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Politecnico di Milano BPM 2008
6th International Conference on Business Process Management

1-4 September 2008 Milan, Italy

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BPM 2008 is the sixth conference in a series that provides the most distinguished specialized forum for researchers and practitioners in business process management (BPM). The conference has a record of attracting innovative research of highest quality related to all aspects of business process management including theory, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, and empirical findings.

Traditionally, the BPM conference attracts the most prestigious researchers in the field and abides to the highest academic standards. Each submission is reviewed by at least three reviewers, and the acceptance rate in previous editions has been around 14%. The BPM conference also aims at bridging the viewpoints of leading research outcomes with practical demands.

In addition to the main research track, BPM 2008 will include an industrial papers track. Accordingly, the conference encourages industry practitioners to submit experience and application papers reporting on innovative industrial implementations and applications of business process management methods and techniques, with particular focus on their impact on information technology use or business practice. These papers have to go beyond mature prototypes and potentially applicable methods and techniques, and must draw upon industry experience or empirical data.

Awards will be given to the best papers in different categories. In addition, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue of Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE, an Elsevier Science Journal).

BPM 2008 will be held in Milan, Italy and will be organized by the Information Systems group of the Department of Electronics and Information of Politecnico di Milano. The Politecnico di Milano is a Technical University in Italy, established in 1863, offering degrees in Engineering, Architecture, and Industrial Design, with approximately 42,000 students. The event will be conducted at the main "Leonardo" Campus of Politecnico di Miano. The campus is located in the scientific university area of Milan, with an easy access from the town center. With 1.3 million people, Milan offers a continuously growing environment for the development of technological services, fashion and design.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
PROCESS MODELING AND ANALYSIS

  • Process modeling languages, notations and methods
  • Reference process models
  • Variability and configuration of process models
  • Process simulation and static analysis
  • Process metadata and semantic reasoning
  • Process patterns, repositories, and standards

PROCESS ARCHITECTURES AND PLATFORMS

  • Process-oriented software architectures
  • Service-oriented architectures for BPM
  • Workflow management systems
  • Security aspects of business process execution
  • Automated planning for business process execution
  • Resource management in business process execution

MANAGEMENT OF PROCESS EXECUTION DATA

  • Process tracing and monitoring
  • Process performance measurement
  • Process mining and learning
  • Process data warehousing
  • Data streaming in business processes

PROCESS EVOLUTION AND FLEXIBILITY

  • Process exception handling
  • Process change management
  • Adaptive and context-aware processes
  • Case handling
  • Process-enhanced groupware

NON-TRADITIONAL BPM SCENARIOS

  • Knowledge-intensive processes
  • Data-driven processes
  • Distributed and mobile processes
  • Inter-process planning and coordination
  • Grid and scientific workflows

MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND EMPIRICAL STUDIES

  • Business process lifecycle management
  • Success factors and measures in BPM
  • BPM governance and compliance management
  • BPM maturity
  • Adoption and practice of BPM
  • Case Studies and Experience Reports in BPM


Conference Paper Submission

BPM 2008 invites research submissions on all topics related to business process management, including but not limited to those listed before. Research papers should be submitted electronically via the BPM 2008 web site by uploading a self-contained PDF file. All submissions must be received no later than 21 March 2008 at 11:59 pm Western Samoa time.

Research papers must be in English. They must be original research contributions that have not been published previously, nor already submitted to other conferences or journals in parallel with this conference. The length of the paper should not exceed 16 pages. Papers should be formatted in LNCS format (for details see www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html). The title page must contain a short abstract and a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above. The paper must clearly state the research problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results achieved, and the relation to other work. Submissions received too late, in another format than PDF, or sent by fax or post will be rejected. The same will happen with papers which are not in English or exceed the page limit.

Industrial papers must follow the same format requirements and length constraints as research papers. All industrial submissions will be treated in the same way as research papers regarding review process and quality requirements.

All accepted papers will be contained in the conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag. For each accepted paper, at least one author should register to the conference and should plan to present the paper.


Conference Dates

Submission deadline: 21 March 2008
Notification of acceptance: 12 May 2008
Camera-ready papers deadline: 13 June 2008
Conference: 2-4 September 2008


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