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DT4BP 2023 : 2nd International Workshop on Digital Twins for Business Processes


When Sep 11, 2023 - Sep 15, 2023
Where Utrecht, The Netherlands
Abstract Registration Due May 20, 2023
Submission Deadline Jun 10, 2023
Notification Due Jun 30, 2023
Final Version Due Jul 14, 2023
Categories    business process management   business process   digital twin   digital process twin

Call For Papers

===Scope and Objective===

In the last years, the Internet of Things has been adopted in several sectors, influencing and enhancing how people and organisations work leading to the establishment of the term IoT-aware business process. Such a concept is now pushed forward by the rise of digital twins that have become more affordable and promise to drive the future of business processes.

Advanced ways of managing and maintaining business processes come within reach as there is a Digital Process Twin of the real process with real-time capabilities. A digital process twin is a virtual replica of the near-time process occurrences in an organization. Thousands of sensors are being placed to monitor physical processes, all collecting data from different dimensions, such as environmental conditions, behavioural characteristics of machines and their users, and work that is being performed. All this data is continuously collected, elaborated, and exchanged in such a way to guide day-to-day organization activities.

Digital process twins, together with the advancement in artificial intelligence, cloud, and edge computing, offer a great amount of business potential by predicting the future instead of analyzing the past of the processes. The representation of reality created by digital process twins allows us to evolve towards ex-ante business practices.

The objective of the DT4BP workshop is to attract researchers and industry practitioners to discuss the continuous enhancement of business processes including IoT aspects, up to the concept of Digital Process Twin, and present open challenges, state of the art, in-progress research, and practical experiences, including case studies.

The workshop is co-located with the 21st International Conference on Business Process Management, (BPM2023)

===List of Topics===

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:
Business Process Management and Digital Twins
Design and Management of Digital Process Twins
Conceptual Modelling of Digital Process Twins
Framework Definition for Digital Process Twins
Digital Process Twins Simulation
Digital Process Twins for What-if Process Analysis
Quality Assurance of Digital Process Twins
Enactment of Digital Process Twins
Collaboration among Digital Process Twins
Interaction and cooperation between Digital Process Twins and Humans
Practical validation and case studies of Digital Process Twins.

===Submission Guidelines===

We welcome two kinds of publications: Regular Papers and Short Papers.

Regular papers (max 12 pages, including references) original and novel research work, technical contribution, case study, or detailed experience report. Research papers should not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Regular papers must follow the LNCS proceedings format and will be published in a Conference Proceedings.

Short papers (5 to 6 pages, including references) should advocate a promising research direction, or otherwise present a position likely to stimulate discussion at the workshop. We encourage e.g. established researchers to set out a personal vision, and beginning researchers to present a planned path to a PhD.
Short papers will be published in separate CEUR proceedings

Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair conference submission link.

Each accepted paper must be presented at the conference by one of the co-authors or a third party.

Selected high quality papers will be recommended to submit an article to a TBD special issue

===Important Dates===

Abstract Submission (recommended) Due: May 20, 2023
Submission Due: May 30, 2023 --) Extended to June 10, 2023
Author Notification Due: June 30, 2023
Camera-ready Submission: July 14, 2023
Workshop: September 12, 2023

===Organizing committee===
Fabrizio Fornari, University of Camerino, Italy, (
Pedro Valderas, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, (

===Program committee===
Abel Armas Cervantes, University of Melbourne, Australia
Antonella Guzzo, University of Calabria, Italy
Artem Polyvyanyy, University of Melbourne, Australia
Barbara Re, University of Camerino, Italy
Bernhard Rumpe, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Daniel Calegari, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Emanuele Laurenzi, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland
Estefanía Serral, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Lucineia Heloisa Thom, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Oscar Fernando González Rojas, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Robert Andrei Buchmann, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
Victoria Torres Bosch, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

===Interactive Sessions===

We will have an interactive workshop with brainstorming and discussion sessions. The conclusions of these sessions might be used to co-create a manifesto in which the community contributes to propose definitions for a better understanding of Digital Process Twins and analyze the challenges and benefits of integrating Digital Twins and Business Process Management.


All questions about submission should be emailed to Fabrizio Fornari ( or to Pedro Valderas (

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