TaPP 2017

9th International Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance
Seattle, Washington
June 22-23, 2017
In cooperation with USENIX

The Theory and Practice of Provenance workshop series was started in San Francisco in 2009. TaPP aims to be a venue for early-stage and innovative research ideas related to provenance, and a forum to encourage exchange of ideas between researchers working on provenance and practitioners or potential users of such research. Industry and academic participants interested in provenance in any setting are welcome, and workshop contributions describing unsolved problems or new potential application areas for provenance research are particularly welcome.

Call for papers

TaPP 2017 continues 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 invite innovative and creative contributions, including papers outlining new challenges for provenance research, promising formal approaches to provenance, innovative use of provenance, experience-based insights, resourceful experiments, and visionary (and possibly risky) ideas. Proposals for tutorials, panel or group discussions, reports on early stage research, or any other activities that will create a successful workshop are encouraged.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Important dates

All deadlines are 23:59:59 UTC-11

Abstract submission March 20, 2017
Paper submission deadline March 27, 2017Extended: April 4, 2017
Poster submission deadline May 29, 2017
Author notification May 8, 2017Extended: May 12, 2017
Final versions due TBD
Workshop June 22-23, 2017

Submission instructions

Papers must be:

Submission Site

Research paper contributions should be submitted online at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tapp17.

Posters: Please submit a 1-page poster proposal (in any reasonable format) summarizing the research topic of your poster presentation to tapp17@easychair.org, by the poster deadline. A draft of the poster itself may also be submitted but is not necessary. Authors of accepted poster proposals will be allocated a poster board area large enough for an A0 or A1 poster. Abstracts of posters will also be included on the TaPP proceedings site.


Conference Chairs
Program Committee


Conference Registration is $300.00 per participant. The final day for on-time registration is Thursday, June 8, 2017. Registration forms received after the deadline date will be processed on a space-available basis and are subject to a Late Registration Fee of $15.00.

The TaPP'17 Registration page is available at https://washington.irisregistration.com/Form/3565. You will be prompted to create an account before being redirected to the registration site. Please note that in order to reserve housing you need to follow the link below.

Visa Information

If you need a letter of invitation to assist you in obtaining a visa to the US, please send an email to the tapp17@easychair.org with the subject "Visa Invitation Letter" and the following information:
  1. Your name as it appears on your passport
  2. Current postal mailing address
  3. Your Registration Confirmation Information
  4. If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the 'sole author' or a 'co-author'.


Lodging will be available through Lander Hall on the University of Washington Campus. Per person package rates for two nights housing are $164.99 for a double occupancy and $239.99 for a single occupancy. This rate includes a $37.99 debit meal card for UW Dining Services.

Reservations can be made at https://washington.irisregistration.com/Form/3564. You will be prompted to create an account before being redirected to the registration site. Please note that this is a separate page than the above registration site.


23-Jan-2017: The TaPP'17 CFP is now available.

13-Mar-2017: The TaPP'17 submission site is now online.

11-May-2017: Poster submission instructions are now online.

12-May-2017: Venue Information is are now online.

23-May-2017: Registration and Lodging information is are now online.