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8th International Conference on Business Process Management

Hoboken, New Jersey
September 13-16, 2010

Business Process Management (BPM) becomes increasingly important as companies want to increase insight, efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. BPM 2010 is the eighth conference in a series that provides the most distinguished forum for researchers and practitioners in all aspects of BPM including theory, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, systems, and empirical findings. It will be held from September 13-16, 2010, at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, just minutes from downtown Manhattan. The conference has a record of attracting innovative research of highest quality, from a mix of disciplines including Computer Science, Management Information Science, Services Computing, Services Science, and Technology Management. The acceptance rate at the BPM conference has traditionally been around 15%. In addition to showcasing leading research, the conference provides a venue for the discussion of BPM education, the demonstration of innovative systems with BPM functionalities, and an exchange among BPM practitioners.

We invite contributions in four different areas:
- Research Papers
- Industry Contributions
- Education and Curriculum Papers
- Demonstrations and Prototypes

Call for Research Papers (Deadline: 14 March 2010)

BPM 2010 continues with the broad-based themes of previous BPM conferences, and strives to strengthen and expand in several key directions. The conference especially encourages emerging research on new conceptual models for BPM understood broadly, models that attempt to unify core aspects of BPM, including process management, data management, business rules and requirements, and analytics, that until recently have been represented using rather disparate conceptual models. The conference also encourages the increasing interest in applying established and new techniques, such as model-driven architectures, Web services and Web architectures, SOA, and Cloud Computing , to the specific challenges of BPM. Finally, the conference seeks to attract papers that highlight the pervasive need for BPM capabilities across application areas outside of business management, including healthcare delivery, digital government, disaster management, and management of scientific and other academic endeavors, and that highlight how new techniques can solve the distinctive challenges arising in those diverse areas.

Call for Education and Curriculum Papers (Due: 14 March 2010)

The new Education and Curriculum track invites papers that examine effective education and training methods for developing the BPM professional. The intent is to share and develop relevant knowledge and to promote fresh ideas for the integration of the broad spectrum of BPM dimensions into training and education courses and/or programs. General questions include the current state of BPM education in universities and/or professional education organizations, what courses and content of those courses are effective at developing BPM professionals, what methods of education/training deployment help BPM professionals understand the holistic nature of end-to-end process-centric organizations, and what types of skills and abilities are needed for BPM deployments and sustainment.

Call for Demonstrations (Due: 17 May 2010)

The Demonstration track showcases innovative Business Process Management (BPM) tools and applications that may originate either from research initiatives or from industry. The Demonstration Track will provide an opportunity to present and discuss emerging technologies with researchers and practitioners in the BPM field. In addition, authors are invited to submit a paper describing their prototype for publication.

Call for Industry Contributions (Abstracts Due: 15 February 2010)

The BPM 2010 industry track will provide practitioners with the opportunity to present insight gained through BPM projects. We are particularly interested in case studies from the perspective of user organizations. We are particularly interested in contributions that address one the following themes:

-Process Modeling and Innovation Projects
-BPM Software Platforms and Architectures
-Process Analytics and Business Intelligence
-Process Flexibility and Evolution
-Management Issues in BPM

For more information see http://www.bpm2010.org/call-for-papers/call-for-industry-contributions/

Conference Committee:

General Chairs

Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology
Henry Chang, IBM Research

Program Chairs

Rick Hull, IBM Research
Stefan Tai, Universität Karlsruhe
Jan Mendling, Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Industry Chair

Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology

Workshop Chair

Jianwen Su, University of California, Santa Barbara

Doctoral Consortium Chair

Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology

Demo Chair

Marcello La Rosa, Queensland University of Technology

Contact: info@bpm2010.org

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3rd International Workshop on Governance Risk and Compliance – Applications in Information Systems (GRCIS’10)

http://www.grcis.com

7 June, 2010
Hammamet, Tunisia
In conjunction with CAiSE’10

BACKGROUND
The importance of governance and associated issues of compliance and risk management is well recognized in enterprise systems. This importance has dramatically increased over the last few years as a result of numerous events that led to some of the largest scandals in corporate history. The governance, risk and compliance market is estimated to be worth over $32 billion. Tool support for governance, risk and compliance related initiatives is provided by over 100 software vendors, however, while the tools have on average tripled in price since 2003, they are often insufficient to meet organizational needs. At the same time, there is an increasing complexity in the facilitation of compliant business processes, which stems from an increasing number of regulations, frequent and dynamic changes, as well as shared processes and services executing in highly decentralized environments.

In the age of outsourcing, dynamic business networks, and global commerce, it is inevitable that organizations will need to develop methods, tools and techniques to design, engineer, and assess processes and services that meet regulatory, standard and contractual obligations. Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) can be expected to play a significant part in several applications. This area is emerging as a critical and challenging area of research and innovation. It introduces, among others, the need for new or adapted modeling approaches for compliance requirements, extension of process and service modeling and execution frameworks for compliance and risk management, and detection of policy violations.

This workshop provides a forum for researchers from diverse backgrounds to contribute to this emerging area and make a consolidated contribution in the form of new and extended methods that address the challenges of governance, risk and compliance in information systems.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics covered by the workshop will include at least the following:

* Policy definition and enforcement
* Compliant service and process design
* Noncompliant process identification
* Risk management
* Visualization and simulation of risk in process models
* Governance processes
* Integration and effectuation of multiple regulatory standards
* Compliance, risk and tolerance metrics
* Organizational structures to support compliance
* Separation of duties/Separation of rights
* Decision tracing
* Data provenance and lineage
* Work tracking
* Violation detection
* Technologies for compliance assurance
* Applications, case studies and use cases

Submitted papers will be subjected to a double-blind review process and evaluated on the basis of significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. Papers should clearly establish the research contribution, and relation to previous research. Position and survey papers are also welcome. The proceedings will be published as online CEUR Workshop Proceedings. We are currently negotiating a Special Issue in a high quality international journal for selected best papers from the workshop.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission: March 1, 2010
Notification of acceptance: March 29, 2010
Camera ready: April 15, 2010
Workshop: June 7, 2010

SUBMISSION DETAILS
Papers should be submitted in PDF format. As the review process is double-blind, papers must not include author details. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must conform to Springer’s LNCS format and should not exceed 15 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. Information about the Springer LNCS format can be found at www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract. It is expected that at least one author of each accepted paper will register for and attend the workshop. Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair submission system found at http://www.easychair.org/
conferences/?conf=grcis2010.

CO-CHAIRS
Dr Marta Indulska
UQ Business School
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072
Brisbane, Australia

Dr Michael zur Muehlen
Howe School of Technology Management
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA

Dr Shazia Sadiq
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072
Brisbane, Australia

CONTACT
Email: grcis@business.uq.edu.au

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AMCIS 2010 Call for Papers

Business Process Management and Innovation mini-track

[Systems Analysis & Design track]
August 12-15, 2010, Lima, Peru

Over the past 15 years attitudes toward business processes have changed significantly within organizations. What started with Total Quality Management initiatives and continued through Business Process Reengineering (BPR) projects of the early1990s has evolved into a comprehensive management practice that permeates both the business and the technology side of organizations. Business Process Management (BPM) can be defined as methods and tools surrounding the definition, implementation, and improvement of lateral processes in organizations. BPM tools and techniques play a significant role in both intra-organizational and inter-organizational process design. As BPM continues to gain importance in today’s organization, an increasing number of studies detail efficiency, effectiveness and agility improvements resulting from process management initiatives. Innovative industrial implementations and applications of BPM methods and techniques are of much interest today, given their potential for bringing significant gains to the enterprise through the automated coordination of activities, process participants and the integration of applications.

This mini-track seeks contributions that discuss the management of business processes as well as technologies for process automation. We encourage submissions from both a managerial as well as a technical perspective.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Business process automation and workflow management systems
-Business process and rule modeling, languages and design patterns
-Strategies for business process design and innovation
-Service-oriented architectures for BPM
-Resource management and  capacity planning in BPM
-Information security and assurance in BPM
-Business process monitoring and controlling
-Process mining and its applications
-Business process governance, risk and compliance management
-Management of adaptive and flexible processes
-Management of ad-hoc and collaboration processes
-Management of knowledge-intensive processes
-Formal evaluation of BPM methods and technologies
-BPM adoption and critical success factors
-BPM maturity
-Standardization of BPM, web services and workflow technology
-Industry case studies on BPM technology or BPM applications

Selected best papers from the mini-track will be invited to the BPM special issue of the Australian Journal for Information Systems (AJIS). For further information about AMCIS2010, its tracks and mini-tracks, please see: http://www.amcis2010.org

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: February 26, 2010
Notification of acceptance: April 12, 2010
Camera Ready deadline: April 26, 2010
Conference: August 12-15, 2010

Mini-track Chairs:
Amit V. Deokar, Dakota State University, USA
Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Marta Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia

Enquiries:
amcis2010.bpm AT gmail.com

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BPM 2010 – Call for Papers

8th International Conference on Business Process Management

Hoboken, New Jersey
September 13-16, 2010
http://www.bpm2010.org/

The importance of effective Business Process Management (BPM) continues to rise as regional and global economies strive for increased insight, understanding and efficiency around business operations in the context of further globalization, further distribution and virtualization of businesses, and further coordination and interoperation of business activities through automated mechanisms.  BPM 2010 is the eighth conference in a series that provides the most distinguished research forum for researchers and practitioners in all aspects of BPM including theory, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, systems, and empirical findings.  With an acceptance rate in previous editions at around 15% the conference has a record of attracting innovative research of highest quality, from a mix of disciplines including Computer Science, Management Information Science, Services Computing, Services Science, and Technology Management.

This year’s conference will continue with the broad-based themes of previous editions, and strives to strengthen and expand in several key directions. The conference especially encourages emerging research on new conceptual models for BPM understood broadly, models that attempt to unify core aspects of BPM, including process management, data management, business rules and requirements, and analytics, that until recently have been represented using rather disparate conceptual models.  The conference also encourages the increasing interest in applying established and new techniques, such as model-driven architectures, Web services and Web architectures, SOA, and Cloud Computing , to the specific challenges of BPM.   Finally, the conference seeks to attract papers that highlight the pervasive need for BPM capabilities across application areas outside of business management, including healthcare delivery, digital government, disaster management, and management of scientific and other academic endeavors, and that highlight how new techniques can solve the distinctive challenges arising in those diverse areas.  Awards will be given to the best papers in different categories.

BPM 2010 will be held at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, just minutes from downtown Manhattan. Information about Stevens, how to reach it, etc.. are given on this website.
Research topics include, but are not limited to:

MODELING AND THEORY OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES
-Process modeling languages, notations and methods
-Data-aware and data-centric approaches to BPM
-Reference process models
-Variability and configuration of process models
-Process simulation and static analysis
-Automated process composition and synthesis
-Process metadata and semantic reasoning
-Process patterns and standards
-Foundations of business process models

PROCESS ARCHITECTURES AND PLATFORMS
-Process-oriented software architectures
-Service-oriented architectures for BPM
-Workflow management systems and infrastructure
-Security aspects of business process execution
-Automated planning for business process execution
-Resource management in business process execution
-Process componentization and component repositories
-Distributed process execution
-Cloud computing in support of BPM

MANAGEMENT OF PROCESS EXECUTION DATA
-Models and theory of workflow as data
-Process tracing and monitoring
-Process performance measurement
-Process mining and learning
-Process data warehousing
-Data streaming in business processes

PROCESS EVOLUTION AND FLEXIBILITY
-Process exception handling
-Process change management
-Monitoring and provenance across change
-Adaptive and context-aware processes
-Case handling
-Process-enhanced groupware

HUMAN-CENTRIC BPM
-People-intensive processes
-User-centric aspects of BPM design
-User-centric aspects of process management and use
-Cross-organizational processes
-Globally distributed process management
-Integrating strategy, process, people and IT
-Task sourcing through social networks

NON-TRADITIONAL BPM SCENARIOS
-Knowledge-intensive processes
-Data-driven business processes
-Distributed and mobile processes
-Inter-process planning and coordination

MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND EMPIRICAL STUDIES
-Business process lifecycle management
-Relationship of business strategy and business process
-Success factors and measures in BPM
-BPM governance and compliance management
-BPM Maturity
-Adoption and Practice of BPM
-Case Studies and Experience Reports in BPM
-BPM in support of business networks

Conference Paper Submission
BPM 2010 invites research submissions on all topics related to business process management, including but not limited to those listed above. Research papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair system at:  http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpm2010. All submissions must be received no later than March 14, 2010. Submission details and formatting instructions are given at the website.  All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in their LNCS series. For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to register for the conference and should plan to present the paper. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue of Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE, an Elsevier Science Journal).

Additional Conference Activities
The BPM 2010 conference will include a diverse set of tracks and activities in addition to the main research track.  As with previous editions of the conference, there will be several associated workshops that explore newly emerging approaches, methods, and technologies in the BPM space.   All or most of these workshops will be held on Monday, September 13. The Demo Track will showcase new, innovative systems that illustrate key BPM functionalities. The proceedings of the workshops, and short papers describing the demos, will be published in a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). The Industrial Experiences track aims at bridging the viewpoints of leading research outcomes with practical demands and industrial experience; practitioners are encouraged to submit papers reporting on innovative industrial implementations and applications of BPM methods and techniques, with a particular emphasis on their impact on information technology use or business practice.  The conference will include tutorials on cutting-edge frameworks and associated principled techniques for solving BPM challenges.  An education track will focus on emerging techniques, practices, and experiences for teaching the principles and pragmatics of business process management at the university level.  Finally, there are plans for a Doctoral Consortium to be held during the weekend preceding the conference, that will provide students in advanced stages of their dissertation work an opportunity to share their research with peers, world-class researchers, and industry experts in Business Process Management.

Conference Committee:

General Chairs
Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology
Henry Chang, IBM Research

Program Chairs
Rick Hull, IBM Research
Stefan Tai, Universität Karlsruhe
Jan Mendling, Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Industry Chair
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology

Workshop Chair
Jianwen Su, University of California, Santa Barbara

Doctoral Consortium Chair
Ted Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology

Demo Chair
Marcello La Rosa, Queensland University of Technology

Steering Committee
Wil van der Aalst (chair), Eindhoven University of Technology
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales
Fabio Casati, University of Trento
Peter Dadam, University of Ulm
Joerg Desel, Catholic University Eichstätt
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology
Arthur ter Hofstede, Queensland Univ. of Technology
Barbara Pernici, Politecnico di Milano
Matthias Weske, Hasso-Plattner-Institut, University of Potsdam

Contact: info @ bpm2010.org

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FIRST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON GOVERNANCE, RISK AND COMPLIANCE – APPLICATIONS IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GRCIS’08)

Website: http://www.grcis.com

17 June, 2008
Montpellier, France
In conjunction with CAiSE’08

BACKGROUND
Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) are rapidly emerging challenges for enterprise systems designers. The significance of these topics has dramatically increased over the last few years as a result of numerous events that led to some of the largest scandals in corporate history. Compliance related software and services are expected to reach a market value of over $27billion this year. At the same time, facilitating compliant business process execution is increasingly complex due to the growing number of regulations, frequent and dynamic changes, as well as shared processes and services executing in highly decentralized environments.

In the age of outsourcing, dynamic business networks, and global commerce, it is inevitable that organizations will need to develop methods, tools and techniques to design, engineer, and assess processes and services that meet regulatory standards and contractual obligations. We expect Governance, Risk and Compliance to play a significant part in several applications, from transaction systems to management reporting infrastructures. GRC is emerging as a critical and challenging area of research and innovation. It introduces, among others, the need for new or adapted modeling approaches for compliance requirements, the extension of process and service modeling and execution frameworks for compliance and risk management, and the detection of policy violations.

This workshop will provide a forum for researchers from diverse backgrounds that contribute to this emerging area and will make a consolidated contribution in the form of new and extended methods that address the challenges of governance, risk and compliance in information systems.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
Topics covered by the workshop will include at least the following:

* Compliance and Risk Modeling
* Policy definition and enforcement
* Compliant service and process design
* Noncompliant process identification
* Risk management
* Visualization and simulation of risk in process models
* Governance processes
* Integration and effectuation of multiple regulatory standards
* Compliance, risk and tolerance metrics
* Organizational structures to support compliance
* Separation of duties/Separation of rights
* Decision tracing
* Data provenance and lineage
* Work tracking
* Violation detection
* Technologies for compliance assurance
* Applications, case studies and use cases

Submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. Papers should clearly establish the research contribution, and relation to previous research. Position and survey papers are also welcome. Efforts are underway to secure a Special Issue of a journal publication for selected papers of exceptional quality accepted for the workshop.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission February 22, 2008
Notification of acceptance March 21, 2008
Camera ready due April 8, 2008
Workshop June 17, 2008

SUBMISSION DETAILS
Papers should be submitted in PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Submissions must conform to Springer’s LNCS format and should not exceed 15 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. Information about the Springer LNCS format can be found at www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html. Three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract. It is expected that at least one author of each accepted paper will register for and attend the workshop. Papers should be submitted via the EasyChair submission system found at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=grcis08

CO-CHAIRS
Dr Shazia Sadiq
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072
Brisbane, Australia

Dr Marta Indulska
UQ Business School
The University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072
Brisbane, Australia

Dr Michael zur Muehlen
Howe School of Technology Management
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030

CONTACT
Email: grcis@business.uq.edu.au

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Sami Bhiri, National University of Ireland
Wojciech Cellary, The Poznan University of Economics
Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong
Peter Green, The University of Queensland
Daniela Grigori, UniversitÈ de Versailles St-Quentin en Yvelines
Guido Governatori, The University of Queensland
Jochen Kuester, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
Zoran Milosevic, Deontik Pty Ltd
Olivier Perrin, University Henri Poincare
Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology
Andreas Schaad, SAP Research Karlsruhe
Edward A. Stohr, Stevens Institute of Technology
Paolo Torroni, Universit‡ di Bologna
Yathi Udupi, North Carolina State University
Jan Vanthienen, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Julien Vayssiere, SAP Research Brisbane

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