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USENIX is proud to publish the papers for the 6th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP '14), which will be held on June 12–13 in Cologne, Germany. TaPP '14 will be hosted in conjunction with Provenance Week.
Provenance provides needed insight into the origins and derivation of data. Provenance provides documentation that is an essential part of data quality assessments, debugging and search. Topics in provenance range from: capture, storage, usage, security, interoperability. Of particular interest are the fundamental areas that must be solved in order to make provenance a useful and usable tool in the world today:
- What theoretical problems need to be solved?
- What practical problems can we tackle?
- What lessons have we learned from real implementations?
As with the previous editions of the workshop, the Program Committee is determined to make TaPP ’14 a real workshop at which new ideas are discussed and developed and where the participants can learn how other disciplines make use of provenance. While the workshop will have online proceedings
(indexed through DBLP), we do not want the workshop to become another "mini-conference" with only paper presentations. Instead, we are eager to receive short papers and vision papers describing challenges for provenance research, brief descriptions of new applications, pie-in-the sky research ideas, and anything else that will create a successful workshop. While brief and readable descriptions of research are encouraged, recycled conference submissions are strongly discouraged.
The Program Committee will decide on the details of the workshop format. It is expected to be a mixture of presentations, discussions, poster sessions, and a panel (in conjunction with IPAW ’14 as part of Provenance Week). Anyone with an accepted submission will have ample opportunity to present their ideas at the workshop.