Call for Doctoral Consortium Contributions
Young researchers working towards a PhD in the area of Business Process Management (BPM) are invited to submit their proposals for participating in a Doctoral Consortium to be held on Sunday, 2 September 2012, on the eve of the 10th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM’2012) in Tallinn, Estonia.
The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives
- To provide valuable feedback on research plans and methods
- To provide helpful guidance on students’ research directions
- To develop a community of scholars that will help PhD students in their future careers
- To contribute to the BPM conference through interaction with other researchers.
Candidates for the doctoral consortium are expected to report on the status of their PhD research. We welcome submissions representing a broad spectrum of research topics relevant to BPM and stemming from a variety of disciplines ranging from Computer Science to Behavioral & Organizational Science. Participants of the Doctoral Consortium will benefit from the advice of senior researchers in the field and from the interaction with peers being at a similar career level.
This year, the BPM doctoral consortium is sponsored by IBM Research’s Service Science Interest Group.
Graduate students wishing to engage in detailed discussions on their doctoral research should submit an extended abstract describing their thesis work. In particular, this extended abstract should clearly specify:
- The research problem they are approaching
- The research methodology applied
- The results achieved so far and their validity
- The relation of the work to the state of the art in BPM
- The expected contribution of the work to BPM.
The extended abstract should be discussed with the respective PhD advisor prior to submission. It should be posted (single PDF file; max. 4 pages; line spacing: 1.5; 11 pt font) latest by midnight (EST) by 11 June 2012 via the BPM 2012 Doctoral Consortium EasyChair Submission Web site.
Participants of the Doctoral Consortium will be selected by the Doctoral Consortium Committee. In reviewing your application, the committee will take into account its originality, its potential for advancing the BPM field, and whether the work is at a stage where you can benefit from participation. Rejected submissions will receive written feedback. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained throughout the review process.
Authors will be notified of their admission to the doctoral consortium on 2 July 2012. Accepted doctoral candidates will receive instructions on how to submit a camera-ready copy, and will receive information on the preparation of the presentation and poster.
Acceptance to the doctoral consortium is an honor; in turn, accepted candidates are expected to fully commit themselves to the success of the Doctoral 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.
Thanks to a donation from IBM Research’s Service Science Interest Group, attendance to the doctoral consortium is free of charge for all students admitted to the consortium.
We invite participants to register to the main conference, the BPM workshops, demos and other satellite activities of BPM 2012.
Extended abstract submissions: 11 June 2012 (extended to 18 June 2012)
Notification of acceptance: 2 July 2012
Camera-ready copy: 6 August 2012
Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs