The LabFlow system for workflow management in large scale biology research laboratories.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

LabFlow is a workflow management system designed for large scale biology research laboratories. It provides a workflow model in which objects flow from task to task under programmatic control. The model supports parallelism, meaning that an object can flow down several paths simultaneously, and sub-workflows which can be invoked subroutine-style from a task. The system allocates tasks to Unix processes to achieve requisite levels of multiprocessing. The system uses the LabBase data management system to store workflow-state and laboratory results. LabFlow provides a Per15 object-oriented framework for defining workflows, and an engine for executing these. The software is freely available.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goodman, N; Rozen, S; Stein, LD

Published Date

  • January 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 /

Start / End Page

  • 69 - 77

PubMed ID

  • 9783211

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1553-0833


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States