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SICSA workshop on Provenance, Sensing and Workflows

When Jul 28, 2011
from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Informatics Forum IF4.31+4.33
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Provenance metadata is needed to control scientific workflows, and can be attached to data streams collected from sensor networks. Accurate and timely metadata is necessary for real-world sensing applications, and is also useful for digital sensing from social and synthetic networks.  This workshop connects researchers within SICSA and beyond who are interested in emerging efforts on provenance

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Capturing provenance allows machine-readable, dependable descriptions of how data has been collected and processed, leading to better analysis and statistics.  Challenging problems relate to programming languages, computer networking, and databases.


This one-day workshop is a chance to discuss these issues with like-minded people from a number of different specialities.


Speakers include Brian Randell, Paola di Maio, Ken Turner, James Cheney, Peter Buneman and others.


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0930-1000     Welcome and coffee


1000-1010     Opening and administrivia

                        James Cheney, Simon Dobson, and Andras Salamon


1010-1030     Connecting the Highlands and Islands

                        Peter Buneman, University of Edinburgh


1030-1050     An overview of provenance research activities at Aberdeen

                        David Corsar, University of Aberdeen


1050-1110     Comfort break


1110-1130     Collecting, fusing and managing home sensor data

                        Ken Turner, University of Stirling


1130-1150     Provenance, sensing, workflows and web-based interfaces

                        Paola di Maio, University of Strathclyde


1150-1300     Discussion: what do we need from provenance in the

                        real world?

                        Moderated by Simon Dobson


1300-1400     Lunch


1400-1430     System dependability, data provenance, and structured

                        occurrence nets

                        Brian Randell, University of Newcastle upon Tyne


1430-1450     Provenance and causality

                        James Cheney, University of Edinburgh


1450-1550     Discussion: structured models for theory and applications

                        Moderated by James Cheney


1550-1600     Wrap-up, next steps


1600               Close




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