Non-traditional BPM Scenarios: Submit your work to BPM'14
Despite the widespread adoption of existing workflow management systems, there exist various processes currently not adequately supported by them. In practice, business processes are often unstructured or semi-structured, knowledge-intensive, and driven by user decisions, business data, or application context. Typically, these processes cannot be straightjacketed into a set of activities with pre-specified precedence relations; i.e., the primary driver for the progress of the process is not the event related to activity completion, but the availability of certain data or decisions made by users. Accordingly, a tight integration of processes, data, and users becomes necessary.
In particular, contemporary BPM tools do not provide sophisticated support for knowledge workers. Leveraging their expertise, skills, and experiences, knowledge workers daily deal with demanding situations. Due to the situations' complexity, they evidently need to collaborate with each other, often in multiple contexts. Further, their work is influenced by dynamic factors including time constraints, costs, or available resources. Hence, knowledge-intensive processes cannot be pre-specified like routine work and traditional BPM approaches usually fail.
Overall, a deep understanding of the challenges imposed by unstructured, knowledge-intensive and data-driven processes is of utmost importance for the further evolution and maturation of the BPM field. Hence, we strongly encourage submissions that cover such non-traditional BPM scenarios and provide solutions for them.
Topics in this track include, but are not limited to
- Knowledge-intensive processes
- Data-driven processes
- Distributed and mobile processes
- Inter-process planning and coordination
- Grid and scientific workflows