Fwd: [Dbworld] FINAL CFP: BigProv Workshop at EDBT 2013 (Deadline: Dec 16th!)

   apologies for spamming -- it turns out we can afford to leave submission to BigProv open for a few more days -- please see the 
final CFP below...


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Subject: 	[Dbworld] FINAL CFP: BigProv Workshop at EDBT 2013 (Deadline: Dec 16th!)
Date: 	Sat, 8 Dec 2012 11:12:56 -0600
From: 	Bertram Ludaescher <ludaesch@cs.ucdavis.edu>
Reply-To: 	dbworld_owner@yahoo.com
To: 	dbworld@cs.wisc.edu

		BIGProv'13: International Workshop on
	    Managing and Querying Provenance Data at Scale
	       Held in conjunction with EDBT/ICDT 2013
		   March 22nd, 2013, Genova, Italy

Web Site:  http://sites.google.com/site/bigprov13/
Inquiries: bigprov13@easychair.org

-- Paper submission (EXTENDED): *Dec. 16, 2012* (5pm PST)
-- Notification to authors: Jan 11, 2013
-- Jan 23 Deadline for camera-ready copy
-- March 22: Workshop at EDBT/ICDT

*NEW*: we are also collecting provenance traces: please see the companion *ProvBench* call:  https://sites.google.com/site/provbench/provbench-at-bigprov-13

please check the main website for details:

Provenance data is poised to become pervasive in key areas of information management, ranging from traditional areas of science (i.e., life sciences, earth sciences, astronomy, etc.), to new applications enabled by the Web (e.g., social sciences, social network analysis, quality and trust in Web publishing).

As the volume of provenance metadata increases with the volume of the underlying data whose history it describes, new challenges for managing and querying provenance at scale emerge, i.e., provenance data is growing in both "count" and "complexity". It is growing in count because of the very large number of provenance traces (one for each Twitter message, for example), and in complexity in the case of  provenance graphs that are generated from provenance-enabled programming environments (e.g., scientific workflow systems) and middleware. Data-intensive science is bound to produce provenance that fares high on both accounts.

At the same time, emerging standards such as PROV, the W3C recommendation for provenance modelling and Web-based access, suggest that provenance data will increasingly be encoded using Semantic Web technology. This in turn suggests that provenance data will soon form a natural extension of, and seamlessly blend with, the growing Linked Data Cloud.

The new Managing and Querying Provenance Data at Scale workshop (BIGProv) stems from these premises. We are interested in exploring the system and modelling challenges associated with collecting, storing, querying, and exploiting large volumes of possibly complex provenance data. We seek to map the state of the art, elicit new research problems, and learn about existing systems. More specifically, the workshop scope includes the following topics:

- Automated capture of provenance at multiple layers (system, middleware, applications)
- Database models, languages, and systems for storing and querying large-scale provenance
- Provenance and Linked Open Data (LOD): seamless representation and query models
- Comparison and performance benchmarking of different data architectures and query models for provenance
- Analysis of existing graph query models and systems for provenance graphs
- Reference datasets for provenance benchmarking
- System descriptions and demonstrations of large-scale provenance and graph data
- Uniform querying over heterogeneous provenance traces
- Abstraction models for provenance and their applications to user presentation, visualization, and privacy preservation

Our primary goal is to generate an interesting and lively discussion. Thus, we envision a variety of contributions, small and large, reporting on prototype systems or performance analysis, as well as work in progress, and position or vision papers. Submissions are encouraged in two categories:

- short papers (up to 4 pages)
- regular papers (up to 8 pages)
- *New*: we also accept extended abstracts (2 pages) describing traces submitted through the ProvBench community initiative. Submissions that arrive in time for the regular paper deadline will be included in the regular proceedings

Additionally, authors are encouraged to also present a poster of their work, possibly jointly with the main EDBT poster session (to be confirmed).
Submissions should be formatted using the ACM Proceedings format: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates
Please see the workshop website for a link to the submission site.

Accepted papers will be included in the official EDBT workshop proceedings.

Workshop Organizers

Bertram Ludaescher, UC Davis, CA (ludaesch@ucdavis.edu)
Paolo Missier, Newcastle University, UK (pmissier@acm.org)

Proceedings chair:  Victor Cuevas, University of New Mexico and UC Davis, USA

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Received on Saturday, 8 December 2012 21:54:27 UTC