Provenance in Systems for Situation Awareness in Environmental Monitoring

  • Markus Stocker
  • Mauno Rönkkö
  • Mikko Kolehmainen
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 448)


As environmental monitoring systems increasingly automate the collection and processing of environmental sensor network data, the technical components of such systems can automatically obtain and maintain higher levels of situation awareness—awareness of the monitored part of reality. In order to increase confidence in the correctness of situation awareness maintained by such systems it is important to explicitly model provenance. We present an alignment of the PROV ontology with ontologies used in a software framework for situation awareness in environmental monitoring, called Wavellite. The extended vocabulary enables the explicit representation of provenance in Wavellite applications. We demonstrate the implementation for a concrete scenario.


Situation awareness situation theory provenance environmental monitoring Wavellite 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Stocker
    • 1
  • Mauno Rönkkö
    • 1
  • Mikko Kolehmainen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental ScienceUniversity of Eastern FinlandKuopioFinland

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