Representing distributed systems using the Open Provenance Model

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Representing distributed systems using the Open Provenance Model
From the World Wide Web to supply chains and scientific simulations, distributed systems are a widely used and important approach to building computational systems. Tracking provenance within these systems is crucial for determining the trustworthiness of data they produce, troubleshooting problems, assigning responsibility for decisions, and improving performance. To facilitate such tracking, the Open Provenance Model (OPM) has been created to enable the interchange of provenance between a distributed system’s components. However, to date, the ability for OPM to represent distributed systems has not been verified. In this work, we show how OPM can be used to represent a set of distributed systems patterns. We present a profile that shows that these patterns are a specialization of OPM. Finally, we define a contract that enables participants in a distributed system to ensure that their provenance can be integrated cohesively.
Paul T. Groth, Luc Moreau
Added 14 May 2011
Updated 14 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where FGCS
Authors Paul T. Groth, Luc Moreau
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