IPAW 2012 - 4th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop

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The next edition of the IPAW workshop will take place in Santa Barbara, California during the week of 18-22 June 2012. IPAW is a a bi-annual event highlighting the state of the art in provenance research.

As in previous editions, we are seeking to host other provenance-related events. Currently, we are hosting a tutorial on the provenance specifications from the W3C.

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Note: The paper submission deadline has been extended to March 28, 2012

Call for Papers

Accepted papers will appear in a volume of Lecture Notes for Computer Science:

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Important Dates

  • Abstracts Due: March 16, 2012
  • Papers Due: March 23, 2012 March 28, 2012
  • Note: The abstracts are for the papers to be submitted March 23rd. They are to help allocate reviewers.


We are excited that Dr. Philip E. Bourne (http://www.sdsc.edu/~bourne/) has agreed to keynote IPAW. He will be talking about provenance in practice in his lab.

Dr Bourne is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California San Diego, Associate Director of the RCSB Protein Data Bank. He is a Past President of the International Society for Computational Biology. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He is the co-founder and inaugural and current Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal PLoS Computational Biology and a long standing member of the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and Genome Canada panels responsible for reviewing proposals relating to computational biology. He is co-founder SciVee Inc. ( www.scivee.tv) and has been a leader in encouraging new models of publication.