[AISWorld] BPMDS'2018 - Call for Papers (in conjunction with CAISE'18)

Selmin Nurcan selmin.nurcan at univ-paris1.fr
Tue Feb 6 17:08:18 EST 2018

Dear colleagues,

BPMDS is a two-day working conference in conjunction with CAiSE 
(Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering). The topics 
addressed by the BPMDS series are focused on business processes and 
their IT support. One of the major aims is to discuss and to learn about 
concepts and techniques to enhance the ability to engineer software 
systems closer the business requirements.

The papers should be submitted through the conference management system 
available at

Kind regards,
Selmin Nurcan

International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and 
Support (BPMDS'2018)

the 19th edition of the BPMDS series
                                 held in conjunction with CAiSE’18

11-12 June 2018, Tallinn, Estonia

Submission deadline: March  1st, 2018

The Call for Papers can be downloaded from the BPMDS Web site


- Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE). BPMDS 
Working Conference is officially linked on an ongoing basis to the CAiSE 
conference series).
- International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.1 
(IFIP WG 8.1).

Paper abstracts (recommended): February 25th, 2018
Submission deadline: March 1st, 2018
Notification of acceptance: March 23th, 2018
Camera-ready papers due: April 5th, 2018

BPMDS solicits papers related to Business Process Modeling, Development 
and Support (BPMDS) using quality, relevance, originality and 
applicability as main selection criteria. As a working conference, 
BPMDS’18 seeks to attract full research papers describing mature 
research, experience reports related to using BPMDS in practice, and 
visionary idea papers. Practitioners are also encouraged to present 
lessons learned from practice.

Papers submitted in the category idea papers will be required to be of 
relevance to the focus theme. The focus theme for BPMDS'2018 idea papers is

Ecosystem-aware Business Process Modeling, Development and Support

Today, successful business process modeling, development and support 
have to be aware of their ecosystem context. Business process modeling 
has to capture as many external contributions as possible, to integrate 
all stakeholders and to identify best practice knowledge. Coupling 
business process modeling with social software helps to capture these 
contributions. Business models such as multi-sided platforms are based 
on processes spanning over multiple organizations. The design of 
business processes integrates external resources as part of virtual 
organizations and outsourcing relationships. Decisions in business 
processes are based on advanced analytics and artificial intelligence 
using a multitude of data sources that are increasingly coming from 
outside of organizations. Also, the support of business processes is 
using external resources increasingly. Technologies such as blockchains 
externalize the business process support more and more.

Prospective conference participants are invited to submit a paper that 
concerns business process modeling and development, and/or business 
process support (development of software dedicated to business 
processes). We solicit resaerch papers, experience reports, and lessons 
learned from practice that contain results worth of discussion. Full 
research papers should report research in an advanced stage, including 
results and at least partial evaluation.  Thus four categories of 
submissions are welcome:

(1)  Full research papers (could be technical papers or empirical 
evaluation papers).

(2)  Experience reports should follow guidelines in 

(3) Idea papers related to the focus theme “Ecosystem-aware Business 
Process Modeling, Development and Support”, should address completely 
new research positions or approaches. They should describe precisely the 
situation and demonstrate the shortcomings of current methods, tools, 
ways of reasoning, meta-models, etc.``

(4) Lessons learned from practice. We welcome all practitioners to share 
with BPMDS participants and followers their own experience in the topics 
(see below) related to the BPMDS conference. This category of short 
papers with up to 8 pages follow the guidelines suggested for the 
category (2). Conformity with LNCS guidelines is not mandatory for this 
category. The accepted propositions will be presented during the 
BPMDS’18 industrial track and will be published on the BPMDS web site.

Papers of the first three submission types should be of up to 15 pages. 
Please follow the LNCS format instructions at 
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html for all of them.

Papers should be submitted in Adobe PDF format. The results described 
must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Please 
submit through the conference management system available at 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Ecosystem-aware BPMDS
- Which external factors influence the modeling of business processes 
and how?
- How can the design of business processes take into account their ecoystem?
- Which ways of business process support are predetermined by the 
context, e.g. blockchain ?
- How does the extended organizational context, e.g. virtual 
organizations and teams, influence the modeling design and support of 
business processes ? Examples are social influences, social software etc.
- How does the availability of a multitude of new data sources impact 
business processes? Examples are Big Data, Analytics etc.
  How is the heterogeneity of these data sources concerning reliability, 
security etc. handled in business processes? Examples are open data, 
social data etc.
- Which new event sources, decision mechanisms, and rules impact 
business processes? Examples are IoT, dash buttons, voice bots etc.
- Which new ways to accomplish tasks in business processes are provided? 
Examples are cloud-based infrastructures, microservices, etc.
- How does the context influence the general structure of business 
processes? Examples are platforms, two-sided markets, blockchains etc.

Business Process Modeling
- Business process modeling languages, notations, and methods
- Multi-perspectives on business process modeling
- Theoretical foundations for analyzing, modeling business processes
- Variability and adaptability of business process models
- Domain-specific reference models and domain-specific modeling languages
- Decision management and BPMDS
- Business process modeling enhanced by social software and social networks

Business Process Development
- Compliance, reliability, security, performance
- Knowledge-intensive business processes
- Context-aware business processes
- Cross-organizational business processes
- Data-intensive business processes
- Business process change management and governance issues
- Enhancing creativity in business processes

Business Process Support
- Theoretical foundations for simulating or executing business processes
- Service orientation for better supporting business processes 
(appropriate level of flexibility, variability, granularity, ...)
- Business process support combined with social software and social networks
- Context-aware work allocation in business processes
- Actor support vs. control support in business processes
- Mobile technologies and context-aware business processes
- Business processes using cloud-services

The topics addressed by the BPMDS series are focused on business 
processes and their IT support. This is one of the keystones of 
information systems theory beyond short-lived fashions. The continued 
interest in this topic on behalf of the IS community is reflected by the 
success of the past BPMDS events, and their promotion from a workshop to 
a working conference.

The BPMDS series has produced eighteen events from 1998 to 2017. From 
2011, BPMDS has become a two-day working conference attached to CAiSE 
(Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering). The basic 
principles of the BPMDS series are:

1. BPMDS serves as a meeting place for researchers and practitioners in 
the areas of business development, and business applications (software) 
2. The aim of the event is mainly discussions, rather than presentations.
3. Each event has a theme that is mandatory for idea papers.
4. Each event's results are, usually, published in a special issue of an 
international journal.

The goals, format, and history of BPMDS can be found on the web site: 

The conference proceedings will be published in a Springer LNBIP volume 
(joint with EMMSAD), "Enterprise, Business-Process and Information 
Systems Modeling”, as the nine previous years (LNBIP volumes 29, 50, 81, 
113, 147, 175, 214, 248, 287). Contributing authors may find all 
relevant information at http://www.springer.com/series/7911

After the BPMDS’18 conference, extended versions of selected papers will 
be considered for publishing in a special issue of the International 
Journal on Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM).

The previous special issues are: BPMDS'17 in SoSyM launched; BPMDS'16 in 
SoSyM in progress; BPMDS'15 in SoSyM papers on line; BPMDS'14 in SoSyM, 
vol. 16, issue 3, July 2017; BPMDS'13 in SoSyM, vol. 15, issue 2, May 
2016; BPMDS'12 in SoSyM, vol. 14, issue 3, July 2015; BPMDS’11 in 
IJISMD, vol. 4, issue 2, 2013; BPMDS’10 selected paper in REJ, vol. 17, 
issue 2, 2012; BPMDS’09 in IJISMD, vol. 2, issue 2, 2011; BPMDS’08 in 
JSME vol. 24, issue 3, 2012; BPMDS'07 in IJBPIM, vol. 4, issue 2, 2009; 
BPMDS'06 in IJBPIM, vol. 3, issue 1, 2008; BPMDS'05 in SPIP, vol. 12, 
issue 1, 2007; BPMDS'04 in SPIP vol. 10, issue 4, 2005 & REJ vol. 10, 
issue 3, 2005; BPMDS'02 in BPMJ, vol. 11, issue 6, 2005.

The proceedings of BPMDS’17 are available at

The proceedings of BPMDS’16 are available at

The proceedings of BPMDS’15 are available at

The proceedings of BPMDS’14 are available at
     Theme Section of BPMDS'14

The proceedings of BPMDS’13 are available at
     Special Section of BPMDS'13

The proceedings of BPMDS’12 are available at
     Special Section of BPMDS'12

The proceedings of BPMDS’11 are available at

The proceedings of BPMDS’10 are available at

The proceedings of BPMDS’09 are available at

Rainer Schmidt, Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Ilia Bider – Stockholm University and IbisSoft, Sweden
Selmin Nurcan – University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Rainer Schmidt – Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Pnina Soffer  – University of Haifa, Israel

Ilia Bider, Stockholm University and IbisSoft, Sweden
Pascal Negros, Arch4IE, France
Gil Regev, EPFL and Itecor, Switzerland

Rainer Schmidt, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

João Paulo A. Almeida, Fed. Univ. of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Eric Andonoff, Université Toulouse 1, France
Judith Barrios Albornoz, Univ. de Los Andes, Venezuela
Ilia Bider, Stockholm University and IbisSoft, Sweden
Kahina Bessai,  Nancy-Université, France
Karsten Boehm, FH KufsteinTirol - Univ. of Applied Science, Austria
Lars Brehm, Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dirk Fahland, Technische Univ. Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Claude Godart, Nancy-Université, France
Renata Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Amine Jalali,  Stockholm University, Sweden
Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Agnes Koschmider, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, Germany
Marcello La Rosa, Queensland Univ. of Techn., Australia
Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Michael Möhring, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Pascal Negros, Arch4IE, France
Jens Nimis, Karlsruhe Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany
Selmin Nurcan, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Oscar Pastor, Universitat Polytechnica de Valencia, Spain
Elias Pimenidis, University of the West of England
Gregor Polancic, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Gil Regev, EPFL and Itecor, Switzerland
Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany
Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Colette Rolland, Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Michael Rosemann, Queensland Univ. of Techn., Australia
Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Australia
Rainer Schmidt, Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany
Stefan Schönig, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Samira Si-Said Cherfi, CNAM, France
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Roland Ukor, FirstLinq Limited, UK
Barbara Weber, Technical University of Denmark
Matthias Weidlich, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany
Jelena Zdravkovic, Royal University of Technology, Sweden
Alfred Zimmermann, Reutlingen University, Germany

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