5th International Workshop in
Artificial Intelligence for Business Process Management
@ Business Process Management Conference (BPM), 6-10 September 2021, Rome, Italy
Information about COVID-19 from BPM 2021:
"The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty and difficulties for people throughout the world. Concerns about health and safety, travel restrictions, limits in the ability of people to gather, as well as financial difficulties are being faced by people throughout the world. BPM 2021 will closely monitor the evolution of the pandemic and will take all the necessary actions to guarantee a successful event. BPM 2021 hopes that we will be able to gather in-person as previously planned. Despite the dramatic changes to the way we conduct our daily lives, it has been inspiring to watch people adapt to changing circumstances. In the case that an in-person event will not be possible or appropriate, BPM 2021 will be held virtually (or in a mixed mode) in order to protect our attendees and to improve the ability of scientists to participate in this unique scientific conference."
The field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to grow, with new and deeper techniques, and with applications across numerous areas. In the past few years, we have seen strong interest from both industry and academia in applying AI techniques in the area of Business Process Management (BPM). Indeed, the application of AI is impacting additional areas where process management perspectives and techniques are relevant, including industrial engineering, IoT, and emergency response, to name a few. The use of AI in BPM has been discussed as the next disruptive technology that will touch almost all the business process activities being performed by humans. In some cases, AI will dramatically simplify human interaction with processes, in other cases, it will extensively support humans in the execution of tasks, and, in yet other cases, it will enable full automation of tasks that have traditionally required manual contributions. Over time, AI may lead to entirely new paradigms for business processes and operations. For example, instead of BPM models centered on process or on case management, we anticipate models that are based fundamentally on goal achievement, as well as we anticipate models that fully enable continuous improvement and adaptation based on experiential learning.
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.