Crime and Security Research Institute PhD student Chris Simpkin attended the Eighth International Conference on Advanced Collaborative Networks, Systems and Applications which is part of the InfoWare conference in Venice, Italy. Chris’ paper, titled “A Scalable Vector Symbolic Architecture Approach for Decentralized Workflows” was awarded ‘Best Paper’ at the event.
Workflows provide a robust means of describing applications consisting of control and data dependencies, along with the logical reasoning necessary for distributed execution. In the current state-of-the-art, discovery of workflow steps is not dynamic; the exact services to be used for each workflow step must be specified in advance and, further, workflow orchestration is typically managed via a central point of control.
[Direct Link: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/112242/1/camera-ready-semantic-workflow-encoding.pdf