We often get asked about why our WPS can’t a show how long a process would take. This task is not trivial, in fact it is quite challenging to determine in advance or at runtime how long a specific process will take. Many factors have to be taken into account such as the server load, the process itself, the inputdata etc.
One idea would be to utilize Artifical Neuronal Networks (ANN) to train a WPS. This might be a good starting point for a M. Sc. thesis. If you are interested in this topic, please contact Bastian Schäffer b.schaeffer A/T 52north.org