Prospective conference participants are invited to submit a paper that concerns business process modeling and development, and / or business process support (development of software dedicated to business processes). We solicit research papers, experience reports, and lessons learned from practice that contain results worth of discussion. Full research papers should report research in an advanced stage, including results and at least partial evaluation. Thus, four categories of submissions are welcome:

(1) Full research papers (could be technical papers or empirical evaluation papers).

(2) Experience reports should follow the Guidelines

(3) Idea papers related to the focus theme “Open Business Process Modeling, Development and Support” should address completely new research positions or approaches. They should describe precisely the situation and demonstrate the shortcomings of current methods, tools, ways of reasoning, meta-models, etc.

(4) Lessons learned from practice. We welcome all practitioners to share with BPMDS participants and followers their own experience in the topics (see below) related to the BPMDS conference. This category of short papers with up to 8 pages follow the guidelines suggested for the category (2). Conformity with LNCS guidelines is not mandatory for this category. The accepted propositions will be presented during the BPMDS’18 industrial track and will be published on the BPMDS web site.

Papers of the first three submission types should be of up to 15 pages. Please follow the LNCS format instructions at for all of them.

Papers should be submitted in Adobe PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. Please submit through the conference management system available at

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