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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 170580, 8 pages
Research Article

Secure Encapsulation and Publication of Biological Services in the Cloud Computing Environment

1School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
2Network and Information Center, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
3School of Computer and Information Science, University of Tasmania, Virginia Court, Sandy Bay, Hobart, TAS 7001, Australia

Received 5 June 2013; Accepted 19 June 2013

Academic Editor: Sabah Mohammed

Copyright © 2013 Weizhe Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Secure encapsulation and publication for bioinformatics software products based on web service are presented, and the basic function of biological information is realized in the cloud computing environment. In the encapsulation phase, the workflow and function of bioinformatics software are conducted, the encapsulation interfaces are designed, and the runtime interaction between users and computers is simulated. In the publication phase, the execution and management mechanisms and principles of the GRAM components are analyzed. The functions such as remote user job submission and job status query are implemented by using the GRAM components. The services of bioinformatics software are published to remote users. Finally the basic prototype system of the biological cloud is achieved.