We give face-to-face tutorials for specific user groups. Watch this site for upcoming tutorials.
On-Line Tutorials for Wings
We have on-line hands-on tutorial materials for three different types of users of Wings (it is possible that you may be all three yourself):
For workflow users: These are users that want to browse and execute workflows that are already pre-defined in the system by others. We give you an easy overview of Wings based on a public ''sandbox'' (a place to play around). You can also create your own workflows using components that others have already pre-defined. Wings works in the browser, so there is no software to install if you use our web site and you can get started right away.
For workflow developers: These are users that want to create workflows using their own workflow components. For this, we have set up a second public site called ''Marbles'' where you can test your own components and workflows without having to install any software.
For workflow system administrators: If you find Wings useful, you will want to install Wings on your own machine or a server in your group. With that installation in place you can then start authoring your own workflow components, datasets, and workflows in your private space and execution resources.
Prospective Workflow Users: Learn About the Unique Features of Wings by Running Workflows in our Public Wings Sandbox
Workflow users are researchers that would like to take workflows that are pre-defined in the system and use them to analyze their data.
This tutorial will allow you to see how workflow users would interact with Wings.
We have set up a Public Sandbox where you can set up and run workflows while learning about the unique features of Wings. You don't have to install anything, you can just access the system remotely to setup and run workflows. Just go to the site and go over the walkthrough and tutorial.
Manage Domain-- set working domain, change execution engine, import system domains
As an additional aid for workflow developers, we have developed the Basic Component Encapsulation (BCE) methodology for creating workflow components. It helps avoid simple modeling errors, but it is not a requirement for Wings. There is detailed documentation in the following documents:
Basic Component Encapsulation provides instructions and tips on how to author components - includes links to Java software for authoring components
Workflow System Administrators: Installation Guides
If you will be a workflow system administrator and would like to set up Wings on your site (either on a single machine such as a laptop, or on a grid, cluster, or cloud), you can download the Wings software here. Wings is released under an open source license.
We are grateful for funding from the National Science Foundation under grants CCF-0725332, IIS-0917328, IIS-0948429, and CSR-0615412, from the National Institutes of Health under grant NIH U24 MH068457, from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under grant HR0011-07-C-0060, and from the Air Force Research Laboratory under grant FA8750-06-C-0210.