[AISWorld] Last Call for Papers: Business Process Management Track @ ECIS'2018

Röglinger, Maximilian, Prof. Dr. maximilian.roeglinger at fim-rc.de
Sun Nov 19 13:53:35 EST 2017



26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2018)

Track 05: Business Process Management (http://ecis2018.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ECIS2018_Track05_BPM_Track_Description.pdf)

June 23-28, 2018, Portsmouth, UK (http://ecis2018.eu/)

Deadline for paper submissions: November 27, 2017 (strict deadline!)



Business processes are at the core of the socio-technical transformation that has been fueled by the digital economy. The rapid emergence of fast maturing technologies such as mobile, social, cognitive, and cloud computing has enabled entire new forms of process automation. Developments such as robotics and the Internet of Things create new design options for processes involving physical transactions. Finally, process mining and advanced data analytics have increased the sophistication in the analysis of past processes and allow new forms of process predictions. In this context, process designers and users are exposed to a wide range of socio-technical process transformations.

The majority of the academic body of BPM knowledge, however, is under-developed to guide us in such an opportunity-rich environment. BPM approaches tend to be problem-driven and reactive. They do not guide the process-centered deployment of new digital technologies or the definition of the role of end users in fast changing processes. Thus, we believe that BPM needs to further develop its intellectual core and methodological basis to strengthen its exploratory, opportunity-driven capabilities in addition to the rich set of exploitative, problem-driven capabilities.

Process exploitation aims at more efficient processes, implemented via incremental changes that rely on tools, management approaches, and techniques within well-defined process boundaries. Such a view, however, neglects the exploration potential of BPM. Exploration-oriented BPM operates under the paradigm of innovation and agility of processes, services, products and business models, applying techniques of creative, abductive thinking, design, and communication.


The track seeks to find answers to the following questions:

* How can BPM help identify value-creating scenarios for digital technologies?

* How can BPM be extended to support the exploration of process innovation?

* What are the requirements of process design in high-speed, entrepreneurial environments, and what methods are available?

* What methods guide robotic process automation?

* Can BPM help predict and guide the future of work?

* What are innovative, validated approaches to process mining and analytics?

* How does BPM need to be adapted to cater for transformational processes?

* How can BPM support business model and ecosystem innovation?

* How can BPM enable organizational agility?

* What process models will emerge in the context of new application scenarios such as smart cities, hospitals of the future, or energy markets?

* What enterprise-wide capabilities are needed to enable ambidextrous BPM?


Maximilian Roeglinger, University of Bayreuth, Germany, maximilian.roeglinger at fim-rc.de<mailto:maximilian.roeglinger at fim-rc.de> (primary contact)

Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein, jan.vom.brocke at uni.li<mailto:jan.vom.brocke at uni.li>

Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA, mzurmuehlen at stevens.edu<mailto:mzurmuehlen at stevens.edu>


* Jörg Becker, University of Münster, Germany

* Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia

* Peter Fettke, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany

* Susanne Leist, University of Regensburg, Germany

* Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

* Willem Mertens, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

* Sune Dueholm Müller, Aarhus University, Denmark

* Bjoern Niehaves, University of Siegen, Germany

* Hajo Reijers, VU Amsterdam (and TU Eindhoven), Netherlands

* Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

* Flavia Maria Santoro,   Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

* Theresa Schmiedel, University of Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein

* Peter Trkman, University of Ljubljana, Slowenia

* Amy van Looy, Ghent University, Belgium


Prof. Dr. Maximilian Roeglinger

Deputy Director Research Center

Finance & Information Management

Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering

of the Fraunhofer FIT

Professor of Business & Information Systems Engineering

and Value-based Business Process Management

Faculty of Law, Business Management and Economics

University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

Phone: +49 921 55 - 4707

Fax: +49 921 55 - 58 - 4707

mailto:maximilian.roeglinger at fim-rc.de



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