Workflows in a dashboard: A new generation of usability

Sandra Gesing, Malcolm Atkinson, Rosa Filgueira, Ian Taylor, Andrew Jones, Vlado Stankovski, Chee Sun Liew, Alessandro Spinuso, Gabor Terstyanszky, Peter Kacsuk

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11 Citations (Scopus)


In the last 20 years quite a few mature workflow engines and workflow editors have been developed to support communities in managing workflows. While there is a trend followed by the providers of workflow engines to ease the creation of workflows tailored to their specific workflow system, the management tools still often necessitate much understanding of the workflow concepts and languages. This paper describes the approach targeting various workflow systems and building a single user interface for editing and monitoring workflows under consideration of aspects such as optimization and provenance of data. The design allots agile Web frameworks and novel technologies to build a workflow dashboard offered in a web browser and connecting seamlessly to available workflow systems and external resources like Cloud infrastructures. The user interface eliminates the need to become acquainted with diverse layouts. Thus, the usability is immensely increased for various aspects of managing workflows.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 9th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781479970674
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2015
Event9th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science 2014 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 16 Nov 2014 → …
Conference number: WORKS 2014


Conference9th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period16/11/14 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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