Call for Research Papers

Note: The submission deadline for papers has passed. We have received a record number of submissions for the BPM 2010 conference. Notifications to authors will be sent by mid-May. Thanks to everyone who submitted their work for review.

BPM2010 Call for Papers (PDF)

The importance of effective Business Process Management (BPM) continues to rise as regional and global economies strive for increased insight, understanding and efficiency around business operations in the context of further globalization, further distribution and virtualization of businesses, and further coordination and interoperation of business activities through automated mechanisms. BPM 2010 is the eighth conference in a series that provides the most distinguished research forum for researchers and practitioners in all aspects of BPM including theory, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, systems, and empirical findings. With an acceptance rate in previous editions at around 15% the conference has a record of attracting innovative research of highest quality, from a mix of disciplines including Computer Science, Management Information Science, Services Computing, Services Science, and Technology Management.

This year’s conference will continue with the broad-based themes of previous editions, and strives to strengthen and expand in several key directions. The conference especially encourages emerging research on new conceptual models for BPM understood broadly, models that attempt to unify core aspects of BPM, including process management, data management, business rules and requirements, and analytics, that until recently have been represented using rather disparate conceptual models. The conference also encourages the increasing interest in applying established and new techniques, such as model-driven architectures, Web services and Web architectures, SOA, and Cloud Computing , to the specific challenges of BPM. Finally, the conference seeks to attract papers that highlight the pervasive need for BPM capabilities across application areas outside of business management, including healthcare delivery, digital government, disaster management, and management of scientific and other academic endeavors, and that highlight how new techniques can solve the distinctive challenges arising in those diverse areas. Awards will be given to the best papers in different categories.

BPM 2010 will be held at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, just minutes from downtown Manhattan. Information about Stevens, how to reach it, etc.. are given on this website.

Research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • MODELING AND THEORY OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND PROCESSES
    • Process modeling languages, notations and methods
    • Data-aware and data-centric approaches to BPM
    • Reference process models
    • Variability and configuration of process models
    • Process simulation and static analysis
    • Automated process composition and synthesis
    • Process metadata and semantic reasoning
    • Process patterns and standards
    • Foundations of business process models
  • PROCESS ARCHITECTURES AND PLATFORMS
    • Process-oriented software architectures
    • Service-oriented architectures for BPM
    • Workflow management systems and infrastructure
    • Security aspects of business process execution
    • Automated planning for business process execution
    • Resource management in business process execution
    • Process componentization and component repositories
    • Distributed process execution
    • Cloud computing in support of BPM
  • MANAGEMENT OF PROCESS EXECUTION DATA
    • Models and theory of workflow as data
    • Process tracing and monitoring
    • Process performance measurement
    • Process mining and learning
    • Process data warehousing
    • Data streaming in business processes
  • PROCESS EVOLUTION AND FLEXIBILITY
    • Process exception handling
    • Process change management
    • Monitoring and provenance across change
    • Adaptive and context-aware processes
    • Case handling
    • Process-enhanced groupware
  • HUMAN-CENTRIC BPM
    • People-intensive processes
    • User-centric aspects of BPM design
    • User-centric aspects of process management and use
    • Cross-organizational processes
    • Globally distributed process management
    • Integrating strategy, process, people and IT
    • Task sourcing through social networks
  • NON-TRADITIONAL BPM SCENARIOS
    • Knowledge-intensive processes
    • Data-driven business processes
    • Distributed and mobile processes
    • Inter-process planning and coordination
  • MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND EMPIRICAL STUDIES
    • Business process lifecycle management
    • Relationship of 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 in BPM
    • BPM in support of business networks

Conference Paper Submission

BPM 2010 invites research submissions on all topics related to business process management, including but not limited to those listed above. Research papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair system at: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpm2010

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. Submission details and formatting instructions are given at the website. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in their LNCS series. For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to register for the conference and should plan to present the paper. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue of Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE, an Elsevier Science Journal).

Additional Conference Activities

The BPM 2010 conference will include a diverse set of tracks and activities in addition to the main research track. As with previous editions of the conference, there will be several associated workshops that explore newly emerging approaches, methods, and technologies in the BPM space. All or most of these workshops will be held on Monday, September 13. The Demo Track will showcase new, innovative systems that illustrate key BPM functionalities. The proceedings of the workshops, and short papers describing the demos, will be published in a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). The Industrial Experiences track aims at bridging the viewpoints of leading research outcomes with practical demands and industrial experience; practitioners are encouraged to submit papers reporting on innovative industrial implementations and applications of BPM methods and techniques, with a particular emphasis on their impact on information technology use or business practice. The conference will include tutorials on cutting-edge frameworks and associated principled techniques for solving BPM challenges. An education track will focus on emerging techniques, practices, and experiences for teaching the principles and pragmatics of business process management at the university level. Finally, there are plans for a Doctoral Consortium to be held during the weekend preceding the conference, that will provide students in advanced stages of their dissertation work an opportunity to share their research with peers, world-class researchers, and industry experts in Business Process Management.