ProvenanceWeek 2021


ProvenanceWeek 2021

The ProvenanceWeek will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on July 19-22 2021. Following successful previous ProvenanceWeek events, this year’s installment will again co-locate the IPAW and TaPP workshops as well as host the first Workshop on Provenance and Visualization. IPAW and TaPP build on a successful history of provenance workshops that bring together researchers from a wide range of computer science fields including workflows, semantic web, databases, high performance computing, distributed systems, operating systems, programming languages, and software engineering, as well as researchers from other fields, such as biology and physics that have urgent provenance needs.

Because of the COVID 19 situation, ProvenanceWeek 2020 was held as a 1-day virtual event with brief teaser talks. ProvenanceWeek 2021 will bring together authors of the 2020 papers as well as co-locating the 2021 installment of TaPP and presentations by IPAW authors for a 2021 submission round.

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID situation in 2021, authors that cannot attend Provenance Week 2021 due to any reason will be allowed to participate and present their papers virtually. As a contingency plan, if an in-person event is not possible, then ProvenanceWeek 2021 will be held as a fully virtual event.

Provenance is increasingly important in data science, 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.


  • Vanessa Braganholo (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil) - IPAW PC chair
  • Boris Glavic (IIT, USA) - Senior PC chair
  • David Koop (Northern Illinois University, USA) - Demo/Poster Chair
  • Thomas Moyer (UNC Charlotte, USA) - General Chair
  • Tanu Malik (DePaul University, USA) - TaPP PC chair

ProvenanceWeek 2021

  • ProvenanceWeek 2021

Following successful past ProvenanceWeek events, ProvenanceWeek 2021 will again co-locate the IPAW and TaPP workshops as well as several satellite events that focus on novel directions for provenance.

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