Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes

Volume 6378 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 301-303

Using Domain Requirements to Achieve Science-Oriented Provenance

  • Eric StephanAffiliated withPacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • , Todd HalterAffiliated withPacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • , Terence CritchlowAffiliated withPacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • , Paulo Pinheiro da SilvaAffiliated withUniversity of Texas at El Paso
  • , Leonardo SalayandiaAffiliated withUniversity of Texas at El Paso


The US Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) is adopting the use of formalized provenance to support observational data products produced by ARM operations and relied upon by researchers. Because of the diversity of needs in the climate community provenance will need to be conveyed in a domain-oriented context. This paper explores a use case where semantic abstract workflows (SAW) are employed as a means to filter, aggregate, and contextually describe the historical events responsible for the ARM data product the scientist is relying upon.