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DDBP 2010: Call for papers

From: Sylvain Hallé <shalle@acm.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 10:58:01 -0400
To: Sylvain Hallé <shalle@acm.org>
Message-id: <4BA633F9.5030209@acm.org>
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*** CALL FOR PAPERS
*** Third International Workshop on Dynamic and Declarative Business
*** Processes (DDBP 2009)
***
*** In conjuction with the 14th IEEE International EDOC Conference
*** (EDOC 2010), October 25-29 2010, Vitoria, ES, Brazil
***
*** www.leduotang.com/sylvain/ddbp
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Enterprises face the challenge of rapidly adapting to dynamic business
environments. The traditional approach to process management is only
partially appropriate to this new context, and calls for the advent of
new, dynamic business processes. This new approach attempts to address
specific issues related to flexibility and adaptation: design of easily
adaptable processes, dynamic handling of unexpected situations,
optimality of adaptations. Central to the field of dynamic business
processes is the notion of requirement, which make dynamic business
process particularly suited to a declarative approach to their modelling
and design.

The declarative approach to dynamic business processes raises a number
of challenges: extracting declarative specifications from domain
experts, expressing these declarative specifications in an appropriate
language or formalism, as well as designing, monitoring, checking
compliance or dynamically adapting business processes according to a set
of requirements. Dynamic and declarative business processes have proved
their use in a wide number of domains, and are expected to impact
existing and future technology choices, business practices and
standardization efforts.

The theme of the 3rd International Workshop on Dynamic and Declarative
Business Processes is "On Supporting Business Process Evolution". The
evolution of processes and their underlying software systems becomes
more and more an important and interesting topic in business process
management. Since the life time of software systems frequently spans
many years, business processes modelled on top of systems cannot be
assumed to remain fixed, and migration between different versions is
essential. As a consequence, modelling and management techniques
developed in the context of ad-hoc, short-term composition of services
and their processes lack the necessary constructs to concisely express
the gradual evolution of processes and software systems and new dynamic
and/or declarative approaches in this context are required.

This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to exchange
opinions, advance ideas, and discuss preliminary results on current
topics related to dynamic and declarative business processes. A
particular interest will be taken in bridging theoretical research and
practical issues. To this end, contributions stating open problems, case
studies, tool presentations, or any other work assessing the practical
significance of dynamic and declarative business processes by means of
concrete examples and situations, will be particularly welcome. Work in
progress, position papers stating broad avenues of research, and work on
formal foundations of dynamic and declarative business processes are
also sought-after.

TOPICS

Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to the following.
Works on dynamic (but not declarative) or declarative (but not dynamic)
business processes are also welcome.

- Dynamic/declarative business process modelling
- Implementation issues for dynamic/declarative processes
- Tools for dynamic/declarative processes
- Real-world use cases of dynamic/declarative business processes
- Business rules and policies
- Rule driven business process engines
- Business + technical requirements for dynamic/declarative processes
- Dynamic/declarative model specification
- Mathematical foundations of dynamic/declarative business processes
- Formal models of dynamic/declarative business processes
- Monitoring of dynamic/declarative business processes
- Validation and model checking of dynamic/declarative business
  processes
- Software engineering methods, languages, and standards for dynamic and
  declarative business processes;
- Service-oriented architectures and dynamic/declarative business
  processes
- Interoperability for dynamic/declarative business processes
- Semantic Web and ontologies and declarative and dynamic
  business processes
- Collaboration and declarative/dynamic business processes
- Data-driven process evolution
- Evolution of cross-organisational processes / process choreographies
- Complex event processing models/support for dynamic and declarative
  business processes

SUBMISSION

The workshop duration is one day. It will comprise presentations of
accepted papers, tool presentations, and keynotes. All submissions will
be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.
Submissions should be 4 to 8 pages long and must use the two-column
format of IEEE conference proceedings and include the author's name,
affiliation, and contact details. Papers must be submitted as PDF files
using EasyChair.

Authors will be notified about the decision by the program committee by
the 4th of June 2010. At least one author of each accepted paper must
participate in the workshop. The papers accepted for the EDOC 2010
Workshops will be published with their own ISBN in the IEEE Digital
Library (pending approval by IEEE), which is accessible by IEEE Xplore.
At least one of the authors for each accepted paper should register for
the main conference in order to present their papers.

The selected best research papers will be considered for special issues
in top notch journals. Further details will be announced later.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission:       April 17th, 2010
Paper Notification:     June 4th, 2010
Camera Ready Copy Due:  June 16th, 2010
Workshop:               October 25-29, 2010 (exact date to be confirmed)

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

- Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University and Simon Fraser
  University, Canada
- Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia
- Sylvain Halle, Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi, Canada
- Florian Rosenberg, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

- Luciano Garcia-Banuelos, Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala, Mexico
- Wolfgang Mayer, University of South Australia
- Marcello La Rosa, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
- Niels Lohmann, Universität Rostock, Germany
- Domenico Bianculli, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
- Shin Nakajima, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
- Florian Lautenbacher, Universität Augsburg, Germany
- Ebrahim Bagheri, Athabasca University, Canada
- Claudio Bartolini, HP Labs Palo Alto, USA
- Philipp Leitner, TU Wien, Austria
- Guido Governatori, University of Queensland, Australia
- Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Universität Ulm, Germany
- Wei Tan, University of Chicago, USA
- Anton Michlmayr, TU Wien, Austria
- Zoran Milosevic, Deontik, Australia
- Marko Boskovic, Universität Oldenburg, Germany
- Rania Khalaf, IBM Watson Research Center, USA
- Manfred Reichert, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia
- Christoph Bussler, Cisco Systems, Inc, USA
- Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
- Cesare Pautasso, Universita della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
- Colin Atkinson, Universität Mannheim, Germany
- Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK


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*** Workshop website:
*** www.leduotang.com/sylvain/ddbp
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-- 
Sylvain Hallé, Ph.D.
Professeur régulier / Assistant professor
Bureau / Office P4-5240
Département d'informatique et de mathématique
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
555, boul. de l'Université
Chicoutimi (Québec)
G7H 2B1 CANADA

E-mail: shalle@acm.org
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