Call for Education Papers

The submission deadline for all BPM 2010 events has passed. Please consider submitting your work to the 2011 BPM Conference in Clermont Ferrand.

As organizations continue to focus on improving and managing business processes, the ability to acquire and/or cultivate the appropriate skilled workforce has remained a challenge. While business process management (BPM) was once defined in terms of tools and technologies, it is emerging as a discipline encompassing a broad spectrum of knowledge, skills, and abilities. BPM endeavors of today’s organizations have gone beyond the automation of processes to encompass strategic, technical, and people requirements and issues that must be planned, managed, and evaluated. Many organizations have assigned the process transformation leadership to existing business analysts who find they require additional training and education.

In addition research is discovering that successful BPM deployment and sustainment involves the ability to create value through effectively managing, orchestrating, communicating and transforming business processes across the organization. These efforts require a plethora of skills and abilities that many organizations find lacking in their current employees and difficult to find in prospective employees. This deficiency has given rise to an interest in and a need for BPM training and curriculum that adequately prepares the business process professional. Consequently, there has been a rise in BPM training and curriculum offerings from both professional organizations and universities. As BPM continues to evolve as a discipline, there is a need to study the current state of BPM education and related outcomes. A research dialog between the academy and practice should lead to informed recommendations for appropriate training and course deployments for an expanding BPM discipline.

This track invites papers that examine effective education and training methods for developing the BPM professional. The intent is to share and develop relevant knowledge and to promote fresh ideas for the integration of the broad spectrum of BPM dimensions into training and education courses and/or programs.

General questions include:

  1. What is the current state of BPM education in universities and/or professional education organizations?
  2. What courses and content of those courses are effective at developing BPM professionals?
  3. What methods of education/training deployment help BPM professionals understand the holistic nature of end-to-end process-centric organizations?
  4. What types of skills and abilities are needed for BPM deployments and sustainment? How can these be developed and cultivated?

If you have questions concerning education and curriculum track papers feel free to contact Yvonne Antonucci or Catherine Usoff. Papers should be submitted via EasyChair. Submission Instructions can be found here. Initial submissions must be received no later than 11:59PM PST March 14, 2010 (including at least title and abstract). Final papers must be submitted by 11:59PM PST March 19, 2010.

Important Dates

  • Draft paper submissions (or at least title and abstract): 11:59PM PST, 14 March 2010 (firm deadline)
    Final paper submissions: 11:59PM PST, 19 March 2010 (firm deadline)
  • Notification of acceptance: 14 May 2010
  • Camera-ready papers due: 11 June 2010
  • Conference: 14-16 September 2010