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EVL-BP 2012 : Fifth International Workshop on Evolutionary Business Processes


When Sep 10, 2012 - Sep 11, 2012
Where Beijing, China
Submission Deadline Apr 22, 2012
Notification Due May 28, 2012
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2012
Categories    software engineering   conceptual modeling   business process management

Call For Papers

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Fifth International Workshop on

Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP 2012)

in conjunction with the

16th IEEE International EDOC Conference

September 10 - 14, 2012, Beijing, China

Submission deadline: 22 April 2012 (EXTENDED)


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 modelled on top of systems cannot be
assumed to remain fixed, and migration between different versions is essential. As a consequence,
modelling 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 and/or declarative approaches in
this context are required.

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 or
dynamically adapting business processes according to a set of requirements, identification and
handling of changes, management of process versions. 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.


* Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
* Evolutionary business process modelling
* Dynamic business process specification
* 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
* Rule driven business process engines
* Business + technical requirements for evolutionary processes
* Mathematical foundations of evolutionary business processes
* Formal models of dynamic business processes
* Monitoring of dynamic business processes
* Validation and model checking of dynamic business processes
* Software engineering methods, languages, and standards for dynamic business processes
* Service-oriented architectures and dynamic business processes
* Interoperability for dynamic 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 dynamic business processes


The workshop duration is a whole 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 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. At least one author of
each accepted paper must participate in the workshop. The papers accepted for the EDOC 2012
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.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: April 22, 2012 (EXTENDED)
Paper Notification: May 28, 2012
Camera Ready Copy Due: June 15, 2012
Workshop: September 10, 2012

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, Research Studios Austria, Austria
Antonio Bucchiarone, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Christoph Bussler, Xtime, Inc, USA
Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia
Luciano Garcia-Ba˜nuelos, 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, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Maja Pesic, Technical University of Eindhoven, 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
Simon Tragatschnig, University of Vienna, Austria
Franck Van Breugel, York University, Canada
Manuel Wimmer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

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