Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support

the 19th edition of the BPMDS series,

in conjunction with CAISE'18, Tallinn, Estonia, 11-12th June, 2018

BPMDS’18 Working Conference


Business Process Modeling, Development and Support

Call for Papers

Sponsored by IFIP WG8.1 (International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.1)

BPMDS solicits papers related to Business Process Modeling, Development and Support (BPMDS) using quality, relevance, originality and applicability as main selection criteria. As a working conference, BPMDS’18 seeks to attract full research papers describing mature research, experience reports related to using BPMDS in practice, and visionary idea papers. Practitioners are also encouraged to present lessons learned from practice. Papers submitted in the category idea papers will be required to be of relevance to the focus theme.

The focus theme for BPMDS'18 idea papers is:

Ecosystem-aware Business Process Modeling, Development and Support

Today, successful business process modeling, development and support have to be aware of their ecosystem context. Business process modeling has to capture as many external contributions as possible, to integrate all stakeholders and to identify best practice knowledge. Coupling business process modeling with social software helps to capture these contributions. Business models such as multi-sided platforms are based on processes spanning over multiple organizations. The design of business processes integrates external resources as part of virtual organizations and outsourcing relationships. Decisions in business processes are based on advanced analytics and artificial intelligence using a multitude of data sources that are increasingly coming from outside of organizations. Also, the support of business processes is using external resources increasingly. Technologies such as blockchains externalize the business process support more and more.

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