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SWPM 2009 : The First International Workshop on Role of Semantic Web in Provenance Management


Conference Series : Semantic Web in Provenance Management
When Oct 25, 2009 - Oct 26, 2009
Where Washington, DC, USA
Submission Deadline Jul 31, 2009
Notification Due Aug 30, 2009
Categories    semantic web

Call For Papers


The First International Workshop on Role of Semantic Web in Provenance Management (SWPM 2009)

Co-located with ISWC'09, October 25/26 2009, Washington D.C., USA

(Submission Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2009 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time)


The growing eScience infrastructure is enabling scientists to generate scientific data on an industrial scale. Similarly, the Web 2.0 paradigm is enabling Web users to create focused applications that combine data from multiple sources, popularly referred to as "mashups", on an extremely large scale. The importance of managing various forms of apparently ancillary metadata, in addition to the primary data products of eScience, Web, and business applications is increasingly being recognized as critical for the correct interpretation of the data. The workshop on Role of Semantic Web in Provenance Management (SWPM 2009) focuses specifically on metadata that describes the origins of the data. The term provenance, from the French word "provenir" meaning "to come from", describes the lineage, or origins, of a data entity. Provenance metadata is required to correctly interpret the results of a process, to validate data processing tools, to verify the quality of data, and to associate trust value with the data.

The primary objective of this workshop is to explore the role of Semantic Web and its standards in addressing some of the critical challenges facing provenance management, namely:

1. Efficiently capturing and propagating provenance information as data is processed, fragmented and recombined across multiple applications and domains on a Web scale.

2. A common representation model for provenance, underpinned by a formal theory for use by both agents and humans.

3. Interoperability of provenance information generated in distributed environments such as the Web and the Grid.

4. Tools leveraging the Semantic Web for visualization of provenance information.


Prof. Carole Goble
School of Computer Science, University of Manchester


The workshop solicits the submission of original research papers dealing with analytical, theoretical, and practical aspects of provenance management using Semantic Web. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

* Representation models for provenance, provenance ontologies
* Provenance analysis (reasoning, knowledge discovery, user-defined rules)
* Annotation of scientific data using provenance ontologies
* Role of provenance in social networks, social media, open science, collaborative science, and Web 2.0 (mashups)
* Interoperability and propagation of provenance across applications
* Large scale storage and efficient querying of provenance
* Provenance infrastructure for eScience, business, and Web applications
* Role of provenance in scientific data management


Submissions and reviewing will be handled using the EasyChair reviewing system. Submitted papers will be refereed by at least three members the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be available in form of electronic proceedings and attendees will get a printed copy of proceedings.

All submissions should be 6-8 pages long (in IEEE format in PDF format.

Please submit your paper using the EasyChair site at:



Submissions due: Friday, July 31, 2009 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time
Notification: Sunday, August 30 2009
Workshop Date: October 25/26 2009, Westfields Conference Center, Washington D.C., USA.


1. Amit Sheth
Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA

2. Vassilis Christophides
ICS-FORTH Crete, Greece

Organizing Committee/PC Co-Chairs

1. Juliana Freire
University of Utah, USA

2. Paolo Missier
University of Manchester, UK

3. Satya S. Sahoo
Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University, USA

Aleksander Slominski, IBM Research
Bertram Lud?scher, University of California Davis
Beth Plale, Indiana University
Claudio Silva, University of Utah
Francisco Curbera, IBM Research
Giorgos Flouris, FORTH-ICS, Greece
Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
James Cheney, University of Edinburgh
Jun Zhao, Oxford University
Kei Cheung, Yale University
Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Wright State University
Luc Moreau, University of Southampton
Nirmal Mukhi, IBM Research
Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, NIH
Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, University of Texas at El Paso
Peter Fox, Tetherless World Research Constellation, RPI
Roger Barga, Microsoft Research
Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Universite Paris-Sud
Sudha Ram, Arizona State University
Val Tannen, University of Pennsylvania

SWPM Workshop Website:

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