Event-driven Business Process Management: CfP

The recently coined term «Event-Driven Business Process Management» (EDBPM) is nowadays an enhancement of Business Process Management (BPM) by new concepts of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Event Driven Architecture (EDA), Software as a Service (SaaS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) and Complex Event Processing (CEP). In this context BPM means a software platform which provides companies the ability to model, manage, and optimize these processes for significant gain. As an independent system, CEP is a parallel running platform that analyses and processes events. The BPM- and the CEP-platform correspond via events which are produced by the BPM-workflow engine and by the – if distributed – IT services which are associated with the business process steps. Also events coming from different event sources in different forms can trigger a business process or influence the execution of the process or a service, which can result in another event. Even more, the correlation of these events in a particular context can be treated as a complex, business level event, relevant for the execution of other business processes or services. A business process – arbitrarily fine or coarse grained – can be seen as a service again and can be “choreographed” with other business processes or services, even between different enterprises and organisations.

Loosely coupled event-driven architecture for BPM provides important benefits:

  • Responsiveness. Events can occur at any time from any source and processes respond
    to them immediately, whenever they happen and wherever they happen.
  • Agility. New processes can be modeled, implemented, deployed, and optimized more
    quickly in response to changing business requirements.
  • Flexibility. Processes can span heterogeneous platforms and programming languages.
    Participating applications can be upgraded or changed without breaking the process
    model.

Authors are invited to submit novel contributions in the above mentioned problem domain. Specifically, the relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Event-driven BPM: Concepts
    e.g. Role of event processing in BPM, Business Events: types and representation,
    Event stream processing in business processes, Data- and event-driven business
    processes
  • Design-time CEP and BPM
    e.g. Modelling events in human-oriented tasks, Semantics/Ontologies for event-driven
    BPM, BPMN and event processing.
  • Run-time CEP and BPM
    e.g. Event pattern detection, BPEL and event processing, Reasoning about
    unknown/similar events
  • Applications/Use cases for event-driven BPM
    e.g. Event-driven monitoring/BAM , Event-driven SLA monitoring

For more information please see the workshop website.

Website: http://icep-edbpm10.fzi.de/

Submission system: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edbpm10