The wide-scale development of ontologies in the bioinformatics domain facilitates their use in the creation of scientific workflows. To speed up the design of workflows, a Service Suggestion Engine is interfaced to the Galaxy Tool Integration and Workflow Platform. This enables users to ask for suggestions (e.g., what operation should go next) while… (More)
As recent programming languages provide improved conciseness and flexibility of syntax, the development of embedded or internal Domain-Specific Languages has increased. The field of Modeling and Simulation has had a long history of innovation in programming languages (e.g. Simula-67, GPSS). Much effort has gone into the development of Simulation Programming… (More)
Predictive analytics and simulation modeling are two complementary disciplines that will increasingly be used together in the future. They share in common a focus on predicting how systems, existing or proposed, will function. The predictions may be values of quantifiable metrics or classification of outcomes. Both require collection of data to increase… (More)
The explosion of available data along with the need to integrate and utilize that data has led to a pressing interest in data integration techniques. In terms of Semantic Web technologies, Ontology Alignment is a key step in the process of integrating heterogeneous knowledge bases. In this paper, we present the Edge Confidence technique, a modification and… (More)
The ability to effectively specify a simulation optimization can often be impacted by the choice of the language or tool selected. Over the years OptQuest and SimRunner have been examples of the simplification of this effort. There is room for improvement in the connection between simulation models and related optimization problems. By combining the power… (More)
Predictive analytics in the big data era is taking on an ever increasingly important role. Issues related to choice on modeling technique, estimation procedure/algorithm and efficient execution can present significant challenges. For example, selection of appropriate/optimal models for big data analytics often requires careful investigation and considerable… (More)
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This supplement to the paper provides all figures and substantial code listings which would not fit into the paper due to page limitations. There is also an appendix which provides an overview of the ScalaTion, an integrated environment supporting predictive analytics, simulation modeling and optimization. Roadmap: The supplement is organized as follows:… (More)