TaPP'14 - Call for Papers

6th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance

Provenance provides needed insight into the origins and derivation of data. Provenance provides documentation that is an essential part of data quality assessments, debugging and search. Topics in provenance range from: capture, storage, usage, security, interoperability. Of particular interest
are the fundamental areas 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 implementations?

Workshop Format

As with the previous editions of the workshop, the Program Committee is determined to make TaPP’14 a real workshop at which new ideas are discussed and developed and where the participants can learn how other disciplines make use of provenance. While the workshop will have online proceedings
(indexed through DBLP), we do not want the workshop to become another "mini-conference" with only paper presentations. Instead, we are eager to receive short papers and vision papers describing challenges for provenance research, brief descriptions of new applications, pie-in-the sky research ideas, and anything else that will create a successful workshop. While brief and readable descriptions of research are encouraged, recycled conference submissions are strongly discouraged.

After the submission date for these various contributions, the Program Committee will decide on the details of the workshop format. It is expected to be a mixture of presentations, discussions, poster sessions, and a panel (in conjunction with IPAW’14 as part of Provenance Week). Anyone with an accepted submission will have ample opportunity to present their ideas at the workshop.

Important Dates

  • Abstracts Due: March 14, 2014 (extended)
  • Submission Deadline: March 24, 2014 (extended)
  • Poster Abstracts Due: April 11, 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: April 16, 2014

How and What to Submit

Submissions should be no more than 4 pages in ACM SIGPLAN (two-column) format. If supporting material is needed, an extra 4 pages may be submitted, but the committee will not be obliged to read them.  

*NEW* We are also inviting submissions to the JOINT IPAW & TaPP Poster Session: Poster abstracts (1 page) are due by April 11.

All contributions should be submitted online at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tapp14. As in previous years, accepted TaPP papers will be open access via a USENIX web site. We are also considering to invite extended papers after the TaPP'14 workshop, to be published as formal post-proceeedings.

Conference Chairs

Program Committee

  • Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, LRI Universite Paris-Sud
  • Susan Davidson, University of Pennsylvania
  • Lois Delcambre, Portland State University
  • Irini Fundulaki, ICS-FORTH
  • Floris Geerts, University of Antwerp
  • Ashish Gehani, SRI International
  • Boris Glavic, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Carole Goble, The University of Manchester
  • Todd Green, LogicBlox and University of California, Davis
  • Paul Groth, VU University Amsterdam
  • Melanie Herschel, Université Paris Sud 11
  • H. V. Jagadish, University of Michigan
  • Andrew Martin, University of Oxford
  • Renee J. Miller, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto
  • Paolo Missier, School of Computing Sciences, Newcastle University
  • Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh
  • Jun Zhao, Lancaster University