As a preamble to the BPM 2012 conference, the following workshops will take place on Monday 3 September.
Paper submissions to these workshops are being sought. Please consult the corresponding workshop home pages for submission details.
The workshop proceedings will be published by Springer in the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing.
Organized by Irina Rychkova, Ilia Bider, Keith Swenson
While practitioners are trying to overcome the restrictions of workflow thinking, the research on the topic is somewhat lagging. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss theoretical and practical problems and solutions in the area of non-workflow based approaches to BPM in general, and Adaptive Case Management (as a leading movement) in particular. This workshop is aimed to promote new, non-traditional ways of modelling and controlling business processes, the ones that suit better the dynamic environment in which contemporary enterprises and public organizations function.
Organized by Lior Limonad, Boudewijn van Dongen, Jianwen Su, Roman Vaculín
DAB is the 1st workshop that is aimed at bringing together researchers and practitioners whose common interests are in the study and development of data- and artifact- centric approaches to BPM. Recently, various approaches such as case-management and artifact-centric BPM have emerged, emphasizing the integration of data and control as key aspects of flexible and rich business-process specification. Consequently, studying the fundamental relationships and properties of the integrated perspective where data and process are considered together is set as the focal point in DAB.
Organized by Wil van der Aalst, Guttorm Sindre, Rafael Accorsi, Raimundas Matulevičius, Peter Karpati, Marco Montali
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’12 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.
Organized by Ross Brown, Simone Kriglstein and Stefanie Rinderle-Ma
The representation of business process models has been a research topic for many years. However, many process model representations have not developed beyond minimally interactive 2D representations of directed graphs. This dearth of visualization research has led to problems with BPM uptake, as the representations can be difficult for stakeholders to understand. Much of the research in computer human interaction, games and interactive entertainment has much potential in BPM; to engage, provide insight, and to promote collaboration. Via this workshop, we intend to create a community to unify and nurture the development of process visualization topics as continuing research areas.
Organized by Kamel Barkaoui, Virginia Dignum, Huib Aldewereld, Walid Gaaloul, Cherif Sadfi, Ichiro Satoh
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.
Organized by Remco Dijkman, Hajo Reijers, Mathias Weske
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.
Organized by Bela Mutschler, Jan Recker, Roel Wieringa
The ER-BPM’12 workshop seeks to stimulate empirical research that can contribute to a better understanding of the problems, challenges and existing solutions in the BPM field. The workshop provides an interdisciplinary forum for both researchers and practitioners to improve the understanding of BPM-specific requirements, methods and theories, tools and techniques. The workshop will comprise presentations of accepted papers, tool presentations, and a keynote. Moreover, the workshop will also include an “Empirical Fair” (EF): Participating practitioners can propose studies that their organizations would like to have conducted, and researchers can propose studies that they would like to conduct in industry. Doing so, practitioners and researchers can create new networks for further joint studies.
Organized by Marcelo Fantinato, Maria Beatriz Felgar de Toledo, Itana Maria de Souza Gimenes, Lucinéia Heloisa Thom, Cirano Iochpe
Current complexity of corporative world demands dynamic and flexible IT infrastructure to provide technical solutions for conducting business. Business Process Management (BPM) has been providing important technological support to improve organization competitiveness. In order to increase dynamism and competitiveness, BPM can benefit from reuse techniques and tools at several stages of the business process life cycle. The 3rd International Workshop on Reuse in Business Process Management will be dedicated to explore any type of reuse in the BPM domain, taking into account both the results of research in academia and the results of applications in industry.
Organized by Rainer Schmidt, 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 BPMS2’12 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.
Organized by Richard Lenz, Silvia Miksch, Mor Peleg, Manfred Reichert, David Riaño, Annette ten Teije
This workshop brings together researchers from two communities facing similar challenges to improve the understanding of domain-specific requirements, theories, methods and tools. The healthcare community has been focusing on knowledge representation and reasoning to support medical knowledge management and clinical decision-making. The BPM community has been developing process-oriented information systems in healthcare and been studying ways to adopt BPM technology for healthcare process support. Both communities have been addressing the unique characteristics of healthcare processes and clinical-guideline based decision-support systems, including their high degree of flexibility, the integration with electronic medical records and shared semantics of healthcare domain concepts, and the need for tight cooperation and communication among medical care teams.
Organized by Nenad Stojanovic, Opher Etzion, Adrian Paschke, Christian Janiesch
The workshop is focused on applying methods and techniques from the real-time data/stream processing in the BPM domain, enabling more agile, flexible and responsive business processes. The idea is to enable smooth integration of the processing of real-time information, sensed in the process as well as from the business environment, in the business logic. The topics cover new concepts for designing, realizing and managing such systems, including the presentation and analysis of existing solutions. The main goal is to enable sharing new ideas and defining new challenges for this emerging research and application domain.
Organized by Marta Induska, Michael zur Muehlen and Michael Rosemann
Business Process Design is at the core of BPM. As the most value-adding stage of the process lifecycle, it is dedicated to the development of improved and compliant business processes. However, unlike other well-defined and theory-grounded stages of the process lifecycle (e.g., process modeling), Process Design is scarcely understood and lacks a sound theoretical foundation. Overall, much more attention is devoted to process modeling techniques and standards than actual value-adding Process Design. The BPD2012 workshop is dedicated to improving the understanding, reliability and quality of Process Design. The event is exclusively focused on the design, innovation, evaluation and comparison of process improvement methods, tools and techniques. In particular, the workshop seeks papers that propose innovative approaches towards the design of processes and complementary artifacts (e.g., organizational design).
Organized by Barbara Weber, Boudewijn van Dongen and Diogo 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.