UniProv: A Flexible Provenance Tracking System for UNICORE

  • André GieslerEmail author
  • Myriam Czekala
  • Björn Hagemeier
  • Richard Grunzke
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10164)


In this paper we present a flexible provenance management system called UniProv. UniProv is an ongoing development project providing provenance tracking in scientific workflows and data management particularly in the field of neuroscience, thus allowing users to validate and reproduce tasks and results of their experiments.

The primary goal is to equip the commonly used Grid middleware UNICORE [1] and its incorporated workflow engine with the provenance capturing mechanism of UniProv. We also explain an approach for using predefined patterns to ensure compatibility with the W3C PROV [2] Data Model and to map the provenance information properly to a neo4j graph database.


Scientific workflows Reproducibility Interoperability Provenance 



The authors thank the German Helmholtz Association’s LSDMA [26] project for supporting the specification of UniProv. Furthermore, we would like to thank the DFG for funding the MASi (NA711/9-1) project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • André Giesler
    • 1
    Email author
  • Myriam Czekala
    • 1
  • Björn Hagemeier
    • 1
  • Richard Grunzke
    • 2
  1. 1.Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHJülichGermany
  2. 2.Technische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany

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