The DAB workshop is aimed at bringing together researchers and practitioners whose common interests and experiences are in the study and development of data- and artifact-centric approaches to Business Processes Management. Traditionally, both researchers and practitioners in the BPM community have studied data and control flow aspects of business processes more or less in isolation. Such separation of concerns between the data and control perspectives turned out to be very fruitful and lead to significant advances in both data and process management fields.
However, now that techniques and tools in both perspectives have matured, the integration of data and control is receiving increasing attention. In recent years various approaches have emerged that emphasize integration of data and control as key aspects of flexible and rich business processes specification. These approaches range from making classical BPM approaches data-driven to more advanced approaches where the classical separation between process and data disappears, as for instance in case management or artifact-centric BPM to name a few prominent examples. From the scientific as well as the practical point of view it is critical to study the fundamental relationships, characteristics and properties of the integrated perspective where data and process are considered together.
In this workshop, we invite researchers from the BPM field as well as from the related fields to submit papers that investigate the tight interplay between data and control flow aspects of BPM. We aim at discussing the current state of ongoing research, novel approaches to data and processes integration, industry needs, and we would like to provide a stimulating focused platform for sharing practical experiences
The DAB'14 workshop is co-located with the 12th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM'14), September 7-11 2014, Haifa, Israel.