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rBPM 2012 : 3rd International Workshop on Reuse in Business Process Management

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Link: http://www.each.usp.br/rbpm/2012/
 
When Sep 3, 2012 - Sep 3, 2012
Where Tallinn, Estonia
Submission Deadline Jun 4, 2012
Notification Due Jul 2, 2012
Final Version Due Jul 30, 2012
 

Call For Papers

Aims and Scope: Academia and Industry
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Current complexity of corporative world demands dynamic and flexible IT infrastructure to provide technical solutions for conducting business. Business Process Management (BPM) has been providing important technological support to improve organization competitiveness. In order to increase dynamism and competitiveness, BPM can benefit from reuse techniques and tools at several stages of business process life cycle.

The 3rd International Workshop on Reuse in Business Process Management will be dedicated to explore any type of reuse in the BPM domain, taking into account both the results of research in academia and the results of applications in industry.

It will be a forum to discuss systematic reuse applied to BPM at its various levels and different life cycle stages, including:

(1) basic service-oriented foundation level: including service development, description, publication, discovery, selection, negotiation, and aggregation;
(2) management and monitoring upper level: including business process modeling, execution, monitoring, administration, and optimization.

Moreover, the impact of reuse on business- and service-oriented engineering as well as analyzing how it can help in the design of higher quality process models are very important topics to be discussed.

Different existing reuse approaches and techniques can be extended to be applied to this fairly new domain, including: software product line or software product families; variability descriptors; design patterns such as feature modeling; aspect-orientation; and component-based development. In addition, completely novel approaches and techniques can be proposed. Their application must also be discussed, preferably under experimentation as well as results analysis.


Suggested Topics
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Possible topics for the workshop papers are (but are not restricted to) - related to both research in academia or applications in industry:

- Product Lines (Product Families) for BPM
- Patterns for business process and workflows
- Variability descriptors applied in BPM elements
- Feature modeling applied in BPM elements
- Aspect-oriented extensions for BPM
- Component-based Development and Service and Business-oriented Engineering
- Reuse in Service-oriented Architecture (SOA)
- Reuse in service development, negotiation, composition
- Quality of Service (QoS) and Reuse
- Reuse in SaaS (Software as a Service) approaches
- Reusable asset libraries for BPM
- Reuse in semantic Web services
- Ontologies in business process modeling
- Empirical findings related to reuse in the BPM domain
- Surveys related to reuse in the BPM domain
- Reuse in business process modeling, execution, monitoring
- Reuse in electronic contract establishment
- Case studies and experiments results related to reuse in BPM
- Analysis of reuse related to Web services, WSDL, WS-BPEL
- Reuse in e-Business, e-Commerce, B2B, B2C, virtual organizations
- Web services, WSDL, WS-BPEL and extensions to improve reuse
- Model-driven approaches for reuse


Submission Guidelines
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Papers should be submitted in English language, in PDF format and in the LNBIP (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing) format. Instructions for authors are available at the Springer Web site (http://www.springer.com/series/7911).

Papers can be submitted into two tracks: "Research Paper" or "Application Paper". For both paper types, its size must range from 9 to 12 pages.

Papers submitted must contain, below title, the information: "Research Paper" or "Application Paper".

Papers have to present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere. All contributions will be evaluated based on originality, technical quality and relevance to the workshop themes.

All accepted workshop papers will appear in the LNBIP Proceedings of "BPM 2012 Workshops" published by Springer. As this volume will appear after the conference, hard copies of the proceedings will be shipped to all registered participants about four months after the workshops. Authors of accepted papers must register for the BPM 2012 conference.

Papers must be submitted to the EasyChair Web site (http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rbpm2012).


Publications
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Workshop Proccedings: All accepted workshop papers will appear in the LNBIP Proceedings of "BPM 2012 Workshops" published by Springer. As this volume will appear after the conference, hard copies of the proceedings will be shipped to all registered participants about four months after the workshops. Authors of accepted papers must register for the BPM 2012 conference.


Important Dates
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- Paper submission deadline: 04 June 2012 (new)
- Notification of acceptance: 02 July 2012
- Camera ready: 30 July 2012
- Workshop day: 03 September 2012


Organizers
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- Marcelo Fantinato, School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities - University of São Paulo (USP) - Brazil
- Maria Beatriz Felgar de Toledo , Institute of Computing - University of Campinas (Unicamp) - Brazil
- Itana Maria de Souza Gimenes, Department of Informatics - State University of Maringá (UEM) - Brazil
- Lucinéia Heloisa Thom, Institute of Informatics - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Brazil
- Cirano Iochpe, Institute of Informatics - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Brazil


Program Committee
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Akhil Kumar – Penn State University, USA
Ana Karla A. de Medeiros – Capgemini Consulting, The Netherlands
Antonio Ruiz-Cortés – University of Seville, Spain
Arnon Sturm – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Barbara Weber – University of Innsbruck, Austria
Bertram Ludäscher – University of California at Davis, USA
Christoph Bussler – Saba Software, Inc., USA
Claudia Cappelli – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Claudia Roncancio – University of Grenoble, France
Eduardo S. de Almeida – Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Fernanda A. Baião – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Flávia M. Santoro – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Gustavo Rossi – National University of La Plata, Argentina
Hajo Reijers – Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Heiko Ludwig – IBM's TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Jaejoon Lee – Lancaster University, UK
Jan Mendling – Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany
João Porto de Albuquerque – University of São Paulo, Brazil
Luciano A. Digiampietri – University of São Paulo, Brazil
Manfred Reichert – University of Ulm, Germany
Mathias Weske – University of Potsdam, Germany
Miriam A. M. Capretz – The University of Western Ontario, Canada
Paulo F. Pires – Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Renata de M. Galante – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Sergiu Dascalu – University of Nevada, USA
Sherif Sakr – The University of New South Wales, Australia
Souvik Barat – Tata Consultancy Services, India
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma – University of Ulm, Germany
Stephanie Meerkamm – Siemens, Germany
Tammo van Lessen – University of Stuttgart, Germany
Uwe Zdun – University of Vienna, Austria
Vinay Kulkarni – Tata Consultancy Services, India
Xiaodong Liu – Edinburgh Napier University, UK

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