenia, S weden, USA • Still time to join, contact: Sarah Callaghan @sorcha_ni • data publication Sharing the experiences of data publication Coordination around mechanisms for cross-referencing and citation/linking between data and publications Implications for the assessment of scientific research through metrics Development of data publication workflows.
  • 18. Field experimen t