[AISWorld] Call for Papers - BPM 2019

Aron Lindberg alindber at stevens.edu
Mon Feb 25 14:47:40 EST 2019

17th International Business Process Management Conference (BPM 2019)
Vienna, September 1-6, 2019


The annual BPM conference is the premium forum for researchers and practitioners in business process manage­ment. BPM is a broad discipline, covering topics that range from formal methods in computer science, techniques in information systems engineering to management science methods. Therefore, not only different research topics are addressed, but also different research methods are employed that require different evaluation criteria in the peer reviewing process.

To accommodate for this diversity, the BPM conference is structured into three tracks and the BPM Forum that cover not only different phenomena of interest and research methods but, consequently, also different evalu­ation criteria. Each track has a dedicated track chair and a dedicated program committee. The track chairs, together with a consolidation chair, are responsible for the scientific program. In this way, the breadth of the BPM community is represented and the BPM conference is positioned as a venue for all aspects of the broad BPM discipline.

Track I: Foundations (Chair: Thomas Hildebrandt)

Track I invites papers that follow computer science research methods. This includes papers that investigate the underlying principles of BPM systems, computational theories, algorithms, semantics, and methods for modeling and analyzing business processes. This track also covers papers on novel languages, architectures, and other con­­­cepts underlying process aware information systems, as well as papers that use conceptual modeling techniques to investigate problems in the design and analysis of BPM systems.

Track II: Engineering (Chair: Boudewijn van Dongen)

Track II invites papers that focus on engineering aspects of information systems research. The focus is on the investigation of artifacts and systems in business environments. Papers in this track are expected to have a strong empirical evaluation that critically tests criteria like usefulness or added value of the proposed artifact (for example by showing considerable performance improvements compared to past work). This track covers business process intelligence, including process mining techniques, and the use of process models for enactment, model-driven engineering, as well as interaction with services and deployment architectures like the Cloud. It also covers BPM systems in particular domains, such as digital health, smart mobility, or Internet of Things.

Track III: Management (Chair: Maximilian Röglinger)

Track III invites papers that aim to advance our understanding of how BPM can deliver business value or competitive advantage, for instance by developing capabilities to improve, innovate, or transform organizations or to tackle the challenges and opportunities of digitalization. Papers that study process thinking, organizational routines, process innovation, and the application and impact of BPM methods and tools in use contexts based on empirical observation are highly welcome, too. Areas of interest include a wide range of capability areas that are relevant for BPM, such as strategic alignment, governance, methods, information technology, and human aspects including people and culture.


Each paper will be submitted to exactly one track. Papers must be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS formatting guidelines. Submissions must be in English and must not exceed 16 pages. The title page must contain a short abstract clarifying the relation of the paper with the topics above. The paper must clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results achieved, and the relation to other work. Student papers are treated as regular papers in the review process. Importantly, the contribution under­lying a student paper must be carried out mainly by the (PhD) student(s), but others (advisors, collaborators, etc.) can appear as authors as well. When submitting the paper, student papers must be clearly marked as such in the EasyChair system. To be eligible for the best student paper award, student papers have to be presented at the conference by a student author.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format via the BPM 2019 EasyChair submission site: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpm2019

Submissions must be original contributions that have neither been published previously nor submitted to other conferences or journals while being submitted to BPM 2019. Innovative papers which has high potential of stimulating discussion at the conference but does not fully meet the quality criteria for the main conference will be invited for presentation at the BPM Forum.


Abstract submission: 1 March, 2019
Full paper submission: 8 March, 2019
Notification: 10 May, 2019
Camera-ready paper submission: 6 June, 2019
Conference: 1-6 September, 2019

Deadlines correspond to anywhere on earth (AoE).

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