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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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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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4th International Workshop on Business Process Design

Milan, Italy, 1 September 2008
http://workshop.process-redesign.org

To be held in conjunction with
the 6th International Conference on Business Process Management (http://bpm08.polimi.it/)

Workshop Background and Goals

Conscious (re)design of business processes is a powerful means for the pro-active improvement of process performance as well as for the more re-active achievement of higher process conformance. Despite its popularity and obvious pay-offs, process design is still more art than science. Many handbooks on the subject remain vague about how to actually derive superior process designs. The practice of business process design tends to rely on the creativity of business professionals to come up with new process lay-outs, but the outcomes of such efforts are hard to predict. Scientific approaches so far have focused often on only small, well-understood business domains. Overall, much more attention is devoted to process modeling techniques and standards. In a way, this is similar to agreeing on the language, without knowing what to say.

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Website: http://plattformen.fhnw.ch/aibr2008/

Call for Papers:

Knowledge Representation in general and Rule Based Representations in particular, are core areas of Artificial Intelligence. Research in these areas strongly influences standards on the web like RuleML or the W3C standards OWL and SWRL. Advancing the theoretical underpinnings and practical impact of these technologies will be an ongoing challenge.

On the other hand, Business Rules and Semantic Business Process Management are growing research and application areas. Business Rules strive to meet the increasing requirements of transparency and compliance: making sure that all stakeholders comply with all rules and regulations at any place and any time. Business Processes are derived form the strategy of an enterprise, and define the requirements of information systems. Here, AI methods such as Semantic Modelling, Knowledge Validation, Automated Planning and Intelligent Agents will play ever increasing roles.

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Call for Papers

Special Issue on Collaborative Business Processes
Information System Frontiers (ISF)

http://www.som.buffalo.edu/isinterface/ISFrontiers/forthcoming.htm

Recent years have seen the trend of business globalisation which urgently requires dynamical collaboration among organisations. The business processes of different organisations need to be integrated seamlessly to adapt the continuously changing business conditions and to stay competitive in the global market. Though current business process technologies have achieved a certain level, there is still a large room between the current supports and the requirements from real collaboration scenarios. Especially in a loosely coupled collaboration environment, many non-functional yet crucial aspects, such as privacy and security, reliability and flexibility, scalability and agility, process validation, QoS guarantees, etc., are with a great lack of sufficient supports. This gap in turn obstructs the further advancement and wider application of business process technologies. Therefore, more academic research, facilitating infrastructure, protocols and standards are being expected to shift current business process management for supporting collaborative business processes.

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Call for Papers

Cutter IT Journal
Bartosz Kiepuszewski, Guest Editor
Abstract Submission Date: 23 August 2007
Articles Due: 25 September 2007

“Business Process Management: A Broken Promise or the Building Blocks of Modern Enterprise Architecture?”

Business process management (BPM) is a concept that has been alive in the IT world for many years under various names and labels. I will not even attempt to precisely define it, for — similar to many vague IT concepts belonging more in marketing than engineering — a clear and crisp definition is hard to come by. However, the ability to graphically define a business process and then automate it, or to use a computer to execute it with little or no extra programming required, has been with us for years.

In the client-server era of the 1990s, BPM tools were called workflow management systems. The main vendors from this era — FileNet, Staffware, IBM and many others — provided us with so-called workflow engines that, based on a process definition, routed work between process participants, be they human actors or computer machines. Back then, the Workflow Management Coalition was formed with the aim of standardizing the architecture and interfaces of typical workflow systems. The tide then shifted toward enterprise architectures, and problems related to enterprise architecture integration (EAI) in particular. (more…)

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Fourth Workshop XML4BPM

XML Integration and Transformation for Business Process Management

held as a track of Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2008 in Munich (Germany), 26 – 28 February 2008. For Details refer to the Workshop Website. The submission deadline is September 30th, 2007.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Transformation of BPM-models and -schemas,
  • Model-driven development of BPM applications,
  • Integration of BPM applications,
  • Application of Web Services and Semantic Web technologies for BPM,
  • Metamodels, XML schemas, and ontologies for BPM,
  • Definition and application of XML-based reference models for BPM,
  • Evaluation and comparison of BPM standards,
  • BPEL, WS-CDL, BPSS, PNML, EPML, XPDL, XMI, etc. and their application in BPM,
  • Inter-organizational document exchange (e.g. XML-EDI, xCBL, etc.).

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The Global Journal on Flexible Systems Management is soliciting submission to a special issue on Business Process Management: Impact on Organizational Flexibility. Deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2008. Paper proposals can be submitted until September 30th, 2007. More information can be found here.

The Journal on Enterprise Modeling and Information System Architectures is soliciting submissions to a special issue on Process Modeling. Deadline for submissions is November 30th, 2007. More information can be found here.

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