W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > semantic-web@w3.org > December 2019

CFP: 4th ProvenanceWeek

From: Paul Groth <pgroth@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2019 17:42:34 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJCyKRruswhY_p3HKem7_VH-ntn4V1dgpTBiQNxh8BtiGfAgDA@mail.gmail.com>
To: SW-forum <semantic-web@w3.org>
 Call for Papers
 4th ProvenanceWeek

8th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW '20)
12th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP '20)

June 22-25, 2020, UNC Charlotte, USA




Provenance describes the entities and processes involved in producing or
otherwise influencing a resource. It provides a critical foundation for
assessing the authenticity of computationally derived results, enabling
and facilitating reuse and reproducibility. Provenance provides insight
into the
origins and derivation of data for data quality assessments, debugging and

Topics in provenance include capture, storage, usage, security,
interoperability, and applications. Of particular interest are the
problems that must be solved in order to make provenance a useful and usable
tool in the world today: What theoretical problems need to be solved? What
practical problems can we tackle? What lessons have we learned from real

Continuing the first three successful ProvenanceWeek events in 2014, 2016,
2018, ProvenanceWeek 2020 aims to provide a venue for both mature research
contributions and early-stage research in the area of provenance, and to
a broad audience of researchers working on provenance techniques,
researchers in
other disciplines that make use of, or apply, provenance techniques, and
participants from industry or government.

ProvenanceWeek 2020 will feature two primary events organized into tracks,
International Provence and Annotation Workshop (IPAW) track and the Theory
Practice of Provenance (TaPP) track, and in addition, will feature a joint
poster/demo track.


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

Topics of interest for ProvenanceWeek include, but are not limited to the

* Provenance visualization, and human interaction with provenance
* Provenance for big data and extreme computing
* Provenance for attribution and trust
* Provenance for transparency and accountability
* Security and privacy implications of provenance
* Provenance, social media, and the semantic web
* Provenance analytics, discovery, and reasoning about provenance and its
* Data sharing and data citation
* Provenance of workflows and annotations
* Standardization of provenance models, services, and representations
* Provenance management system prototypes and commercial solutions
* Applications of provenance in real-life settings
* Theoretical foundations of provenance
* Connections between provenance and established topics in other research
  (programming languages, security, software engineering, fairness, etc.)
* Provenance-based audit and forensics
* Design, performance and scalability of provenance systems

Important Dates

- Co-located event proposal deadline:                   February 1, 2020
- Co-located event acceptance notification:             February 15, 2020
- Abstract deadline:                                    March 1, 2020
- Paper deadline:                                       March 8, 2020
- Demo / Poster deadline:                               April 9, 2020
- Author notification:                                  May 1, 2020
- Camera ready due:                                     June 4, 2020

Conference Organizers

- Boris Glavic (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA) - ProvenanceWeek PC
- Vanessa Braganholo (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil) - IPAW PC
- Thomas Pasquier (University of Bristol, UK) - TaPP PC Chair
- David Koop (Northern Illinois University, USA) - Poster/Demo Chair
- Thomas Moyer (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA) - Local


Authors can submit papers to either the IPAW, TaPP, or demo/poster track of
ProvenanceWeek. Submission of the same or closely related work to both
tracks is
expressly disallowed. The submission site for all tracks is:


IPAW Track Research Papers

Authors are invited to submit original research work the IPAW track. This
solicits full research papers that describe mature, high-quality research
on the
topics of interest of the Provenance Week. Papers submitted to IPAW are
to have some form of initial validation, such as a case study or preliminary
experiments showing the feasibility of the proposed approach. A proceedings
volume will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science
(LNCS) series. Springer offers authors the choice to publish their papers
as open access at an additional fee.

Papers must be:

- not published or under review elsewhere

- no longer than 16 pages + references

- formatted according to the LNCS guidelines


- submitted as PDF files to the IPAW track at:

TaPP Track Research Papers

The TaPP track continues the tradition of TaPP to provide a genuine workshop
environment for discussing and developing new ideas and exploring
between disciplines and between academic research on provenance and

We invite innovative and creative contributions, including papers outlining
challenges for provenance research, promising formal approaches to
innovative use of provenance, experience-based insights, resourceful
experiments, and visionary (and possibly risky) ideas. The provenance
is very diverse, we therefore strongly encourage authors to contextualize

Papers must be:

- not published or under review elsewhere

- no longer than 5 pages (excluding references and appendix) following
USENIX format

- Submitting shorter papers is not discouraged. Specifically, papers
  visionary or preliminary ideas often tend to be shorter than the page
  limit. Please clearly prefix your paper title with “vision” when

- Furthermore, TaPP is a workshop primarily focused on the presentation of
  early-stage research papers. If the page limit would preclude a future
  full-length publication (e.g. to VLDB), please, feel free to submit a
  paper. If you want to make use of the option, please add the following
  at the end of your abstract:

  \textbf{We limited the paper to 4 pages as to allow a future full-length.

  This will be taken into account by the reviewers. This mention should be
  removed in the camera-ready version.

- Please, note that the appendix may contain additional material as
  (e.g. extended proof, full evaluation break down), but it should not be
  essential to the comprehension of the paper.

- submitted as PDF files to the TaPP track at:

The proceedings of TaPP will be published by USENIX (open access).

Poster/Demo papers

ProvenanceWeek encourages the presentation of posters and
demonstrations. Proposals for posters and demonstrations should be limited
to a
short description. For posters please describe the poster content and
problem. For demonstrations clearly indicate what is going to be
the significance of the research contribution, and/or applications. Accepted
posters and demonstrations will be presented during a separate session at

Demo and poster proposal must be:

- no longer than 2 pages

- formatted according to the USENIX instructions:

- submitted as PDF files to the poster track at:

- Poster authors are strongly encouraged to include an optional draft of
  poster layout and content. This addition gives a clear idea to reviewers
  what to expect and provides the opportunity for authors to receive
  feedback. All submissions should be in PDF format. Those who intend to
  demos are also highly encouraged to submit a short accompanying video or
  supplementary materials.

Proposals for 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 [bglavic] at [iit] o [edu] with:

- event title
- event aims
- organizers
- proposed format
- duration
- how it helps broaden community and increase impact

Important Dates:

- Proposal Submission: Febuary 1st, 2020
- Notification of Acceptance: Feburary 15th, 2020
Received on Monday, 9 December 2019 16:42:51 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Tuesday, 5 July 2022 08:46:02 UTC