We have been looking at various different service registries / visual pipelining solutions. It looks like a generic solution is something way beyond the horizon -- as the complexity is just too big.
However, for specialised cases (such as service driven tm mapping operations and the like) might be feasible, as the transport data objects are more selective and the operations are better understood.
We have been looking at a range of software that we could utilise for this:
This one looks nice:
- the toolkit underlying http://www.red-r.org/