Fourth IEEE Workshop on Agile Cooperative Process-Aware Information Systems (ProGility 2009)


to be held at IEEE WETICE'09, Groningen, the Netherlands, June 29-July1, 2009


Extended paper submission deadline: March 6, 2009


Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines


Programme Committee

Accepted papers

The following papers have been accepted for presentation at the workshop:

  • A Service-Oriented Approach to Document-Centric Situational Collaboration Processes (full paper)
    Nelly Schuster, Christian Zirpins, Stefan Tai, Steve Battle, Nils Heuer
  • An Architecture for Collaboration Patterns in Agile Event-Driven Environments (work in progress paper)
    Yiannis Verginadis, Dimitris Apostolou, Nikos Papageorgiou, Gregoris Mentzas
  • Alaska Simulator – Supporting Empirical Evaluation of Process Flexibility (demo paper)
    Jakob Pinggera, Stefan Zugal, Barbara Weber


Call for papers

The economic success of an enterprise more and more depends on its ability to react to changes in its environment in a quick and flexible way. Business trends such as increasing product and service variability, fast time-to-market, and increasing division of labor along a global supply chain of goods and services force enterprises to collaborate with each other in networks that are dynamic, flexible, ad-hoc, and adaptive. Thus enterprises are developing a growing interest in new concepts, systems, and solutions which help them to flexibly align their organizational structures, business processes, and supporting information systems to these new requirements and to optimize interactions with customers and business partners. While there has been major progress in disciplines that are interested in structured and unstructured intra-organizational business processes, the agile enterprise is still a vision. Agility in this context refers to the ability of an enterprise to rapidly set up new business processes and projects in order to quickly adapt to changes in the environment. To support these changes, traditional enterprises have to align their existing information systems while virtual enterprises need to customize and integrate the individual partner processes. In order to meet its business objectives, the agile enterprise continuously re-aligns its business processes as well as the interactions with its partners and customers to meet the current requirements.

Building upon the success of the workshops in 2007 and 2008, the goal of the fourth ProGility workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from different communities such as BPM, software engineering, service-oriented computing, artificial intelligence, and CSCW/Groupware who share an interest in flexibility of cooperative process-aware information systems and team support in both an intra- and inter-organizational setting. The workshop aims at discussing the current state of ongoing research and sharing practical experiences. Submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of significance, originality and technical quality. Papers should clearly establish the research contribution and the relation to previous research. The workshop will also provide opportunity for demonstration sessions, where participant can present advanced prototypes based on their research.


Workshop topics include, but are not limited to:

·             ad-hoc establishment of process-aware collaborations,

·             adaptive processes,

·             agile management of business processes,

·             autonomic processes,

·             configurable processes,

·             cross-organizational processes,

·             data-driven processes (e.g.,case handling),

·             dynamic composition of processes,

·             electronic contracts,

·             emergent workflows,

·             evolving choreographies,

·             flexible groupware,

·             knowledge-intensive processes,

·             workflow change and exception handling,

·             process evolution,

·             process interoperability,

·             process lifecycle management,

·             process monitoring,

·             process mining and learning,

·             process security and conformance,

·             processes matching and similarity of processes,

and solutions related to these topics in terms of:

·             architectures,

·             infrastructures (middleware),

·             methods and tools,

·             patterns,

·             semantics,

·             user interfaces.



Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission:

February 20 March 6, 2009

Decision to paper authors:

March 13 March 27, 2009

Final version of accepted papers due to IEEE:

April 10, 2009


June 29 - July 1, 2009

For accepted papers at least one of the authors has to register and participate in WETICE'08.



Submission Guidelines

Papers must be written in English. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Papers should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere, and should refer to related state-of-the-art work. Authors of accepted papers must present the paper at WETICE in order have the paper included in the post-conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Press. Papers must be formatted in the IEEE Proceedings Format (LaTeX formatting macros, Word format) which is single spaced, two columns, 10pt Times/Roman font. Length of full papers must not exceed 6 pages (including figures, tables and references). Position papers and tool reports should be no longer than 2 pages. Papers should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, an abstract of up to 150 words and no more than eight keywords. All submissions should be electronic (in PDF). Please upload first your abstract and then your paper via the submission system.




Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Jan Mendling, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Mirjam Minor, University of Trier, Germany

Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria (Contact chair)



Programme Committee

Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy
Christoph Bussler, Merced Systems Inc., USA
Peter Dadam, University of Ulm, Germany
Gero Decker, Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Germany
Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Mati Golani, Braude College, Israel
Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Yanbo Han, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Rania Khalaf, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Heiko Ludwig, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Akhil Kumar, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Heiko Maus, DFKI, Germany
Michael Maximilien, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
Massimo Mecella, Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy
Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK
Bela Mutschler, Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany
Marcello La Rosa, QUT Brisbane, Australia
Gil Regev, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland
Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany
Hajo Reijers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Ulm, Germany
Michael Rosemann, QUT Brisbane, Australia
Rainer Ruggaber, SAP Research, Germany
Shazia Sadiq, Univ. Queensland, Australia
Wasim Sadiq, SAP Research, Australia
Pnina Soffer, Univ. of Haifa, Israel
Mark Strembeck, WU Vienna, Austria
Lucineia Thom, University of Ulm, Germany
Mathias Weske, HPI Potsdam, Germany
Werner Wild, Evolution Consulting, Austria
Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, Netherlands