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Project Number


Project Title

netKarma: GENI Provenance Registry

Technical Contacts

PI: Beth Plale Beth Plale
Chris Small

Participating Organizations

Indiana University School of Informatics
Bloomington, IN 47405-7104

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Vic Thomas


The project will collect provenance of the data generated by GENI. The provenance of an experiment is its lineage or historical trace that can capture experiment conditions, time ordering, and relationships within the experiment and across the experiment and infrastructure layer. The project will develop a GENI Provenance Registry (netKarma) that will capture the workflow of GENI slice creation, topology of the slice, operational status and other measurement statistics and correlate it with the experimental data. NetKarma will allow researchers to see the exact state of the network and store configuration of the experiment and its slice.

NetKarma is based on the Karma provenance architecture that has been used to collect scientific workflows in diverse domains, such as meteorology and life science.

Current Capabilities


MilestoneDate(NETKARMA: S2.a overview)?
MilestoneDate(NETKARMA: S2.b webpage)? Click here for project web page
MilestoneDate(NETKARMA: S2.c identify tools)?
MilestoneDate(NETKARMA: S2.d demo)?
MilestoneDate(NETKARMA: S2.e identify partners)?
MilestoneDate(NETKARMA: S2.f experience report)?
MilestoneDate(NETKARMA: S2.g user doc)?
MilestoneDate(NETKARMA: S2.h prototype)?

Project Technical Documents

NetKarma project page maintained by the Data to Insight Center of the Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University

NetKarma: a tool for obtaining a provenance-based record of experimentation (overview document)


Code to allow provenance capture of experiments using GUSH

Presentations and posters

Netkarma Presentation given at GEC7 Planetlab cluster meeting
GEC7 poster
GEC6 poster

Quarterly Status Reports

4Q09 Status Report

Spiral 2 Connectivity

This project will use existing Indiana University address and connections. No addition connectivity is needed as initial data sources are globably availible on the Internet or over R&E networks.

Related Projects

Initial integration

ProvisioningService (Raven)

Possible future integration


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