BPM in the era of Digital Innovation and Transformation: New Capabilities and Perspectives

1st International Workshop, in conjunction with the

17th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2019), Vienna, September 1-6, 2019

BPMinDIT - 2019

BPM in the era of Digital Innovation and Transformation: New Capabilities and Perspectives

1st International Workshop, in conjunction with the 17th Int. Conf. on Business Process Management (BPM 2019), Vienna, September 1-6, 2019

The fundamental nature of many organizations is being rapidly transformed with the ongoing diffusion of digital technologies. In this era, organizations in many domains are challenged to question their existing business models and to improve or revolutionize them using new technologies. Many IT-based initiatives, such as Uber, Car2Go, DriveNow, Udacity, or Airbnb emerge, and disrupt traditional markets by making use of those digital technologies. To stay ahead of their competitors, even ICT giants, such as Google or Amazon, face the need to constantly evaluate and improve the value they propose for their customers.

These developments are also challenging the role of BPM. Advances in data analytics and AI, uptake of new technologies (such as blockchain, internet of things, 3D printing), increased adoption of cloud and mobile technologies, and new business paradigms, such as service-dominant logic, open the path for new business processes and new possibilities – or even necessities - for the application of BPM. We see, for example, how automated business process management can be used to tightly link business analytics and business execution in short process-based iterations to follow quickly changing markets, how real-time data from physical entities (‘things’ in the IoT sense) is directly injected into decision making in business processes, or how agile, IT-reliant business models are directly mapped to executable business processes.

However, the traditional role of BPM in structuring and optimizing (operational) processes often falls short in making use of these opportunities. This can risk the position of BPM to act as the driving force in digital innovation and transformation initiatives. New BPM capabilities that reflect an explorative-dominant (instead of exploitation-dominant) view may help in addressing the emerging opportunities and challenges of digitalization.

In this workshop, we question and investigate the new role of BPM in the digital era. The goal is to advance our understanding of the BPM capabilities that organizations require to explore emerging opportunities of digital innovation and transformation, and cope with related challenges.

Workshop Program:

Day: Mon Sep 2, 2019

Location: TC.3.07

SESSION-1: 9:00 - 10:30 (Room: TC.3.07)

  • Introduction to the workshop
  • Keynote: Maximilian Röglinger: "Business Process Management Capabilities in the Digital Age"
  • Paper1: Ralf Laue: The Power of the Ideal Final Result for Identifying Process Optimization Potential

SESSION-2: 11:00 - 12:30 (Room: TC.3.07)

  • Paper2: Florian Imgrund and Christian Janiesch: Understanding the need for new perspectives on BPM in the digital age: An Empirical Analysis
  • Paper3: Anna-Maria Exler, Jan Mendling and Alfred Taudes: The Use of Distance Metrics in Managing Business Process Transfer - An Exploratory Case Study
  • Invited Talk: Sandy Kemsley: "BPM systems as the keystone for digital automation platforms"
  • Discussion and Closing remarks

Thanks a lot for all BPMinDIT-2019 participants, authors, presenters, and PC members.

Thanks also for BPM-2019 organizers!

We had lively and interesting discussions during and after the workshop.

A great summary of the workshop moments is available at https://bit.ly/2ktW9zL (Very special thanks to Sandy Kemsley for the post!)

Looking forward to seeing you in Sevilla in BPM-2020!

Topics of Interest:

We seek contributions on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • New BPM capabilities to address the opportunities and challenges that companies are facing due to digital transformation
  • The role of BPM practitioners in conceiving, leading and executing digital innovation and transformation initiatives
  • The interplay between business models, processes, and services in the context of digital transformation
  • Process (re)design methods to foster digital innovation
  • The mapping of business model innovation to business process implementation (from business models to business process models)
  • The alignment of digital capabilities and business services, and their composition into processes
  • Achieving agility in the engineering of business models, services, and processes
  • The role of organizational process orientation in driving digital innovation and transformation initiatives
  • The support and evaluation of new business models using BPM methods, tools or techniques (e.g., process simulation, process mining)
  • The positioning BPM systems in digital technology platforms, e.g., from an architectural perspective
  • The role of BPM in exploiting digital technologies such as AI, IoT or blockchain
  • BPM capabilities in adaptive, distributed, open socio-technical digital ecosystems
  • New process and governance structures for digital innovation in business network and ecosystem settings

The intended audience covers both researchers in the BPM field - particularly those interested in the managerial and architectural aspects of BPM - and practitioners that initiate, participate in, lead, or execute digital innovation and/or transformation initiatives.

Experience or application papers that incorporate case studies, focus groups, Delphi studies, surveys, and employing design science research or action research methodologies are highly encouraged.

Important Dates:

  • Workshop papers submission deadline (extended): May 31 (May 24), 2019
  • Workshop papers notification deadline: June 28, 2019
  • Workshop camera-ready papers deadline: July 12, 2019
  • Workshop day: September 2, 2019


Program Committee:

  • Marco Comuzzi, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Peter Fettke, Saarland University, Germany
  • Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Andrej Kovacic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Rob Kusters, Open University, The Netherlands
  • Peter Loos, Saarland University, Germany
  • Amy Van Looy, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Monika Malinova, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Charles Møller, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Baris Ozkan, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Hajo Reijers, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Maximilian Röglinger, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Estefania Serral, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Mojca I. Stemberger, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Peter Trkman, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Oktay Turetken, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Nils Urbach, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Paper Format and Submissions:

  • Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for presentation in any of the areas listed above in the form of regular research papers or position papers.
  • Submissions must be in English and must not exceed 12 pages for regular research papers and 6 pages for position papers (please indicate in the abstract the paper type: regular research paper or position paper).
  • Papers must be formatted according to Springer’s LNCS formatting guidelines.
  • Submissions must be original research contributions that have neither been published previously nor submitted to other conferences, workshops or journals while being submitted to BPMinDIT 2019.
  • Please use Easychair for your submissions: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpm2019
  • The paper selection will be based on the relevance of a paper to the main topics listed above, and upon its quality and potential to generate relevant discussion.
  • The workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-proceeding volume (to be sent around 4 months after the workshop) in their Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series.
  • In order for paper to appear in the post-proceedings, at least one author has to register and present the paper during the workshop.