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EVL-BP 2011 : Fourth International Workshop on Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP 2011)


When Aug 29, 2011 - Aug 30, 2011
Where Helsinki, Finland (EDOC 2011)
Submission Deadline Mar 29, 2011
Notification Due May 7, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2011
Categories    software engineering   web services   business process management   business process evolution

Call For Papers


Fourth International Workshop on

Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP 2011)

in conjunction with the

15th IEEE International EDOC Conference

August 29 - September 2, 2011, Helsinki, Finland

Submission deadline: 29th March 2011 (extended)


The EVL-BP workshop series is devoted to evolution in business processes.
Enterprises face the challenge of rapidly adapting to dynamic business
environments. The traditional approach to process management is only partially
appropriate to this new context, and calls for the advent of new, evolutionary
business processes. This new approach attempts to address specific issues
related to flexibility and adaptation such as design of easily adaptable
processes, dynamic handling of unexpected situations, optimality of
adaptations, and change management. Central to the field of evolutionary
business processes is the notion of requirement, which drive the change of
business processes through their life-cycles. The evolution of processes and
their underlying software systems becomes more and more an important and
interesting topic in business process management. Since the life time of
software systems frequently spans many years, business processes modeled on
top of systems cannot be assumed to remain fixed, and migration between
different versions is essential. As a consequence, modeling and management
techniques developed in the context of ad-hoc, short-term composition of
services and their processes lack the necessary constructs to concisely
express the gradual evolution of processes and software systems and new
dynamic, declarative, and/or configurable approaches in this context are

The evolutionary approach to business processes raises a number of challenges:
extracting declarative specifications from domain experts, expressing these
declarative specifications in an appropriate language or formalism, as well as
designing, monitoring, checking compliance, configuring, or dynamically
adapting business processes according to a set of requirements, identification
and systematic handling of changes, management of process versions, or quality
attributes and measurement of business processes as predictors of evolutionary
business processes. Evolution in business processes takes place in a wide
number of domains, and is expected to impact existing and future technology
choices, business practices and standardization efforts.

This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to exchange opinions,
advance ideas, and discuss preliminary results on current topics related to
dynamic and declarative business processes. A particular interest will be
taken in bridging theoretical research and practical issues. To this end,
contributions stating open problems, case studies, tool presentations, or any
other work assessing the practical significance of dynamic and declarative
business processes by means of concrete examples and situations, will be
particularly welcome. Work in progress, position papers stating broad avenues
of research, and work on formal foundations of dynamic and declarative
business processes are also sought-after.


* Evolutionary business process modeling
* Configuration of business processes
* Dynamic, adaptive, or flexible business processes
* Implementation issues for evolutionary processes
* Tools for evolutionary processes
* Methodologies for evolutionary processes
* Real-world use cases of evolutionary business processes
* Business rules and policies for evolutionary business processes
* Rule driven business process engines
* Business and technical requirements for evolutionary processes
* Mathematical foundations of evolutionary business processes
* Formal models of evolutionary business processes
* Monitoring of evolutionary business processes
* Validation and model checking of evolutionary business processes
* Software engineering methods, languages, and standards for evolutionary business processes
* Service-oriented architectures and evolutionary business processes
* Interoperability for evolutionary business processes
* Semantic Web and ontologies and evolutionary business processes
* Collaboration and evolutionary business processes
* Data-driven process evolution
* Evolution of cross-organisational processes / process choreographies
* Complex event processing models/support for evolutionary business processes
* Process and data mining for evolutionary business processes
* Empirical studies and principles for evolutionary business processes
* Patterns and change operators for evolutionary business processes
* Quality attributes and measures for evolutionary business processes


The workshop duration is half a day. It will comprise presentations of
accepted papers, tool presentations, and one keynote. All submissions will be
peer reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Submissions
should be 4 to 8 pages long and must use the two-column format of IEEE
conference proceedings and include the author's name, affiliation, and contact
details. Papers must be submitted as PDF files using EasyChair.

Authors will be notified about the decision by the program committee by the
7th of May 2011. At least one author of each accepted paper must participate
in the workshop. The papers accepted for the EDOC 2011 Workshops will be
published with their own ISBN in the IEEE Digital Library (pending approval by
IEEE), which is accessible by IEEE Xplore. At least one of the authors for
each accepted paper should register for the main conference in order to
present their papers.

The selected best research papers will be considered for a special issue in an
ISI-indexed journal. Further details will be announced later.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: March 29th, 2011 (extended)
Paper Notification: May 7th, 2011
Camera Ready Copy Due: June 1st, 2011
Workshop: August 29-30th, 2011

Workshop Co-chairs

Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University and Simon Fraser University, Canada
Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia
Sylvain Halle, Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi, Canada
Florian Rosenberg, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Program Committee
Colin Atkinson, Universitaet Mannheim, Germany
Ebrahim Bagheri, Athabasca University, Canada
Claudio Bartolini, HP Labs Palo Alto, USA
Andrew Berry, Deontik, Australia
Domenico Bianculli, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Marko Boskovic, Athabasca University, Canada
Christoph Bussler, Xtime, Inc, USA
Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia
Luciano Garcia-Banuelos, Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala, Mexico
Guido Governatori, University of Queensland, Australia
Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
Gerti Kappel, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Rania Khalaf, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
Marcello La Rosa, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Florian Lautenbacher, Senacor Technologies, Germany
Philipp Leitner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Niels Lohmann, Universitaet Rostock, Germany
Wolfgang Mayer, University of South Australia, Australia
Anton Michlmayr, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Zoran Milosevic, Deontik, Australia
Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, HP Labs, USA
Shin Nakajima, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
Cesare Pautasso, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Maja Pesic, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, The Netherlands
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria
Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia
Vladimir Tosic, NICTA, Australia
Franck Van Breugel, York University, Canada
Manuel Wimmer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

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