BPMDS 2011: International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support 2011

June 20, 2011-June 21, 2011 in London, United Kingdom

Call for Papers


Previously, each event had a relatively narrow theme, different each year, related to the current progress in the area of BPM. Our intention is now to solicit papers related to Business Process Modeling, Development and Support (BPMDS) in general, using quality as a main selection criterion, instead of relevance to a narrower theme.

As a working conference, we would like to attract more papers describing mature research, still giving place to industrial reports and visionary papers. In addition, we will have a theme whose relevance will be the main criterion for the selection of visionary papers only. We no longer require for full research papers and experience reports to be directly connected to this theme (they still need to be explicitly relevant to BPMDS though). We only suggest to the authors of research papers and experience reports, wherever possible, to make connection to the theme.

The theme chosen for BPMDS’11 visionary papers is

Making BPM theory work in practice: “There is nothing more practical then a good theory (Kurt Levin)”

We invite the visionaries (from research and industry) to exploit this theme in relation to BPMDS. We also welcome research papers that include ideas on how theoretical results discussed can be used in practice, as well as experience reports on using theories in practice.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical foundations for analyzing, modeling, simulating or executing business processes
  • Business process modeling languages, notations and methods
  • Multi-perspectives on business process modeling: integration and coherence
  • A broad view on strategy, business processes, people and IT: alignment, fit and coherence
  • Dynamic configuration; modeling by reuse
  • Granularity, development of reusable and context-aware components; modeling for reuse
  • Domain specific reference models
  • Business-IT alignment through business processes
  • Resource management in business process modeling and support
  • User-oriented aspects of the business process modeling and support
  • Cross-organizational business processes
  • Business process change management and governance issues
  • Verification and validation of business process models
  • Variability and adaptability of business process models
  • Efficiency, adequacy, flexibility, agility, compliance, reliability, security in business process modeling and execution
  • Metrics, maturity and continuous improvement
  • Business process support architectures and platforms
  • BPMDS based on a service-oriented architecture
  • BPMDS combined with social software and social networks
  • Mobile technologies and context aware business process modelling


Papers submission deadline: February 25th, 2011

Prospective conference participants are invited to submit a paper that concerns business process modeling and development, and business process support (development of software dedicated to business processes) and that may be related to one or more of the topics for discussion listed above. We solicit the papers (both research papers and experience reports) that contain results worth of discussion. For research papers, it means that reported research should be in an advance stage and a paper includes results and at least partial evaluation.

Thus three kinds of submissions are possible.

(1) Full research papers of up to 15 pages.

(2) Experience reports of up to 15 pages (which should follow guidelines in http://processplatsen.ibissoft.se/node/72).

(3) Visionary papers of up to 8 pages, devoted to research in progress or to position papers; the compliance to the theme is mandatory for visionary papers.

Please follow the LNCS format instructions at http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html 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. The papers should be submitted through the conference management system available at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpmds2011

E-mail also your abstract as an attachment to mailto:selmin.nurcan@univ-paris1.fr


The conference proceedings will be published in a Springer LNBIP volume (joint with EMMSAD), under the title of "Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling” as the two previous years. The proceedings of BPMDS’09 and BPMDS’10 have been published under the references LNBIP 29 and JNBIP 50.

After the BPMDS’11 conference, extended versions of the accepted papers will be considered for publishing in a special issue of an international journal (previous special issues: BPMDS’09 in IJISMD under press - BPMDS’08 in SPIP in progress - 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.


Submission deadline: February 25th, 2011 Notification of acceptance: March 25th, 2011 Camera-ready papers due: April 10th, 2011


Selmin Nurcan – University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France Pnina Soffer – University of Haifa, Israel Rainer Schmidt – Aalen University, Germany Ilia Bider – IbisSoft, Stockholm, Sweden