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TaPP 2011 - TaPP 2011 : 3rd USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance



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TaPP '11 Call for Papers
3rd USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP '11)

June 20-22, 2011
Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Sponsored by USENIX

* Important Dates

* Submissions due: April 8, 2011, 11:59 p.m. PDT
* Notification to authors: May 9, 2011
* Final paper files due: May 23, 2011

* Workshop Organizers

** Program Co-Chairs
Peter Buneman, University of Edinburgh
Juliana Freire, University of Utah

** Program Committee
Umut Acar, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
Susan Davidson, University of Pennsylvania
Irini Fundulaki, FORTH
Dieter Gawlick, Oracle
HV Jagadish, University of Michigan
Grigoris Karvounarakis, LogicBlox and FORTH
Anastasios Kementsietsidis, IBM
Marta Mattoso, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Paolo Missier, University of Newcastle
Helen Parkinson, European Bioinformatics Institute
Margo Seltzer, Harvard University
Matthias Troyer, ETH Zurich
Dan Suciu, University of Washington
Jan Van den Bussche, Hasselt University
Marianne Winslett, University of Illinois

** Local Workshop Chair
Irini Fundulaki, FORTH

** Workshop Organization and Proceedings Coordinator
Grigoris Karvounarakis, LogicBlox and FORTH

** Steering Committee
James Cheney, University of Edinburgh
Bertram Ludaescher, University of California, Davis
Margo Seltzer, Harvard University
Craig Soules, HP Labs
Wang-Chiew Tan, University of California, Santa Cruz
Val Tannen, University of Pennsylvania

** Overview

With the deluge of digital data we are currently experiencing, it has
become increasingly important to capture and understand the provenance
of data. Provenance provides important documentation that is an
essential part of the quality of data, and it is essential to the
trust we put in, for example, the data we find on the Web and the data
that is derived from scientific experiments.

The meeting is in Crete, the week after the Athens meeting of ACM
SIGMOD ( Crete is a
spectacular island with great beaches, scenery, and food.

** Topics and What to Submit

Submissions are solicited on any topic related to theoretical or
practical aspects of provenance, including but not limited to:
provenance in databases, workflows, programming languages, security,
software engineering, or systems; provenance on the Web; or real-world
applications of or requirements for provenance. The program committee
very much wants to make this a workshop rather than a
mini-conference. Therefore, in addition to papers describing original
research, the committee welcomes any proposal that will make the
workshop interactive and promote discussions, especially discussions
across disciplines.

** The following are possible submissions:

* Short papers and vision papers describing challenges for
provenance research and novel applications (4 pages maximum)

* Proposals for mini-tutorials on some aspect of provenance (4
pages maximum)

* Regular submissions describing original research (8 pages

* Other proposals (e.g., for panels or small discussion groups)

Besides regular presentations, we plan to hold a poster session where
authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to discuss
their work with the other workshop participants.

** How to Submit

Submissions will be received electronically via a Web form, which will
be available here soon. The Web form will ask for contact information
for the paper and will allow for the submission of your full paper
file in PDF format. Please do not email submissions.

Papers should be formatted in two columns, using 10 point Times
Roman type on 12 point leading, in a text block of 6.5" by 9". If
you wish, you may use the LaTeX template found at and style file
found at or the
RTF template found at

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues,
submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes
dishonesty or fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical
conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may take
action against authors who have committed them. See the USENIX
Conference Submissions Policy at for

** Questions?

Contact your program co-chairs, at, or the
USENIX office, at

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be
considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential
prior to publication on the USENIX TaPP '11 Web site; rejected
submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

All accepted papers will be available online to registered attendees
before the workshop. If your paper should not be published prior to
the event, please notify The papers will be
available online to everyone beginning on the day of the first day of
the workshop, June 20, 2011.

Last modified: 2011-02-12 19:35:44