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The full paper deadline for the 12th International Conference on Business Process Management 2014, Haifa, Israel, has been extended till 28th March 2014. Abstract submissions have correspondingly been extended till 21st March 2014. You are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract by the abstract due date to ensure that suitable reviewers can be found for your paper as the bidding process will commence immediately after abstract deadline.


The international conference on business process management (BPM) is the leading forum for researchers, practitioners, developers and users in the field of BPM, to explore and exchange knowledge on BPM.

Given the increasing span of BPM, this year the conference is opening up to a number of new topics that add to existing areas of interest and relevance to BPM research and industry. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of BPM, the conference also encourages submissions that embrace other disciplines such as Information Systems and IT Management, Data and Knowledge Management, Web/Software Engineering, Service-Oriented Computing, Social Computing, Cloud Computing, and many more.

Besides regular research papers, authors may submit industry papers, clearly marked as such. An industry paper reports work from within a context of BPM practice, typically studying requirements imposed by current practice, identifying new problems, or reporting experience on the deployment of methods, solutions, tools or systems in practice. Industry submissions undergo the same review process as regular research papers and are requested to meet the same high quality standards for originality, clarity of the contribution, and relevance to the community. However the review of an industry paper puts more emphasis to the value of new insights into current practice and less emphasis to the technical depth and scientific methodology compared to regular research papers. Concerning length and formatting, industry papers must follow the guidelines as research papers. We do welcome industry papers that are considerably shorter than the maximum length of 16 pages, as long as they contain a clear contribution and are self-contained.

BPM 2014 will take place in Haifa, Israel’s beautiful seaport on the Mediterranean. Haifa is situated on the Carmel Mountain, overlooking the Haifa bay and the mountains of Galilee, and has panoramic views as well as beautiful sandy beaches. Haifa is also an industrial center, housing the R&D labs of international corporations. Israel’s rich history and cultural heritage attracts millions of tourists each year, with sacred places to three religions. Some of these sites, such as Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee, are in the vicinity of Haifa.

As in previous editions, BPM 2014 will feature a varied set of BPM-related workshops and co-located events.

Important Dates

Abstract submission: 21 March 2014

Full papers submission: 28 March 2014

Notifications: 23 May 2014

Camera ready papers: 20 June 2014

BPM2014 Topics

The topics for both research and industry papers are listed below. Each major topic is championed by two senior PC members, who will promote the topic and lead review processes in BPM2014.

Process modeling and theory

Oscar Pastor and Karsten Wolf

  • Foundations of business process models
  • Process modeling languages, notations and methods
  • Reference process models
  • Process patterns and standards
  • Artifact-centric business processes
  • Loosely structured business processes
  • Automated process composition & synthesis
  • Process metadata and semantic reasoning
  • Variability & configuration of process models
  • Process simulation and static analysis
  • Business process quality

Process model management

Remco Dijkman and Jan Mendling

  • Process model storage
  • Process model repositories
  • Process model indexing
  • Process model retrieval
  • Process model similarity
  • Process model transformations

Process architectures and platforms

Avigdor Gal and Remco Dijkman

  • 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
  • Process componentization and component repositories

Management of process execution data

Wil van der Aalst and Stephanie Rinderle-Ma

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

Process flexibility and evolution

Barbara Weber and Richard Hull

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

Human-centric BPM

Jan Mendling and Hajo Reijers

  • People-intensive processes
  • Crowdsourcing processes
  • Social business processes
  • User-centric aspects of process management and use
  • Integrating strategy, processes, people and IT
  • Globally distributed process management

Non-traditional BPM scenarios

Manfred Reichert and Richard Hull

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

Management issues & empirical studies

Hajo Reijers and Michael zur Muehlen

  • Business process lifecycle management
  • Business strategy and business processes
  • Success factors and measures in BPM
  • Business process improvement
  • BPM governance and compliance management
  • BPM maturity
  • Adoption and Practice of BPM
  • Case Studies and Experience Reports
  • BPM Education and Training

Submission Instructions

Before submission please ensure that you have selected 1-2 suitable topics for your paper. Papers should be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS formatting guidelines (for instructions and style sheets see http:// Submissions must be in English and not exceed 16 pages of length. The title page must contain a short abstract clarifying the relation of the paper with the topics above. The paper must clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results achieved, and the relation to other work. Industry and student papers must be clearly marked as such. A student paper is a paper whose main contribution is based on work done by a student. Concerning length and formatting, industry papers must follow the same rules and guidelines as research papers. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format via the BPM 2014 EasyChair submission site:

Submissions must be original contributions that have not been published previously, nor already submitted to other conferences or journals in parallel with this conference.

Publication: All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. For each accepted paper, at least one author must register for the conference and present the paper. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit a paper for a special issue of Information Systems (Elsevier).

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