11th International Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP) 2019

(as part of the Philadelphia Logic Week)

TaPP 2019

11th International Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance

In cooperation with USENIX

Date: exact date TBD but will be sometime during the week of June 3-7, 2019

(as part of the Philadelphia Logic Week)

Venue: Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA (USA)

The Theory and Practice of Provenance workshop series was started in San Francisco in 2009. TaPP aims to be a venue for early-stage and innovative research ideas related to provenance, and a forum to encourage exchange of ideas between researchers working on provenance and practitioners or potential users of such research. Industry and academic participants interested in provenance in any setting are welcome, and workshop contributions describing unsolved problems or new potential application areas for provenance research are particularly welcome.

Call for Papers

TaPP 2019 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.

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

Important dates

Abstract submission: February 21, 2019 (AoE)

Paper submission deadline: February 28, 2019 (AoE)

Demo/poster deadline: April 1, 2019 (AoE)

Author notification: April 15, 2019

Final versions due: May 1, 2019

Workshop: exact date TBD but will be sometime during the week of June 3-7, 2019

Submission Instructions

Papers must be:

  • Not published or under review elsewhere
  • Formatted according to the ACM SIGPLAN two-column format (http://www.sigplan.org/Resources/Author/ )

  • Papers can be one of the following categories:
    • Full Research Papers (up to 8 pages)
      • In-depth presentations of novel concepts and results
    • Extended Abstracts and Short Papers (up to 4 pages)
      • "Short papers" of 4 pages or less need not make an original research contribution and will be evaluated on the basis of originality, relevance, and contribution to the workshop
      • Proposals for tutorials, demos, discussions or other activities should be submitted as short papers
      • Should have "(short paper)" written below the title of the paper

Posters: Please submit a 1-page poster proposal (in any reasonable format) summarizing the research topic of your poster presentation by the poster deadline. A draft of the poster itself may also be submitted but is not necessary. Authors of accepted poster proposals will be allocated a poster board area large enough for an A0 or A1 poster. Abstracts of posters will also be included on the TaPP proceedings site.


Conference Chairs

  • Thomas Moyer, UNC Charlotte, PC Co-chair
  • Sudeepa Roy, Duke University, PC Co-chair

Program Committee

  • Anthony Anjorin, Paderborn University
  • Zhuowei Bao, Facebook
  • Adam Bates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Kevin Butler, University of Florida
  • Adriane Chapman, University of Southampton
  • Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, LRI, Universite Paris-Sud
  • Daniel Deutch, Tel Aviv University
  • Floris Geerts, University of Antwerp
  • Ashish Gehani, SRI International
  • Boris Glavic, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Thomas Pasquier, University of Bristol
  • Babak Salimi, University of Washington
  • Jatinder Singh, University of Cambridge
  • Christian Skalka, University of Vermont
  • Wenchao Zhou, Georgetown University