iPlant Semantic Web Platform SSWAP: Simple Semantic Web Architecture and Protocol

The iPlant Collaborative Semantic Web Platform uses SSWAP (Simple Semantic Web Architecture and Protocol) as the underlying technology for dynamic, semantically-aware pipelines. Scientists or any user can make pipelines by dragging-and-dropping services in a Web-based Rich Internet Application. On the backend, an automated transaction-time description-logic reasoner is continually examining the pipeline as it is being constructed so that those services and only those services that satisfy the data semantics are offered at any given step. Web sites can also semantically tag their data, and users can launch into pipelines with that data to discover those services that can operate on the data. We demonstrate how this novel Web integration links TreeGenes' CartograTree with iPlant's High Performance Computing resources via one-click semantic discovery. SSWAP Web Discovery enables Web sites to discover and engage a distributed suite of services as scientific pipelines, thus enabling a scientific, semantic Web infrastructure. Third-party developers may publish their own services which are then automatically available for semantic discovery and pipelines. This workshop introduces users and developers to iPlant's Semantic Web Platform. Topics include an introduction to the vision of the program, its technologies, a guest application, and how to use it as both a scientist and a developer. The web site is at http://sswap.info.
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM-3:40 PM
Room: Towne - Meeting House
Damian Gessler
1:30 PM
Case Study: Enabling Forest Tree Genomics through Association Studies with the use of SSWAP
Hans Vasquez-Gross, University of California Davis; Jacob Zieve, University of California, Davis; Damian Gessler, University of Arizona; David Neale, Dept. Plant Sciences University of California Davis; Jill Wegrzyn, University of California, Davis

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