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BPMDS 2018 : Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support


Conference Series : Business Process Modeling, Development and Support
When Jun 11, 2018 - Jun 12, 2018
Where Tallinn, Estonia
Abstract Registration Due Feb 25, 2018
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2018
Notification Due Mar 23, 2018
Final Version Due Apr 5, 2018
Categories    BPM   business process   modeling

Call For Papers

Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support the 19th edition of the BPMDS series, in conjunction with CAiSE’18

BPMDS’18 Working Conference
11-12 June 2018, Tallinn, Estonia
Sponsored by IFIP WG8.1 (International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.1)

BPMDS solicits papers related to Business Process Modeling, Development and Support (BPMDS) using quality, relevance, originality and applicability as main selection criteria. As a working conference, BPMDS’18 seeks to attract full research papers describing mature research, experience reports related to using BPMDS in practice, and visionary idea papers. Practitioners are also encouraged to present lessons learned from practice. Papers submitted in the category idea papers will be required to be of relevance to the focus theme.
The focus theme for BPMDS'18 idea papers is:

Ecosystem-aware Business Process Modeling, Development and Support

Today, successful business process modeling, development and support have to be aware of their ecosystem context. Business process modeling has to capture as many external contributions as possible, to integrate all stakeholders and to identify best practice knowledge. Coupling business process modeling with social software helps to capture these contributions. Business models such as multi-sided platforms are based on processes spanning over multiple organizations. The design of business processes integrates external resources as part of virtual organizations and outsourcing relationships. Decisions in business processes are based on advanced analytics and artificial intelligence using a multitude of data sources that are increasingly coming from outside of organizations. Also, the support of business processes is using external resources increasingly. Technologies such as blockchains externalize the business process support more and more.


Prospective conference participants are invited to submit a paper that concerns business process modeling and development, and / or business process support (development of software dedicated to business processes). We solicit research papers, experience reports, and lessons learned from practice that contain results worth of discussion. Full research papers should report research in an advanced stage, including results and at least partial evaluation. Thus four categories of submissions are welcome:
(1) Full research papers (could be technical papers or empirical evaluation papers).
(2) Experience reports should follow guidelines in
(3) Idea papers related to the focus theme “Open Business Process Modeling, Development and Support” should address completely new research positions or approaches. They should describe precisely the situation and demonstrate the shortcomings of current methods, tools, ways of reasoning, meta-models, etc.
(4) Lessons learned from practice. We welcome all practitioners to share with BPMDS participants and followers their own experience in the topics (see below) related to the BPMDS conference. This category of short papers with up to 8 pages follow the guidelines suggested for the category (2).
Conformity with LNCS guidelines is not mandatory for this category. The accepted propositions will be presented during the BPMDS’18 industrial track and will be published on the BPMDS web site.
Papers of the first three submission types should be of up to 15 pages. Please follow the LNCS format instructions at for all of them.
Papers should be submitted in Adobe PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Please submit through the conference management system available at

Important dates
Paper abstracts
February 25th

Submission deadline
March 1st

Notification of acceptance
March 23th

Camera-ready papers due
April 5st

Submission topics

Ecosystem-aware BPMDS
* Which external factors influence the modeling of business processes and how?
* How can the design of business processes take into account their ecoystem?
* Which ways of business process support are predetermined by the context, e.g. blockchain ?
* How does the extended organizational context, e.g. virtual organizations and teams, influence the modeling design and support of business processes ? Examples are social influences, social software etc.
* How does the availability of a multitude of new data sources impact business processes? Examples are Big Data, Analytics etc.
* How is the heterogeneity of these data sources concerning reliability, security etc. handled in business processes? Examples are open data, social data etc.
* Which new event sources, decision mechanisms, and rules impact business processes? Examples are IoT, dash buttons, voice bots etc.
* Which new ways to accomplish tasks in business processes are provided? Examples are cloud-based infrastructures, microservices, etc.
* How does the context influence the general structure of business processes? Examples are platforms, two-sided markets, blockchains etc.
Business Process Modeling
* Business process modeling languages, notations, and methods
* Multi-perspectives on business process modeling
* Theoretical foundations for analyzing, modeling business processes
* Variability and adaptability of business process models
* Domain-specific reference models and domain-specific modeling languages
* Decision management and BPMDS
* Business process modeling enhanced by social software and social networks
Business Process Development
* Compliance, reliability, security, performance
* Knowledge-intensive business processes
* Context-aware business processes
* Cross-organizational business processes
* Data-intensive business processes
* Business process change management and governance issues
* Enhancing creativity in business processes
Business Process Support
* Theoretical foundations for simulating or executing business processes
* Service orientation for better supporting business processes (appropriate level of flexibility, variability, granularity, ...)
* Business process support combined with social software and social networks
* Context-aware work allocation in business processes
* Actor support vs. control support in business processes
* Mobile technologies and context-aware business processes
* Business processes using cloud-services

The topics addressed by the BPMDS series are focused on business processes and their IT support. This is one of the keystones of information systems theory beyond short-lived fashions. The continued interest in this topic on behalf of the IS community is reflected by the success of the past BPMDS events, and their promotion from a workshop to a working conference. The BPMDS series has produced eighteen events from 1998 to 2017. From 2011, BPMDS has become a two-day working conference attached to CAiSE (Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering). The basic principles of the BPMDS series are:
1. BPMDS serves as a meeting place for researchers and practitioners in the areas of business development, and business applications (software) development.
2. The aim of the event is mainly discussions, rather than presentations.
3. Each event has a theme that is mandatory for idea papers.
4. Each event's results are, usually, published in a special issue of an international journal.
The goals, format, and history of BPMDS can be found on the web site:

The conference proceedings will be published in a Springer LNBIP volume (joint with EMMSAD), "Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling”, as the nine previous years (LNBIP volumes 29, 50, 81, 113, 147, 175, 214, 248, 287). Contributing authors may find all relevant information at .
After the BPMDS’18 conference, extended versions of the accepted papers will be considered for publishing in a special issue of an international journal. The previous special issues are: BPMDS'17 in SoSyM launched; BPMDS'16 in SoSyM in progress; BPMDS'15 in SoSyM, papers online; BPMDS'14 in SoSyM, vol. 16, issue 3, July 2017; BPMDS'13 in SoSyM, vol. 15, issue 2, May 2016; BPMDS'12 in SoSyM, vol. 14, issue 3, July 2015; BPMDS’11 in IJISMD, vol. 4, issue 2, 2013; BPMDS’10 selected paper in REJ, vol. 17, issue 2, 2012; BPMDS’09 in IJISMD, vol. 2, issue 2, 2011; BPMDS’08 in JSME vol. 24, issue 3, 2012; BPMDS'07 in IJBPIM, vol. 4, issue 2, 2009; BPMDS'06 in IJBPIM, vol. 3, issue 1, 2008; BPMDS'05 in SPIP, vol. 12, issue 1, 2007; BPMDS'04 in SPIP vol. 10, issue 4, 2005 & REJ vol. 10, issue 3, 2005, BPMDS'02 in BPMJ, vol. 11, issue 6, 2005.

Organizers and Program Committee Chairs
Rainer Schmidt, Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Industrial Advisory Board
Ilia Bider, Stockholm University and IbisSoft, Sweden
Pascal Negros, Arch4IE, France
Gil Regev, EPFL and Itecor, Switzerland
Steering Committee
Ilia Bider, Stockholm University and IbisSoft, Sweden
Selmin Nurcan, Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Rainer Schmidt, Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel

Industrial Track Chairs
Rainer Schmidt, Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Program Committee

João Paulo A. Almeida, Fed. Univ. of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Eric Andonoff, Université Toulouse 1, France
Judith Barrios Albornoz, Univ. de Los Andes, Venezuela
Ilia Bider, Stockholm University and IbisSoft, Sweden
Kahina Bessai, Nancy-Université, France
Karsten Boehm, FH KufsteinTirol - Univ. of Applied Science, Austria
Lars Brehm, Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany
Dirk Fahland, Technische Univ. Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Claude Godart, Nancy-Université, France
Renata Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Amine Jalali, Stockholm University, Sweden
Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Agnes Koschmider, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, Germany
Marcello La Rosa, Queensland Univ. of Techn., Australia
Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Michael Möhring, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Pascal Negros, Arch4IE, France
Jens Nimis, Karlsruhe Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany
Selmin Nurcan, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Oscar Pastor, Universitat Polytechnica de Valencia, Spain
Elias Pimenidis, University of the West of England
Gregor Polancic, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Gil Regev, EPFL and Itecor, Switzerland
Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany
Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Colette Rolland, Univ. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
Michael Rosemann, Queensland Univ. of Techn., Australia
Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Australia
Rainer Schmidt, Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany
Stefan Schönig, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Samira Si-Said Cherfi, CNAM, France
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Roland Ukor, FirstLinq Limited, UK
Barbara Weber, Technical University of Denmark
Matthias Weidlich, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany
Jelena Zdravkovic, Royal University of Technology, Sweden
Alfred Zimmermann, Reutlingen University, Germany

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