[foaf-dev] Fwd: W3C Provenance Group report: "Requirements for Provenance on the Web"

Dan Brickley danbri at danbri.org
Fri Apr 16 10:01:24 CEST 2010

Provenance-handling has been part of the FOAF problem space since day
one[1], so it is really good to see the topic getting some serious
attention through this W3C Incubator. The reports below will form the
basis for their ongoing work, so I encourage everyone to take a look
and contribute where you can...



[1] which for sake of argument was 2000-06-20,
(yeah, the todo list has some familiar items on it...)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Yolanda Gil <gil at isi.edu>
Date: Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 11:19 PM
Subject: W3C Provenance Group report: "Requirements for Provenance on the Web"
To: public-semweb-lifesci at w3.org
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan at w3.org>, Jun Zhao <jun.zhao at zoo.ox.ac.uk>, Satya
Sahoo <satyasahoo at gmail.com>

The W3C Provenance Incubator Group is announcing its first report:

       ** "Requirements for Provenance on the Web" [1] **

The report describes the group's consensus on the requirements to
support provenance in a variety of web contexts, applications, and
The report is based on the following documents produced by the group:

 - A proposed set of provenance dimensions to organize major issues
for provenance on the web [2]

 - More than 30 use cases developed by the group that cover all those
dimensions illustrating a broad range of usage of provenance [3]

 - More than 250 user and technical requirements for provenance
motivated by those use cases [4]

The report will serve as a basis to organize a state-of-the-art survey
on provenance.

The group welcomes comments and feedback on this report from the Web community.

More information about the W3C Provenance Group, including its current
activities and future plans, is publicly available on its wiki site

On behalf of the W3C Provenance Incubator Group,

Yolanda Gil, Chair

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/prov/wiki/User_Requirements
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/prov/wiki/Provenance_Dimensions
[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/prov/wiki/Use_Cases#Original_Use_Cases_Proposed
[4] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/prov/wiki/Requirements
[5] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/prov/wiki/

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