Provenance Analytics



Call for contributions

Provenance is a record that describes people, institutions, entities, and activities involved in producing, influencing, or delivering a digital artifact. There have been several efforts dedicated to the design of data models for provenance, the integration with legacy systems, the generation and reconstruction of provenance. However, relatively little attention has been given to the principled use of provenance for analyzing the behavior of systems, building models to predict their behavior, and recognizing anomalous situations.

In this workshop, we will bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss principles and approaches to provenance analysis and analytics. It is anticipated that the submissions and workshop discussions will form the foundations of a survey on the usage of provenance. The workshop will be co-located with the Provenance Week, taking place in Cologne (Germany), during the week beginning 9th of June, 2014.

Topics of interest

  • Algorithms for provenance analysis and transformation
  • Machine learning techniques applied to provenance
  • Reasoning systems for provenance
  • Implementation, scalability, and performance of provenance analysis
  • Predictive models based on provenance
  • Applications of provenance analysis/analytics
  • Provenance based quality analysis, trust rating, reputation
  • Online and offline use of provenance
  • Provenance for auditing and accountability
  • Privacy issues pertaining to provenance
  • Reasoning with incomplete or uncertain provenance
  • Usability of provenance
  • Industrial experience with provenance

Submission details and Important Dates

This workshop will be highly interactive and discussion-based. Authors are invited to submit short papers (1-4 pages in LNCS format ( describing frameworks for provenance that are under development (or being deployed for real use), applications of provenance that illustrate the use of provenance in practical settings, description of a vision or new requirements for provenance based on practical use.

Submission Deadline: May 4th 2014 May 11th 2014 (extended).

Notification Date: May 19th 2014 May 26th 2014 May 27th 2014.

Submissions will be sent through EasyChair.

Provenance Analytics will be co-located with the Provenance Week, taking place in Cologne (Germany). The event will take place the 9th of June, 2014 at 1 pm.

Note: No proceedings will be published, but accepted submissions will be made available online at Authors are also encouraged to submit a full paper to TAPP or IPAW.


  • Reza B'Far, Oracle USA
  • Juliana Freire, School of Engineering, New York University
  • Daniel Garijo, Ontology Engineering Group, Universidad politécnica de Madrid
  • Yolanda Gil, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
  • Paul Groth, Web & Media Group, VU University of Amsterdam
  • Trung Dong Huynh, University of Southampton
  • John Ibbotson, IBM UK
  • Timothy Lebo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Luc Moreau, University of Southampton
  • Tom de Nies, iMinds, Ghent University
  • Curt Tilmes, National Aeronautics and Space Administration