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Enabling and Supporting Provenance in Grids for Complex Problems

The Provenance Project has defined an open provenance architecture, an architecture for provenance systems, based on an open data model, allowing explicit documentation of past processes to be expressed, and a set of public interfaces allowing the creation, recording and querying of such process documentation. The Provenance project also produced a software implementation of this architecture, its integration with several Grid toolkits, as well as a series of tools operating against its open interfaces and data models. Such an approach offers multiple benefits to the users who have interacted with a deployment of the provenance architecture, including medical users and users in the aerospace domain.


During the project, several articles were published in the press describing various aspects of the project. Below we list these articles. The list is extracted from the complete project bibliography, the numbering reflects the positions of the articles in this main list.

119. Peter Abrahams. Provenance the Next Step in Governance, November 2005. [www]
120. Southampton Bulletin. Grid Users Reassured by Provenance, February 2006. [www]
121. Cordis. Data Provenance Project Endorsed by Industry, January 2006. [www]
122. Michael Luck, Peter McBurney, Onn Shehory, Steve Willmott, and the AgentLink Community. Agent Technology: Computing as Interaction, chapter Provenance (section 8.2 Specific Challenges), pages 82. University of Southampton, 2005. [www]
123. ECS News. Building Trust and Validation into Distributed Computer Networks, January 2006. [www]
124. ECS News. Open Source Software to Identify the Origin of Data, December 2006. [www]
125. ECS News. Data Provenance Project Endorsed by Industry, December 2005. [www]
126. ECS News. Provenance: Improving Authenticity of Computer-Generated Information, January 2005. [www]
127. CoreGRID Newsletter. Provenance for Grid Applications, March 2006. [www]
128. Richard Veryard. Data Provenance, October 2005. [www]
129. Association of Computing Machinery Technology News. Building Trust and Validation Into Distributed Computer Networks, January 2006. [www]


In this link there is listed the complete bibliography from the Provenance Project (deliverables, open specificaction documents, publications, talks and press articles).