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W3C: World Wide Web Consortium

WADL: Web Application Description Language

WCS: Web Coverage Service Interface Standard (OGC Standard for raster data)

Web service: Self-contained, self-describing, modular service that can be published, located, and invoked across the Web. A Web service performs functions, which can be anything from simple requests to complicated business processes. Once a Web service is deployed, other applications (and other Web services) can discover and invoke the deployed service.

Wiki: Web Site used for internal communication and collaborative work.

Wf4ever: EU Project addressing preservation of scientific data (provenance)

WFS: Web Feature Service Interface Standard (OGC Standard for vector data)

WMS: Web Map Service Interface Standard (OGC Standard for portraying geospatial data)

WNS: Web Notification Service

Workbench: Refers mostly to the Taverna desktop client application.

Workflow: Automation of a business process, in whole or part, during which documents, information, or tasks are passed from one participant to another for action, according to a set of procedural rules. (ISO/DIS 19119). In Taverna it is the series of data analysis (steps) to process data, be that from one's own research and/or from existing sources.

Workflow engine: Software application, e.g. Taverna Server or Taverna Workbench that manages and executes modeled computer processes (Workflows).

Workflow run: An execution of a single workflow instance. This information includes what input data was provided.

WPS: Web Processing Service Interface Standard (OGC Standard for operations on geospatial data)

WSDL: Web Service Definition Language: It is the machine-readable description of the operations (or functions) offered by the service




19 February 2015

At the final review of the project by the EC, one of the reviewers said: “Incredible work done with a community that is not unified. Remarkable work. It opens for new development in a near future. Hope for success. Good project. Happy that you have been financed three plus years ago.”

Read all about the project and its results in the Project Final Report or read the Executive Summary only.