Special issue: The first Provenance Challenge

Luc Moreau, Bertram Ludäscher, Ilkay Altintas, Roger S. Barga, Shawn Bowers, Steven Callahan, George Chin, Ben Clifford, Shirley Cohen, Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Susan Davidson, Ewa Deelman, Luciano Digiampietri, Ian Foster, Juliana Freire, James Frew, Joe Futrelle, Tara Gibson, Yolanda Gil, Carole GobleJennifer Golbeck, Paul Groth, David A. Holland, Sheng Jiang, Jihie Kim, David Koop, Ales Krenek, Timothy Mcphillips, Gaurang Mehta, Simon Miles, Dominic Metzger, Steve Munroe, Jim Myers, Beth Plale, Norbert Podhorszki, Varun Ratnakar, Emanuele Santos, Carlos Scheidegger, Karen Schuchardt, Margo Seltzer, Yogesh L. Simmhan, Claudio Silva, Peter Slaughter, Eric Stephan, Robert Stevens, Daniele Turi, Huy Vo, Mike Wilde, Jun Zhao, Yong Zhao

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The first Provenance Challenge was set up in order to provide a forum for the community to understand the capabilities of different provenance systems and the expressiveness of their provenance representations. To this end, a functional magnetic resonance imaging workflow was defined, which participants had to either simulate or run in order to produce some provenance representation, from which a set of identified queries had to be implemented and executed. Sixteen teams responded to the challenge, and submitted their inputs. In this paper, we present the challenge workflow and queries, and summarize the participants' contributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-418
Number of pages10
JournalConcurrency Computation Practice and Experience
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 10 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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