SOA-based digital library services and composition in biomedical applications

Xia Zhao, Enjie Liu, Gordon J. Clapworthy, Marco Viceconti, Debora Testi

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Carefully collected, high-quality data are crucial in biomedical visualization, and it is important that the user community has ready access to both this data and the high-performance computing resources needed by the complex, computational algorithms that will process it. Biological researchers generally require data, tools and algorithms from multiple providers to achieve their goals. This paper illustrates our response to the problems that result from this. The Living Human Digital Library (LHDL) project presented in this paper has taken advantage of Web Services to build a biomedical digital library infrastructure that allows clinicians and researchers not only to preserve, trace and share data resources, but also to collaborate at the data-processing level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-233
Number of pages15
JournalComputer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012


  • Living Human Digital Library
  • Multimod Application Framework
  • Service composition
  • Web Services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Health Informatics


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