BlockFlow: Trust in Scientific Provenance Data

  • Raiane Coelho UFJF
  • Regina Braga UFJF
  • José Maria David UFJF
  • Fernanda Campos UFJF
  • Victor Stroele UFJF

Resumo


In scientific collaboration, the data sharing, the exchange of ideas and results is crucial to promote knowledge and accelerate the development of science. Trust is extremely important in this context as well as reproducibility. Although in scientific workflow the provenance has been the basis for reproducibility, in collaborative environments it is necessary to ensure integrity and trustworthiness of this provenance data. One of the technologies that have emerged and can help to address these issues is blockchain. A blockchain-based provenance system for collaborative scientific experiments could lead to a trustworthy environment for scientific experimentation. In this vein, this paper presents the specification of an architecture, named BlockFlow, that provides trust for distributed provenance data.

Palavras-chave: blockchain, trust, provenance data, scientific workflow, collaborative scientific experiments, reproducibility

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24/06/2019
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COELHO, Raiane ; BRAGA, Regina ; DAVID, José Maria; CAMPOS, Fernanda ; STROELE, Victor . BlockFlow: Trust in Scientific Provenance Data. In: BRAZILIAN E-SCIENCE WORKSHOP (BRESCI), 13. , 2019, Belém. Anais do XIII Brazilian e-Science Workshop. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, june 2019 . p. 56-63.