DAB 2015

Traditionally the management of business operations caters around two key issues: control flow and data. As a result, each of the two has attracted over the past years people both in academia and industry, manifesting itself into a plethora of methods and tools that have been designed to assist with its management. Yet, the natural and largely independent evolution in both areas has led to a reality in which in many cases, the handling of one concern is treated as an afterthought with respect to the other. 

Recently, we see the emergence of new paradigms that are aimed to blend control flow and data, seeking for new approaches that can naturally and seamlessly unify the two in order to better streamline the overall complexity in BPM. Contemporary examples include Artifact-Centric BPM, Petri-nets, and Case Management. The goal of the DAB workshop series is to bring together researchers and practitioners whose common interest and experience is in the study and development of new foundations, models, methods, and technologies that are intended to uniformly and holistically align data and control flow.

For the fourth DAB workshop we invite researchers from the BPM field to submit papers that investigate the tight interplay between data and control flow. We aim to discuss the current state of ongoing research, as well as industry needs, and practical experiences.

The DAB 2015 workshop is co-located with the 13th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2015), August 31-September 3 2015, Innsbruck, Austria.