ProvenanceWeek 2016

June 6-9, 2016 • Washington, D.C.

Co-located events:
6th International Provenance & Annotation Workshop (IPAW '16)
8th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP '16)

ProvenanceWeek, June 6-9, 2016, is being hosted by The MITRE Corporation in McLean, Virginia, USA, a short metro ride from Washington D.C. The workshops IPAW and TAPP will be co-located and accompanied by a number of exciting, original events, which focus on novel and adventurous directions for Provenance.


  • ProvenanceWeek
  • IPAW
  • TaPP
Monday, June 6 8:30 - 9:00 Check-in, Security, Welcome
9:00 - 12:00 Transparent Computing
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:30 PROV: Three Years Later
Tuesday, June 7 0900 - 1700 IPAW
Wednesday, June 8 0900 - 1600 IPAW
1700 Conference Reception
Thursday, June 9 0900 - 1700 TaPP

Following the successful inception of ProvenanceWeek in 2014, this year's installment will again co-locate the IPAW and TaPP workshops as well as several satellite events focusing on novel directions of provenance. IPAW and TaPP build both on a successful history of provenance workshops that bring together researchers from a wide range of computer science fields including workflows, semantic web, databases, HPC and distributed systems, operating systems, programming languages, and software engineering; included are researchers from other fields such as biology and physics that have urgent provenance needs. Provenance is increasingly important in data science, Big Data, cloud computing, workflow systems, and many other areas. By providing a record of the data creation process and of dependencies between data, provenance information is essential for tracing errors in transformed data back to erroneous inputs, access control, auditing, repeatability and reproducibility, evaluating data quality, and establishing ownership of data.


The goal of ProvenanceWeek is to bring together researchers and practitioners who are studying, applying, and advancing provenance in scientific and scholarly uses.

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

Conference Organizers

  • Marta Mattoso (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) - ProvenanceWeek Senior PC Chair
  • Boris Glavic (Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA) - IPAW PC Chair
  • Sarah Cohen-Boulakia (Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France) - TaPP PC Chair
  • Adriane P. Chapman (The MITRE Corporation, Washington DC, USA) - Local Chair


Authors can submit either to the IPAW or TaPP track of ProvenanceWeek. Duplicate submission, or submission of the same or closely related papers to both tracks, is expressly disallowed. Furthermore, ProvenanceWeek accepts demonstration and poster proposals that will be included in the IPAW Springer proceedings.

There will be a special issue of the Association for Computing Machinery's Transactions on Internet Technology (ACM TOIT) Journal ( on the topic of provenance of online data, with a deadline approximately two months after the workshop and an open call for papers. Extended versions of papers appearing at ProvenanceWeek are particularly welcome.