Taverna and myExperiment are being used for astronomy research by several projects:
- AstroGrid - plugin to allow AstroGrid utilities within Taverna 1.x
- HELIO - workflows including heliophysical services
- SAMPO - development of a workflow system based upon Taverna
The UK’s AstroGrid is a ~£14M (over the period 2001-2009) project aimed at building a data-grid for UK astronomy, which will form the UK contribution to a global VirtualObservatory.
A Taverna 1.x processor has been written to enable client-site AstroGrid utilities to be included within Taverna workflows.
A book chapter "AstroGrid and the Virtual Observatory", Walton, N. A., Gonzalez-Solareson, E., Springer,
Lecture Notes in Physic, vol. 791, pp. 81-113, 2009.
AstroGrid: Taverna in the Virtual Observatory, Benson, K. M., Walton, N. A., Memorie della Società Astronomica
Italiana, vol. 80, p.574, 2009
Taverna and Workflows in the Virtual Observatory, Walton, N. A.; Witherwick, D. K.; Oinn, T.; Benson, K. M.,
Proceedings of the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems ASP Conference Series, London, UK.
Edited by Robert W. Argyle, Peter S. Bunclark, and James R. Lewis., p.309, 2008.
Based upon Taverna, the SAMPO project developed the Recipe Flexible Execution workflow system ESO Reflex. ESO Refex allows users to connect together C programs that reduce the raw data produced by ESO instruments.
The paper ESO Reflex: A Graphical Workflow Engine for Running Recipes by Hook et al, describes the ESO Reflex workbench.