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Kepler/pPOD: Scientific Workflow and Provenance Support for Assembling the Tree of Life [chapter]

Shawn Bowers, Timothy McPhillips, Sean Riddle, Manish Kumar Anand, Bertram Ludäscher
2008 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The complexity of scientific workflows for analyzing biological data creates a number of challenges for current workflow and provenance systems.  ...  We present an extended version of the Kepler scientific workflow system to address these challenges, tailored for the systematics community.  ...  Conclusion and Future Work Kepler/pPOD supports the automation of phylogenetics workflows and the recording and visualization of data provenance for individual workflow runs.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-89965-5_9 fatcat:vyhyyedu3fbypehpnnae5dhevi

Introducing W.A.T.E.R.S.: a Workflow for the Alignment, Taxonomy, and Ecology of Ribosomal Sequences

Amber L Hartman, Sean Riddle, Timothy McPhillips, Bertram Ludäscher, Jonathan A Eisen
2010 BMC Bioinformatics  
One advantage of WATERS over other comprehensive tools is that the use of the Kepler workflow system facilitates result interpretation and reproducibility via a data provenance sub-system.  ...  Furthermore, new "actors" can be added to the workflow as desired and we see WATERS as an initial seed for a sizeable and growing repository of interoperable, easyto-combine tools for asking increasingly  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to Srijak Bhatnagar and Jenna Morgan for assistance with preliminary testing of WATERS.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-317 pmid:20540779 pmcid:PMC2898799 fatcat:gklvji3cnzg5xjdic2eglyvalu