The requirements of recording and using provenance in e-Science experiments
Miles, Simon, Groth, Paul, Branco, Miguel and Moreau, Luc (2005) The requirements of recording and using provenance in e-Science experiments.
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In e-Science experiments, it is vital to record the experimental process for later use such as in interpreting results, verifying that the correct process took place or tracing where data came from. The process that led to some data is called the provenance of that data, and a provenance architecture is the software architecture for a system that will provide the necessary functionality to record, store and use process documentation to determine the provenance of data items. However, there has been little principled analysis of what is actually required of a provenance architecture, so it is impossible to determine the functionality they would ideally support. In this paper, we present use cases for a provenance architecture from current experiments in biology, chemistry, physics and computer science, and analyse the use cases to determine the technical requirements of a generic, application-independent architecture. We propose an architecture that meets these requirements and evaluate a preliminary implementation by attempting to realise two of the use cases.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Technical Report)|
|Keywords:||provenance, e-Science, requirements, use cases, Web Services, service-oriented architectures, Grid|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
|Date Deposited:||05 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 00:43|
|Contributors:||Miles, Simon (Author)
Groth, Paul (Author)
Branco, Miguel (Author)
Moreau, Luc (Author)
|Further Information:||Google Scholar|
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