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From bytes to insights with modelling as a service a new paradigm for computational modelling illustrated with PyRhO

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Title: From bytes to insights with modelling as a service a new paradigm for computational modelling illustrated with PyRhO
Authors: Evans, BD
Nikolic, K
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Increasingly large datasets are being made publically available yet the methods and modelling skills to analyze them are lagging behind. In an effort to overcome barriers to analyzing and modelling data we propose the paradigm of Modelling as a Service (MaaS). As a proof-of-concept, we present a case study of the MaaS paradigm with computational tools for optogenetics based upon PyRhO. We demonstrate the benefits it confers in terms of enhanced scope for collaboration, reproducibility and ease of use, especially for scientists with a limited computational background, and discuss directions for future growth. Eventually we aim to grow this project in scope to encompass other modelling and analysis tools, and migrate to JupyterHub for persistent individual user accounts and storage. In the meantime, we hope that this approach will serve to demonstrate how MaaS can substantially increase the appeal and accessibility of modelling.
Issue Date: 26-Jan-2017
Date of Acceptance: 25-May-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/57361
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/BioCAS.2016.7833795
ISBN: 9781509029594
ISSN: 2163-4025
Publisher: IEEE
Start Page: 316
End Page: 319
Journal / Book Title: Proceedings of 2016 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BIOCAS)
Copyright Statement: © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Sponsor/Funder: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: BB/L018268/1
EP/N002474/1
Conference Name: 12th IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS)
Keywords: Science & Technology
Technology
Computer Science, Information Systems
Engineering, Biomedical
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Computer Science
Engineering
modelling as a service
cloud computing
portal Jupyter
notebook
computational neuroscience
optogenetics
PyRhO
NEUROSCIENCE
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2016-10-17
Finish Date: 2016-10-19
Conference Place: Shanghai, China
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering



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