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Re: PROV-ISSUE-2 (define-process-execution): Definition for Concept 'Process execution' [Provenance Terminology]

From: Satya Sahoo <satya.sahoo@case.edu>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 21:44:12 -0400
Message-ID: <BANLkTik+A4diBpggh1KEZ=GKmnqB8A0JbQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Provenance Working Group WG <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Hi all,
I have added a definition making a distinction between a Process and Process
execution:

*Process* is an entity that occurs over a period of time (hence has explicit
temporal parts). In the context of provenance, we only consider process that
has either completed in the past (occurred) or is occurring in present
(partially complete).

*Process execution* is a specific characteristic (perhaps instantiation) of
a process. A process can be referred to independently of its execution. For
example, Process design (workflow template) was done by Person X. Process
execution (workflow run) was done by Person Y.

http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ConceptProcessExecution#Definition_by_Satya

Thanks.

Best,

Satya



On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 7:01 AM, Jun Zhao <jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> I propose some starting point definition for Process execution as [1]:
>
> Process execution refers to execution of an action or a process. A process
> can be a computation script, a workflow definition, a service etc. An action
> can be a decision making, a judgment etc. A process execution should be
> associated with an actor.
>
> [1] [
> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ConceptProcessExecution#Definition_by_Jun
> ]
>
> Thanks!
>
> Jun
>
>
>
> On 20/05/2011 08:01, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:
>
>>
>> PROV-ISSUE-2 (define-process-execution): Definition for Concept 'Process
>> execution' [Provenance Terminology]
>>
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/2
>>
>> Raised by: Luc Moreau
>> On product: Provenance Terminology
>>
>> he Provenance WG charter identifies the concept 'Process execution' as a
>> core concept of the provenance interchange language to be standardized (see
>> http://www.w3.org/2011/01/prov-wg-charter).
>>
>> What term do we adopt for the concept 'Process execution'?
>> How do we define the concept 'Process execution'?
>> Where does concept 'Process execution' appear in ProvenanceExample?
>> Which provenance query requires the concept 'Process execution'?
>>
>> Wiki page: http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/wiki/ConceptProcessExecution
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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