Principles of Provenance (Dagstuhl Seminar 12091)

James Cheney, Anthony Finkelstein, Bertram Ludaescher & Stijn Vansummeren
This report documents the program and the outcomes of Dagstuhl Seminar 12091 ``Principles of Provenance''. The term ``provenance'' refers to information about the origin, context, derivation, ownership or history of some artifact. In both art and science, provenance information is crucial for establishing the value of a real-world artifact, guaranteeing for example that the artifact is an original work produced by an important artist, or that a stated scientific conclusion is reproducible. Since it is...