CBPM 2017 Workshop Report

The 1st International Workshop on Cognitive Business Process Management was held on 11 September 2017, as a co-located event and part of workshops of 15th Conference on Business Process Management (BPM), at Barcelona, Spain.

The event was very successful in terms of attendance of conference attendees, the diversity of the topics that were presented from AI, Cognition, Knowledge Management and methodologies and use case studies in the large space that the workshop covers, and and lively discussions among the attendees.

CBPM 2017 Program and Presentations

Here is the list of talks, as per workshop's agenda, here. The papers from the workshop will appear in the BPM 2017 Workshop Proceedings, which will be published by Springer LNBIP.


AI Foundations for Cognitive BPM


Cognitive Computing: What’s in for BPM


CBPM for Cyber-Physical Processes


BPM for the Masses


Insights from Cognitive Neuroscien


Knowledge-intensive Processes

Next Step Plans

As communicated in the workshop, due to the interests, we will continue this workshop and potentially form an expanded Research Forum on this topic, which manages the next editions of this workshop by selecting a Steering Committee including this year's organizers, and exploring other avenues to invite/recruit new members from people interested in this space from representative areas in all areas of BPM, AI, Software Engineering, Knowledge Management, etc from current BPM community members and beyond. The initial members of Steering Committee include:

  • Hamid R. Motahari Nezhad, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA
  • Richard Hull, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
  • Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia

Stay tuned for more updates and news on next steps and next year's plan.

Selected Photos from CBPM 2017 Workshop


Thanks again for joining the workshop this year, and looking forward to your participation in next editions of the workshop and related activities.