------------------------------------------------- C A L L F O R P A P E R S - EXTENDED DEADLINE ------------------------------------------------- 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 http://www.leduotang.com/evl-bp 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.
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.
Paper Submission: April 22, 2012 (EXTENDED) Paper Notification: May 28, 2012 Camera Ready Copy Due: June 15, 2012 Workshop: September 10, 2012
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
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-Banuelos, 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