IPAW'2014 - Call for Papers

5th Intl. Provenance and Annotation Workshop


Provenance is growing increasingly important in an accelerated environment of Big Data and international data sharing. As a record that describes entities
and processes involved in producing and delivering or otherwise influencing that resource, provenance provides a critical foundation for assessing the
authenticity of computationally derived results, enabling trust, and facilitating reuse and reproducibility.

We are pleased that IPAW’14 will participate as part of a “PROVENANCE WEEK”, a full week of co-located activities around provenance (details forthcoming).
IPAW’14 builds on a successful line of provenance and annotation workshops: http://www.ipaw.info/


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

Topics of interest for IPAW 2014 include the following:

  • Provenance analytics and visualization
  • Role of provenance in Big Data
  • Provenance quality
  • Attribution and trust in sharing of research data across national boundaries
  • Provenance and the semantic web
  • Human interaction with provenance
  • Security and privacy implications of provenance
  • Legal applications of provenance
  • Integration of provenance into existing information management architectures
  • Provenance management architectures and techniques
  • Provenance and social media
  • Provenance in extreme computing
  • Provenance in digital data lifecycle
  • Reasoning about provenance
  • Provenance discovery
  • Standardization of provenance models, services, and representations
  • Provenance management system prototypes and commercial solutions
  • Applications of provenance in real life settings

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Due: March 14, 2014 (extended)

  • Papers (Regular, Demo) Due: March 23, 2014 (extended)

  • Poster Abstracts Due: April 11, 2014

  • Notifications: April 16, 2014

Conference Organizers

The organizers of IPAW'14 can be found here.


Research Papers

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research work. Papers must be:

A proceedings volume will be published after the event in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Posters and Demonstrations

IPAW 2014 also encourages the presentation of early 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 should begin with "DEMO:".

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

NOTE: Demonstrations and poster abstracts will be included in the LNCS proceedings!