Bio-IT World Europe Conference & Expo (Vienna, 9-11 October 2012.)

The Fourth Annual Bio-IT World Europe Conference & Expo attracted life sciences, pharmaceutical, informatics and IT professionals from across Europe and the rest of the world to share research advances, information trends and new enabling technologies that are driving biomedical research and drug development to new heights.  Peter Kacsuk ’s ( MTA SZTAKI LPDS , Universsity of Westminster ) presentation (in Track 2: Data Infrastructure and High Performance Computing) title:  Running Scientific Workflows on Cloud Infrastructures without Learning Cloud Technology. The presentation is about  the European SCI-BUS project developed a generic workflow-oriented cloud platform by which scientific workflows can be developed for various clouds. Based on the generic platform application-oriented science gateways can easily be derived. Under such science gateways end-user scientists can run scientific workflows on different cloud infrastructures without learning cloud technology. The scientific workflows are automatically portable between the different cloud systems and even more, different nodes of the workflows can run on different clouds in parallel.