Call for Research and Industry Papers

BPM 2013 is the eleventh edition of the reference conference for researchers and practitioners in the field of Business Process Management (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.

This year’s edition of the conference seeks contributions in all the traditional areas of BPM and, at the same time, 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. The key criteria for acceptance are excellence and answering challenges specific to the field of BPM.

As in previous editions, BPM 2013 will host a dedicated industrial track – next to its research track – and feature a varied set of BPM-related workshops and co-located events. Industrial track submissions should report on innovative industrial implementations and applications and highlight their impact on business practice.

BPM 2013 will take place in Beijing, the capital of China, and it will be the first edition of the BPM conference series in Asia. Next to the world-famous sites of the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, and Tiantan – four world cultural heritage sites recognized by UNESCO – Beijing hosts a constantly growing concentration of cutting-edge, industrial research labs and academic institutions from all over the world, making it a melting pot of creativity and innovation.

Conference topics
The topics for both research and industry papers include, but are not limited to:

Process modeling and theory

  • 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

Process model management

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

Process architectures and platforms

  • 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

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

Process flexibility and evolution

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

Human-centric BPM

  • 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

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

Management issues and empirical studies

  • Business process lifecycle management
  • Relationship between 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

Submission Instructions
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 papers must be clearly marked as such, so that they can be appropriately reviewed by the program committee. 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 2013 EasyChair submission site: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpm2013

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).

Key Dates (time zone to be fixed)

  • Full papers due: March 20, 2013 March 27, 2013 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2013
  • Camera-ready papers deadline: June 15, 2013
  • Conference: August 26-30, 2013

Program Chairs

  • Florian Daniel, University of Trento, Italy
  • Jianmin Wang, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
  • Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria