7th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop

10th USENIX Theory and Practice of Provenance

Workshop on Algorithm Accountability Using Provenance

Workshop on Incremental Re-Computation: Provenance and Beyond

2nd Workshop on Provenance-based Security


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Important dates

February 12, 2018: Co-located event proposal deadline       
March 5, 2018: Co-located event acceptance notification    
March 12, 2018: Abstract deadline
March 19, 2018: Paper deadline
March 19, 2018: Abstract deadline
March 26, 2018: Paper deadline
April 9, 2018: Demo / Poster deadline
April 16, 2018: Demo / Poster deadline
May 14, 2018: Author notification
June 4, 2018: Camera ready due


Monday 9th July (AM + PM)
7th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW)
Tuesday 10th July (AM + PM)
7th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW)
Wednesday 11th July (AM + PM)
10th Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP)
Thursday 12th July (AM)
10th Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP)
Thursday 12th July (PM)
Workshop on Algorithm Accountability using Provenance (AAuP)
Workshop on Incremental Re-computation: Provenance and beyond (IRPb)
Friday 13th July (AM)
2nd Workshop on Provenance-based Security (PbS)
Workshop on Incremental Re-computation: Provenance and beyond (IRPb)
Friday 13th July (PM)
2nd Workshop on Provenance-based Security (PbS)


The 3rd ProvenanceWeek will take place in London, UK, during the week of July 9-13, 2018. Following successful ProvenanceWeek events in 2014 and 2016, this year’s installment will again co-locate the IPAW and TaPP workshops as well as several satellite events that focus on novel directions for provenance. IPAW and TaPP build on a successful history of provenance workshops that bring together researchers from a wide range of computer science fields including workflows, semantic web, databases, high performance computing,  distributed systems, operating systems, programming languages, and software engineering, as well as researchers from other fields, such as biology and physics that have urgent provenance needs.

Provenance is increasingly important in data science, cloud computing, workflow systems, and many other areas. By providing a record of the data creation process and of dependencies between data, provenance information is essential for tracing errors in transformed data back to erroneous inputs, access control, auditing, repeatability and reproducibility, evaluating data quality, and establishing ownership of data.


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 include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provenance management system prototypes and commercial solutions
  • Provenance analytics, querying, and reasoning about provenance
  • Visualizing provenance information
  • Performance aspects of provenance capture, storage, and analytics
  • Standardization of provenance models and representations
  • Security and privacy implications of provenance
  • Applications of provenance in real life settings
  • Human interaction with provenance
  • Retroactive reconstruction of provenance
  • Using provenance for evaluating data quality and trust in data
  • Novel methods for capturing provenance
  • Integrating provenance information
  • Interoperability among provenance-aware systems
  • Provenance discovery

Conference Organizers

  • Ashish Gehani (SRI, USA) – ProvenanceWeek PC Chair
  • Khalid Belhajjame (University Paris-Dauphine, France) – IPAW PC Chair
  • Melanie Herschel (University of Stuttgart, Germany) – TaPP PC Chair
  • Pinar Alper (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg) – Posters / Demos Chair
  • Vasa Curcin and Simon Miles (King’s College London, UK) – Local Chairs


Authors can submit papers to either the IPAW or TaPP track of ProvenanceWeek. Submission of the same or closely related work to both tracks is expressly disallowed. ProvenanceWeek also accepts posters and demonstration proposals that will be included in the IPAW Springer proceedings.

IPAW Track Research Papers

Authors are invited to submit original research work. The IPAW track solicits full research papers (12 pages). The workshop has traditionally been organized around the presentation of selected, peer-reviewed high-quality papers, published by Springer-Verlag.

Papers must be:

A proceedings volume will be published after the event in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Springer offers “Open choice” for authors who wish to provide open access to their papers.

IPAW Program Committee

  • Pinar Alper, Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine
  • Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • David W. Archer, Galois
  • Khalid Belhajjame, Université Paris-Dauphine
  • Vanessa Braganholo, Universidade Federal Fluminense
  • Kevin Butler, University of Florida
  • Sarah Cohen Boulakia, Université Paris-Sud
  • Oscar Corcho, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
  • Vasa Curcin, King’s College London
  • Susan Davidson, University of Pennsylvania
  • Saumen Dey, University of California, Davis
  • Alban Gaignard, CNRS, Nantes Academic Hospital
  • Daniel Garijo, Information Sciences Institute
  • Paul Groth, Elsevier Labs
  • Trung Dong Huynh, University of Southampton
  • Grigoris Karvounarakis, LogicBlox
  • David Koop, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Bertram Ludäscher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Tanu Malik, University of Chicago
  • Marta Mattoso, Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro
  • Deborah McGuinness, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Simon Miles, King’s College London
  • Paolo Missier, Newcastle University
  • Luc Moreau, King’s College London
  • Beth Plale, Indiana University
  • Daniel de Oliveira, Fluminense Federal University
  • Satya Sahoo, Case Western Reserve University
  • Stian Soiland-Reyes, University of Manchester
  • Jun Zhao, Oxford e-Research Centre


TaPP Track Research Papers

TaPP 2018 continues the tradition of providing a genuine workshop environment for discussing and developing new ideas and exploring connections between disciplines and between academic research on provenance and practical applications.  We invite innovative and creative contributions, including papers outlining new challenges for provenance research, promising formal approaches to provenance, innovative use of provenance, experience-based insights, resourceful experiments, and visionary (and possibly risky) ideas. Proposals for tutorials, panel or group discussions, reports on early stage research, or any other activities that will create a successful workshop are encouraged.

Papers must be:

As in previous years, contributions to TaPP will be published online as open access; authors retain copyright to their submissions and full-length papers based on TaPP contributions may be submitted to other venues subsequently.

TaPP Program Committee

Elisa Bertino, Purdue University
Pierre Bourhis, CNRS CRIStAL
Shawn Bowers, Gonzaga University
Lucian Carata, University of Cambridge
Adriane Chapman, University of Southampton
Ang Chen, Rice University
Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Universite Paris-Sud
Irini Fundulaki, ICS-FORTH
Floris Geerts, University of Antwerp
Boris Glavic, Illinois Institute of Technology
Torsten Grust, Universität Tübingen
Matteo Interlandi, Microsoft
Ulf Leser, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Yuval Moskovitch, Tel Aviv University
Thomas Moyer, UNC Charlotte
Yingbo Song, BAE Systems


ProvenanceWeek encourages the presentation of early work as posters. Proposals for posters should be limited to a 4 page description of the poster content, formatted using the LNCS guidelines. Accepted posters will be presented during a separate session at the workshop.

Poster descriptions must be:


Demonstration proposals should be no more 4 pages long, formatted using the Springer LNCS guidelines. The proposal must describe the demonstrated system, clearly indicate what is going to be demonstrated, and state the significance of the research contribution, technologies, and/or applications.

Demonstration proposals must be: