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Project Number


Project Title

netKarma: GENI Provenance Registry

Technical Contacts

PI: Beth Plale Beth Plale
Chris Small

Participating Organizations

School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University Bloomington

GPO Liaison System Engineer

Vic Thomas


The project collect and represents provenance for experiments conducted on the GENI platform. The provenance of an experiment is relevant information collected at experiment plane, control plane, and measurement plane. The provenance results will be available in a GENI Provenance Registry (netKarma) but can also be used to augment other collection mechanisms, for instance at the instrument level.

NetKarma is based on Karma, a provenance collection and representation service that has been used to collect provenance in diverse applications including satellite imagery pipeline (NASA funded), Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery (LEAD, NSF funded), and the Life Science Grid (Lilly Corp. funded).

Current Capabilities

netKarma demonstrated provenance capture from Gush at GEC 7.


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)? Demo Poster
MilestoneDate(NETKARMA: S2.e identify partners)?See Q3 quarterly report for discussion.
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 capture of provenance from GUSH This code does not store events to the Karma system; it simply writes the provenance to a file that is then used to create a visual graph.

Presentations and posters

"GEC8_IU_NetKarma Poster8x11.pdf" GEC8 poster
"netKarma-update-20100720.pdf" GEC8 update
netkarma Presentation given at GEC7 Planetlab cluster meeting
GEC7 poster
GEC6 poster

Quarterly Status Reports

4Q09 Status Report
1Q10 Status Report
2Q10 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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