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Face To Face Meeting 1

Objectives and Agenda

The following objectives were approved [1] and led to the final agenda:

1. Model Task Force

  -  Get the terminology we use resolved
  -  An example of the use of that terminology in a scenario
  -  A series of draft definitions (and comments from the WG) for each terminology term

2. Provenance Access and Query Task Force

  - a proposal of how provenance fits in the Web architecture
  - a number of issues raised against that draft related
  - aim to resolve some issues at the F2F1

3. Connection Task Force

  - identify a set of standards and initiatives that are relevant to
    the Provenance WG, the reasons why they are relevant for the
    Provenance WG, the potential connection points

4. Implementation and Test Cases Task Force
  - identify people, some implementation and their use of provenance

The agenda will remain flexible according to progress, and details will be available the day before the meeting. Eight sessions have been already identified. (final agenda)

Task Force proposals

These were prepared in the weeks approaching the Face to face meeting:


  • 2011 July 6, 9am-5pm EDT (13-21 UTC, 14-22 BST, 15-23 CEST)
  • 2011 July 7, 9am-5pm EDT (13-21 UTC, 14-22 BST, 15-23 CEST)


The meeting will be held in the Stata Center at MIT, at 32 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA, across the river from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The meeting is close to the "Kendall" stop on the MBTA Red Line subway.

Within the Stata Center, find the Gates tower elevators (near the giant white question mark), and go to the 8th floor. Out of the elevators, turn left, and ahead of you is our meeting room, 32-G882.

There is a Starbucks and cafe in the first floor lobby, but there will also be coffee and some fruit and pastries in the meeting room. The room will be open by 8:30am, for people to get settled.


The Kendall and Marriott Cambridge are both an easy walk from the meeting site and currently have open rooms. There is an MIT hotels page, but a proximity search on the meeting site address will work as well. Do ask for an MIT rate, which is often about 10% cheaper. Fortunately, despite the July 4th celebration, this is not peak tourist season and hotel rooms are about $200/night.

July 4th

The American Independence Day, July 4th, is a major event in Boston. If you don't mind crowds, you might consider arriving in time for the concert and fireworks. On the evening of July 4th, automobile traffic around MIT and parts of Boston will be horrific; don't plan on driving or using a taxi. The subway system (the MBTA) will be crowded but usable. By the morning of the 5th, everything will be normal again.


Please, write your name down if you plan to attend the meeting


  • Daniel Garijo (but will be able to attend online)
  • Jörn Hees (will try to attend online)
  • James Frew (will try to attend online, for part)
  • David Corsar (will be able to attend online)
  • Edoardo Pignotti (will be able to attend online)
  • Graham Klyne (will try to attend online, for part)
  • Stian Soiland-Reyes (will try to attend online Wed)
  • Helena Deus (will attend online)
  • Stephan Zednik (will attend online)
  • Yolanda Gil (will attend some sessions online)


  • Jun Zhao
  • Simon Dobson (on holiday)
  • Kai Eckert