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Call for Papers, Posters, Demos, and Workshops

3rd ProvenanceWeek

7th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW '18)

10th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP '18)

July 9-13, 2018, London, UK

http://provenanceweek2018.org/



Overview

The 3rd ProvenanceWeek will take place in London, UK, during the week of
July 9-13, 2018. Following successful ProvenanceWeek events in 2014 and
2016, this year's installment will again co-locate the IPAW and TaPP
workshops as well as several satellite events that focus on novel
directions for provenance. IPAW and TaPP build on a successful history of
provenance workshops that bring together researchers from a wide range of
computer science fields including workflows, semantic web, databases, high
performance computing,  distributed systems, operating systems, programming
languages, and software engineering, as well as researchers from other
fields, such as biology and physics that have urgent provenance needs.

Provenance is increasingly important in data science, cloud computing,
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.



Topics

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

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



Important Dates

- Co-located event proposal deadline: February 12, 2018

- Co-located event acceptance notification: March 5, 2018

- Abstract deadline: March 12, 2018

- Paper deadline: March 19, 2018

- Demo / Poster deadline: April 9, 2018

- Author notification: May 14, 2018

- Camera ready due: June 4, 2018



Conference Organizers

- Ashish Gehani (SRI, USA) - ProvenanceWeek PC Chair

- Khalid Belhajjame (University Paris-Dauphine, France) - IPAW PC Chair

- Melanie Herschel (University of Stuttgart, Germany) - TaPP PC Chair

- Pinar Alper (University of Luxembourg) - Posters / Demos Chair

- Vasa Curcin / Simon Miles (King’s College London, UK) - Local Chairs



Submissions

Authors can submit papers to either the IPAW or TaPP track of
ProvenanceWeek. Submission of the same or closely related work to both
tracks is expressly disallowed. ProvenanceWeek also accepts posters and
demonstration proposals that will be included in the IPAW Springer
proceedings.



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 organized around the presentation of selected, peer-reviewed
high-quality papers, published by Springer.

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 (
https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines
)

- submitted as PDF files to the IPAW track at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=provenanceweek2018

A proceedings volume will be published after the event in the Springer
Lecture

Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Springer offers “Open choice” for
authors who wish to provide open access to their papers.

IPAW Program Committee

Pinar Alper, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine

Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputer Center

David Archer, Galois

Khalid Belhajjame, Universite Paris-Dauphine

Vanessa Braganholo, Universidade Federal Fluminense

Kevin Butler, University of Florida

Sarah Cohen Boulakia, Université Paris-Sud

Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Vasa Curcin, King’s College London

Susan Davidson, University of Pennsylvania

Saumen Dey, University of California, Davis

Alban Gaignard, CNRS, Nantes Academic Hospital

Daniel Garijo, Information Sciences Institute

Paul Groth, Elsevier Labs

Trung Dong Huynh, University of Southampton

Grigoris Karvounarakis, LogicBlox

David Koop, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Bertram Ludäscher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tanu Malik, University of Chicago

Marta Mattoso, Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro

Deborah McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Simon Miles, King's College London

Paolo Missier, Newcastle University

Luc Moreau, King's College London

Beth Plale, Indiana University

Daniel de Oliveira, Fluminense Federal University

Satya Sahoo, Case Western Reserve University

Stian Soiland-Reyes, University of Manchester

Jun Zhao, Oxford e-Research Centre



TaPP Track Research Papers

TaPP 2018 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 papers outlining new challenges for provenance
research, promising formal approaches to provenance, innovative use of
provenance, experience-based insights, resourceful experiments, and
visionary (and possibly risky) ideas. Proposals for tutorials, 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; an extra 4 pages of supporting material may be
submitted, but the reviewers will not be obliged to read them

- formatted according to the ACM SIGPLAN two-­column format (
http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/)

- submitted as PDF files to the TaPP track at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=provenanceweek2018

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
subsequently.

TaPP Program Committee

Elisa Bertino, Purdue University

Pierre Bourhis, CNRS CRIStAL

Shawn Bowers, Gonzaga University

Lucian Carata, University of Cambridge

Adriane Chapman, University of Southampton

Ang Chen, Rice University

Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Universite Paris-Sud

Irini Fundulaki, ICS-FORTH

Floris Geerts, University of Antwerp

Boris Glavic, Illinois Institute of Technology

Torsten Grust, Universität Tübingen

Matteo Interlandi, Microsoft

Ulf Leser, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Yuval Moskovitch, Tel Aviv University

Thomas Moyer, UNC Charlotte

Yingbo Song, BAE Systems



Posters

ProvenanceWeek encourages the presentation of early work as posters.
Proposals 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 descriptions must be:

- no longer than 4 pages

- formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines (
https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines
)

- submitted as PDF files to the Poster track at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=provenanceweek2018

- accompanied by a preliminary version of the poster as a supplementary file

Poster descriptions will be included in the Springer proceedings.



Demonstrations

Demonstration proposals should be no more 4 pages long, formatted using the
Springer 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.

Demonstration proposals must be:

- not published or under review elsewhere

- no longer than 4 pages

- formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines (
https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines
)

- submitted as PDF files to the Demonstration track at:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=provenanceweek2018

Optionally, a video showcasing the demonstrated system may be uploaded.

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 seek to welcome work in progress that is not prime for proper
refereed publications.

Events that help broaden the community and increase its impact are
particularly welcome. Examples of co-located events include tutorials,
challenges, and discussions on specific topics. Co-located events should
not issue formal calls for papers and should not have formal proceedings
(since papers should be sent 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, please send an
email to the ProvenanceWeek PC Chair with:

- event title

- event aims

- organizers

- proposed format

- duration

- how it helps broaden community and increase impact
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