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An Event-Driven Architecture for Biomedical Data Integration and Interoperability

  • Pedro Lopes
  • José Luís Oliveira
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9044)

Abstract

Connecting data and services is nowadays an essential skill for life sciences researchers. Handling data from unrelated sources using problem-specific software or labor-intensive tools are common tasks. Despite the latest advances, integration and interoperability developments still involve primitive interactions and manual triggers. On the one hand, available tools cover specific niches, ignoring more generic problems. On the other hand, overly complex tools with excessive features dominate the market. In this proposal we introduce a cloud-based architecture to simplify real-time integration and interoperability for biomedical data. We support our strategy in an event-driven service-oriented architecture, where new data are pushed from any content source, through an intelligent proxy, for delivery to heterogeneous endpoints. This enables a passive integration approach, providing developers with a streamlined solution for deploying integrative biomedical applications.

Keywords

Distributed/Internet based software engineering tools and techniques interoperability data translation data warehouse and repository bioinformatics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Lopes
    • 1
  • José Luís Oliveira
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade de AveiroAveiroPortugal

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