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ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Volume 37 Issue 1, March 2005

Lineage retrieval for scientific data processing: a survey
Rajendra Bose, James Frew
Pages: 1-28
DOI: 10.1145/1057977.1057978
Scientific research relies as much on the dissemination and exchange of data sets as on the publication of conclusions. Accurately tracking the lineage (origin and subsequent processing history) of scientific data sets is thus imperative for the...

Access control in collaborative systems
William Tolone, Gail-Joon Ahn, Tanusree Pai, Seng-Phil Hong
Pages: 29-41
DOI: 10.1145/1057977.1057979
Balancing the competing goals of collaboration and security is a difficult, multidimensional problem. Collaborative systems often focus on building useful connections among people, tools, and information while security seeks to ensure the...

Optimistic replication
Yasushi Saito, Marc Shapiro
Pages: 42-81
DOI: 10.1145/1057977.1057980
Data replication is a key technology in distributed systems that enables higher availability and performance. This article surveys optimistic replication algorithms. They allow replica contents to diverge in the short term to support concurrent work...