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BPM 2015 : International Conference on Business Process Management
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Innsbruck, Austria
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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.


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

Submission Instructions

Papers should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS formatting guidelines (for instructions and style sheets see Submissions must be in English and not exceed 16 pages of length. 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 must be clearly marked as such. Concerning length and formatting, student papers must follow the same guidelines as research papers.

Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format via the BPM 2015 EasyChair submission site:

Submissions must be original contributions that have not been published previously, nor already submitted to other conferences or journals in parallel with this conference. Empirical papers should where possible build on novel datasets previously unpublished. Research on existing datasets must clearly explain the novelty of the applied analysis.

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. For each accepted paper, at least one author must register for the conference and present the paper. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit a paper for a special issue of Information Systems (Elsevier).

This year, first-time submitters to BPM may ask to be considered for a pre-submission shepherding program in which a BPM PC member gives advise on the presentation and positioning of a paper. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the PC-Chairs ( by 6th of February, 2015.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2015-03-01
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