Applying Workflow to Experiment Control in Virtual Laboratory

  • Łukasz Czekierda
  • Krzysztof Zieliński
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3993)


Virtual Laboratory (VLab) has been developed as a distributed component system supporting a remote access to physical devices via the Internet. Unlike in typical VLabs, much attention has been paid to designing a state-of-the-art architecture which facilitates among others exposing the functionality of the devices, composing them into complex experiment stands as well as supervising in an interactive or automated way. The paper describes an application of workflow to experiment control in the VLab. Nevertheless, the presented concept consisting in wrapping a workflow engine by a component of a selected platform component has much more general nature.


Mobile Robot Physical Device Process Instance Virtual Laboratory Experiment Stand 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Łukasz Czekierda
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Zieliński
    • 1
  1. 1.Distributed Systems Research Group, Department of Computer ScienceAGH – University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland

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