Accepted Workshops

As a preamble to the BPM 2013 conference, the following workshops will take place on Monday 26 August 2013.

Paper submissions to these workshops are being sought. Please consult the corresponding workshop home pages (which will be updated as soon as possible) for submission details.

The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing.

1st Int. Workshop on Decision Mining & Modeling for Business Processes (DeMiMoP’13)

Organized by Jan Vanthienen

The DeMiMoP’13 is the 1st workshop aiming at discovering and utilizing the decision process. The goals of this workshop include (i) to examine the relationship between decisions and processes, (ii) to enhance decision mining based on process data, (iii) to examine decision goals, structures, and their connection with business processes, in order to find a good integration between decision modeling and process modeling, (iv) to study how different process models can be designed to fit a decision process, according to various optimization criteria, such as throughput time, use of resources, … and (v) to show best practices in separating process and decision concerns.

1st Int. Workshop on Business Process Management in the Cloud (BPMC’13)

Organized by Christian Janiesch, Stefan Schulte and Ingo Weber

Cloud computing is a new paradigm for the on-demand delivery of infrastructure, platform, or software as a service. It enables network access to a shared pool of configurable computing and storage resources as well as applications which can be tailored to the consumer’s need. They can be rapidly provisioned and released and are billed based on actual use, thus reducing investment costs. Among a number of challenges, there is a lack of conceptualization and theory on BPM with respect to cloud computing. This workshop studies theory, design-time, run-time, and use cases of BPM in the cloud to make BPM benefiting from scalability, flexibility and measurement.

2nd Int. Workshop on Data- and Artifact-centric BPM (DAB’13)

Organized by Marlon Dumas and Richard Hull

DAB is the 2nd workshop that is aimed at bringing together researchers and practitioners whose common interests and experience are in the study and development of data- and artifact-centric approaches to Business Processes Management.The DAB workshop invites researchers from the BPM field as well as from related fields (including data management and information systems engineering) to submit papers that investigate the tight interplay between data and control flow aspects of BPM. We aim at discussing the current state of ongoing research, novel approaches to data and process integration and industry needs.

Authors of selected papers accepted at DAB’2013 will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue of Springer’s Computing Journal: http://www.springer.com/computer/journal/607

2nd Int. Workshop on Security in Business Processes (SBP’13)

Organized by Rafael Accorsi, Wil van der Aalst, Raimundas Matulevicius

Despite the growing demand for compliant business processes, security and privacy incidents caused by erroneous process specifications still have a devastating impact. The Joint Workshop on Security in Business Processes aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working towards the reliable security management of business process models in process-aware information systems. SBP’13 encourages innovative methods for business process security audit and control along the entire business process lifecycle, welcoming contributions beyond the strictly technical character, for instance those considering economic, legal and standardization issues.

2nd Int. Workshop on Theory and Applications of Process Visualization (TAProViz’13)

Organized by Ross Brown, Simone Kriglstein and Stefanie Rinderle-Ma

Visualizations can make the structure and dependencies between elements in processes accessible in order to support users who need to analyze process models and their instances. However, effectively visualizing processes in a user-friendly way is often a big challenge, especially for complex process models which can consist of hundreds of process components (e.g., process activities, data flows, and resources) and thousands of running process instances in different execution states. Many challenges remain to be addressed within the broad area of process visualization such as:  scalability,  human-­computer  interaction,  cognitive  aspects,  applicability  of  different  approaches, collaboration, process evolution, run-­time requirements of process instances and applications, etc. We believe this is an appropriate time to propose this workshop, as a growing number of researchers worldwide are now working on these process visualization problems, and so the next step is to provide a high quality, unified forum for this important research at the peak international BPM conference.

3rd Int. Workshop on Process-Aware Logistics Systems (PALS’13)

Organized by Kamel Barkaoui, Zhiwu Li

This workshop deals with problems related to the design and optimization of global logistics systems, from a business process management perspective. It is dedicated to exploring and mastering the tools needed for operating, reconfiguring and, in general, making decisions within logistics-based systems, in order to provide the customers and system users with the greatest possible value. PALS provides the participants with a good up-to-date perspective on the tools that are now available for modeling, and solving logistics-oriented problems, on a large-scale, and with an emphasis on the business process and information technology perspectives.

4th Int. Workshop on Process Model Collections: Management and Reuse (PMC-MR’13)

Organized by Remco Dijkman, Marcello La Rosa, Lucinéia H. Thom and Marcelo Fantinato

Nowadays, as organizations reach higher levels of Business Process Management maturity, they tend to collect large numbers of business process models. It is quite common that such collections include hundreds of models. These models are used to solve a variety of modeling challenges, and they are increasingly published to a large number of stakeholders. In that sense, it may not come as a surprise that many organizations struggle to manage such high volumes of complex process models. Against this backdrop, the aim of this workshop is to discuss novel research in the area of managing business process model collections.

6th Int. Workshop on Business Process Management and Social Software (BPMS2’13)

Organized by Rainer Schmidt and Selmin Nurcan

Social software and social media offer new possibilities to enhance business processes by improving the exchange of knowledge and information, to speed up decisions, etc. Bi-directional communication with the customer and communication among the customers and stakeholders replace uni-directional communication patterns. The goal of the BPMS2’13 workshop is to explore (i) how social software interacts with business process management, (ii) how business process management has to change to comply with social software and business processes may profit from social software and social media, (iii) how those new opportunities offered by social software impact the design, development, software support and continuous improvement of business processes.

7th Int. Workshop on Event-driven Business Process Management (EdBPM’13)

Organized by Nenad Stojanovic

The main goal of the workshop is to create awareness about the role of the event processing for the BPM, refine the challenges (based on the previous event) and work on further development of the research community around these two areas. The work will be supported by the Event Processing Technical Society EPTS, http://www.ep-ts.com/. Some of goals of EPTS are to: accelerate the development and dissemination of best practices for event processing; work with existing standards development organizations such as OMG, OASIS and W3C to disseminate and where necessary incubate a set of consistent standards in the areas of: event formats, event processing interoperability, event processing (meta) modeling and (meta) languages.

9th Int. Workshop on Business Process Design (BPD’13)

Organized by Marta Induska, Michael Rosemann and Michael zur Muehlen

The BPD workshop is dedicated to improving the understanding, reliability and quality of Business Process Design, with its sole focus being design, innovation, evaluation and comparison of process improvement methods, tools and techniques. We encourage the submission of inter-disciplinary approaches and findings grounded in empirical evidence. In particular, we invite authors who can report on validated design methodologies and process innovation. It is the explicit goal of this event to go significantly beyond narrow and marginal extensions of the existing body of methodological and technical design knowledge. We appreciate diversity in the underlying research methodologies and welcome papers along the entire Design Science to Behavioral Science continuum.

9th Int. Workshop on Business Process Intelligence (BPI’13)

Organized by Boudewijn van Dongen, Barbara Weber, Jochen De Weerdt and Diogo R. Ferreira

Business Process Intelligence (BPI) is an area that is quickly gaining interest and importance in industry and research. BPI refers to the application of various measurement and analysis techniques in the area of BPM. BPI aims to bring together practitioners and researchers from different communities such as BPM, information systems research, business administration, software engineering, artificial intelligence, process and data mining. The goal of BPI is to provide a better understanding of techniques and algorithms to support a company’s processes at build-time and the way they are handled at run-time. BPI aims to discuss ongoing research and sharing practical experiences.