A discussion of the SHIWA and ER-flow projects, based on the meeting held with ER-flow project members on Friday 18th January 2013 at the University of Westminster, London.
The SHIWA project was a 3-year EU-funded project that finished in August 2012. Its aim was to develop workflow interoperability technologies, more specifically, to enable e-scientists to run heterogeneous workflows (i.e. workflows created by different workflow systems), separately or combined, from a single platform, and on different distributed computing infrastructures.
ER-Flow is a follow-on project to SHIWA, a support activity aimed at building on the SHIWA technology and expanding the user community. It is EU-funded for 2 years with a completion date of August 2014.