Managing rapidly-evolving scientific workflows

Juliana Freire, Cláudio T. Silva, Steven P. Callahan, Emanuele Santos, Carlos E. Scheidegger, Huy T. Vo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We give an overview of VisTrails, a system that provides an infrastructure for systematically capturing detailed provenance and streamlining the data exploration process. A key feature that sets Vis-Trails apart from previous visualization and scientific workflow systems is a novel action-based mechanism that uniformly captures provenance for data products and workflows used to generate these products. This mechanism not only ensures reproducibility of results, but it also simplifies data exploration by allowing scientists to easily navigate through the space of workflows and parameter settings for an exploration task.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProvenance and Annotation of Data - International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2006, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)354046302X, 9783540463023
StatePublished - 2006
EventInternational Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2006 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: May 3 2006May 5 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4145 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


OtherInternational Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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