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The Third Provenance Challenge Workshop - Call for Participation

From: Paul Groth <pgroth@ISI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 13:26:28 -0700
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The Third Provenance Challenge Workshop - Call for Participation
Amsterdam June 10-11, 2009

Data products are increasingly being produced by the composition of  
services and data supplied by multiple parties using a variety of data  
analysis, management, and collection technologies. This approach is  
particular evident in e-Science where scientists combine sensor data  
and shared Web-accessible databases using a variety of local and  
remote data analysis routines to produce experimental results. In such  
environments, provenance (also referred to as audit trail, lineage,  
and pedigree) plays a critical role as it enables users to understand,  
verify, reproduce, and ascertain the quality of data products.

An important challenge in the context of these compositional  
applications is how to integrate the provenance data produced by  
different systems to be able to construct the full provenance of  
complex data products. To that end, a common data model for provenance  
is needed to help ease the integration of provenance data across the  
heterogeneous environments used for running such applications.

To work towards interoperability across a variety of provenance  
systems, since March 2nd, 14 teams from across the world have  
participated in the Third Provenance Challenge. During this challenge,  
teams have exchanged provenance data between their provenance systems  
using a common data model, the Open Provenance Model (OPM). They  
developed OPM serializations in both RDF and XML, ran provenance  
queries over the exchanged data, and began to create common tools for  
use with OPM.

The Third Provenance Challenge Workshop will provide a forum for teams  
to present their results and exchange ideas about OPM as an  
interoperability layer. Additionally, the workshop will provide the  
community an opportunity to discuss the future of interoperability  
between provenance systems and how to continue and expand the  
provenance community.

Registration Info

To see the state of the art in provenance systems and be part of the  
conversation, attend the Third Provenance Challenge Workshop held at  
Science Park Amsterdam June 10-11. Registration is free.

To register please send e-mail with your name, address and affiliation  
to pgroth@isi.edu with Register PC3 in the subject field. (Your name  
will be added to the participant list on the challenge wiki.)

- More information about the challenge can be found at http://twiki.ipaw.info/bin/view/Challenge/ThirdProvenanceChallenge

- Event details (including location, hotel info and schedule) can be  
found at http://twiki.ipaw.info/bin/view/Challenge/LocalDetailsPC3

Contact:
For details or questions, contact Paul Groth (pgroth@isi.edu).

Sponsors:
Microsoft
The Virtual Laboratory for e-Science

Organizers:
Paul Groth, ISI / University of Southern California
Yogesh Simmhan, Microsoft Research
Luc Moreau, University of Southampton

Local Organizers:
Adam Belloum, University of Amsterdam
Zhiming Zhao, University of Amsterdam
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