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PMC-MR 2013 : 4th International Workshop on Process Model Collections: Management and Reuse


When Aug 26, 2013 - Aug 26, 2013
Where Beijing, China
Submission Deadline May 31, 2013
Notification Due Jun 25, 2013
Final Version Due Jul 23, 2013
Categories    business process management   process model collections   process model reuse   BPM

Call For Papers

4th International Workshop on Process Model Collections: Management and Reuse (PMC-MR’13)

In conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Business Process Management

Beijing, China, August 26, 2013

Important dates:
Submission of Papers: [25 May 2013] ==) 31 May 2013
Notification: 25 June 2013
Final Version Due: 23 July 2013
Workshop: 26 August 2013

Workshop Background and Goals:
Nowadays, as organizations reach higher levels of Business Process Management maturity, they tend to collect and actively use large numbers of business process models. It is quite common that such collections of industry-strength business process models include thousands of activities and related business objects such as data, applications, risks, etc. These models are used for a variety of business needs, including requirements analysis, communication, automation and compliance.

Such large collections of process models introduce both new challenges and opportunities to the area of business process management. On the one hand, it may not come as a surprise that many organizations struggle to manage such volumes of complex process models. This problem is exacerbated by overlapping content across models, poor version management, process models that are used simultaneously for different purposes, the use of different modeling notations such as EPCs, BPMN, etc. On the other hand, the process models in the collection provide a valuable source of information, which can be reused to facilitate the development of new process models. This reuse will lead to more efficient development of models that are of higher quality and better integrated with the existing models in the collection.

Against this backdrop, the aim of this workshop is to attract novel research in the area of management and reuse of business process model collections. Conceptual, technical and application-oriented contributions are pursued within the scope of this theme:

- Conceptual work relates to the design of approaches for the management and reuse of process model collections, e.g. frameworks and structures to govern the use of such collections
- Technical work concerns (software) solutions to operationalize the management and reuse of content in process model repositories, e.g. aspect-oriented or refactoring techniques.
- Application papers can provide case studies with, or empirical evaluations of, industrial process model collections and reference process models (e.g. ITIL, SCOR, eTOM).

Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
- Process configuration and process families
- Variability management
- Pattern identification in process model collections
- Clone detection in process model collections
- Process similarity search
- Process model merging and consolidation
- Process querying
- Reuse in service composition
- Refactoring techniques for process models
- Governance of process model collections: guidelines and conventions
- Architectures and frameworks for process model collections
- Reusable asset libraries for BPM
- Ontologies in business process collections
- Empirical findings related to process model collections
- Aspect-oriented extensions for process modeling
- Reuse in business process execution, monitoring, and mining
- Model-driven approaches for process model collections
- Process model repository technology
- Industrial process model collections (e.g. ITIL, SCOR, eTOM).

Format of the Workshop:
The workshop will consist of presentations of the accepted papers and an additional keynote speaker. Papers should be submitted in advance and will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. All accepted papers will be published as pre-proceedings and, potentially in revised form, in the workshop proceedings published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes on Business Information Processing. At least one author for each accepted paper should register for the workshop and plan to present the paper.

As part of the workshop, a process model matching contest will be organized. Researchers are encouraged to submit their process model matching algorithms, which will then be evaluated on a sample process model collection provided by the contest organizers. The results of the contest will be presented at the workshop. Also, a workshop publication, jointly with all participants, will summarize the essential characteristics of the submitted algorithms along with the evaluation results.

Paper Submission:
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for presentation in any of the areas listed above. Only papers in English will be accepted, and the length of a paper should not exceed 12 pages. Papers should be formatted in LNBIP format. The title page must contain a short abstract, a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above. Papers should be submitted electronically via the PMC-MR’13 submission system. Please upload a self-contained PDF file.

Participants in the process matching contest are invited to submit their matching algorithms to the process matching contest chairs.

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Lucinéia Heloisa Thom ( (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)
Marcello La Rosa ( (Queensland University of Technology)
Marcelo Fantinato ( (University of São Paulo)
Remco Dijkman ( (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Workshop Program Committee (to be confirmed):
Akhil Kumar (Penn State University, USA)
Ana Karla A. de Medeiros (Centraal Beheer Achmea, The Netherlands)
Antonio Ruiz-Cortés (University of Seville, Spain)
Arnon Sturm (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Artem Polyvyanyy (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Barbara Weber (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Christoph Bussler (Analytica, Inc., USA)
Claudia Cappelli (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State, 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)
Jaejoon Lee (Lancaster University, UK
Jan Mendling (Wirtshaftsuniversitaet Wien, Austria)
Jianmin Wang (Tsinghua University, China)
João Porto de Albuquerque (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Luciano A. Digiampietri (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Luciano Garcia-Banuelos (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Manfred Reichert (University of Ulm, Germany)
Mathias Weske (HPI, University of Potsdam, Germany)
Matthias Kunze (HPI, University of Potsdam, Germany)
Matthias Weidlich (Technion, Israel)
Michael Rosemann (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Minseok Song (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea)
Shazia Sadiq (University of Queensland, Australia)
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)
Uwe Zdun (University of Vienna, Austria)
Vinay Kulkarni (Tata Consultancy Services, India)
Xiaodong Liu (Edinburgh Napier University, UK)

Process Matching Contest Co-Chairs:
Henrik Leopold ( (Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin)
Matthias Weidlich ( (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology)

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