Using provenance to support real-time collaborative design of workflows

Tommy Ellkvist, David Koop, Erik W. Anderson, Juliana Freire, Cláudio Silva

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Abstract

Because designing workflows is a notoriously difficult task, it often requires multiple users to collaborate. In such scenarios, sharing workflow evolution provenance in a timely manner is critical. We present an environment where collaborating users can see each other’s changes in real-time. The synchronization of workflow evolution provenance is automatic, immediate, and unobtrusive, allowing users to see collaborators’ changes as they are made. This enables a richer and fuller method of collaboration. We present the interface and algorithm for the synchronization and discuss common scenarios where this mechanism has been utilized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProvenance and Annotation of Data and Processes - 2nd International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2008, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsLuc Moreau, Juliana Freire, Juliana Freire, David Koop, Juliana Freire
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages266-279
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783540899648
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Event2nd International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2008 - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Jun 17 2008Jun 18 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5272
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2008
CountryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City
Period6/17/086/18/08

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Ellkvist, T., Koop, D., Anderson, E. W., Freire, J., & Silva, C. (2008). Using provenance to support real-time collaborative design of workflows. In L. Moreau, J. Freire, J. Freire, D. Koop, & J. Freire (Eds.), Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes - 2nd International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2008, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 266-279). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5272). Springer Verlag.