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This workshop presents an overview of tools developed at the Trust Lab of the CYBER-ShARE Center of Excellence.

DerivA Workshop

This workshop goes over the basics of creating a provenance trace in PML manually. The main operations are called "asserting" and "deriving". After completing this workshop, you will be able to use the derivA tool to construct full provenance traces of manual processes.

PML Data Annotator

This workshop goes over the mechanisms used to capture provenance in PML using Workflow Driven Ontologies (WDOs). The workshop includes motivation and background and describes the use of the Data Annotator software to capture provenance. Hands-on exercise materials are also provided.

Semantic Web for Interdisciplinary Research

This two-hour workshop introduces Semantic Web foundations and scientific applications with a focus on ontologies. Hands-on activities and examples are used to illustrate practical aspects of using Semantic Web for Interdisciplinary Research. Some of the examples include ontologies to facilitate analysis of research results across disciplines and aggregation of disparate data.

Summer Southwest Regional Cyberinfrastructure Workshop

The Summer Southwest Regional Cyberinfrastructure Workshop was held on Friday, August 10, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Cyberinfrastructure (CI) is providing today's scientists with tools to discover, access, integrate, and disseminate knowledge in distributed environments, thus changing the way in which research is conducted. The workshop invited a group of scientists—including students, faculty, and professionals—with the objective of promoting awareness of the role of CI as it relates to
scientific research. Additionally, the workshop engaged them by using these tools in support of CI-based tasks. To accomplish these objectives, workshop members participated in a series of tutorials where they were taught basic functions of the Kepler Scientific Workflow Management System and the Workflow-Driven Ontology tool (WDO-It!).

Visualization Knowledge Query Language Workshop

The objectives of this workshop are to:

  • Understand the notion and purpose of visualization queries
  • Understand the advantages of visualization queries over writing visualization programs
  • Learn the VKQL syntax and practice making queries
Workflow-Driven Ontologies 101

This workshop will go over the basics of creating Workflow-Driven Ontologies (WDOs). WDOs are useful to formalize your understanding of a process and communicate it to others in a graphical format. Furthermore, WDOs can be used to analyze systems that are used in support of your process so that they can be customized to better fit the intentions of your process. After completing this workshop, you will be able to use the WDO-It! tool to create WDOs about processes that you use in your every-day work.