Call For Implementations
Thank you for your interest in the PROV candidate recommendations. To become a Final Recommendation, the PROV-WG needs to demonstrate that the PROV model has been implemented. Therefore, if you have used the PROV standards in your application, we really want to hear about your experience.
In particular, we would like to know what part of the standards you implemented and whether there are parts that do not work for you. Your feedback will help us to identify any implementation issues you may have and address them where possible.
In addition, the information you provided will be compiled into the PROV Implementation Report, which will be the main decision factor for PROV to become W3C Recommendations. As a result, your implementations (along with their URLs and contact information) will be included in our report hosted on the World Wide Web Consortium site.
- 1 How to report your implementation
- 2 Frequently Asked Questions
- 2.1 Where I can learn more about the PROV specifications?
- 2.2 How can I suggest changes to the PROV specifications?
- 2.3 How can I revise my report?
- 2.4 I can't submit my report for PROV-CONSTRAINTS
- 2.5 Can I request to keep my information confidential?
- 2.6 Will I need to provide proofs of compliance for my implementation?
- 3 Spread the word
- 4 How to contact us
How to report your implementation
To tell us about your application, please use an appropriate questionnaire below:
- Implementation Questionnaire - for software (applications, frameworks, services) that consume and/or generates PROV
- Vocabulary Usage Questionnaire - for datasets, websites or other content that makes use of PROV
- Vocabulary Extension Questionnaire - for vocabularies, ontologies that extend PROV
- Constraint Questionnaire - for applications that validate PROV documents. Please see Constraints Test Cases for more information.
It is worth noting that you need not implement the entire specification before telling us about it, and we will include all implementations we receive in the Implementation Report (see a draft version). In addition, please beware that the report will be publicly available on the W3C's website and by providing us with information about your applications you agree for it to be published and referenced in the PROV Working Group’s documents.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where I can learn more about the PROV specifications?
- PROV-Overview: an overview of the PROV family of documents
- PROV-Primer: a primer for the PROV data model
- A Quick Introduction to PROV: A short presentation on the PROV Data Model and PROV Specifications
How can I suggest changes to the PROV specifications?
Please email the PROV Working Group with your suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: Before emailing us about issues in the PROV documents, it could be useful to check our responses to issues that have been previously reported.
How can I revise my report?
You can always edit your report(s) at a later time by going back to the relevant questionnaire again (links above) using the login/email details that you previously provided.
I can't submit my report for PROV-CONSTRAINTS
There is a bug of the questionnaire system which prevents submitting a large list of test case file names. If this happens, please fill in the rest of the questionnaire and email the list of pass and fail test cases to email@example.com separately. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
Can I request to keep my information confidential?
All documents produced by the PROV Working Group are in the public domain. Therefore, we unfortunately will not be able to keep your reports confidential. If you no longer wish to share your report with the public, you can go back to the relevant questionnaires and completely remove your entry (the option for this is at the bottom of each questionnaire). However, we will not be able to revise our implementation report once it is formally released.
Will I need to provide proofs of compliance for my implementation?
No. We solely rely on the information you provide in the above questionnaires to compile our implementation report.
Spread the word
We encourage you to talk about and encourage others to implement PROV. Our Twitter hashtag is #provwg and we hope that you talk about us. If you're using PROV, link to the document and use the PROV logo
Citing PROV documents
Please use this bibliography database (.bib) for all PROV documents.
How to contact us
If you have any questions that are not covered above, please write to the PROV Working group at firstname.lastname@example.org .