2008 IEEE Fourth International Conference on eScience (2008)
Dec. 7, 2008 to Dec. 12, 2008
As scientific work becomes more complex, contextual information is critical to enable its use. We have developed the concept of Knowledge Spaces that manage such information and scope the space of data, metadata, and algorithms relevant to the work of a Virtual Organization. This enables scientists to produce and manage descriptive metadata, process description, data provenance, as well as VO-specific quality assertions, vocabulary mappings, inferences, computation, approximations, and security policies. We have developed middleware and cooperating applications that demonstrate the potential of Knowledge Spaces in the production and dissemination of scientific data.
knowledge spaces, e-science, middleware, virtual organization, provenance, workflow, semantic web
J. Futrelle et al., "Knowledge Spaces and Scientific Data," 2008 IEEE Fourth International Conference on eScience(ESCIENCE), Indianapolis, IN, 2008, pp. 448-449.