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Call for Papers SBPM2008: 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Business Process Management

From: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@deri.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:07:54 +0200
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Call for Papers: 3rd International Workshop on Semantic Business
Process Management (SBPM 2008), in conjunction with the
5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'08)

June 2, 2008, Tenerife, Spain

++ CEUR Online Proceedings ++
++ Submission deadline May 1, 2008 (extended) ++
++ Best papers will be invited for fast-track review in Journals ++
++ Selected papers will be invited for Springer book ++


Workshop Theme
The degree of automation in the management of the business process space
of single enterprises and whole value chains is still unsatisfying. A
key source of problems are representational
heterogeneities between the various perspectives and the various stages
in the life-cycles of business processes. Typical examples are
incompatible representations of the managerial vs. the IT
perspective, or the gap between normative modeling for compliance
purposes and process execution log data. As early as in the 1990s,
researchers have evaluated the potential of using ontologies for
improving business process management in the context of the TOVE
project; however, the impact of that work remained beyond initial
Since 2005, there is a renewed and growing interest in exploiting
ontologies, of varying expressivity and focus, for advancing the state
of the art in business process management, in particular in ERP-
centric IT landscapes. The term "Semantic Business Process Management"
has been suggested for the described branch of research in early 2005. A
flagship activity in the field is the European research project "SUPER",
with more than a dozen premier industrial and academic partners, among
them SAP, IDS Scheer, and IBM.

In the past years, substantial advancement has been made in
investigating the theoretical and practical branches of this vision.
However, the interdisciplinary nature of the topic requires a tight
collaboration of researcher from multiple fields of, namely the BPM,
SOA, Semantic Web, Semantic Web services, and Economics communities.

There is a clear need for an annual event at which those communities
meet, debate, challenge each others approaches, and eventually align
their research efforts. Due to the strong involvement of Semantic Web
researchers in the field, ESWC is the ideal target venue for this event.

In this workshop, we want to bring together experts from the relevant
communities and help reach agreement on a roadmap for SBPM research. We
aim at bundling experiences and prototypes from the successful
application of Semantic Web technology to BPM in various industries,
like automotive, engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical, and services
domains. The particular focus is on deriving reusable best-practices
from such experiences, and to yield convincing showcases of semantic

In particular, we are inviting contributions addressing one or more of
the following topics:

Design-time aspects of Semantic Business Process Management:
* Semantic modeling of business processes
* Language issues (BPM languages to SBPM languages)
* Business rules and SBPM
* Semantics of existing modeling approaches
* Mapping between Semantic Web languages and business process modeling
* Semantic policy modeling and management for BPM
* Reasoning for verifying semantic business process models
* Reuse and adaptation of semantic business process models
* Semantics for Collaborative BPM

Run-time aspects of Semantic Business Process Management:
* Dynamics and flexibility of SBPM implementations
* Combination of business rules execution and workflow execution
* Semantic web services for SBPM
* Interoperability between conventional and semantics-enabled BPM solutions
* Semantic analysis of BP execution
* SBPM to support business activity monitoring and real-time business
* Change management and evolution of business processes, including
process mining
* Personalized and context-aware process instantiation
* Semantic Grid in SBPM

Practical and business aspects of Semantic Business Process Management:
* Business scenarios and case studies for SBPM in eBusiness,
eGovernment, eHealth, production control, collaborative processes in
logistics, engineering and management, ubiquitous computing, etc.
* The role of BPM in SBPM
* Migration from conventional towards semantics-based modeling
* Contributions of SBPM for Corporate Performance Management
* Critical success factors for the practical application of SBPM
* Business benefits, evaluation aspects, and ROI of SBPM approaches
* Standardization efforts relevant to or required for SBPM
* SOA and SBPM
* Reference models relevant to or required for SBPM
* Combination of SBPM with quality management and IT service management
* BPM and Web 2.0

We inviting full papers, position papers, posters, and demos on all
theoretical and practical aspects of Semantic Business Process
Management, in particular such addressing the real-world business and
technology questions to be dealt with in realistic, useful applications
for e-Business and e-Government.

When preparing your submission, please adhere to the following rules:
* Papers must be formatted according to the Springer LNCS Style. More
information is available at
* Regular research papers are limited to 15 pages.
* Discussion papers, experimental contributions, and system and demo
descriptions are limited to 6 pages.
* Clearly indicate the type of the contribution, e.g. as sub-title.
* Submissions must be in PDF using the workshop submission system for
SBPM 2008 at


Proceedings will be published for the workshop as part of the CEUR
Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS.org, ISSN 1613-0073).

Selected papers will be invited for fast-track review for the
ISI-indexed International Journal on Semantic Web and Information
Systems (IJSWIS) and to an edited book on Semantic Business Process
Management to be published by Springer in Fall 2008.

All papers will be peer-reviewed by at least two members of the program

Important Dates
Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2008 (12.00 AM, GMT, extended)
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2008
Camera-ready versions: May 19, 2008
ESWC'08 Conference: June 1-5, 2008
Workshop Day: June 1, 2008 (tentative)

Organizing Committee
Martin Hepp
Semantics in Business Information Systems Group
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstrasse 21a
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 6465
E-Mail: mhepp@computer.org
URI: http://www.heppnetz.de

Knut Hinkelmann
FHNW - University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
School of Business
Riggenbachstrasse 16
CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
Phone: +41 62 286 00 80
E-Mail: knut.hinkelmann@fhso.ch
URI: http://knut.hinkelmann.ch

Dimitris Karagiannis
University of Vienna
Institute for Knowledge and Business Engineering
Bruenner Strasse 72
A-1210 Wien, Austria
Phone: +43 1 4277-39581
Email: dk@dke.univie.ac.at
URI: http://www.dke.univie.ac.at/

Rüdiger Klein
Fraunhofer IPK
Pascalstraße 8-9
D-10587 Berlin, Germany
E-Mail: ruediger.klein@berlin.de

Nenad Stojanovic
FZI – Research Center for Information Technologies at the University of
Karlsruhe, Germany.
Haid-und-Neu-Str. 10-14
D-76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Phone: +49 721 9654-852
E-Mail: nstojano@fzi.de
URI: http://www.fzi.de/ipe/mitarbeiter.php?id=483

Program Committee
(To be extended)
Andreas Abecker
Witold Abramowicz
Christian Brelage
Christoph Bussler
Liliana Cabral
Jorge Cardoso
Oscar Corcho
Tommaso Di Noia
douglas foxvog
Florian Lautenbacher
Juhnyoung Lee
Ana Karla Medeiros
Jan Mendling
Barry Norton
Markus Nüttgens
Carlos Pedrinaci
York Sure
Oliver Thomas

Martin Hepp
Semantics in Business Information Systems Group
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstrasse 21a
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 6465
E-Mail: mhepp@computer.org
URI: http://www.heppnetz.de
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