======================================================================== Call for Papers 5th ProvenanceWeek 8th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW '21) 12th and 13th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP '21) --- July 19-22, 2021, UNC Charlotte, USA --- https://provenanceweek.org/2021/ ================================================================================ ========= OVERVIEW ========= 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 trust, and facilitating reuse and reproducibility. Provenance provides insight into the origins and derivation of data for data quality assessments, debugging and search. Topics in provenance include capture, storage, usage, security, interoperability, and applications. Of particular interest are the fundamental problems that must be solved 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? Because of the COVID-19 situation, ProvenanceWeek 2020 was held as a 1-day virtual event with brief teaser talks. ProvenanceWeek 2021 will bring together TaPP 2021 and IPAW 2021 as well as presentations by the authors of ProvenanceWeek 2020. Due to the uncertainty of the COVID situation in 2021, authors who cannot attend Provenance Week 2021 in-person, will still be allowed to participate and present their papers virtually. As a contingency plan, if an in-person event is entirely not possible, then ProvenanceWeek 2021 will be held as a fully virtual event. Continuing the first three successful ProvenanceWeek events in 2014, 2016, and 2018, ProvenanceWeek 2020/2021 aims to provide a venue for both mature research contributions and early stage research in the area of provenance, and to attract 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 2020/2021 will feature two primary events organized into tracks, the International Provence and Annotation Workshop (IPAW) track and the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP) track, and in addition, will feature a joint poster/demo track. ====== Topics ====== The goal of ProvenanceWeek is to bring together researchers and practitioners who are studying, applying, and advancing provenance in scientific and scholarly uses. Topics of interest for ProvenanceWeek include, but are not limited to the following: * 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 quality * 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 fields (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, 2021 - Co-located event acceptance notification: February 15, 2021 - Abstract deadline: March 1, 2021 - Paper deadline: March 8, 2021 - Demo / Poster deadline: April 9, 2021 - Author notification: June 1, 2021 ===================== Conference Organizers ===================== - Tanu Malik (DePaul University, USA) - TaPP PC Chair - Boris Glavic (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA) - ProvenanceWeek PC Chair - Vanessa Braganholo (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil) - IPAW PC Chair - Thomas Pasquier (University of Bristol, UK) - TaPP PC Chair (2020) - David Koop (Northern Illinois University, USA) - Poster/Demo Chair - Thomas Moyer (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA) - Local Chair =========== Submissions =========== 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: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pw2021 ========================== IPAW Track Research Papers ========================== Authors are invited to submit original research work the IPAW track. This track solicits full research papers that describe mature, high-quality research on the topics of interest of the Provenance Week. Papers submitted to IPAW are expected 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 https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines - submitted as PDF files to the IPAW track at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pw2021 ========================== TaPP Track Research Papers ========================== The Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP) is an annual workshop for developing and discussing new ideas and formulations in the rich area of provenance, and exploring the use provenance in applications. In its 13th year of running, TaPP is the workshop for emerging ideas and practical applications of provenance. In 2021, TaPP is divided into Research and Application tracks. The provenance community is very diverse and we hope the two tracks will encourage submissions on core provenance research as well as submissions that describe the use of provenance to enable novel applications. We therefore strongly encourage authors to contextualize their work with respect to these two tracks: 1. Research Track We invite innovative and creative contributions, including papers outlining new challenges for provenance research, promising formal approaches to provenance, resourceful experiments, and visionary (and possibly risky) ideas. 2. Applications Track We are introducing this year for the first time the “application track”. Application track papers need not to focus on novelty but should instead focus on innovative use of provenance and/or deployment of provenance-based solutions and/or open-source software. We invite authors to share insights, experience, and lessons learned when deploying provenance systems. We also encourage submissions describing datasets or tools that could benefit the community. Papers must be: - not published or under review elsewhere - no longer than 8 pages (excluding references and appendix) following USENIX format. - Submitting shorter papers is not discouraged. Specifically, papers presenting visionary or preliminary ideas often tend to be shorter than the page limit. - Further, 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 shorter paper. You may want to add the following mention at the end of your abstract: We limited the paper to 4 pages to allow a future full-length publication. 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 appropriate (e.g. extended proof, full evaluation break down), but it should not be essential to the comprehension of the paper. - clearly indicate as subtitle which track the paper is submitted to (i.e. Application Track or Research Track) - submitted as PDF files to the TaPP track at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pw2021 - The proceedings will be published by USENIX. ================== 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 research problem. For demonstrations clearly indicate what is going to be demonstrated, the significance of the research contribution, and/or applications. Accepted posters and demonstrations will be presented during a separate session at the workshop. Demo and poster proposal must be: ================================= - no longer than 4 pages - formatted according to the USENIX instructions: https://www.usenix.org/conferences/author-resources/paper-templates - submitted as PDF files to the poster track at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pw2021 - Poster authors are strongly encouraged to include an optional draft of their poster layout and content. This addition gives a clear idea to reviewers of what to expect and provides the opportunity for authors to receive feedback. All submissions should be in PDF format. Those who intend to show demos are also highly encouraged to submit a short accompanying video or other supplementary materials.