Although provenance gained much attention, solutions to capture provenance do not meet all the requirements. For instance, most solution currently assume a closed world and are explicitly designed to capture provenance. Thus, they fail in integrating the provenance concern into existing environments. Hence, we argue that provenance should be considered as cross-cutting concern that can easily be integrated into existing systems and aims at establishing a universe of provenance. In this paper, we propose a solution concept, introduce different types of provenance systems, adequate software engineering techniques, and report our experiences from a first prototype.
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