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Project Information

The EU Provenance Project

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.

Project Partners

  • IBM United Kingdom Limited

    • Names: John Ibbotson, Alexis Biller

    • Postal Address: IBM United Kingdom Limited, Mailpoint 137, Hursley Park, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2JN, United Kingdom

    • Email: john_ibbotson at uk dot ibm dot com

  • University of Southampton

    • Names: Prof. Luc Moreau, Paul Groth, Dr. Simon Miles, Dr. Steve Munroe, Dr. Sheng Jiang, Dr. Victor Tan

    • Postal Address: School of Electronics & Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom

    • Email: L.Moreau at ecs dot soton dot ac dot uk

  • University of Wales, Cardiff

    • Names: Dr. Omer F. Rana

    • School of Computer Science, Cardiff University, Queen's Buildings, Cardiff CF24 3AA, Wales, United Kingdom

    • Email: o.f.rana at cs dot cardiff dot ac dot .uk

  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

    • Names: Dr. Javier Vazquez Salceda

    • Modul C5, 211b, Dept Llenguatges i Sistemes Informàtics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Campus Nord, C/ Jordi-Girona 1-3, E-08034 Barcelona, Spain

    • Email: jvazquez at lsi dot upc dot edu

The PROVENANCE project received research funding from the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme.