SIMPDA 2015 : FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DATA-DRIVEN PROCESS DISCOVERY AND ANALYSIS
Call For Papers
With the increasing automation of business processes, growing amounts of process data become available. This opens new research opportunities for business process data analysis, mining and modeling. The aim of the IFIP 2.6 International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis is to offer a forum where researchers from different communities and the industry can share their insight in this hot new field.
The Symposium will feature a number of keynotes illustrating advanced approaches, shorter presentations on recent research, a competitive PhD seminar and selected research and industrial demonstrations. This year the symposium will be held in Vienna, a city in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Call for Papers
The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA 2014) offers a unique opportunity to present new approaches and research results to researchers and practitioners working in business process data modeling, representation and privacy-aware analysis.
The symposium will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists from around the world. Full papers must not exceed 15 pages. Short papers are limited to at most 4 pages. All papers must be original contributions, not previously published or under review for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the LNCS Springer Verlag format. Templates can be downloaded from: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html
Accepted papers will be published in a pre-proceeding volume of CEUR workshop series. The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit extended articles to a post-symposium proceedings volume hich will be published in the LNBIP series (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, http://www.springer.com/series/7911), scheduled for eraly 2015 (extended papers length will be between 7000 and 9000 words). Around 10-15 papers will be selected for publication after a second round of review.
Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
- Business Process modeling languages, notations and methods
- Lightweight Process Model
- Data-aware and data-centric approaches
- Process Mining with Big Data
- Variability and configuration of process models
- Process simulation and static analyses
- Process data query languages
- Process data mining
- Privacy-aware process data mining
- Process metadata and semantic reasoning
- Process patterns and standards
- Foundations of business process models
- Resource management in business process execution
- Process tracing and monitoring
- Process change management and evolution
- Business process lifecycle
- Case studies and experience reports
- Social process discovery
- Crowdsourced process definition and discovery
- Paper Submission: 25 September 2015
- Submission of PhD Presentations: 25 September 2015
- Notification of Acceptance: 07 November 2015
- Submission of Camera Ready Papers: 21 November 2015
- Second International Symposium on Process Data: 9-11 December 2015
- Post-proceedings submissions: 30 March 2016
In accordance to our historical tradition of proposing SIMPDA as a symposium, we propose an innovative format for this workshop:
The number of sessions depend on the number of submissions but, considering the previous editions, we envisage to have four sessions, with 4-5 related papers assigned to each session. A special session (with a specific review process) will be dedicated to discuss research plan from PhD students.
Papers are pre-circulated to the authors that will be expected to read all papers in advance but to avoid exceptional overhead, two are assigned to be prepared with particular care, making ready comments and suggestions.
The bulk of the time during each session will be dedicated to open conversations about all of the papers in a given session, along with any linkages to the papers and discussions within an earlier session.
The closing session (30 minutes), will include a panel about open challenges during which every participant will be asked to assemble their thoughts/project ideas/goals/etc… that they got out of the workshop.
Call for PhD Research Plans
The SIMPDA PhD Seminar is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world. The goal of the Seminar is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and general advice on how to use their research results.
Students interested in participating in the Seminar should submit an extended abstract describing their research. Submissions can relate to any aspect of Process Data: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, innovative applications, and social implications.
Research plans should be at most of 5 page long and should be organized following the following structure:
Abstract: summarizes, in 5 line, the research aims and significance.
Research Question: defines what will be accomplished by eliciting the relevant the research questions.
Background: defines the background knowledge providing the 5 most relevant references (papers or books).
Significance: explains the relevance of the general topic and of the specific contribution.
Research design and methods: describes and motivates the method adopted focusing on: assumptions, solutions, data sources, validation of results, limitations of the approach.
Research stage: describes what the student has done so far.
SIMPDA PhD award
A doctoral award will be given by the SIMPDA PhD Jury to the best research plan submitted.
An application for a limited number of scholarships aimed at students coming from emerging countries has been submitted to IFIP.
In order to apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Universität Wien, Austria
- Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
- Maurice van Keulen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Philippe Cudré-Mauroux , University of Fribourg, Switzerland
- MOHAMED ACHEMLAL, UNIVERSITY OF BORDEAUX, FRANCE
- MARCO ANISETTI, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO, ITALY
- IRENE VANDERFEESTEN, EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, THE NETHERLANDS
- CLAUDIO ARDAGNA, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO, ITALY
- HELEN BALINSKY, HEWLETT-PACKARD LABORATORIES, UK
- MIRCO BIANCO, METROCONSULT ROBERTO DINI AND PARTNERS, ITALY
- JOOS BUIJS, EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, THE NETHERLANDS
- ANTONIO CAFORIO, UNIVERSITÀ DEL SALENTO, ITALY
- CAROLINA CHIAO, UNIVERSITY OF ULM, GERMANY
- TONY CLARK, MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY, UK
- BARABARA WEBER, UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA
- PAUL COTOFREI, UNIVERSITY OF NEUCHÂTEL, SWITZERLAND
- PHILIPPE CUDRE-MAUROUX, UNIVERSITY OF FRIBOURG, SWITZERLAND
- NORA CUPPENS, ÉCOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS DE BRETAGNE, FRANCE
- GIANLUCA DEMARTINI, UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, UK.
- CLAUDIO DI CICCIO, WU VIENNA, AUSTRIA
- SCHAHRAM DUSTDAR, VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AUSTRIA
- GREGOR GRAMBOW, UNIVERSITY OF ULM, GERMANY
- CHRISTIAN GUETL, UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ, AUSTRIA
- MOHAND-SAID HACID, UNIVERSITY OF LYON, FRANCE
- VINCENT HILAIRE, UNIVERSITÉ DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT MONTBÉLIARD, FRANCE
- WEI-CHIANG HONG, ORIENTAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, CHINA
- MUSTAFA JARRAR, BIRZEIT UNIVERSITY, PALESTINE
- MEIKO JENSEN, RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM, GERMANY
- MASSIMO MECELLA, SAPIENZA UNIVERSITÀ DI ROMA, ITALY
- JAN MENDLING, WU VIENNA, AUSTRIA
- KWANGHOON PIO KIM, KYONGGI UNIVERSITY, SOUTH KOREA.
- BARBARA RUSSO, FREE UNIVERSITY OF BOZEN - BOLZANO, ITALY
- GIOVANNA SISSA, UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA, ITALY
- MAURICE VAN KEULEN, UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, THE NETHERLANDS
- MATTHIAS WEIDLICH, IMPERIAL COLLEGE, UK
- ISABELLA SEEBER, UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA
- ZEESHAN PERVEZ, UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF SCOTLAND, UK
- MARCIN WYLOT, UNIVERSITY OF FRIBOURG, SWITZERLAND
- JOSE JACOBO ZUBCOFF, UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE, SPAIN
- WILFRIED GROSSMANN, UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA, AUSTRIA
- KARIMA BOUDAOUD, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE
Historical Information on Previous Editions
SIMPDA was proposed in 2011 and 2012 by IFIP WG 2.6 and 2.12/12.4 as the International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis.
The symposium had around 30 attendees in 2011 and 20 in 2012. It featured a number of keynotes illustrating new approaches, shorter presentations on recent research, and a competitive PhD seminar, together with selected research and industrial demonstrations. The authors of the accepted papers have been invited to submit extended articles to a post-symposium proceedings volume published in the Springer LNBIP series.
Several events and activities arose off these symposia, among the most notables we have two Dagstuhl seminars:
Dagstuhl Seminar on Semantic Challenges in Sensor Networks, January 24-29, 2010.
Dagstuhl Seminar on Unleashing Operational Process Mining, November 24-29, 2010.