[DL] 2nd CFP: 4th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW'2012)

Paul Groth p.t.groth at vu.nl
Fri Feb 17 12:02:40 CET 2012

Note: We are interested in all formal approaches to provenance in 
particular their relation to standard formal representations.

Apologies for cross-posting
Call for Papers:
4th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW'2012)

June 19-21, 2012 - Santa Barbara, California
Deadline March 21, 2012



"Provenance of a resource is a record that describes entities and 
processes involved in producing and delivering or otherwise influencing 
that resource. Provenance provides a critical foundation for assessing 
authenticity, enabling trust, and allowing reproducibility. Provenance 
assertions are a form of contextual metadata and can themselves become 
important records with their own provenance."
--Provenance XG Final Report

2012 will be a watershed year for provenance/annotation research. Under 
the stewardship of the World Wide Web Consortium, the global community 
of provenance practitioners is converging on standardized definitions, 
models, representations, and protocols for provenance. An infrastructure 
may soon be in place that could potentially support universal access to 
the provenance of online artifacts. The time is ripe to explore the 
implications of ubiquitous provenance.

Provenance is understood to be a critical component of information 
trustworthiness; indeed, much provenance research has been motivated by 
the vision of Tim Berners-Lee's "Oh, yeah?" button for accessing the 
metadata of a web resource. Provenance is also increasingly understood 
to be essential to scientific reproducibility—the provenance and 
annotation of a digital scientific artifact often fulfills the same 
function that a paper notebook did for earlier laboratory experiments. 
In many cases provenance offers the only coherent picture of ad-hoc 
digital workflows. Provenance is also a requirement for long-term 
preservation of digital information.

The spread of automatic systems for provenance capture and management 
will allow provenance to be associated with digital artifacts whose 
complexity (e.g., social networks) or volume (e.g., environmental 
satellite data) would make manual annotation prohibitive. Furthermore, 
the availability of large corpora provenance records is enabling 
research into automatic exploration of and reasoning about provenance.

This workshop builds on a successful line of provenance and annotation 
workshops (http://www.ipaw.info/).


The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers into all 
aspects of information provenance and annotation. In particular, IPAW 
2012 seeks participation from researchers who are developing standards 
and services for the representation and communication of provenance, and 
who are implementing provenance in active data analysis and management 

Topics of interest for IPAW 2012 include:

- Standardization of provenance models, services, and representations
- Provenance management architectures and techniques
- Use cases for provenance
- Analytic provenance and the relationship between provenance and 
- Provenance and the semantic web
- Human interpretation of provenance
- Security and privacy implications of provenance
- Legal applications of provenance
- Integration of provenance into existing information management 
- Provenance and social media
- Provenance and its relationship to annotation and metadata
- Scalability of provenance architectures
- Relationships between provenance and workflow
- Machine learning for and from provenance
- Provenance and digital curation
- Reasoning about provenance
- Provenance implications for trust and authenticity
- Publishing provenance
- Querying provenance
- Provenance management system prototypes and commercial solutions

*Important Dates*

- Abstracts Due: March 16, 2012
- Papers Due: March 23, 2012
- Notification of Acceptance: April 20, 2012
- Conference: June 19-21 2012.

*Conference Chairs*
James Frew - University of California, Santa Barbara
Paul Groth - VU University Amsterdam

Program Committee: http://ipaw2012.bren.ucsb.edu/index.php/Program_Committee


-Research Papers-

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that 
are not under review for publication elsewhere. Papers must be:

- no longer than 12 pages, including references and appendices
- formatted according to the Springer LNCS guidelines and technical 
- submitted as PDF files to 

A proceedings volume will be published after the workshop in the 
Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Submitted research papers will also be automatically considered for 
poster-only presentation.

-Posters and Demonstrations-

IPAW 2012 also encourages the presentation of ongoing 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 must begin with 

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

More information about the dl mailing list