A collaborative scheduling approach for service-driven scientific workflow execution

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-427
Journal / PublicationJournal of Computer and System Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010


Scientific workflow execution often spans multiple self-managing administrative domains to obtain specific processing capabilities. Existing (global) analysis techniques tend to mandate every domain-specific application to unveil all private behaviors for scientific collaboration. In practice, it is infeasible for a domain-specific application to disclose its process details (as a private workflow fragment) for privacy or security reasons. Consequently, it is a challenging endeavor to coordinate scientific workflows and its distributed domain-specific applications. To address this problem, we propose a collaborative scheduling approach that can deal with temporal dependencies between a scientific workflow and a private workflow fragment. Under this collaborative scheduling approach, a private workflow fragment could maintain the temporal consistency with a scientific workflow in resource sharing and task enactments. Further, an evaluation is also presented to demonstrate the proposed approach for coordinating multiple scientific workflow executions in a concurrent environment. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Private workflow fragment, Scheduling strategy, Scientific collaboration, Scientific workflow