Distinguished Lecture Series


"Provenance Everywhere"

Margo Seltzer, Harvard University

Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 4:00 P.M.

Room 368 (CIT 3rd floor)

Digital provenance describes the ancestry or history of a digital object. Computer science research in provenance has addressed issues in provenance capture in operating systems, command shells, languages, workflow systems and applications. However, it's time to begin thinking seriously about provenance interoperability, what it means, and how we can achieve it. We have undertaken several projects that integrate provenance across multiple platforms. Doing so introduces many challenging research opportunities.

In this talk, I'll present our Provenance-Aware Storage System, focusing on our experiences integrating provenance across different layers of abstraction. I'll present some of our use cases and discuss important issues for further research.

Host: Stan Zdonik