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The Second International Workshop on the role of Semantic Web in Provenance Management

(Co-located with the 9th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC-2010)

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Updates

  • The next SWPM workshop, SWPM 2012, to be held in conjunction with ESWC 2012
  • Author presentations and slides from Keynote by Prof. McGuinness are available in Program section!
  • A discussion among the participants, in response to the question: "What is the most important item of provenance standardization for you and your community"?
  • The workshop proceedings has been published by the CEUR Workshop Proceedings

Proceedings

The SWPM2010 proceedings has been published by CEUR Workshop Proceedings and are available online at SWPM2010 Workshop Proceedings

Program

  • 8.30am Registration
  • 8.45am - 9.00am Introduction Presentation (pdf)
  • 9.00am - 10.00am Keynote Address
  • 10.00am - 10.30am Break
  • 10.30am - 12.00noon Session I
    • Presentation 1 (10:30am - 11:00am): Annotation algebras for RDFS, Peter Buneman and Egor V. Kostylev
    • Presentation 2 (11:00am - 11:30am): Calculating the Trust of Event Descriptions using Provenance, Davide Ceolin, Paul Groth and Willem Robert van Hage
    • Presentation 3 (11:30am - 12:00noon): Prov4J: A Semantic Web Framework for Generic Provenance Management, Andre Freitas, Arnaud Legendre, Sean O'Riain and Edward Curry
  • 12 - 1.30pm Lunch
  • 1.30pm - 3:00pm Session II
    • Presentation 4 (1:30pm - 2:00pm): Semantic Provenance Registration and Discovery using Geospatial Catalogue Service, Peng Yue, Jianya Gong, Liping Di, Lianlian He and Yaxing Wei
    • Presentation 5 (2:00pm - 2:30pm): Towards Interoperable Metadata Provenance, Kai Eckert, Magnus Pfeffer and Johanna Voelker
    • Presentation 6 (2:30pm - 3:00pm): Semantic Representation of Provenance in Wikipedia, Fabrizio Orlandi, Pierre-Antoine Champin and Alexandre Passant
  • 3:00pm - 3.30pm Break
  • 3.30pm - 5:00pm Session III
    • Presentation 7 (3:30pm - 4:00pm): Provenance of Microarray Experiments for a Better Understanding of Experiment Results, Helena Deus, Jun Zhao, Satya Sahoo, Matthias Samwald, Eric Prud’hommeaux, Michael Miller, M.Scott Marshall and Kei-Hoi Cheung
    • Presentation 8 (4:00pm - 4:15pm): Presentation on the W3C Provenance Incubator Group
  • 4:15pm - 5:00pm Open House

Objectives

The growing eScience infrastructure is enabling scientists to generate scientific data on an industrial scale. Similarly, using the Web as the platform, the Linked Open Data (LOD) initiative has created a vast amount of information that can be leveraged by Semantic Web application in a variety of real world scenarios. The importance of managing various forms of metadata has long been recognized as critical in the Semantic Web. In this workshop we focus specifically on metadata that describes the origins of the data. The term provenance from the French word “provenir”, meaning “to come from", describes the lineage or origins of a data entity. Provenance metadata is essential to correctly interpret the results of a process execution, to validate data processing tools, to verify the quality of data, and to associate measures of trust to the data. The primary objective of this workshop is two-fold, (1) to explore the role of Semantic Web in addressing some of the critical challenges facing provenance management and (2) the role of provenance in real world Semantic Web applications. Specifically,

  • Efficiently capturing and propagating provenance information as data is processed, fragmented and recombined across multiple applications on a Web scale, for example in the LOD cloud.
  • A common representation model or vocabulary for provenance for processing and analysis by both agents and humans.
  • Interoperability of provenance information generated in distributed environments.
  • Tools leveraging the Semantic Web for visualization of provenance information.

Relevance and Timeliness

The scale at which data across different domains (e.g. biomedical informatics, astronomy, oceanography and etc) is created along with the rapidly increasing LOD cloud mandates the processing and analysis of provenance metadata in a scalable way. The proof layer in the Semantic Web layer cake, corresponding to provenance information, has been identified as an important component for the implementation of “trust mechanisms” and effective information extraction from the Web. The Semantic provenance notion brought together the elements of the Semantic Web and provenance metadata useful in context of real world Semantic Web applications.

Several workshops each addressing different aspects of provenance have been held, such as Provenance in Databases, Provenance in Scientific Workflows, and the biannual International Provenance and Annotations Workshop (IPAW) (2006 through 2010), but none of these workshops have specifically addressed the role of Semantic Web in provenance management. Further, the large number of participants representing a variety of domains in the ongoing W3C Provenance Incubator Group makes this workshop timely and relevant. The special issues of the Journal of Web Semantics and the IEEE Internet Computing on provenance strongly emphasize the importance of provenance management for computer science researchers.

Previous SWPM Workshop: The first SWPM workshop was successfully organized at ISWC 2009 with a large number of participants representing a variety of disciplines and institutions.

Audience

The workshop anticipates the participation of researchers in academia, industry, and government involved in both provenance management and Semantic Web. Given the focus of this workshop on provenance management in real world Semantic Web scientific applications we expect active participation of domain scientists and Web technologists also. Finally, the workshop aims to raise awareness among provenance researchers about Semantic Web and correspondingly highlight provenance management as a rich problem domain for Semantic Web researchers. The last edition of the workshop attracted 25-30 persons and we expect similar number of participants this year also.

Workshop Format

Invited Talk

Prof. Deborah McGuinness
Tetherless World Constellation, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Paper Presentations

The workshop solicits the submission of original research papers dealing with analytical, theoretical, and practical aspects of provenance management using Semantic Web. Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Representation models for provenance, provenance ontologies
  • Provenance analysis (reasoning, knowledge discovery, user-defined rules)
  • Annotation of scientific data using provenance ontologies
  • Role of provenance in social networks, social media and Web 2.0 (mashups)
  • Interoperability and propagation of provenance across applications
  • Large scale storage and efficient querying of provenance
  • Provenance infrastructure for eScience, business, and Web applications
  • Role of provenance in scientific data management

Duration of the Workshop

The workshop is scheduled to be a full-day meeting.

Organization

Chairs

  • Amit Sheth
Amit Sheth is an educator, researcher, and entrepreneur. He is the LexisNexis Ohio Eminent Scholar for Advanced Data Management and Analysis and the director of Kno.e.sis Center at the Wright State University. He has some of the best cited papers (h-index 58) in information integration, workflow management, Semantic Web and semantic web services, and his research interests includes semantics-empowered sensor and social computing on the Web. His research has led to two companies and many deployed systems and applications. http://knoesis.org/amit
  • Juliana Freire
Juliana Freire is an Associate Professor at the School of Computing at the University of Utah. Before, she was member of technical staff at the Database Systems Research Department at Bell Laboratories (Lucent Technologies) and an Assistant Professor at OGI/OHSU. An important theme is Professor Freire's work is the development of data management technology to address new problems introduced by emerging applications, including the Web and scientific applications. Her recent research has focused on two main topics: scientific data management and Web mining. Within scientific data management, she is best known for her work in provenance and scientific workflows, and for being a co-creator of VisTrails. http://www.cs.utah.edu/~juliana/

Organizing Committee/PC Co-Chairs

  • Satya S. Sahoo, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University
Satya Sahoo is a researcher and doctoral student at the Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University. His research interests include semantic provenance, knowledge representation, and information integration in biomedical and sensor domains. He has defined a formal logic-based provenance management framework for scientific data (part of the NIH-funded project Semantic PSE for T.cruzi).
Further details are at: http://cci.case.edu/cci/index.php/Satya_Sahoo, Email: satyasahoo@ieee.org
  • Jun Zhao, University of Oxford
Jun Zhao is an EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Life Science Interface in the University of Oxford. Dr Zhao has computer science research background in a diversity of research areas spanning from bioinformatics workflows, e-Science, provenance, trust of data, semantic web, to integration of biological data resources. She has recently applied her research experience in workflow provenance management to the provenance of Linked Data and provenance-based information quality assessment. She is leading the provenance activities in the UK data.gov.uk project and the provenance requirements to the next generation RDF in the W3C Provenance Incubator Group. She also coordinates the provenance activities between W3C HCLSIG and the W3C Provenance Incubator Group. She has organized a number of local and international workshops in related topic.
Further details are at: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~zool0770/. Email: jun.zhao@zoo.ox.ac.uk
  • Paolo Missier, University of Manchester, UK
Paolo Missier joined the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester as a doctoral student in 2004 and then as a Research Fellow since 2008. His recent research interests are in data and information quality, process automation and workflow technology and its implications for data and metadata management. Prior to joining academia, Paolo was a Research Scientist at Bellcore (Telcordia), NJ, USA and then an independent consultant for the Italian Public Administration, an independent researcher on national Italian and EU projects, as well as an adjunct Professor in Databases in Milano, Italy.
Further details are available at: http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~pmissier/, Email: pmissier@cs.man.ac.uk
  • Jose Manuel Gómez-Pérez
Dr. Jose Manuel Gómez-Pérez is R&D Director at Intelligent Software Components (iSOCO) S.A. Among other positions, he has previously worked as Sr. Research Fellow at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Research Manager at iSOCO, and has consulted for companies like British Telecom. Jose Manuel has written around thirty articles in scholarly and applied publications at prestigious conferences, journals, and books. He serves on the editorial boards and program committees of several scientific publications. Jose Manuel received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where he was awarded with the Juan de la Cierva grant for Postdoctoral Research.
Further details are available at: Email: jmgomez@isoco.com

Program Committee

  • Alexander Passant, DERI, NUI Galway
  • Beth Plale, Indiana University
  • Chris Bizer, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Christine Runnegar, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Deborah McGuinness, RPI
  • GQ Zhang, Case Western Reserve University
  • Ilkay Altintas, San Diego Supercomputer Center, UCSD
  • Irini Fundulaki, ICS Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece
  • James Cheney, University of Edinburgh
  • James Myers, NCSA
  • Kei Cheung, Yale University
  • Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan, Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University
  • Nirmal Mukhi, IBM Research
  • Olaf Hartig, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • Olivier Bodenreider, National Library of Medicine, NIH
  • Paul Groth, VU University, Netherlands
  • Paulo Pinheiro da Silva, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Roger Barga, Microsoft Research
  • Sam Coppens, Ghent University
  • Sarah Cohen-Boulakia, Universite Paris-Sud
  • Simon Miles, King's College London
  • Sudha Ram, Arizona State University
  • Yolanda Gil, Information Sciences Institute, USC
  • Yogesh Simmhan, Microsoft Research

Submissions of Papers

Submissions and reviewing will be handled using the EasyChair reviewing system. Submitted papers will be refereed by at least three members the Program Committee. Accepted papers will be published as CEUR Workshop Proceedings and also made available to attendees on an electronic media (either CD or USB stick).

All submissions should be maximum 6 pages long (in IEEE format http://www.ieee.org/web/publications/pubservices/confpub/AuthorTools/conferenceTemplates.html) in PDF format.

Please submit your paper using the EasyChair site at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=swpm2010

Important Dates

  • Submissions due: September 04, 2010 23:59 (11:59pm) Hawaii time (closed)
  • Notification: September 24, 2010
  • Camera ready papers due: October 15, 2010
  • Workshop Date: November 7, 2010, Shanghai International Convention Center, 2727 Riverside Avenue, Pudong Shanghai, China
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