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Call for Participation: Research Survey on Provenance Usage by the Solar Physics Community

I'm a summer visitor at HAO, working under the supervision of Joan Burkepile, Leonard Sitongia and Lance Jones.  As part of my work, I'm interested in finding participants for a research survey, available online at:

Questions about the survey, as well as general feedback, may be directed to me at

TITLE: A Research Survey on Provenance Usage by the Solar Physics Community


This research survey is being distributed by the Tetherless World Constellation (TWC - at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI - in its ongoing research into the collection of knowledge provenance metadata (SPCDIS - This research is being conducted by James Michaelis, Ph.D. student at RPI, under the guidance of Professor Peter Fox. For more information, please contact James at TWC would like to thank Leonard Sitongia and Joan Burkepile, researchers at the NCAR High Altitude Observatory, for their assistance with this survey and project.


The NCAR High Altitude Observatory (HAO) ( currently publishes data products (e.g., visualizations of coronal activity) online for consumption by interested parties. For this survey, we seek to identify patterns in usage of provenance metadata by members of the Solar Physics research community. In doing so, we hope to obtain additional insight into how provenance metadata can, for instance: (1) Facilitate search for data products, such as solar visualizations. (2) Enable data product retrieval based on defined quality metrics.

Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
Announcement timing: 
July 28, 2011 to August 11, 2011