Taverna, reloaded

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  • External authors:
  • Paolo Missier
  • Stuart Owen
  • Wei Tan
  • Alexandra Nenadic
  • Ian Dunlop
  • Tom Oinn


The Taverna workflow management system is an open source project with a history of widespread adoption within multiple experimental science communities, and a long-term ambition of effectively supporting the evolving need of those communities for complex, data-intensive, service-based experimental pipelines. This short paper describes how the recently overhauled technical architecture of Taverna addresses issues of efficiency, scalability, and extensibility, and presents performance results based on a collection of synthetic workflows, as well as a concrete case study involving a production workflow in the area of cancer research. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-481
Number of pages10
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event22nd International Conference on Scientific and Statistical Database Management SSDBM - Heidelberg, Germany
Event duration: 30 Jun 20102 Jul 2010