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Euro-Par 2007 Workshops: Parallel Processing

Volume 4854 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 131-140

A Business-Oriented Grid Workflow Management System

  • Luca ClementiAffiliated withCINECA
  • , Claudio CacciariAffiliated withCINECA
  • , Maurizio MelatoAffiliated withNICE
  • , Roger MendayAffiliated withCentral Institute for Applied Mathematics, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
  • , Björn HagemeierAffiliated withCentral Institute for Applied Mathematics, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH

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Abstract

The wide adoption of Service Oriented Architecture by the Grid community has made available several software tools that allow exposing hardware resources and scientific data to remote peers by means of well standardized protocols. Hence the necessity for scientists to easily design a simulation that leverages distributed applications. In this paper, we present the implementation details of A-WARE, a workflow framework that adopts recognised standards, especially by the enterprise community, like BPEL. In this way our product can boast a higher level of interoperability with other similar systems. The workflow graphical notation is also based on a standard: BPMN. BPMN provides a unique, standardized and comprehensive modeling format understandable by both business people (involved in the area of business process management) and IT people, resulting also portable across different departments or companies.

Keywords

Workflow Grid System SOA BPEL BPMN