TaPP 2024: Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance

by James Cheney, Feb. 27, 2024

TaPP 2024: International Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Provenance
July 12, 2024
Vienna, Austria

Co-located with EuroS&P 2024

TaPP’24 inherits the tradition of providing a genuine workshop environment for discussing and developing new ideas and exploring connections between disciplines and between academic research on provenance and practical applications. We particularly welcome submissions covering security-related topics this year but continue to support diverse conversations from all disciplines, bringing together researchers from a wide range of computer science domains including workflows, databases, high performance computing, distributed systems, operating systems, programming languages, and software engineering, that have urgent provenance needs. Submission topics reflect the cross-cutting nature of this field, including, but not limited to:

  • Trust, transparency, and accountability
    • Provenance and trustworthy systems
    • Provenance to support accountability and transparency
  • Deployability, security, and forensic capabilities of provenance capture
    • Standardization of provenance models and representations
    • Retroactive reconstruction of provenance
    • Integrating provenance information
  • Storage and query efficiency
    • Analytics, querying, and reasoning about provenance
    • Performance aspects of provenance capture, storage, and analytics
  • Accuracy, performance, and explainability of provenance analysis
    • Security and privacy implications of provenance
    • Visualizing provenance information
    • Human interaction with provenance
  • Dataset and evaluation
    • Generating provenance datasets and comparing provenance-based security solutions

Important Dates

Paper Submission DeadlineMarch 15, 2024
Author NotificationApril 30, 2024
Camera-ready DueMay 15, 2024

Submission instructions

Research Track

We invite innovative and creative contributions, including papers outlining new challenges for provenance research, promising formal approaches to provenance, experiments, and visionary (and possibly risky) ideas. Research track papers can be submitted as:

  • Long papers: This track solicits full research papers that describe mature, high-quality research up to 8 pages, excluding references and other supporting material.
  • Short papers: This track typically includes work in progress or visionary ideas up to 4 pages (excluding references and other supporting material) that are not yet fully developed, but have the potential to lead to cutting-edge research.

Application Track

Application track papers up to 6 pages (excluding references and other supporting material) should focus on innovative use of provenance, deployment of provenance-based solutions and open-source software. We invite authors to share insights, experience, and lessons learned when deploying provenance systems. We encourage submissions describing datasets, tools, or infrastructure that could benefit the community at large.

“Best of the Rest”

As the provenance community is now established and publishing in conferences and journals across computer science domains, TaPP is forming a “Best of the Rest” category. If you have had a provenance paper accepted to a conference or journal in 2023 through February 2024, we invite you to submit the abstract to TaPP. We will invite the “Best of the Rest” to present their work at TaPP to widen the conversation. Submit the abstract and original publication venue and date of the previously published work. The title of the abstract must begin with “BEST:”.

Regardless of the track, papers must be:

  • Not published or under review elsewhere
  • Formatted according to the conference format, following the IEEE EuroS&P conference proceedings templates (https://www.ieee-security.org/TC/EuroSP2023/eurosp-2023-template.zip)
  • Supporting material may be submitted, but the reviewers will not be obliged to read them. Maximum 2 pages for appendices and additional 2 pages for references are allowed
  • Submitted via EasyChair and updated at any time until the submission deadline