[ESIP-all] ESIP IT & Interop Telecon Sept 1 2010 at 01:00 PM CT

Dr. Rahul Ramachandran rramachandran at itsc.uah.edu
Mon Aug 30 10:45:41 EDT 2010

Rant and Rave Presentation:

“Provenance collection as a commodity and representation as a necessity”

by Beth Plale, Indiana University

Provenance or lineage of simple or complex data objects is essential to 
the reuse of the object because it enables among other things, proper 
attribution, assessment of quality, etc. For a provenance collection 
tool to be broadly beneficial, however, it must be flexible in how it 
gathers information. In this talk we discuss extensions to the Karma 
provenance collection and representation system that we are undertaking 
to make the tool useful to a broad set of users. We further discuss the 
need for provenance interoperability and alternate forms of archival 

Beth’s Bio

Beth Plale is Director of the Data To Insight Center of the Pervasive 
Technology Institute, and associate professor in the School of 
Informatics and Computing. Her Ph.D. focused on real time monitoring to 
detect behaviors of remote objects. This is her 9th year at Indiana 
University preceded by a Postdoctoral Fellow position at Georgia 
Institute of Technology, a PhD from SUNY Binghamton, and a stint in 

Other Agenda Items:

Formation of ESIP Provenance Cluster
- Cluster leads: Hook (?), Peter (?), others

Cluster Objectives:
- Coordinate provenance activities within the ESIP community
- Ensure that an interoperable solution is developed by the different 
- Promote Provenance technology within ESIP
- Coordinate with other clusters with overlapping interest

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Rahul Ramachandran Ph.D.
Deputy Editor -  Earth Science Informatics [ESIN]
ESIN: http://www.springer.com/12145
Research Scientist
Information Technology and Systems Center
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL 35899  
Tel: 256-824-5157
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