Luc Moreau

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Luc Moreau
Alma mater University of Liège
Known for
Scientific career

Luc Moreau is a professor of Computer Science, and head of the Web and Internet Science research group, at the University of Southampton, UK.[1] He is best known for his work in provenance and was co-chair of the W3C provenance working group.


Professor Moreau has been the editor for the journal Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, and associate editor of ACM Transactions on Internet Technology.[2][3]


Moreau's received his Undergraduate Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Liège in 1989 and his Docteur en Sciences Appliquées (Doctor of Applied Sciences) from the same institution for his work "Sound evaluation of parallel functional programs with first class continuations".[4]


Moreau is best known for his work in the area of digital provenance. With the UK PASOA and FP6 Provenance projects, he delivered the first open specification for provenance and a secure, reference implementation. He initiated the Provenance Challenge: an international activity, to understand inter-operability issues arising when exchanging provenance information. This activity resulted in a novel data model for provenance, known as OPM (Open Provenance Model). The OPM effort led by Moreau and involving over a dozen of co-authors, was developed according to an open source-like governance approach and underwent multiple revisions.[5][6]


  1. ^ Luc Moreau staff profile page at University of Southampton
  2. ^ "Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience - Call for Papers [PDF]" (PDF). 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Transactions on Internet Technology People". ACM Transactions on Internet Technology. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  4. ^ "PRIX IBM BELGIUM D'INFORMATIQUE" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-10-15. 
  5. ^ "Luc Moreau - Smart Society Project". Retrieved 2014-10-15. 
  6. ^ "The Open Provenance Model". Retrieved 2014-10-15.