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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 512476, 9 pages
Research Article

Modeling, Design, and Implementation of a Cloud Workflow Engine Based on Aneka

1College of Computer Science, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot 010021, China
2High Performance Network Lab Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China

Received 28 January 2014; Accepted 11 March 2014; Published 29 April 2014

Academic Editor: X. Song

Copyright © 2014 Jiantao Zhou 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.


This paper presents a Petri net-based model for cloud workflow which plays a key role in industry. Three kinds of parallelisms in cloud workflow are characterized and modeled. Based on the analysis of the modeling, a cloud workflow engine is designed and implemented in Aneka cloud environment. The experimental results validate the effectiveness of our approach of modeling, design, and implementation of cloud workflow.