Welcome to BPMDS'16

Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support
the 17th edition of the BPMDS series, in conjunction with CAiSE’16
BPMDS’16 Working Conference

Business Processes in a Connected World

By Mihael Grmek - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16850192

By Mihael Grmek - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16850192

13-14 June 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia 

sponsored by IFIP WG8.1 (International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.1)

BPMDS'16 solicits papers related to Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS) using relevance, originality, quality and applicability in practice as the main selection criteria. As a working conference, BPMDS'16 seeks to attract full research papers describing mature research, as well as experience reports related to using BPMDS in practice and visionary idea papers. To encourage new and emerging challenges and research directions in the area of business process modeling, development, and support, we have a unique focus theme every year. Papers submitted as idea papers are required to be of relevance to the focus theme, thus providing a mass of new ideas around a relatively narrow but emerging research area. Full research papers and experience reports are not required to be directly connected to this theme (they still need to be explicitly relevant to BPMDS).

The focus theme for BPMDS'16 idea papers is:

Business Processes in a Connected World
In which we differentiate three subthemes:
  1. Business processes for connecting people that directly corresponds to the theme of CAISE 2016 "Information systems for connecting people" 
  2. Connecting intelligent objects to business processes
  3. Connecting information/data/knowledge to business processes
About the Working Conference

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 sixteen events from 1998 to 2015. 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:

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.

The goals, format, and history of BPMDS can be found on the web site: http://www.bpmds.org/history

Proceedings will be published by Springer in LNBIP series. The best papers will be invited for publication of the extended versions in a scientific journal. See History & Publications on details.