DAB 2013

2nd International Workshop on Data and Artifact-Centric BPM (DAB'2013)
Beijing China, 26 August 2013


Traditionally, researchers and practitioners in the field of Business Process Management (BPM) have focused on studying control-flow aspects of business processes independently from data aspects. The separation of concerns between control-flow and data has been fruitful and has enabled the development of various foundational theories and methods for BPM. However, the limits of theories and methods built on this separation of concerns are now becoming evident, particularly with the increasing pressure to support ad hoc and flexible business processes, where control-flow is often intermingled with data.

In recent years, various approaches (such as the object-centric, business artifacts, and case management approaches) have emerged that emphasize the integration of data and control as key pillars to support the specification, analysis and enactment of flexible and rich business processes. From the scientific as well as the practical viewpoint it is critical to study the fundamental relationships, characteristics and properties of these emerging integrated perspectives, where data and processes are considered together. 

The DAB workshop aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners whose common interests and experience are in the study and development of data- and artifact- centric approaches to Business Processes Management.

The DAB'2013 workshop is held in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM) in Beijing, China.

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