Business Process Management & Modeling

A track of the 35rd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

Brno, Czech Republic, March 30-April 3, 2020

Call for Papers

Aims and rationale

The BPMM track aims at gathering researchers and practitioners around enterprise-relevant research topics with specifical interest on modeling-based approaches and techniques, specifically focused on business processes.

In particular, we recognize that Business Process Management, while largely building upon Process Modeling for many aspects, is still a quite separate discipline and gathers a different community of researchers with respect to modeling-oriented activities, both for enterprise-wide modeling approaches in general, but even for the specific case of business process modeling.

For this track we seek contributions in the areas of well known business process modeling techniques, as well as modeling approaches specifically targeting multi-perspective enterprise and business modeling, IT & business modeling and goals alignment, tackling both technical (languages, systems, patterns, tools) and social (collaboration, human-in-the-loop) issues.

We seek original, unpublished contributions that are mainly focused on, but not necessarily limited to, the following topics:

  • Models and architectures based on the abstraction of processes, services and events
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Business Process Management
  • Business Process Management and Social Software
  • Semantic Business Processes
  • Collaborative Process Management
  • Collaborative Process Modeling
  • Adaptive Case Management and other non-workflow approaches to BPM
  • Modelling patterns for processes and business
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Model-driven approaches
  • Complex event processing
  • Process performance monitoring, assessment, and control
  • Business process improvement

Proceedings and Post-Proceedings

Papers accepted for the Business Process Management & Enterprise Architecture track will be published by ACM both in the SAC 2020 proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending ACM SAC MUST present the paper: This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library

Student Research Competition (SRC) Program

Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (maximum of 4 pages in ACM camera-ready format) following the instructions published at SAC 2020 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.

All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners with expertise in the track focus area to which they are submitted. Authors of selected abstracts (up to 18 students) will have the opportunity to give poster and oral presentations of their work and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First, Second, and Third place winners. The winners will receive medals, cash awards, and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference banquet. Invited students receive SRC travel support (US$500) and are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program (STAP) for additional travel support.

Paper Submission

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered. This includes three categories of submissions:

  • original and unpublished research;
  • reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government, education and industry;
  • reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains.

Each submitted paper will undergo a (double) blind review process and will be refereed by at least three referees. To ease blind review, you shall remove author names from your paper before submitting it.

Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM SAC 2020 proceedings.

The camera-ready version of the accepted paper should be prepared using the ACM format (guidelines are given on the SAC 2020 web site).

Accepted full papers should not exceed 8 pages in a double column format (with the option, for an additional per-page fee, to add 2 more pages).

Follow this link to submit a paper.

Follow this link for an SRC submission.

Relevant Dates

Sept 29, 2019 Sept 15, 2019 - Submission of regular papers and SRC research abstracts ** DEADLINE EXTENDED **

Nov 24, 2019 - Notification of paper acceptance/rejection

Dec 9, 2019 - Camera-ready copies of accepted papers/SRC


Track chairs

Program Committee

Lerina Aversano

Sven Casteleyn

Christoph Czepa

Florian Daniel

Søren Debois

Schahram Dustdar

Iman Helal

Maria-Eugenia Iacob

Ralf Laue

Maurizio Leotta

Andrea Mauri

Pierluigi Plebani

Francesco Poggi

Barbara Re

Filippo Ricca

Alberto Sillitti

Eric Umuhoza

Manuel Wimmer

Marco Winckler

Francesca Zerbato

Eugenio Zimeo