caGrid was part of caBIG (cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid), a US project to carry out eScience and bioinformatics in cancer research.

The myGrid team were funded by the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) to help caGrid integrate Taverna and caGrid, so that Taverna can find and use (secured) caBIG services, and so the Taverna engine could be exposed as a caBIG service.

The team wrapped a selection of typical non-caBIG services used by Taverna users so that they are annotated and comply with caBIG’s compatability requirements, as described by the caGrid Taverna deliverables (archived) and the project summary report.

The work on the caGrid project follows on from caGrid’s previous adoption of Taverna when the Taverna and caGrid collaborated in 2007 to develop a Taverna 1.7.0 GT4 processor as a plugin based upon the Taverna’s WSDL processor. This work has been updated for Taverna 2.1.2, making two plugins were made available: caGrid plugin (for invoking caGrid services) and caGrid remote execution plugin (for remote execution of caGrid workflows on a server).

The functionality of the Taverna 1.7.0 caGrid plugin was shown at a caGrid meeting in late 2008 where the associated poster won an outstanding poster award.

Wei Tan, Ravi Madduri, Alexandra Nenadic, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Dinanath Sulakhe, Ian Foster and Carole A Goble (2010): CaGrid Workflow Toolkit: A Taverna based workflow tool for cancer grid BMC Bioinformatics 11:542. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-542

Paolo Missier, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Stuart Owen, Wei Tan, Alexandra Nenadic, Ian Dunlop, Alan Williams, Tom Oinn, Carole Goble (2010) Taverna, Reloaded Scientific and Statistical Database Management: 22nd International Conference, SSDBM 2010, Heidelberg, Germany, June 30–July 2, 2010. Proceedings doi:10.1007/978-3-642-13818-8_33

Alexandra Nenadic, Stian Soiland‐Reyes, Carole Goble (2009): Bringing caBIG services together using Taverna UK e‐Science All Hands (AHM) 2009 Conference, Oxford, UK, 2009.

Wei Tan, Kyle Chard, Dinanath Sulakhe, Ravi Madduri, Ian Foster, Stian Soiland‐Reyes, Carole Goble (2009): Scientific workflows as services in caGrid: a Taverna and gRAVI approach IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2009) doi:10.1109/ICWS.2009.19 [escholar]

Wei Tan, Paolo Missier, Ravi Madduri, Ian Foster (2009): Building Scientific Workflow with Taverna and BPEL: A Comparative Study in caGrid ICSOC 2008 International Workshops, Sydney, Australia, December 1st, 2008, Revised Selected Papers doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01247-1_11

Wei Tan, Paolo Missier, Ian Foster, Ravi Madduri, David De Roure, Carole Goble (2009): A comparison of using Taverna and BPEL in building scientific workflows: the case of caGrid Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience *22(9) 1098-1117 doi:10.1002/cpe.1547

#Wei Tan, Ian Foster and Ravi Madduri (2008) Combining the Power of Taverna and caGrid: Scientific Workflows that Enable Web-Scale Collaboration# IEEE Internet Computing 12(6). doi:10.1109/MIC.2008.120

Wei Tan, Jia Zhang, Ian Foster (2010): Network Analysis of Scientific Workflows: A Gateway to Reuse Computer 43(9) doi:10.1109/MC.2010.262 [pdf]