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Tutorial 1: The Open Provenance Model (full day tutorial)

Tutorial Organizers: Luc Moreau (University of Southampton), Paul Groth (Free University of Amsterdam) and Jun Zhao (University of Oxford)


Where was a document found? How was this data set produced? Were all facts included in this decision? Were all the latest figures included in this diagram? Can this scientific experiment be reproduced? Provenance matters! Provenance, which is an explicit representation of the origin of data, is important for users to be able to put their trust in data. The Open Provenance Model (OPM) is a community-driven model for provenance, which originates from the Provenance Challenge series, allowing provenance to be exchanged between systems. In this tutorial, we will introduce the rationale for OPM, its concepts and theoretical underpinnings, its concrete bindings to XML Schema and OWL, and emerging profiles. We will run through a series of small case studies exploiting OPM provenance, and we will organize a hands-on session, where a small application is OPM-enabled, provenance is generated, visualized and exploited. All examples covered by this tutorial will exploit the Java-based OPMtoolbox, the OPM XML schema, the OPM OWL ontology, or the OPM Vocabulary.


Tutorial 2: Federation of Future Internet Research & Experimentation (FIRE) Facilities – “Teagle” as a Tool for Generic Resource Federation (half day tutorial)

Tutorial Organizers: Sebastian Wahle (Fraunhofer FOKUS) and Konrad Campowsky (Technische Universität Berlin)


Teagle is the central coordination and testbed deployment engine used for Panlab, a large scale federated experimental facility. Teagle allows the setup of distributed testbeds using ICT resources provided by Panlab. Such resources include general purpose machines, dedicated devices or complex software systems such as Next Generation Network (NGN) enablers and an Evolved Packet Core (EPC) for mobile and fixed NGN related testbeds.
The resources can be booked and configured upon demand serving specific testing or experimentation needs. Users of this facility and its underlying infrastructure usually are research and development teams or individuals from industry and academia.
In this half day tutorial participants will learn:

  • About the FIRE initiative as the driver for experimentally driven Future Internet research in
  • Europe
  • About the Teagle architecture and its core components
  • About the Panlab framework and its operational procedures
  • How to use the creation environment provided by Teagle to design custom testbed setups
  • How to make use of such a testbed for distributed or local experiments
  • How to join the federation, commit own resources and use resources provided by other partners


Tutorial 3: Introduction to PlanetLab Europe and related measurement infrastructures (half day tutorial)

Tutorial Organizers: Scott Kirkpatrick and Elliot Jaffe (PlanetLab Europe) and Javier Aracil (ETOMIC)


In this tutorial we will provide an introduction to PlanetLab Europe (PLE) and related measurement infrastructures (ETOMIC). The aim is to provide interested researchers with a comprehensive course on how to use the infrastructures. Attendants will learn how to book PLE resources and also how to program high-resolution measurements using the ETOMIC system, which features ad-hoc hardware with tens of nanoseconds resolution.


Tutorial 4: How to develop ontologies using the NeOn Methodology and the NeOn toolkit (half day tutorial)

Tutorial Organizers: Aldo Gangemi (ISTC-CNR), Asunción Gómez-Pérez (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), Valentina Presutti (ISTC-CNR) and Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)


Our tutorial targets ontology modelers and engineers. The tutorial will provide guidance for the development of ontologies with respect to the
complete ontology lifecycle. We illustrate fundamental principles and best practices in ontology development using the NeOn Methodology for building
ontology networks. We exercise ontology engineering activities using the NeOn toolkit, and specially the gOntt and the XD plug-ins.



Tutorial 5: Building Semantic Mashups with Jigs4OWL (half day tutorial)

Tutorial Organizers: Thorsten Liebig (derivo GmbH) and Mario Volke (Ulm University)


Imagine you plan to provide a company-wide application from semantic data which has to serve various purposes with an user-centered interface as quickly and flexible as possible. Which server infrastructure is appropriate? Which client protocol is the best? How to deploy the service to the user? The semantic mashup framework Jigs4OWL provides a solution to this. It offers a web-enabled semantic infrastructure while hiding all non-relevant technical details. It allows to easily build web browser applications with the help of customizable widgets and a few lines of JavaScript code which aggregate, visualize, and mashup semantic content with other data sources or services. The tutorial will enable participants to understand, employ and adapt this framework for their own needs. This includes a code level session for a showcase mashup which is comprehensible for participants even with only basic programming or scripting experience.


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