Call for papers BPM conference 2015

The BPM conference 2015 will take place from 1-3 September, 2015, in Innsbruck, Austria (http://bpm2015.q-e.at/). The call for papers is out now:

Call for Papers

The annual BPM conference is the leading forum for researchers, practitioners, developers and users in the field of Business Process Management (BPM) to explore and exchange knowledge on BPM. The conference covers all aspects of BPM research and practice, including theory, applications, management and technology of BPM, and engages the most renowned representatives of the BPM community worldwide in talks, tutorials, and scientific discussions.

BPM as a research field and as an industry practice has significantly matured and increased its span, but is also facing new and unprecedented challenges such as a need to foster true innovation rather than improvement, to make use of big data opportunities and to account for processes that are increasingly adaptive, flexible and generative rather than structured, formalized and stable.

These new topics add to existing areas of interest and relevance to BPM research and industry. They also attest to an increasingly interdisciplinary nature of BPM research, which puts the conference in close connection to disciplines such as Information Systems, Management and Organizational Science, Data and Knowledge Management, Theory of Processes, Operations Management, Service-Oriented Computing, Social Computing, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and many more.

BPM 2015 will take place in Innsbruck, Austria, in the midst of Tyrol’s breathtaking scenery and stunning mountains. A university town, with a strong record of academic excellence and a vibrant student scene, Innsbruck combines tradition and splendour with modern facilities and attractions. We hope you will join us in this international conference and Olympic city to help shape the BPM methods and technologies of the future. BPM 2015 will feature an industry track, a varied set of BPM-related workshops and co-located events. For the first time, BPM 2015 will also look to host tutorials dedicated to research methods relevant to BPM.

Topics

In line with the emergent opportunities and challenges, BPM 2015 explicitly encourages papers that report on research in emerging BPM areas and novel applications of BPM concepts, as well as interdisciplinary BPM research that connects to Operations Research, Management Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Sensor Technologies and others. To foster such submissions, BPM 2015 will include two new thematic areas, “BPM in a broader context” and “Emerging areas of BPM”. As in previous editions, the BPM conference continues to welcome research papers on traditional BPM topics such as modelling, analysis, improvement, and execution.

Besides regular research papers, authors may submit industry papers, clearly marked as such. All authors of an industry paper submission *must be* from industry or industrial research labs (none of authors can be from an academic institute or a university). An industry paper reports on work within the broad topics of interests to BPM conference but is focused on practice, typically studying requirements imposed by current practice, reporting new problems, or experience on the deployment of methods, solutions, tools or systems in practice. Similar to research papers, industry submissions will be reviewed by multiple PC members including representatives from industry and industrial research labs, and are required to meet the same high quality standards for novelty, technical quality, clarity of the contribution and presentation, and relevance to the topics of interest in BPM community.

Thematic areas in which contributions are sought include, but are not limited to, those listed below. Submissions may fit more than one category, however, corresponding authors will be asked to nominate one primary category for submission. As previously, each major topic is championed by senior PC members, who will promote the topic and lead the review processes taking into consideration specific characteristics of the particular thematic area.

  • BPM in a broader context: the intersection of BPM and other disciplines
    Topic champions: Avigdor Gal, Roel Wieringa, Mathias Weske

    • Decision management and BPM
    • Event handling and BPM
    • BPM and enterprise architecture
    • BPM and auditing
    • Automated planning in BPM
    • Sensor technologies and BPM
    • Scientific workflows and BPM
    • Software process management
    • Security and Risk Management in business process execution
    • Operations research for business processes
    • BPM in healthcare and the medical context
  • Emerging areas of BPM
    Topic champions: Florian Daniel, Akhil Kumar, Farouk Toumani

    • BPM in and for the Cloud
    • BPM with and for the Crowd
    • Social BPM
    • User-centric aspects of BPM
    • Human-centric processes and knowledge-intensive processes
    • Processes in the Internet of Things and Wearable Devices
    • Mobile processes
    • Collective adaptive processes
  • Management and applications of BPM
    Topic champions: Jan vom Brocke, Hajo Reijers, Michael Rosemann

    • Business process lifecycle management
    • Relationship between business strategy and business processes
    • Business process transformation and change management
    • Success factors and measures in BPM
    • BPM governance and compliance management
    • BPM maturity
    • Adoption and Practice of BPM
    • Customer process management
    • Design-led process innovation
  • Process execution and data management
    Topic champions: Boudewijn van Dongen, Marlon Dumas, Michael zur Muehlen, Stefanie Rinderle-Ma

    • Process-oriented and service-oriented software architectures
    • Business process management systems
    • Resource management in business process execution
    • Managing process execution data
    • Process monitoring and performance measurement
    • Adaptive and context-aware process execution
    • Process mining
    • Analytics and visualization of big process data
    • Process data warehousing
    • (Adaptive) Case management
    • Data and event streams in business processes
    • Data integration and data quality in business processes
  • Fundamentals and theory of processes
    Topic champions: Jörg Desel, Marcello La Rosa, Pnina Soffer, Jianwen Su

    • Foundations of business processes and process models
    • Process description and analysis methods and formalisms
    • Algorithms for the analysis of processes
    • Reference process models
    • Foundation of process design and synthesis
    • Artefact-centric processes
    • Process architectures
    • Variability and configuration of processes
    • Managing process collections and repositories

Key Dates

Abstract submission: 8 March, 2015
Full papers submission: 15 March, 2015
Notifications: 15 May, 2015
Camera ready papers: 15 June, 2015

BPM Round Table meeting on Monday May 26

During the BPM Round Table sessions professionals and scientists meet each other to present and discuss the latest trends in the field of Business Process Management. On Monday May 26 the next BPM Round Table will be held in De Zwarte Doos at the TU/e campus. The theme of this meeting is “auditing and process mining”. The meeting is held in Dutch and therefore the detailed information given below is also in Dutch.

  • Onderwerp: Auditing & Process Mining
  • Datum: maandag 26 mei
  • Tijd: 16:00 – 18:00, gevolgd door borrel
  • Locatie: Grand-cafe de Zwarte Doos, Campus TU Eindhoven (route)
  • Inschrijving: via de website

Auditing & Process Mining

Drie partijen geven op deze middag hun visie op het thema “Auditing & Process Mining”:

Pieter de Kok (Coney) – “The Audit Universe and Future of Auditing”

In de toekomst zal het controlevraagstuk rondom de jaarrekening worden uitgewerkt op basis van een controleaanpak waarin Data-Analyse en Process Mining aanpak (DA/PM) de twee belangrijkste technieken zijn. Er komt een heuse revival van het gedachtegoed van Starrreveld in het assurance domein. Het is goed mogelijk dat in de nabije toekomst procesmodellen, gebaseerd op typologieën van Starreveld, beschikbaar zijn voor elke auditor, waar ook ter wereld. Deze modellen kunnen worden gebruikt als ‘norm’ als ‘best practise’ om veronderstelde, waardeverbanden, patronen en (wetmatige) verbanden te toetsen. Auditors, studenten kunnen procesmodelllen ontwikkelen en uploaden en anderen kunnen tegen vergoeding deze modellen weer downloaden. Het delen is het nieuwe hebben.

Het auditvak wordt nog leuker, slimmer en sneller om ruimte te creëren voor verdere focus op de ondernemingen en haar stakeholders te ondersteunen rondom performance management, procesoptimalisatie en waardecreatie. Wij zijn ervan overtuigd dat Accountants3.0, mede door verdergaande inzet process mining, enn brug zullen gaan slaan tussen het Governance & Risk & Compliance domein enerzijds en corporate performance management anderzijds. Parallel gaan we gebruik maken van smart data van buiten de organisaties en gaan auditfirms zich richten op het verschaffen van assurance over ‘ketens van bedrijven’ in plaats van individuele bedrijven. Ook hier speelt process mining weer een cruciale rol.

 

Boudewijn van Dongen (TU Eindhoven) – “Modellen vs. de Werkelijkheid”

De afgelopen jaren heeft process mining zowel binnen als buiten de universiteit een grote vlucht genomen en het lijkt erop dat de beloftes die onderzoekers aan het begin van deze eeuw maakten uitgekomen zijn: Door de analyse van event logs kunnen hele processen eenvoudig in kaart gebracht worden. Echter, vanuit het bedrijfsleven komt steeds vaker de logische vervolgvraag, namelijk: “Waar en hoe vaak wijkt mijn proces nu af van het gegenereerde plaatje?”

Onder de noemer “alignment analysis” houdt de TU/e zich al enkele jaren bezig met precies deze vraag: “Gegeven een model en een log, waar zitten de verschillen en hoe zijn deze verschillen te identificeren en kwantificeren?” In mijn presentatie geef ik een beeld van de laatste technieken op dit gebied en laat ik zien dat de betreffende vraag vele malen eenvoudiger te stellen dan te beantwoorden is. Met voorbeelden van compliance regels laat ik zien hoe deze technieken in de dagelijkse praktijk gebruikt kunnen worden as startpunt voor de auditor.

Tot slot sta ik stil bij het huidige onderzoek rondom alignments. Wat kunnen we al en wat verwachten we over 5 tot 10 jaar te kunnen op het gebied van het vergelijke van modellen en event data uit complexe, data-intensieve systems.

 

Marijn Nagelkerke en Mike van Bussel (KPMG) – “From business transactions to process insights”

Voor de jaarrekeningcontrole werkzaamheden maakt KPMG intensief gebruik van data analyse (“Facts2Value”). Hierbij worden transactie gegevens uit (ERP) systemen geanalyseerd om tot feitelijke observaties en inzichten in (bedrijfs)processen en de procesuitvoer te komen. Het vormen van een (eerste) inzicht over hoe de processen er uit zien gebeurt echter vaak nog door middel van het voeren van gesprekken en analyseren van documentatie. Om onze klanten betere inzichten te geven in de uitvoering van de processen en om op een efficiëntere manier inzichten te krijgen (en te geven) in mogelijke risico’s past KPMG process mining technieken toe. In de presentatie zal worden ingegaan op welke wijze process mining wordt toegepast voor de jaarrekeningcontrole aan de hand van enkele voorbeelden en zal worden ingegaan op welke wijze KPMG het toepassen van process mining in de toekomst ziet.

 

Deelname is gratis, maar registratie verplicht. Er is een beperkt aantal plaatsen beschikbaar.

CPSM 2013 Workshop

1st IEEE International Workshop on Communicating Business Process and Software Models Quality, Understandability, and Maintainability taking place on September 23rd, 2013 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in conjunction with the 29th International Conference on Software Maintenance Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 22-28 September 2013

In recent years, the fact that models are a means for communication gained more attention in research on process modeling and software modeling. Both communities discuss issues related to models, modeling languages, and their use and perception, such as model understandability, complexity of modeling languages, actual usage of language features, cognitive aspects, human perception and subjective perspectives on models, and related issues.

These topics are extremely important for the adaption of modeling languages in practice, yet the attention from the research community is still limited. The CPSM 2013 workshop shall provide a forum for researchers and practitioners actively working on quality, usability and maintainability of software and process models. The workshop supports the exchange of ideas, challenges, and insights from two similar domains with the aim of raising awareness of the important “soft skills” of modeling languages. The workshop will give room to present research results, position papers, case studies and share experiences and ideas in panel discussions.

Workshop organization

  • Marco Brambilla, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Irene Vanderfeesten, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Dirk Fahland, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Paper presentations
Amongst others Oktay Türetken from our IS group will present his paper: Towards a Maintainability Model for Business Processes.

For more information and the workshop program, see: http://wwwin.tue.nl/cpsm2013

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