Moving from custom scripts with extensive instructions to a workflow system: Use of the Kepler workflow engine in environmental information management

TitleMoving from custom scripts with extensive instructions to a workflow system: Use of the Kepler workflow engine in environmental information management
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGries, C., and Porter J. H.
EditorGries, C., and Jones M. B.
Conference NameEnvironmental Information Management (EIM) Conference
Date PublishedSeptember 28-29,
PublisherUniversity of California
Conference LocationSanta Barbara, CA
Reprint Number732744
LTER Accession Number732744
Abstract

Here we discuss the applicability of the Kepler workflow system for basic environmental data management. Examples for its current use by two Long-Term Ecological Research sites are given in the areas of basic table manipulations, managing streaming sensor data, and quality control routines involving complex R scripts. Overall we find Kepler a very good tool for the task and particularly well suited for a community of practice in which specific knowledge transfer may reduce the otherwise steep learning curve. Employing a powerful and flexible platform like Kepler by such a community can provide for extensive exchange of expertise and widespread reuse of workflows and specifically developed actor

URLhttps://eim.ecoinformatics.org/eim2011/eim-proceedings-2011
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CFL Author(s)

Corinna Gries

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