A Framework to Assist Environmental Information Processing

  • Yuan Lin
  • Christelle Pierkot
  • Isabelle Mougenot
  • Jean-Christophe Desconnets
  • Thérèse Libourel
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 73)


Scientists of the environmental domains (biology, geographical information, etc.) need to capitalize, distribute and validate their scientific experiments. A multi-function platform will be an adaptable candidate for meeting the challenges. We have designed and implemented the MDweb platform [3] which is nowadays used in various environmental projects. Our main objective is to integrate a workflow environment. In this paper, an introduction to a three-level workflow environment architecture (static, intermediate, dynamic) is presented. We focus on the ”static” level, which concerns the first phase of constructing a business process chain, and discuss around the ”intermediate” level, which covers both the instantiation of a business process chain and the validation, in terms of conformity, of the generated chain.


Platform MDweb Meta description Scientific workflow Infrastructure Conformity checking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuan Lin
    • 1
  • Christelle Pierkot
    • 2
  • Isabelle Mougenot
    • 1
  • Jean-Christophe Desconnets
    • 2
  • Thérèse Libourel
    • 1
  1. 1.LIRMMUniversité Montpellier 2MontpellierFrance
  2. 2.IRD US ESPACE, Maison de la télédétectionMontpellierFrance

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