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4th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW'2012)

From: Deus, Helena <helena.deus@deri.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:13:15 -0000
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Call for Papers:

4th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW'2012)


June 19-21, 2012 - Santa Barbara, California

Deadline March 21, 2012







"Provenance of a resource is a record that describes entities and
processes involved in producing and delivering or otherwise influencing
that resource. Provenance provides a critical foundation for assessing
authenticity, enabling trust, and allowing reproducibility. Provenance
assertions are a form of contextual metadata and can themselves become
important records with their own provenance." 

     --Provenance XG Final Report


2012 will be a watershed year for provenance/annotation research. Under
the stewardship of the World Wide Web Consortium, the global community
of provenance practitioners is converging on standardized definitions,
models, representations, and protocols for provenance. An infrastructure
may soon be in place that could potentially support universal access to
the provenance of online artifacts. The time is ripe to explore the
implications of ubiquitous provenance.


Provenance is understood to be a critical component of information
trustworthiness; indeed, much provenance research has been motivated by
the vision of Tim Berners-Lee's "Oh, yeah?" button for accessing the
metadata of a web resource. Provenance is also increasingly understood
to be essential to scientific reproducibility-the provenance and
annotation of a digital scientific artifact often fulfills the same
function that a paper notebook did for earlier laboratory experiments.
In many cases provenance offers the only coherent picture of ad-hoc
digital workflows. Provenance is also a requirement for long-term
preservation of digital information.


The spread of automatic systems for provenance capture and management
will allow provenance to be associated with digital artifacts whose
complexity (e.g., social networks) or volume (e.g., environmental
satellite data) would make manual annotation prohibitive. Furthermore,
the availability of large corpora provenance records is enabling
research into automatic exploration of and reasoning about provenance.


This workshop builds on a successful line of provenance and annotation
workshops (http://www.ipaw.info/).




The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers into all
aspects of information provenance and annotation. In particular, IPAW
2012 seeks participation from researchers who are developing standards
and services for the representation and communication of provenance, and
who are implementing provenance in active data analysis and management


Topics of interest for IPAW 2012 include:


- Standardization of provenance models, services, and representations

- Provenance management architectures and techniques

- Use cases for provenance

- Analytic provenance and the relationship between provenance and

- Provenance and the semantic web

- Human interpretation of provenance

- Security and privacy implications of provenance

- Legal applications of provenance

- Integration of provenance into existing information management

- Provenance and social media

- Provenance and its relationship to annotation and metadata

- Scalability of provenance architectures

- Relationships between provenance and workflow

- Machine learning for and from provenance

- Provenance and digital curation

- Reasoning about provenance

- Provenance implications for trust and authenticity

- Publishing provenance

- Querying provenance

- Provenance management system prototypes and commercial solutions


*Important Dates*


- Abstracts Due: March 16, 2012

- Papers Due: March 23, 2012

- Notification of Acceptance: April 20, 2012

- Conference: June 19-21 2012.




-Research Papers-


Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that
are not under review for publication elsewhere. Papers must be:


- no longer than 12 pages, including references and appendices

- formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines and technical

- submitted as PDF files to


A proceedings volume will be published after the workshop.


Submitted research papers will also be automatically considered for
poster-only presentation.


-Posters and Demonstrations-


IPAW 2012 also encourages the presentation of ongoing work as posters or
demonstrations. Proposals for posters or demonstrations should be
formatted and submitted as described above, with the following
additional restrictions:


Demonstrations: Using no more than 4 pages, describe the context and
highlights of the proposed demonstration, including a brief description
of the demonstration scenario. The title of the proposal must begin with


Posters: Submit a 1-page abstract of the poster. The title of the
abstract must begin with "POSTER:".
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