BPMS2 2014: 7th International Workshop on Business Process Management and Social Software 2014

September 7, 2014-September 11, 2014 in Haifa, Israel

Call for Papers


The workshop has the goal to investigate the relationship of social software and business process management in three areas. 1. Interaction of social software with business process management 2. Use of social software in business processes. 3. Leverage social software in business process management and business processes using Big Data.


The workshop are organized according to the three areas.

  1. Interaction of social software with business process management
  • How interact weak ties, social production, egalitarianism and value co-creation with business process management?
  • Which phases of the BPM lifecycle (Design, Deployment, Operation, and Evaluation) can profit the most from social software?
  • Do we need new BPM methods and/or paradigms to cope with social software?
  • How are trust and reputation established in business processes using social software?
  • How does social software interact with WFMS or other business process support systems?
  1. Use of social software in business processes
  • Are there business processes which require sociality, especially when they are not predictable (as production workflows) but collaborative or ad hoc?
  • How can we use Wikis, Blogs etc. to support business processes?
  • Which types of social software can be used in which phases of the BPM lifecycle?
  • What new kinds of business knowledge representation are offered by social production?
  1. Leverage social software in business process management using Big Data.
  • Which data created with social software can be used to support business processes?
  • Which categories of business processes can profit from big data ?
  • Are there any similarities or relationships with process mining techniques and also with workflow control and role patterns?


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for presentation in any of the areas listed above. Only papers in English will be accepted. Length of full papers must not exceed 12 pages (There is no possibility to buy additional pages). Position papers and tool reports should be no longer than 6 pages. Papers should be submitted in the new LNBIP format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-791344-0). Papers have to present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere. The title page must contain a short abstract, a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above, and an indication of the submission category (regular paper/position paper/tool report).

Please use Easychair for submitting your paper: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpms214

The paper selection will be based upon the relevance of a paper to the main topics, as well as upon its quality and potential to generate relevant discussion. All the workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-proceeding volume (to be sent around 4 months after the workshop) in their Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series.


All papers will be published on workshop wiki (www.bpms2.org) before the workshop, so that everybody can learn about the problems that are important for other participants. A blog will be used to encourage and support discussions. The workshop will consist of long and short paper presentations, brainstorming sessions and discussions. The workshop report will be created collaboratively using a wiki. A special issue over all workshops will be published in a journal (decision in progress).

The two papers collaboratively written by the BPMS2’08 and BPMS2’09 workshop authors (see below) have been accepted for publication in the Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice (including Software Process: Improvement and Practice):

S. Erol, M. Granitzer, S. Happ, S. Jantunen, B. Jennings, A. Koschmider, S. Nurcan, D. Rossi, R. Schmidt, P. Johannesson. Combining BPM and Social Software : Contradiction or Chance ? Special issue of the Software Process: Improvement and Practice Journal on “BPM 2008 selected workshop papers”, Volume 2, Issue 6-7, pp. 449-476, October-November 2010. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smr.460/abstract

G. Bruno, F. Dengler, B. Jennings, R. Khalaf, S. Nurcan, M. Prilla, M. Sarini, R. Schmidt, R. Silva. Key challenges for enabling Agile BPM with Social Software. Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice, incorporating Software Process: Improvement and Practice, Special Issue on BPM’09 selected workshop papers, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp. 297-326, June 2011. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smr.v23.4/issuetoc


Paper submission: June 1, 2014 Author notification: July 1, 2014 Camera-ready: July 23, 2014


Ofer Arazy - Haifa University, Israel Ilia Bider - IbisSoft, Sweden Jan Bosch - Intuit, Mountain View, California, USA Marco Brambilla - Politecnico di Milano, Italy Pietro Fraternali - Politecnico di Milano, Italy Chihab Hanachi - Toulouse 1 University, France Ralf-Christian Härting, Hochschule Aalen, Germany Monique Janneck - Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany Rania Khalaf, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA Ralf Klamma - Informatik 5, RWTH Aachen, Germany Sai Peck Lee - University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Myriam Lewkowicz - Universite de Technologie de Troyes, France Renata Mendes de Araujo - Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Bela Mutschler, University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Germany Gustaf Neumann - Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Austria Selmin Nurcan - University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France Andreas Oberweis - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Erik Proper - Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, The Netherlands Sebastian Richly, TU Dresden, Germany Rainer Schmidt - Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany Miguel-Ángel Sicilia - University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain Pnina Soffer - University of Haifa, Israel Karsten Wendland - University of Applied Sciences, Germany Christian Zirpins - Seeburger AG, Germany