BPMDS 2012: 13th International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support 2012

June 25, 2012-June 26, 2012 in Gdansk, Poland

Call for Papers

BPMDS 2012

International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS’2012)

the 13th edition of the BPMDS series

held in Conjunction with CAiSE’12

25-26 June 2012, Gdansk, Poland

Papers submission deadline: February 26th, 2012 http://bpmds.org/



The topics addressed by the BPMDS series are focused on IT support for business processes. This is one of the keystones of Information Systems theory. We strongly believe that any major conference in the area of Information Systems needs to address such topics independently of the current fashion. The continued interest in these topics on behalf of the IS community is reflected by the success of the last BPMDS workshops and the recent emergence of new conferences devoted to the theme.

The BPMDS series has produced twelve workshops from 1998 to 2011. From 2011, BPMDS became a two-day working conference attached to CAiSE (Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering).

While changing the status of BPMDS, we preserved the basic principles of the BPMDS series: 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, from now, mandatory for visionary 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: http://www.ibissoft.se/bpmds.html


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’12 visionary papers is:

“Business processes and Business Process Management in the Cloud”

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 modeling


Papers submission deadline: February 26th, 2012

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 full 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.

(2) Experience reports, which should follow guidelines in http://processplatsen.ibissoft.se/node/72.

(3) Idea papers related to the focus theme, devoted to completely new research positions or approaches, in order to face to a generic situation that arises because of, for instance, new methods and tools or new types of emerging challenges; the compliance to the focus theme is mandatory for idea papers, which should describe precisely the situation and demonstrate the shortcomings of current methods, tools, ways of reasoning, meta-models, etc.

Papers of all submission types should be of up to 15 pages. 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 https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpmds2012

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), "Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling”, as the three previous years (LNBIP 29, LNBIP 50 and LNBIP 81).

After the BPMDS’12 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’11 in IJISMD in progress - BPMDS’10 selected papers in REJ in progress - BPMDS’09 in IJISMD, vol. 2, issue 2, 2011 - BPMDS’08 in JSME under press (Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, incorporating SPIP since 2010) - 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.


Paper abstracts: February 20th, 2012 (recommended, but not mandatory) Submission deadline: February 26th 2012 Notification of acceptance: March 23rd 2012 Camera-ready papers due: April 10th 2012


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


Ilia Bider – IbisSoft, Stockholm, Sweden Gil Regev – EPFL and Itecor, Switzerland Lars Taxén – Linköping University, Sweden


Sebastian Adam – Fraunhofer IESE, Germany Antonia Albani – Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Judith Barrios Albornoz – Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela Eric Andonoff – Université Toulouse 1, France Ilia Bider – IbisSoft, Stockholm, Sweden Pere Botella – UPC Barcelona Tech, Spain Johny Ghattas – University of Haifa, Israel Claude Godart – Nancy-Université, France Giancarlo Guizzardi – Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil Marte Indulska – University of Queensland, Australia Paul Johannesson – Royal University of Technology, Sweden Christian Koot – Aalen University, Germany Agnes Koschmider – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Marite Kirikova – Riga Technical University, Latvia Renata Mendes de Araujo – Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Jan Mendling – Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany Jens Nimis – Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany Selmin Nurcan – University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France Andreas Oberweis – Karlsruher Institute of Technology, Germany Oscar Pastor – Universitat Polytechnica de Valencia, Spain Louis-Francois Pau – Erasmus University, Netherlands Jan Recker – Queensland University of Technology, Australia Gil Regev – EPFL and Itecor, Switzerland Manfred Reichert – University of Ulm, Germany Hajo Reijers – Eindhoven University of Technology Iris Reinhartz-Berger – University of Haifa, Israel Stephanie Rinderle-Ma – University of Vienna, Austria Michael Rosemann – Queensland University of Technology, Australia Shazia Sadiq – University of Queensland, Australia Rainer Schmidt – Aalen University, Germany Pnina Soffer – University of Haifa, Israel Lars Taxén – Linköping University, Sweden Roland Ukor – FirstLinq Limited, UK Barbara Weber – University of Insbruk, Austria Petia Wohed, Stockholm University, Sweden Jelena Zdravkovic – Royal University of Technology, Sweden Michael zur Muehlen – Stevens Institute of Technology, USA