BPMDS 2020: Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support 2020

June 8, 2020-June 9, 2020 in Grenoble, France

Call for Papers


The topics of papers to be submitted include, but are not limited to the following:

BPM MEETS DATA The topic theme is mandatory for Idea Paper submissions, all other submissions are free to address any topic related to the fields of Business Process Modeling, Development and Support, among which are:

MODELS AND NOTATIONS * Standard and non-standard perspectives on business processes especially concerning data incorporation and analysis * Meta-model and notation extensions * New modeling languages and notations * Domain-specific modeling languages * Reference models

METHODS * Theoretical foundations for analysis and modeling of business processes * Variability and adaptability of business process models * Methods for the process of process modeling and its optimizations * Social information systems and their applications * Process mining * Business Process Development * Business process change management and governance issues * Enhancing creativity in business processes

BUSINESS PROCESS DEVELOPMENT * New paradigms and architectures for Business Process executions, such as object-aware, data-intensive * Location and context-dependence of business processes. * Cross-organizational processes * Data-intensive business processes

BUSINESS PROCESS SUPPORT * Theoretical foundations for simulating or executing business processes * Context-aware work allocation in business processes * Actor support vs. control support in business processes * New platforms such as blockchains and smart contracts


Paper abstracts (recommended): March 2d 2020 Submission deadline: March 7th 2020 Notification of acceptance: March 30th 2020 Camera-ready papers due: April 8th 2020

SUBMISSIONS: ———– – Prospective conference participants are invited to submit a paper that concerns the topics mentioned above and all other topics related to business process modeling, development and support. Three categories of submissions are welcome:

(1) Full research papers (technical papers or empirical evaluation papers) should report results in an advanced stage, including at least partial evaluation.

(2) Experience reports present work completed or being completed in the context of a real-life organization. The work should have some practical goal, and should essentially present lessons learnt that can be applicable in a generalized context.

(3) Idea papers related to the focus theme “BPM meets data”; should address completely new research positions or approaches, demonstrating the shortcomings of current methods, tools, meta-models, etc.

Full papers with up to 15 pages long or short papers with up to 8 pages can be submitted to these categories. The work must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere.

Papers should be submitted in Adobe PDF format. Submissions should use the Springer LNBIP/LNCS formatting templates. Submissions should follow the guidelines in http://www.bpmds.org/guidelines and adhere to the formatting instructions at https://www.springer.com/comp/lncs/authors.html.

Please submit your paper in PDF format through the conference management system at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpmds2020.

Note that the topic theme “BPM meets data” is suggested to make this year’s edition of BPMDS a special forum for this theme, however, it is mandatory for “idea paper” submissions only.


Accepted submissions will be presented during the working conference, and full papers will be published in a Springer LNBIP proceedings volume (joint with EMMSAD), "Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling”, as the eleven previous years (LNBIP volumes 29, 50, 81, 113, 147, 175, 214, 248, 287, 318, 352). Accepted short papers will be published in an online proceedings volume.

After the BPMDS’20 conference, selected papers can be published as extended versions in a special issue of the International Journal on Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM, www.sosym.org).

The previous special issues are: BPMDS’19 in SoSyM launched, BPMDS’18 in SoSyM in progress, BPMDS’17 in SoSyM, papers on line, printed issue coming soon, BPMDS’16 in SoSyM, vol. 18 , issue 2, April 2019; BPMDS’15 in SoSyM, vol. 17, issue 2, May 2018; 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.


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 twenty-one events from 1998 to 2020. 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.


Selmin Nurcan, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel


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


Ilia Bider, Stockholm University and IbisSoft, Sweden Pascal Negros, Arch4IE, France Gil Regev, EPFL and Itecor, Switzerland


João Paulo A. Almeida, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil Eric Andonoff , Université Toulouse 1, France Saïd Assar, Institut-Mines Télécom Paris, Business School Judith Barrios Albornoz, Univ. de Los Andes, Venezuela Ilia Bider, Stockholm University and IbisSoft, Sweden Karsten Boehm, FH KufsteinTirol - Univ. of Applied Science, Austria Cristina Cabanillas, Vienna University of Economics and Business Claudio di Ciccio, Vienna Univ. of Economics and Business Dirk Fahland, Technische Univ. Eindhoven, The Netherlands Renata Guizzardi, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil Jens Gulden, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Amine Jalali, Stockholm University, Sweden Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia Agnes Koschmider, Karlsruhe Inst. of Technology, Germany Henrik Leopold, Kühne Logistics University, Germany Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria Michael Möhring, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany Pascal Negros, Arch4IE, France Selmin Nurcan, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France Oscar Pastor, Universitat Polytechnica de Valencia, Spain 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 Colette Rolland, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France Michael Rosemann, Queensland Univ. of Techn., Australia Marcella Ruiz, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland Rainer Schmidt, Munich Univ. of Applied Sciences, Germany Stefan Schönig, University of Bayreuth, Germany Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel Irene Vanderfeesten , Eindhoven University, The Netherlands Han van der Aa, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany Barbara Weber, Technical University of Denmark Jelena Zdravkovic, Royal University of Technology, Sweden Alfred Zimmermann, Reutlingen University, Germany