17-21 September 2012
Clarion Conference Centre
Europe/Prague timezone

Wf4Ever: Supporting Reuse and Reproducibility in Experimental Science

21 Sep 2012, 14:14
Taurus (Clarion Conference Centre)


Clarion Conference Centre


Susana Sánchez

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Experimental reproducibility and knowledge sharing and reuse are key
in reliable scientific development. The Wf4Ever project addresses
these two challenges by proposing models and tools around the concept
of workflow-centric research Objects (RO). ROs encapsulate workflows
implementing scientific experiments together with the information
required to run the experiment and replicate its results, and links it
to external resources including both data and services. The notion of
RO facilitates a deeper understanding, diagnosis and prevention of
workflow decay, especially against changes in external third party
resources. Consequently, it supports the maintenance of workflow
integrity and therefore its long-term preservation. During this talk
we will present the main building blocks around ROs in the Wf4Ever
project and will make a quick analysis of the potential impact of
these methods and tools in the particular domain of Astrophysics.

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