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A Semantic Workflow Engine Powered by Grid Reasoning

by Sam Coppens, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle

In this paper, we provide a novel semantic workflow system, based on semantic functional service descriptions and a rule file that can be scheduled on a grid. The workflow engine follows a three-step process. First, it determines for all the resources in its knowledge base the functionality they need to progress in the workflow. This uses a phase-functionality rule file which binds phases of the workflow to functionalities. During a second phase, the functionalities are mapped to REST service calls using RESTdesc functional descriptions. During the third step, the engine executes the generated service calls and pushes the resource it acted on to the next phase in the workflow using a phase-transition rule file. On a grid, each step will be fulfilled by another type of node. The grid architecture of the workflow engine guarantees its scalability.

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Published in 2014 in Proceedings of the International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services.

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@inproceedings{coppens_mucs_2014,
  title = {A Semantic Workflow Engine Powered by Grid Reasoning},
  author = {Coppens, Sam and Verborgh, Ruben and Mannens, Erik and Van de Walle, Rik},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services},
  year = 2014,
  month = mar,
  pages = {460--465},
}

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S. Coppens, R. Verborgh, E. Mannens, and R. Van de Walle, “A Semantic Workflow Engine Powered by Grid Reasoning,” in Proceedings of the International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services, 2014, pp. 460–465.
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Sam Coppens, Ruben Verborgh, Erik Mannens, and Rik Van de Walle. 2014. A Semantic Workflow Engine Powered by Grid Reasoning. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services. 460–465.
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Coppens, S., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., Van de Walle, R.: A Semantic Workflow Engine Powered by Grid Reasoning. In: Proceedings of the International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services. pp. 460–465 (2014).
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Coppens, S., Verborgh, R., Mannens, E., & Van de Walle, R. (2014). A Semantic Workflow Engine Powered by Grid Reasoning. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (pp. 460–465).
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Coppens, Sam et al. “A Semantic Workflow Engine Powered by Grid Reasoning.” Proceedings of the International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services. 2014. 460–465. Print.

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