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The full paper deadline for the 12th International Conference on Business Process Management 2014, Haifa, Israel, has been extended till 28th March 2014. Abstract submissions have correspondingly been extended till 21st March 2014. You are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract by the abstract due date to ensure that suitable reviewers can be found for your paper as the bidding process will commence immediately after abstract deadline.

  

The international conference on business process management (BPM) is the leading forum for researchers, practitioners, developers and users in the field of BPM, to explore and exchange knowledge on BPM.

Given the increasing span of BPM, this year the conference is opening up to a number of new topics that add to existing areas of interest and relevance to BPM research and industry. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of BPM, the conference also encourages submissions that embrace other disciplines such as Information Systems and IT Management, Data and Knowledge Management, Web/Software Engineering, Service-Oriented Computing, Social Computing, Cloud Computing, and many more.

Besides regular research papers, authors may submit industry papers, clearly marked as such. An industry paper reports work from within a context of BPM practice, typically studying requirements imposed by current practice, identifying new problems, or reporting experience on the deployment of methods, solutions, tools or systems in practice. Industry submissions undergo the same review process as regular research papers and are requested to meet the same high quality standards for originality, clarity of the contribution, and relevance to the community. However the review of an industry paper puts more emphasis to the value of new insights into current practice and less emphasis to the technical depth and scientific methodology compared to regular research papers. Concerning length and formatting, industry papers must follow the guidelines as research papers. We do welcome industry papers that are considerably shorter than the maximum length of 16 pages, as long as they contain a clear contribution and are self-contained.

BPM 2014 will take place in Haifa, Israel’s beautiful seaport on the Mediterranean. Haifa is situated on the Carmel Mountain, overlooking the Haifa bay and the mountains of Galilee, and has panoramic views as well as beautiful sandy beaches. Haifa is also an industrial center, housing the R&D labs of international corporations. Israel’s rich history and cultural heritage attracts millions of tourists each year, with sacred places to three religions. Some of these sites, such as Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, are in the vicinity of Haifa.

As in previous editions, BPM 2014 will feature a varied set of BPM-related workshops and co-located events.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: 21 March 2014

Full papers submission: 28 March 2014

Notifications: 23 May 2014

Camera ready papers: 20 June 2014

BPM2014 Topics

The topics for both research and industry papers are listed below. Each major topic is championed by two senior PC members, who will promote the topic and lead review processes in BPM2014.

Process modeling and theory

Oscar Pastor and Karsten Wolf

  • Foundations of business process models
  • Process modeling languages, notations and methods
  • Reference process models
  • Process patterns and standards
  • Artifact-centric business processes
  • Loosely structured business processes
  • Automated process composition & synthesis
  • Process metadata and semantic reasoning
  • Variability & configuration of process models
  • Process simulation and static analysis
  • Business process quality

Process model management

Remco Dijkman and Jan Mendling

  • Process model storage
  • Process model repositories
  • Process model indexing
  • Process model retrieval
  • Process model similarity
  • Process model transformations

Process architectures and platforms

Avigdor Gal and Remco Dijkman

  • Process-oriented software architectures
  • Service-oriented architectures for BPM
  • Workflow management systems
  • Security aspects of business process execution
  • Automated planning for business process execution
  • Resource management in business process execution
  • Process componentization and component repositories

Management of process execution data

Wil van der Aalst and Stephanie Rinderle-Ma

  • Process tracing and monitoring
  • Process performance measurement
  • Process mining
  • Process data warehousing
  • Data streaming in business processes
  • Process data analytics and visualization

Process flexibility and evolution

Barbara Weber and Richard Hull

  • Process exception handling
  • Adaptive and context-aware processes
  • Case handling
  • Process-enhanced groupware
  • Process change management
  • Monitoring and provenance across change

Human-centric BPM

Jan Mendling and Hajo Reijers

  • People-intensive processes
  • Crowdsourcing processes
  • Social business processes
  • User-centric aspects of process management and use
  • Integrating strategy, processes, people and IT
  • Globally distributed process management

Non-traditional BPM scenarios

Manfred Reichert and Richard Hull

  • Knowledge-intensive processes
  • Data-driven processes
  • Distributed and mobile processes
  • Inter-process planning and coordination
  • Grid and scientific workflows

Management issues & empirical studies

Hajo Reijers and Michael zur Muehlen

  • Business process lifecycle management
  • Business strategy and business processes
  • Success factors and measures in BPM
  • Business process improvement
  • BPM governance and compliance management
  • BPM maturity
  • Adoption and Practice of BPM
  • Case Studies and Experience Reports
  • BPM Education and Training

Submission Instructions

Before submission please ensure that you have selected 1-2 suitable topics for your paper. Papers should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS formatting guidelines (for instructions and style sheets see http:// www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Submissions must be in English and not exceed 16 pages of length. The title page must contain a short abstract clarifying the relation of the paper with the topics above. The paper must clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results achieved, and the relation to other work. Industry and student papers must be clearly marked as such. A student paper is a paper whose main contribution is based on work done by a student. Concerning length and formatting, industry papers must follow the same rules and guidelines as research papers. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format via the BPM 2014 EasyChair submission site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpm2014.

Submissions must be original contributions that have not been published previously, nor already submitted to other conferences or journals in parallel with this conference.

Publication: All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. For each accepted paper, at least one author must register for the conference and present the paper. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit a paper for a special issue of Information Systems (Elsevier).

Call for Workshop Proposals

Submissions are invited for workshop proposals to be included in the BPM 2014 Workshop Program. Workshops facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences between active researchers and stimulate discussions on new and emerging perspective in line with the conference topics. Workshops may concentrate on specific research topics or may be devoted to applications and/or standardization issues.

All workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-workshop proceedings volume in the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). These proceedings will be made available to all registered participants approximately four months after the workshops, while preliminary proceedings will be distributed during the workshop.

Proposals will be assessed in terms of consistency and completeness. Different criteria will be considered by the workshop chairs for deciding whether a proposal is accepted or not. The workshop proposers should have a strong affinity with the proposed workshop topic and be well connected with experts on that topic. The workshop itself should provide a forum for important, innovative and/or timely BPM subtopics. Furthermore, we encourage the workshop proposers to integrate mechanisms in their workshop to stimulate discussion and interaction beyond what is possible in a plenary conference session. Beyond these aspects, the workshop chairs will ensure that the accepted workshops as a whole cover a broad spectrum of the BPM research discipline. To this end, there will be a negotiation phase in which we seek to consolidate and mark off promising workshop proposals that show overlap. Note that the final decision on the acceptance format of a workshop will be made by the workshop chairs considering the above mentioned criteria and the overall impression of the proposal.

Please submit your workshop proposal including at least the following information:

  • Workshop title and acronym;
  • Outline of the workshop theme, goals, planned activities, and intended audience;
  • An indication of whether the workshop is planned as a full day or a half day event;
  • Targeted or past acceptance rate(s) and number of submissions;
  • Brief biography of each organizer;
  • Envisioned activities for stimulating submissions;
  • The tentative PC and call for papers.

Workshop proposals should be submitted via https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpmws2014 as an A4 PDF document by the deadline indicated below.

  • 01 Dec 2013:         Deadline for workshop proposals
  • 13 Dec 2013:         Notification of proposal acceptance, rejection, or invitation to negotiation
  • 20 Dec 2013:         Deadline to complete negotiations
  • 01 June 2014:       Workshop papers tentative submission deadline
  • 01 July 2014:         Workshop papers tentative notification deadline
  • 23 July 2014:         Workshop camera-ready papers deadline
  • 08 Sept 2014:        Workshops

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Call for Research and Industry Papers

BPM 2014 - 12th International Conference on Business Process Management 
 
7-12 September 2014, Haifa, Israel 

http://bpm2014.haifa.ac.il

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The BPM conference is the leading forum for researchers, practitioners, 
developers and users in the field of Business Process Management (BPM) 
to explore and exchange knowledge on BPM. The conference covers all 
aspects of BPM, including theory, models, techniques, architectures, 
systems, and empirical studies, and engages the most renowned 
representatives of the BPM community worldwide in talks, tutorials, and 
scientific discussions. 

Given the increasing span of BPM, this year the conference is opening up 
to a number of new topics such as business process improvement, studies 
relating to business process quality, BPM education and training and 
process data analytics and visualization. These new topics add to 
existing areas of interest and relevance to BPM research and industry. 
The conference particularly reaches out to emerging fields of research, 
industrial practice, and applications. Recognizing the interdisciplinary 
nature of BPM, the conference also encourages submissions that embrace 
other disciplines such as Information Systems and IT Management, Data 
and Knowledge Management, Web/Software Engineering, Service-Oriented 
Computing, Social Computing, Cloud Computing, and many more. 

Besides regular research papers, authors may submit industry papers, 
clearly marked as such. An industry paper reports work from within a 
context of BPM practice, typically studying requirements imposed by 
current practice, identifying new problems, or reporting experience on 
the deployment of methods, solutions, tools or systems in practice. 
Industry submissions undergo the same review process as regular research 
papers and are requested to meet the same high quality standards for 
originality, clarity of the contribution, and relevance to the 
community. However the review of an industry paper puts more emphasis to 
the value of new insights into current practice and less emphasis to the 
technical depth and scientific methodology compared to regular research 
papers. 

BPM 2014 will take place in Haifa, Israel's beautiful seaport on the 
Mediterranean. Haifa is situated on the Carmel Mountain, overlooking the 
Haifa bay and the mountains of Galilee, and has panoramic views as well 
as beautiful sandy beaches. Haifa is also an industrial center, housing 
the R&D labs of international corporations. Israel's rich history and 
cultural heritage attracts millions of tourists each year, with sacred 
places to three religions. Some of these sites, such as Nazareth and the 
Sea of Galilee, are in the vicinity of Haifa. 

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Topics
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As in previous editions, BPM 2014 will feature a varied set of 
BPM-related workshops and co-located events. 

The topics for both research and industry papers are listed below. Each 
major topic is championed by two senior PC members, who will promote the 
topic and lead review processes in BPM2014. 

 * Human-centric BPM
   Topic champions: Jan Mendling and Hajo Reijers
   * People-intensive processes
   * Crowdsourcing processes
   * Social business processes
   * User-centric aspects of process management and use
   * Integrating strategy, processes, people and IT
   * Globally distributed process management

 * Management issues and empirical studies
   Topic champions: Hajo Reijers and Michael zur Muehlen
   * Business process lifecycle management
   * Relationship between business strategy and business process
   * Success factors and measures in BPM
   * Business process improvement
   * BPM governance and compliance management
   * BPM maturity
   * Adoption and Practice of BPM
   * Case Studies and Experience Reports
   * BPM Education and Training

 * Management of process execution data
   Topic champions: Wil van der Aalst and Stephanie Rinderle-Ma
   * Process tracing and monitoring
   * Process performance measurement
   * Process mining
   * Process data warehousing
   * Data streaming in business processes
   * Process data analytics and visualization

 * Non-traditional BPM scenarios
   Topic champions: Manfred Reichert and Richard Hull
   * Knowledge-intensive processes
   * Data-driven processes
   * Distributed and mobile processes
   * Inter-process planning and coordination
   * Grid and scientific workflows

 * Process architectures and platforms
   Topic champions: Avigdor Gal and Remco Dijkman
   * Process-oriented software architectures
   * Service-oriented architectures for BPM
   * Workflow management systems
   * Security aspects of business process execution
   * Automated planning for business process execution
   * Resource management in business process execution
   * Process componentization and component repositories

 * Process flexibility and evolution
   Topic champions: Barbara Weber and Richard Hull
   * Process exception handling
   * Adaptive and context-aware processes
   * Case handling
   * Process-enhanced groupware
   * Process change management
   * Monitoring and provenance across change

 * Process modeling and theory
   Topic champions: Oscar Pastor and Karsten Wolf
   * Foundations of business process models
   * Process modeling languages, notations and methods
   * Reference process models
   * Process patterns and standards
   * Artifact-centric business processes
   * Loosely structured business processes
   * Automated process composition and synthesis
   * Process metadata and semantic reasoning
   * Variability and configuration of process models
   * Process simulation and static analysis
   * Business process quality 

 * Process model management
   Topic champions: Remco Dijkman and Jan Mendling
   * Process model storage
   * Process model repositories
   * Process model indexing
   * Process model retrieval
   * Process model similarity
   * Process model transformations

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Submission Instructions 
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Papers should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS formatting 
guidelines (for instructions and style sheets see 
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). Submissions must be in 
English and not exceed 16 pages of length. The title page must contain a 
short abstract clarifying the relation of the paper with the topics 
above. The paper must clearly state the problem being addressed, the 
goal of the work, the results achieved, and the relation to other work. 
Industry and student papers must be clearly marked as such. Concerning 
length and formatting, industry papers must follow the same rules and 
guidelines as research papers. 

Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format via the BPM 2014 
EasyChair submission site: 
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpm2014 

Submissions must be original contributions that have not been published 
previously, nor already submitted to other conferences or journals in 
parallel with this conference. 

Publication All accepted papers will be included in the conference 
proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer 
Science (LNCS) series. For each accepted paper, at least one author must 
register for the conference and present the paper. Authors of selected 
papers will be invited to submit a paper for a special issue of 
Information Systems (Elsevier). 

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Key Dates 
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 * Abstract submission: 14.3.2014
 * Full papers submission: 21.3.2014
 * Notifications: 23.5.2014 
 * Camera ready papers: 20.6.2014

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Conference Committee
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General Chairs
 * Mor Peleg, University of Haifa
 * Avigdor Gal, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Program Chairs
 * Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia
 * Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa
 * Hagen Voelzer, IBM Research - Zurich

Local Organziation Chair
 * Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa

Demo Chairs
 * Lior Limonad, IBM Haifa
 * Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck

Tutorial and Panel Chairs
 * Marcello La Rosa, Queensland University of Technology

Industry Chairs
 * Opher Etzion, IBM Haifa
 * Hajo Reijers, Technical University of Eindhoven

Workshop Chairs
 * Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business
 * Fabiana Fournier, IBM Haifa

Publicity Chair
 * Matthias Weidlich, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
 

Call for Demos

The BPM 2014 Demo Track is intended to showcase 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. 

Submission 

Demo paper submissions are also encouraged for tools or applications that have already been demonstrated in previous BPM Demo tracks. Demo papers should be original. If a demo paper has previously been published for the same tool or application, the 2014 submission should add value to the previous publication, e.g., by pointing out significant new tool features and/or new practical applications.
Demo papers should comprise the following sections in no more than 5 pages in PDF format and must adhere to the Springer's LNCS submission formatting guidelines (for instructions and style sheets see http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html):

  • Title, authors list and their affiliation.
  • Abstract: A brief description of the demo, together with a statement on how conference participants will benefit from attending the demo and for what target audience the demo will most likely be of interest.
  • Maturity: Information illustrating the maturity, complexity and robustness of the tool (e.g., availability of the tool, list of features, supported use cases, number and types of users, etc.)
  • Significance to the BPM field: Describe the innovations of the tool to the BPM community, its main features. If applicable, include brief descriptions of case studies performed using the tool, provide scalability data or pointers indicating where readers can find more information about these case studies.
  • Screen-cast: In order to maximize your chances of getting your main message across, it is strongly recommended that you include a link to a screencast demonstrating your tool, preferably including voice. If you cannot provide a screencast, you should consider an alternative way of giving the possibility to the reviewers to get an impression of your tool, such as a detailed download and setup guide, a walkthrough based on a concrete example, recipes of the core functionalities, etc.
  • Link: If available, a link to a Web page where to download or use the tool.

Demo papers should be submitted through the BPM2014 Demos submission system hosted by EasyChair at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpm2014demos. All demo submissions will be reviewed by the demo reviewing committee. Accepted Demo papers will be published in the online CEUR proceedings.  

The audience will vote on the best demo to be decorated by a corresponding award.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for demo submissions: 13 June, 2014 (extended)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 14 July, 2014
  • Camera-ready papers deadline: 31 July, 2014
  • Demos: 10 September, 2014

Demo chairs

  • Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Lior Limonad, IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel

BPM 2014 Poster

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Call for Tutorials and Panels

Tutorials and panels are an important complement to the BPM conference program. Tutorials provide conference delegates with the opportunity to get an in-depth introduction to specific approaches, methods or tools in the BPM field. Panels are open conversations where thought leaders discuss controversial topics or trends in BPM. Both tutorials and panels are intended to be highly interactive sessions, where the audience can pose questions and comment on the content being discussed. 

Submission 

Tutorials can last 1.5 or 3 hours while panels are up to 1.5 hours long.

Proposals for tutorials should include:

  • title,
  • presenters’ name, affiliation and brief biography,
  • intended duration (1.5 or 3 hours),
  • abstract and outline (up to 1 page),
  • intended audience.

Proposals for panels should include:

  • title,
  • moderator’s name, affiliation and brief biography,
  • abstract (up to 1 page, should emphasize the controversial issues to be discussed in the panel),
  • list of potential panelists. 

Tutorial and panel proposals should be submitted in electronic form (plain text or PDF) by e-mail sent to the Tutorials and Panels Chair using the following e-mail address: m.larosa_AT_qut.edu.au.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: 13 June 2014
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 July 2014
  • Tutorials and Panels: 9-11 September 2014

Tutorials and Panels Chair

Marcello La Rosa, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Call for Contributions to the Doctoral Consortium

Current PhD students working in the area of Business Process Management (BPM) are invited to submit their proposals for participation in a Doctoral Consortium, which will be held on Sunday, 07 September 2014, in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2014) in Haifa, Israel.

The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:

  • To provide valuable feedback on students' research methods and plans
  • To provide helpful guidance on students' research directions and topics
  • To promote the development of a community of scholars that will help students in their future careers
  • To provide students with opportunities to meet and interact with other researchers in the area of BPM

The PhD candidates of the accepted proposals are expected to present their research at the Doctoral Consortium. We welcome submissions representing a broad spectrum of research topics related to BPM and stemming from a variety of disciplines ranging from Computer Science to Behavioural and Organisational Science. Participants of the consortium will benefit from the advice of senior researchers in the field and from the interaction with peers being at a similar stage of their careers.

Submission

PhD students interested in engaging in detailed discussions on their research at the Doctoral Consortium should submit an extended abstract, which describes their thesis work and in particular provides clear discussions on:

  • The research problem being addressed
  • The research methodology and techniques being applied
  • The solution being proposed and its validity
  • The relation of the work to the state of the art in BPM (research)
  • The expected contribution of the work to the field of BPM

The extended abstract should be discussed with the respective PhD supervisor/s before submission. It should be written in English using 11pt font and 1.5 line space in maximum 4 (A4) pages. It should be submitted (as a single PDF file) by midnight (EST) by 25 June 2014 (extended deadline) via the BPM 2014 Doctoral Consortium EasyChair Submission Website:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpm14dc

Review Process

The submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium Committee. The review of the reported research work in each proposal will take into account its originality, its potential for advancing the BPM field, and whether the work is at a stage where the PhD candidate of the proposal can benefit from participating in the consortium. Rejected submissions will receive written feedback. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained throughout the review process.

Notification

Authors will be notified of the result of their submission on 8 July 2014. Accepted doctoral candidates will receive instructions on how to submit a camera-ready copy of their proposal, and will receive information on the preparation of the presentation and poster (see 'At the Conference' next).

Acceptance to the Doctoral Consortium is an honour, in turn, accepted candidates are expected to fully commit themselves to the success of the consortium by being open to new ideas and suggestions and providing ideas and suggestions to other participants. All accepted contributions will be circulated among the participants about one week before the consortium.

At the Conference

Accepted submissions will be presented both at the Doctoral Consortium, which is a venue open only to participants, and as a poster at the conference. All participants are expected to attend every session of the consortium. Each student will present his or her work to the group with substantial time provided for discussions and questions by participating researchers and other students.

We are currently working together with the organizers of the BPM conference towards securing funds that will enable us to cover expenses for a selected number of participants.

Key Dates

  • Extended abstract submission: 25 June 2014 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 8 July 2014
  • Camera-ready copy: 8 August 2014

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs

Dirk Fahland, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria

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