Daniel Garijo

Workflow-centric research objects: First class citizens in scholarly discourse

TitleWorkflow-centric research objects: First class citizens in scholarly discourse
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsK. Belhajjame, O. Corcho, D. Garijo, J. Zhao, P. Missier, D. Newman, R. Palma, S. Bechhofer, E. García Cuesta, J. M. Gómez-Pérez, G. Klyne, K. Page, M. Roos, J. E. Ruiz, S. Soiland-Reyes, L. Verdes-Montenegro, D. De Roure, and C. A. Goble
Conference NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings

A workflow-centric research object bundles a workflow, the provenance of the results obtained by its enactment, other digital objects that are relevant for the experiment (papers, datasets, etc.), and annotations that semantically describe all these objects. In this paper, we propose a model to specify workflow-centric research objects, and show how the model can be grounded using semantic technologies and existing vocabularies, in particular the Object Reuse and Exchange (ORE) model and the Annotation Ontology (AO).We describe the life-cycle of a research object, which resembles the life-cycle of a scientific experiment.