Call for Papers

The goal of this workshop is to establish a forum for researchers and professionals interested in understanding, envisioning and discussing the challenges and opportunities of moving from current, largely programmatic approaches for BPM, to emerging forms of AI-enabled BPM. We invite you to submit original papers to be considered for inclusion in the workshop.

Topics of interest

This workshop encourages papers describing original research and industrial experiences that explore how AI can be applied in BPM contexts. The workshop takes a broad view of both AI and BPM.

The workshop is interested in applications of AI for BPM, ranging from improvements on traditional approaches to BPM to fundamental transformations in how business operates. This may include (but is not limited to) the following topics:

  • Machine Learning, including Deep Learning, to support workflow management

  • Process Mining augmented with AI techniques

  • Natural Language Processing in Business Process Management

  • Recommender Systems for business processes

  • Constraint-based reasoning

  • Automation of exception handling

  • Cognitive approaches to Business Process Management

  • Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation for BPM

  • Virtual Assistants to simplify interaction with processes

  • Goal-driven approaches to process management

  • Knowledge Representation, management and reasoning on process specifications

  • Ontology-driven BPM

  • AI technology for BPM-related standards such as BPMN, CMMN and DMN

  • Application of AI to (Data-Driven) BPM

  • AI-based robotic process automation

  • AI-driven modeling and optimization of business processes

  • AI enablement for declarative and hybrid models

  • AI-based enrichment of IoT-enabled processes

  • Applications of Automated Planning techniques for BPM

  • Applications of AI for Blockchain-hosted processes

  • Applications of AI in industry-specific business processes (retail, e-commerce, finance, manufacturing, healthcare)

  • Non-traditional models and approaches to BPM that leverage AI

  • Social, economic, and business impacts of infusing AI into BPM

Since the research area of AI for BPM is in its infancy, we especially encourage submissions that explore totally new directions, which step outside of the areas listed above.

Submissions: type and content

The activities of the workshop will include presentations of scientific papers and experience reports, and also discussion sessions. We solicit three kinds of submission:

  • Research papers, up to 12 pages, describing original and novel research work, including research results and evaluations. Research papers should not have been published or submitted for publication concurrently elsewhere.

  • Experience papers, up to 12 pages, describing experiences with the novel application of AI techniques to BPM. Such papers should include clear descriptions of the motivations underlying the use of AI for BPM, the value obtained through the use of AI, and the challenges that needed to be overcome. Experience papers should not have been published or submitted for publication concurrently elsewhere.

  • Challenge Statements, at least 4 and up to 6 pages, presenting a position on issues related to the topics of the workshop. These statements would lead to interesting discussion by raising key questions, controversial point of views, challenges, and ideas to address the identified issues.

Submission instructions

Papers should be written in English, following Springer LNCS style - including all text, references, appendices, and figures. For formatting instructions and templates, see the Springer Web page: Submitted papers will be evaluated by at least three members of the AI4BPM international Program Committee. The workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-workshop proceedings volume in the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). According to Springer's policy, the acceptance rate will be lower than or at most equal to 50%. For inclusion in the workshop proceedings, at least one author per accepted paper must register and participate in the workshop. Depending on the quality of the submissions, we also consider publishing long versions of the papers in a journal Special Issue.

Submissions should be made via the Easychair system through the AI4BPM submission page by selecting the option "6th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Business Process Management".

Important dates

  • Workshop abstract paper submission deadline: June 10, 2022 AoE (extended)

  • Workshop papers submission deadline: June 13, 2022 AoE (extended)

  • Workshop papers notification deadline: July 11, 2022

  • Workshop camera-ready papers deadline: July 16, 2022

  • Workshop: September 12, 2022