TaPP '09 Call for Papers
1st Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP '09)
February 23, 2009
San Francisco, CA
Sponsored by USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association
- Paper submissions deadline extended! December 9, 2008, 11:59 p.m. PST
- Notification of acceptance: January 22, 2009
- Electronic files due: February 11, 2009
James Cheney, University of Edinburgh
Juliana Freire, University of Utah
Jim Frew, University of California, Santa Barbara
Michael Lesk, Rutgers University
Gerome Miklau, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Vladimiro Sassone, University of Southampton
Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh
Erez Zadok, Stony Brook University
Steve Zdancewic, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Hicks, University of Maryland
Bertram Ludaescher, University of California, Davis
Craig Soules, HP Labs
Val Tannen, University of Pennsylvania
Provenance, or meta-information about computations, computer systems, database queries, scientific workflows, and so on, is emerging as a central issue in a number of disciplines. The TaPP workshop continues an informal series of workshops on Principles of Provenance organized in 2007–2008, which helped raise the profile of this area within diverse research communities, such as databases, security, and programming languages. We hope both to attract serious cross-disciplinary, foundational, and highly speculative research and to facilitate needed interaction with the broader systems community and with industry.
We invite submissions addressing research problems involving provenance in any area of computer science, including but not limited to:
- Data provenance and lineage
- Uncertainty/probabilistic databases
- Curated databases
- Data quality/integration/cleaning
- Data forensics
- Programming languages and software engineering
- Bi-directional, adaptive, and self-adjusting computation
- Source code management/version control/configuration management
- Model-driven design and analysis
- Systems and security
- Provenance aware/versioned file systems
- Provenance and audit/integrity/information flow security
- Trusted computing
- Traces and reflective/adaptive/self-adjusting systems
- Digital libraries
- Workflows/scientific computation
- Efficient/incremental recomputation
- Scientific data exploration and visualization
- Workflow provenance querying
- User interfaces
Deadline and Submission Instructions
We invite submissions of either full papers describing relatively mature work or short papers on ongoing work. Short papers are meant to allow authors to talk about ongoing work that is not yet suitable for publication. Short papers may be included in the online proceedings at the authors' discretion.
Submissions will be received electronically via the Web form. The Web form asks for contact information for the paper and allows for the submission of your full paper file in PDF format. Please do not email submissions.
Papers should be formatted in two columns to fit in either four  or ten  pages, 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 this LaTeX template and style file or this Word template.
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