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IPAW 2010 : The 3rd International Provenance and Annotation Workshop


Conference Series : International Provenance and Annotation Workshop
When Jun 15, 2010 - Jun 16, 2010
Where Troy, NY, USA
Abstract Registration Due Mar 8, 2010
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2010
Notification Due Apr 22, 2010
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2010

Call For Papers

The 3rd International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW'2010)
Troy NY, USA, June 15-16, 2010

Interest in and needs for provenance are growing as data proliferates. Data is increasing in a wide array of application areas, including scientific workflow systems, logical reasoning systems, text extraction, social media, and linked data. As data increases and as applications become more hybrid and distributed in nature, there is increasing interest in where data came from and how it was produced in order to understand when and how to rely on it.

Provenance, or the origin or source of something, can capture a wide range of information. This includes, for example, who or what generated the data, history of data stewardship, manner of manufacture, place and time of manufacture, and so on. Annotation is tightly connected with provenance since data is often commented on, described, and referred to. These descriptions or annotations are often critical to the understandability, reusability, and reproducibility of data and thus are often critical components of today?s data and knowledge systems.

Provenance has been recognized to be important in a wide range of areas including databases, workflows, knowledge representation and reasoning, and digital libraries. Thus, many disciplines have proposed a wide range of provenance models, techniques, and infrastructure for encoding and using provenance. One timely challenge for the broader community is to understand the range of strengths and weaknesses of different approaches sufficiently to find and use the best models for any given situation. This also comes at a time when a new incubator group has been formed at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to provide a state of the art understanding and develop a roadmap in the area of provenance for Semantic Web technologies, development, and possible standardization.

== Topics ==

This workshop builds on a successful line of provenance and annotation workshops ( It aims to bring together a broad range of provenance researchers and users in order to discuss progress in and open research problems related to provenance and annotation. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

* Provenance models
* Architectures and data management techniques for provenance data
* Provenance requirements and use cases
* Provenance-aware reasoning
* Provenance-aware Semantic Web applications and technologies
* Presentation techniques and tools for provenance data
* Security and privacy issues for provenance data
* Provenance integration and interoperability
* Provenance for social media
* Provenance for linked data
* Query languages and query processing techniques for provenance data
* Storage and query interfaces for workflow provenance
* Provenance analysis, mining and visualization
* Provenance systems, functionality, protocols, implementation
* Provenance, business processes and compliance
* Provenance prototypes and commercial solutions
* Provenance in scientific publications
* Provenance and its relationship to annotation and metadata
* Provenance for digital libraries

== Submission ==

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers that are not under review for publication elsewhere. Papers may be up to 12 pages in length, including reference and appendix. Detailed submission instructions will be available on the Submission page Submitted research papers will also be automatically considered for the poster-only option. Proceedings will be published after the workshop by Springer (to be confirmed).

IPAW 2010 is also soliciting shorter submissions of ongoing work in the form of proposals for demonstrations, posters, or statements of interest. Short papers may be up to 4 pages in length. Demonstration proposals should describe the context and highlights of the proposed demonstration and include a brief description of the demonstration scenario.

== Important Dates ==

* Abstract deadline: March 8, 2010
* Submission deadline (papers, demos & posters): March 15, 2010
* Notification to authors: April 22, 2010
* Camera-ready deadline: June 1, 2010
* Presentation deadline: June 13, 2010
* Workshop: June 15-16, 2010

== Collocated Events ==

Provenance Hackathon (June 14, 2010) The day before the workshop. There will be a one day hackathon with a prize awarded during the conference.

Provenance Challenge Planning day (June 17, 2010) The day after the workshop. There will be a one day planning meeting for the next provenance challenge.

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