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IPAW 2016 : 6th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop


Conference Series : International Provenance and Annotation Workshop
When Jun 6, 2016 - Jun 9, 2016
Where Washington DC, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 7, 2016
Notification Due Apr 11, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 25, 2016

Call For Papers

Final Call for Papers
2nd ProvenanceWeek
6th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW '16)
8th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP '16)
June 6-9, 2016, Washington DC, USA


The second ProvenanceWeek will take place in Washington DC, USA, during
the week
of June 6-9, 2016. Following the successful inception of ProvenanceWeek in
this year's installment will again co-locate the IPAW and TaPP workshops
as well
as several satellite events focusing on novel directions of provenance.
IPAW and
TaPP build both on a successful history of provenance workshops that bring
together researchers from a wide range of computer science fields including
workflows, semantic web, databases, HPC and distributed systems, operating
systems, programming languages, and software engineering as well as
from other fields such as biology and physics that have urgent provenance

Provenance is increasingly important in data science, Big Data, cloud
workflow systems, and many other areas. By providing a record of the data
creation process and of dependencies between data, provenance information is
essential for tracing errors in transformed data back to erroneous inputs,
access control, auditing, repeatability and reproducibility, evaluating data
quality, and establishing ownership of data.


The goal of ProvenanceWeek is to bring together researchers and practitioners
who are studying, applying, and advancing provenance in scientific and

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Provenance management system prototypes and commercial solutions
- Provenance analytics, querying, and reasoning about provenance
- Visualizing provenance information
- Performance aspects of provenance capture, storage, and analytics
- Standardization of provenance models and representations
- Security and privacy implications of provenance
- Applications of provenance in real life settings
- Human interaction with provenance
- Retroactive reconstruction of provenance
- Using provenance for evaluating data quality and trust in data
- Novel methods for capturing provenance
- Integrating provenance information
- Interoperability among provenance-aware systems
- Provenance discovery


- Abstract deadline: February 22 (extended to March 7th)
- Paper deadline: February 29 (extended to March 7th)
- Demo/Poster deadline: March 22
- Author notification: April 11
- Camera ready due: April 25


- Marta Mattoso (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) -
ProvenanceWeek PC Chair
- Boris Glavic (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA) - IPAW PC Chair
- Sarah Cohen-Boulakia (Universite Paris-Sud, France) - TaPP PC Chair
- Adriane P. Chapman (The MITRE Corporation, USA) - Local Chair


Authors can submit either to the IPAW or TaPP track of ProvenanceWeek.
submission, or submission of the same or closely related papers to both
is expressly disallowed. Furthermore, ProvenanceWeek accepts demonstration
poster proposals that will be included in the IPAW Springer proceedings.

There will be a special issue of the Association for Computing Machinery's
Transactions on Internet Technology (ACM TOIT) Journal
( on the topic of provenance of online
data, with
a deadline approximately two months after the workshop and an open call for
papers. Extended versions of papers appearing at ProvenanceWeek are
particularly welcome.

IPAW Track Research Papers

Authors are invited to submit original research work. The IPAW track solicits
full research papers (12 pages). The workshop has traditionally been
around the presentation of selected, peer-reviewed high-quality papers,
published by Springer-Verlag. For the first time, there will be a best paper
award sponsored by Springer/LNCS with a monetary prize of EUR 1000.

Papers must be:

- not published or under review elsewhere
- no longer than 12 pages, including references and appendices
- formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines and technical
- submitted as PDF files to
to the IPAW track

A proceedings volume will be published after the event in the Springer
Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

IPAW Program Committee
* Khalid Belhajjame, Universite Paris-Dauphine
* Shawn Bowers, Gonzaga University
* Vanessa Braganholo, Universidade Federal Fluminense
* Kevin Butler, University of Florida
* James Cheney, University of Edinburgh
* Susan Davidson, University of Pennsylvania
* Daniel de Oliveira, Fluminense Federal University
* Anton Dignoes, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
* Mohamed Eltabakh, WPI
* Ian Foster, Argonne National Laboratory & The University of Chicago
* Daniel Garijo, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
* Ashish Gehani, SRI International
* Boris Glavic (PC Chair), Illinois Institute of Technology
* Paul Groth, Elsevier Labs
* Torsten Grust, Universitaet Tuebingen
* Olaf Hartig, Hasso Plattner Institute
* Melanie Herschel, Universität Stuttgart
* Trung Dong Huynh, University of Southampton
* Grigoris Karvounarakis, LogicBlox
* Oliver Kennedy, SUNY Buffalo
* David Koop, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
* Bertram Ludaescher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
* Tanu Malik, University of Chicago
* Deborah McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
* Paolo Missier, Newcastle University
* Beth Plale, Indiana University
* Ravi Ramamurthy, Microsoft Research
* Dan Suciu, University of Washington
* Justin Wozniak, Argonne National Laboratory
* Jun Zhao, Oxford e-Research Centre

TaPP Track Research Papers

TaPP 2016 continues the tradition of providing a genuine workshop environment
for discussing and developing new ideas and exploring connections between
disciplines and between academic research on provenance and practical
applications. We invite innovative and creative contributions, including
outlining new challenges for provenance research, promising formal
approaches to
provenance, innovative use of provenance, experience-based insights,
experiments, and visionary (and possibly risky) ideas. Proposals for
panel or group discussions, reports on early stage research, or any other
activities that will create a successful workshop are encouraged.

Papers must be:

- not published or under review elsewhere
- no longer than 4 pages
- formatted according to the ACM SIGPLAN two-­column format
- an extra 4 pages of supporting material may be submitted, but the
reviewers will not be obliged to read them
- submitted as PDF files to
to the TaPP track

As in previous years, contributions to TaPP will be published online as open
access; authors retain copyright to their submissions and full-length papers
based on TaPP contributions may be submitted to other venues.

TaPP Program Committee
* Zhuowei Bao, FaceBook Inc.
* Leopoldo Bertossi, Carleton University
* Nicole Bidoit, LRI Universite Paris Sud
* Pierre Bourhis, CNRS LIFL and INRIA, Lille
* Shawn Bowers, Gonzaga University
* Vanessa Braganholo, Universidade Federal Fluminense
* Peter Buneman, University of Edinburgh
* Sarah Cohen-Boulakia (PC Chair), LRI Universite Paris-Sud
* Irini Fundulaki, ICS-FORTH
* Todd Green, LogicBlox
* David Koop, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
* Ulf Leser, Institut für Informatik, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
* Claudia Medeiros, Institute of Computing, UNICAMP
* Sudeepa Roy, Duke University
* Katy Wolstencroft, Leiden University
* Wenchao Zhou, Georgetown University


ProvenanceWeek encourages the presentation of early work as posters.
for posters should be limited to a 4 page description of the poster content
formatted using the LNCS guidelines. Accepted posters will be presented
during a
separate session at the workshop. Poster description should be:

- no longer than 4 pages
- formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines and technical
- submitted as PDF files to
to the poster track
- authors must also submit a preliminary version of the poster as a
supplementary file

Poster descriptions will be included in the Springer proceedings.


Demonstration descriptions should be no more 4 pages long formatted using the
LNCS guidelines. The proposal must describe the demonstrated system, clearly
indicate what is going to be demonstrated, and state the significance of the
research contribution, technologies, and/or applications. To summarize, demo
papers must be:

- not published or under review elsewhere
- no longer than 4 pages
- formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines and technical
- submitted as PDF files to
to the demo track
- optionally authors may also upload a video showcasing the demonstrated

Demonstration descriptions will be included in the Springer proceedings.

Co-located Events

We are looking for a small number of original and high-quality events, which
focus on novel and visionary directions for provenance. Such events should
to welcome work in progress that is not prime for proper refereed

Events that help broaden the community and increase its impact are
welcome. Examples of co-located events include tutorials, challenges, and
discussions on specific topics. Co-located events should not issue formal
for papers and should not have formal proceedings (since papers should be
to IPAW or TAPP). Co-located events can be half a day or a full day.

If you are interested in organizing a co-located event at Provenance Week,
please send an email to "marta at cos dot ufrj dot br" with:
- event title
- event aims
- organizers
- proposed format
- duration
- how it helps broaden community and increase impact

- Submission deadline: 22 February
- Notification of acceptance: 8 March

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