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Agenda PROV-WG telecon 02 June 2011

Teleconferences (official participants and invited guests only):
- Thursdays, 8 am San Francisco, 11 am Boston, 4 pm London, 5 pm Paris
- For up to 90 minutes, goal is 60 minutes.
- Dial +1-617-761-6200 or then conference code 7768#
- IRC channel: #prov (
- Zakim instructions:
- RRSAgent instructions:
- Scribe list:


  • Chair: Luc Moreau
  • Scribe: Paolo Missier
  • PROPOSED to accept the minutes of 26 May telecon
  • Action items to review:
  • Invited experts update


Launching Task Forces

  • membership
  • task force coordinators and contributions
  • next step

Model Task Force

  • Please add name on the wiki page when adding comments
  • Reaching consensus on concept properties identified in proposed definitions on the Wiki:
    • We are currently trying to tackle two problems, defining provenance-related concepts and understanding the position of provenance in the web architecture. We should aim to separate the two discussions to be able to make progress on each of them, separately, and only then, trying to bring emerging solutions together in a coherent whole.
to define provenance-related concepts independently of the web architecture in a first instance.
    • The subject of provenance
the subject of provenance may be anything, whether physical, digital, or otherwise
    • The notion of resource seems to be confusing at this stage in the discussion of provenance-related concepts. A view is emerging that we should first consider things that do not change, i.e. immutable things, in a first instance. Later, we can see how to explain mutable things. See [| MD][| SM].
in a first instance, to define the necessary concepts that allow us to express the provenance of a thing that does not change
    • Process
  1. there is a distinction between process execution and process specification/definition
  2. process specification/definition is referred to as recipe in the charter and is out of sope for this WG
  3. terminology needs to be agreed on