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BPMDS 2011 : International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support


Conference Series : Business Process Modeling, Development and Support
When Jun 20, 2011 - Jun 21, 2011
Where London, United Kingdom
Submission Deadline Feb 25, 2011

Call For Papers

International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS'2011)

the 12th edition of the BPMDS series

held in Conjunction with CAiSE’11

20-21 June 2011, London, UK

Papers submission deadline: February 25th, 2011

- Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE). As of 2010, BPMDS 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) ( Sponsor since 2009.

The topics addressed by the BPMDS series are focused on IT support for business processes. This is one of the keystones of Information Systems theory. We strongly believe that any major conference in the area of Information Systems needs to address such topics independently of the current fashion. The continued interest in these topics on behalf of the IS community is reflected by the success of the last BPMDS workshops and the recent emergence of new conferences devoted to the theme.

The BPMDS series has produced eleven workshops from 1998 to 2010. From 2011, BPMDS becomes a two-day working conference attached to CAiSE (Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering).

While changing the status of BPMDS, we preserve the basic principles of the BPMDS series:
1. BPMDS serves as a meeting place for researchers and practitioners in the areas of business development, and business applications (software) development
2. The aim of the event is mainly discussions, rather than presentations.
3. Each event has a theme that is, from now, mandatory for visionary 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:

Previously, each event had a relatively narrow theme, different each year, related to the current progress in the area of BPM. Our intention is now to solicit papers related to Business Process Modeling, Development and Support (BPMDS) in general, using quality as a main selection criterion, instead of relevance to a narrower theme.

As a working conference, we would like to attract more papers describing mature research, still giving place to industrial reports and visionary papers. In addition, we will have a theme whose relevance will be the main criterion for the selection of visionary papers only. We no longer require for full research papers and experience reports to be directly connected to this theme (they still need to be explicitly relevant to BPMDS though). We only suggest to the authors of research papers and experience reports, wherever possible, to make connection to the theme.

The theme chosen for BPMDS'11 visionary papers is

Making BPM theory work in practice: "There is nothing more practical then a good theory (Kurt Levin)"

We invite the visionaries (from research and industry) to exploit this theme in relation to BPMDS. We also welcome research papers that include ideas on how theoretical results discussed can be used in practice, as well as experience reports on using theories in practice.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Theoretical foundations for analyzing, modeling, simulating or executing business processes
- Business process modeling languages, notations and methods
- Multi-perspectives on business process modeling: integration and coherence
- A broad view on strategy, business processes, people and IT: alignment, fit and coherence
- Dynamic configuration; modeling by reuse
- Granularity, development of reusable and context-aware components; modeling for reuse
- Domain specific reference models
- Business-IT alignment through business processes
- Resource management in business process modeling and support
- User-oriented aspects of the business process modeling and support
- Cross-organizational business processes
- Business process change management and governance issues
- Verification and validation of business process models
- Variability and adaptability of business process models
- Efficiency, adequacy, flexibility, agility, compliance, reliability, security in business process modeling and execution
- Metrics, maturity and continuous improvement
- Business process support architectures and platforms
- BPMDS based on a service-oriented architecture
- BPMDS combined with social software and social networks
- Mobile technologies and context aware business process modelling

Papers submission deadline: February 25th, 2011

Prospective conference participants are invited to submit a paper that concerns business process modeling and development, and business process support (development of software dedicated to business processes) and that may be related to one or more of the topics for discussion listed above. We solicit the papers (both research papers and experience reports) that contain results worth of discussion. For research papers, it means that reported research should be in an advance stage and a paper includes results and at least partial evaluation.

Thus three kinds of submissions are possible.

(1) Full research papers of up to 15 pages.

(2) Experience reports of up to 15 pages (which should follow guidelines in

(3) Visionary papers of up to 8 pages, devoted to research in progress or to position papers; the compliance to the theme is mandatory for visionary papers.

Please follow the LNCS format instructions at 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. The papers should be submitted through the conference management system available at

E-mail also your abstract as an attachment to

The conference proceedings will be published in a Springer LNBIP volume (joint with EMMSAD), under the title of "Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling” as the two previous years. The proceedings of BPMDS’09 and BPMDS’10 have been published under the references LNBIP 29 and JNBIP 50.

After the BPMDS’11 conference, extended versions of the accepted papers will be considered for publishing in a special issue of an international journal (previous special issues: BPMDS’09 in IJISMD under press - BPMDS’08 in SPIP in progress - 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.

Submission deadline: February 25th, 2011
Notification of acceptance: March 25th, 2011
Camera-ready papers due: April 10th, 2011

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

Ilia Bider – IbisSoft, Stockholm, Sweden
Gil Regev – EPFL and Itecor, Switzerland
Lars Taxén – Linköping University, Sweden

Sebastian Adam – Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Antonia Albani – Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Eric Andonoff – IRIT, Université Toulouse 1, France
Ilia Bider – IbisSoft, Stockholm, Sweden
Claude Godart – LORIA, Nancy-Université, France
Stewart Green – University of the West of England, UK
Giancarlo Guizzardi – Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil
Paul Johannesson – Royal University of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Udo Kannegiesser – NICTA, Australia
Christian Koot – Aalen University, Germany
Agnes Koschmider – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Marite Kirikova – Riga Technical University, Latvia
Renata Mendes de Araujo – Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Jan Mendling – Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Selmin Nurcan – University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Oscar Pastor – Université Polytechnique de Valencia, Spain
Louis-Francois Pau – Erasmus University, Netherlands
Jan Recker – Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Gil Regev – EPFL and Itecor, Switzerland
Manfred Reichert – University of Ulm, Germany
Michael Rosemann – Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Rainer Schmidt – Aalen University, Germany
Pnina Soffer – University of Haifa, Israel
Markus Strohmaier – University of Toronto, Canada
Lars Taxén – Linköping University, Sweden
Roland Ukor – FirstLinq Limited, UK
Barbara Weber – University of Insbruk, Austria
Jelena Zdravkovic – Royal University of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Michael zur Muehlen – Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

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