News

  • BioVeL Spring 2014 newsletter published
    • The Spring 2014 edition of the BioVeL newsletter is now available. It contains information about new partners and friends, descriptions of the new capabilities of Taverna and BiodiversityCatalogue, and collaboration with pro-iBiosphere, Micro B3's Ocean Sampling Day and the EGI Embedded Link www.biovel.eu/images/publications/BioVeLNewsNo5-Spring2014-final.pdf View this post on Google+
  • Taverna powers the BioVeL demo at EGI Community Forum
    • At the May 2014 EGI Community Forum, Yuliya Fetyukova from the BioVel project, http://www.biovel.eu, demonstrated their portal, http://portal.biovel.eu, running biodiversity-related Taverna workflows that use services installed on the EGI FedCloud. The portal uses a Taverna Player to run workflows on a Taverna Server engine. Users can interact with a running workflow using Taverna's Interaction Service. [...]
  • Taverna Player plugin for Ruby on Rails
    • The myGrid team is pleased to announce the release of Taverna Player. Taverna Player is a Web-based interface (implemented as a Ruby on Rails plugin) for executing existing workflows through a Taverna Server. It can be considered analogous to playing videos on YouTube. Workflows can be run with data supplied by the creator, or with [...]
  • Calling Taverna Workflows from iPython Notebook
    • The myGrid team are pleased to announce the release of an alpha version of a Python package that allows the running of Taverna Workflows within an iPython Notebook. The tavernaPlayerClient package, currently at version 0.06 can be installed from PyPi. For example, using pip install tavernaPlayerClient The Client allows you to connect to a Taverna [...]
  • Digital preservation framework Islandora uses Taverna to manage digital assets
    • Islandora is an open-source software framework designed to help institutions and organizations and their audiences collaboratively manage, and discover digital assets using a best-practices framework. In an interview with Mark Leggott, the University Librarian at the University of Prince Edward Island, Mark explains how Taverna workflows are utilized by the Islandora framework to call local [...]
  • Taverna Server 2.5 released
    • The Taverna team are pleased to announce the release of Taverna Server 2.5. Taverna Server 2.5 represents a major upgrade in capabilities over Taverna Server 2.4. In particular, we now support: Taverna 2.5.0 Workflow Execution Engine, Enterprise edition Workflow Components Interaction servcies WebDAV access Generation of Run Bundles containing Workflow Provenance; the bundles are based [...]
  • Taverna 2.5 released
    • The Taverna team are pleased to announce the release of the Taverna 2.5.0 Workbench and Command Line Tool. Taverna 2.5.0 includes additional functionality (interaction service, PROV support, components), a simplified installation, user interface improvements and bug-fixes. Simplified Installation To simplify installation on common operating systems, Taverna distributions now come bundled with the Java Runtime Environment from OpenJDK and, in [...]
  • DistillFlow simplifies the structure of Taverna workflows
    • Cohen-Boulakia et al from LRI (Univ. Paris Sud) have designed and implemented Distillflow. This tool is able to detect the presence ofredundancies in any workflow (e.g. several calls of the same processor with the same input data). It is then possible to obtain a distilled workflow without redundancy, thus simplified, and equivalent to the original [...]
  • VPH-DARE@IT will use Taverna Technology to fight dementia
    • The Center for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine at The University of Sheffield (http://sheffield.ac.uk/), is leading the “Virtual Physiological Human: DementiA Research Enabled by IT” (VPH-DARE@IT) project, which aims to provide a systematic, multifactorial and multiscale modelling approach to understanding dementia onset and progression and enable more objective, earlier, predictive and individualised diagnoses [...]
  • Professor Goble awarded a CBE for services to science
    • Professor Carole Goble has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to science in the 2014 New Year's Honours List. Carole is a full professor in the the School of Computer Science in the University of Manchester, UK, where she has leads the myGrid team and has co-led [...]