BICOD/Tapp 2015 – British International Conference on Databases (BICOD 2015) and Theory and Practice of Provenance workshop (TaPP 2015)

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Date(s) - 06/07/2015 - 09/07/2015
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Informatics Forum

7th USENIX Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance
July 8-9, 2015; Edinburgh, UK

Note: this year TAPP is co-located with The British Database Conference (BICOD, July 6-8).

Invited Speakers:
Professor Renee Miller, University of Toronto/IBM (joint invited speaker with BICOD 2015)
Professor Trevor Martin, University of Bristol

Provenance provides needed insight into the origins and derivation of data, as well as formal documentation that can be instrumental in data quality assessment, program debugging, and search. Research topics of relevance to TAPP span the entire metadata lifecycle: from modelling to capture, storage, usage, querying and mining, to security and interoperable exchange across systems. TAPP also invites application-oriented contributions, on provenance-aware systems and other practical usage of provenance.

Workshop Format
In keeping with its successful tradition, TaPP ’15 is a workshop, as opposed to a mini-conference. We aim to provide a platform for presenting and discussing a range of fresh ideas, and actively encourage inter-disciplinary work beyond the confines of the data management community.

Research papers
Contributions are typically 4 and never more than 6 pages long. They should describe challenges for provenance research, brief descriptions of new applications, pie-in-the sky research ideas, and anything else that will help engage the researchers? minds. While brief and readable descriptions of research are encouraged, recycled conference submissions are strongly discouraged.

Contributions are collected into online proceedings, hosted by Usenix and indexed by DBLP, Google Scholar, etc.

Details of the workshop format are decided based on the volume and type of submissions that we receive. We expect a mixture of presentations and discussions. Anyone with an accepted submission should expect ample opportunity to present their ideas at the workshop.

*NEW* In addition to papers, we anticipate inviting posters for a dedicated poster session, possibly jointly with BICOD.

Important Dates
Abstracts Due: April 20th, 2015
Submission Deadline: April 27th, 2015
Poster Abstracts Due: May 25th, 2014 (To be aligned with BICOD)
Notification of Acceptance: June 1st, 2015
Camera ready submission due: June 15th, 2015
Workshop: July 8-9th, 2015

How and What to Submit
Submissions should be no more than 4 pages in ACM SIGPLAN (two-column) format. If supporting material is needed, an extra 4 pages may be submitted, but the committee will not be obliged to read them.

All contributions should be submitted online at: As in previous years, accepted TaPP papers will be open access via a USENIX web site.

Conference Chairs
Paolo Missier, Newcastle University, PC co-chair
Jun Zhao, Lancaster University, PC co-chair
James Cheney, The University of Edinburgh – local chair

Program Committee
Vanessa Braganholo, UFF, Brasil
Adriane Chapman, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, LRI, Universite Paris-Sud, France
Vasa Curcin, King’s College, London, UK
Tom De Nies, Ghent University – iMinds, Belgium
Lois Delcambre, Portland State University, USA
Irini Fundulaki, ICS-FORTH, Greece
Floris Geerts, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Ashish Gehani, SRI International, USA
Boris Glavic, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Paul Groth, Elsevier, NL
Melanie Herschel, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Bertram Ludaescher, University of Illinois (UIUC), USA
Sudeepa Roy, University of Washington, USA
Perdita Stevens, University of Edinburgh, UK

We gratefully acknowledge support from the Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (SICSA) for this event. Thanks to their generous support, we will be able to offer free registration to up to 6 PhD students at Scottish institutions for TaPP/BICOD.

For more information please see the Conference Web-site

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