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Call for Paper: Fourth Intern. Symposium on Data-driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA2014)

From: Fulvio Frati <fulvio.frati@unimi.it>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 12:24:28 +0200
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Fourth International Symposium on Data-driven Process Discovery and Analysis

################################ SIMPDA 2014 ###############################

- IFIP Working Groups 2.6 and 2.12/12.4 - 

- Milano, Italy, November 19th-21th -

- Website: http://simpda2014.di.unimi.it/ -

# About SIMPDA #

With the increasing automation of business processes, growing amounts of
process data become available. This opens new research opportunities for
business process data analysis, mining and modeling. The aim of the IFIP 2.6
- 2.12 International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis
is to offer a forum where researchers from different communities and the
industry can share their insight in this hot new field.

The Symposium will feature a number of keynotes illustrating advanced
approaches, shorter presentations on recent research, a competitive PhD
seminar and selected research and industrial demonstrations. This year the
symposium will be held in Milan, the city of Expo 2015.


# Call for Papers #

The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and
Analysis (SIMPDA 2013) offers a unique opportunity to present new approaches
and research results to researchers and practitioners working in business
process data modeling, representation and privacy-aware analysis. 

The symposium will bring together leading researchers, engineers and
scientists from around the world. Full papers must not exceed 15 pages.
Short papers are limited to at most 4 pages. All papers must be original
contributions, not previously published or under review for publication
elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the
LNCS Springer Verlag format. Templates can be downloaded from:


Accepted papers will be published in a pre-proceeding volume with an ISBN.
The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit extended
articles to a post-symposium proceedings volume hich will be published in
the LNBIP series (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing,
http://www.springer.com/series/7911), scheduled for early 2014 (extended
papers length will be between 7000 and 9000 words). Around 10-15 papers will
be selected for publication after a second round of review.

– Topics –

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

- Business Process modeling languages, notations and methods

- Data-aware and data-centric approaches 

- Variability and configuration of process models

- Process Mining with Big Data 

- Process simulation and static analyses

- Process data query languages

- Process data mining

- Privacy-aware process data mining

- Process metadata and semantic reasoning

- Process patterns and standards

- Foundations of business process models

- Resource management in business process execution

- Process tracing and monitoring

- Process change management and evolution

- Business process lifecycle

- Case studies and experience reports 

- Social process discovery

- Crowdsourced process definition and discovery

– Workshop Format –

In accordance to our historical tradition of proposing SIMPDA as a
symposium, we propose an innovative format for this workshop:

The number of sessions depend on the number of submissions but, considering
the previous editions, we envisage to have four sessions, with 4-5 related
papers assigned to each session. A special session (with a specific review
process) will be dedicated to discuss research plan from PhD students.

Papers are pre-circulated to the authors that will be expected to read all
papers in advance but to avoid exceptional overhead, two are assigned to be
prepared with particular care,  making ready comments and suggestions. 

The bulk of the time during each session will be dedicated to open
conversations about all of the papers in a given session, along with any
linkages to the papers and discussions within an earlier session. 

The closing session (30 minutes), will include a panel about open challenges
during which every participant will be asked to assemble their
thoughts/project ideas/goals/etc… that they got out of the workshop.

# Call for PhD Research Plans #

The SIMPDA PhD Seminar is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the
world. The goal of the Seminar is to help students with their thesis and
research plans by providing feedback and general advice on how to use their
research results.

Students interested in participating in the Seminar should submit an
extended abstract describing their research. Submissions can relate to any
aspect of Process Data: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy
analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions,
interaction and design advances, innovative applications, and social

Research plans should be at most of 4 page long and should be organized
following the following structure: 

Abstract: summarizes, in 5 line, the research aims and significance.

Research Question: defines what will be accomplished by eliciting the
relevant the research questions.

Background: defines the background knowledge providing the 5 most relevant
references (papers or books).

Significance: explains the relevance of the general topic and of the
specific contribution.

Research design and methods: describes and motivates the method adopted
focusing on: assumptions, solutions, data sources, validation of results,
limitations of the approach.

Research stage: describes what the student has done so far.

- SIMPDA PhD award -

A doctoral award will be given by the SIMPDA PhD Jury to the best research
plan submitted.

Student Scholarships

An application for a limited number of scholarships aimed at students coming
from emerging countries has been submitted to IFIP.

In order to apply, please contact paolo.ceravolo@unimi.it

# Keynote Speakers #

Jorge Cardoso

University of Coimbra, Portugal

- Compliance of Business Processes with Reference Models -

Reference models provide best practices to design effective and efficient
business processes. However, a main challenge is to evaluate how these best
practices are implemented. One limitation of existing approaches is the
assumption that compliance can be determined using the notion of process
equivalence. Nonetheless, the use of equivalence algorithms is not suitable
since two models can have different structures but one process can still be
compliant with the other. This talk presents an approach to measure the
compliance of process models with reference models, which was used by a
German passenger airline using IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) reference
models. The talk also covers various initiatives to evaluate the quality and
understandability of process models.


# Organizers #


- Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg, Germany

- Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

- Barbara Russo, Free University of Bozen - Bolzano, Italy


- Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland

- Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

- Tharam Dillon, La Trobe University, Australia

- Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada

- Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria

- Maurice van Keulen, University of Twente, The Netherlands

- Philippe Cudré-Mauroux , University of Fribourg, Switzerland

# Important Dates #

- Submission of Full Papers:                                       September
15th 2014

- Submission of PhD Research Plans:                     September 15th 2014

- Notification of Acceptance:                                    October
15th 2014

- Submission of Camera Ready Papers:                November 10th 2014


# Program Committee #

Irene Vanderfeesten, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Maurice van Keulen, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Mohamed Mosbah, University of Bordeaux, France

Meiko Jensen, Ruhr-Uni­ver­si­ty Bo­chum, Germany

Helen Balinsky, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, UK

Valentina Emilia Balas, University of Arad, Romania

Karima  Boudaoud, Ecole Polytechnique de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France

George Spanoudakis, City University London, UK

Richard Chbeir, University of Bourgogne, France

Gregorio Martinez Perez, University of Murcia, Spain

Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University, Canada

Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Farookh Hussain, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Marcello Leida, EBTIC (Etisalat BT Innovation Centre), UAE

Wil Van der Aalst, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Ronald Maier, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Chintan Amrit, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Marco Montali, Free Unviersity of Bozen - Bolzano, Italy

Elizabeth Chang, University New South Wales, Australia

Peter Spyns, Flemish Government, Belgium

Angelo Corallo, University of Salento, Italy

Antonio Maña Gómez, University of Málaga, Spain

Mustafa Jarrar, Birzeit University, Palestinian Territory

Isabella Seeber, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Chi Hung, Tsinghua University, China

Alessandra Toninelli, Engineering Group, Italy

Haris Mouratidis, University of Brighton, UK

Abder Koukam, University of Technology, UTBM France

Fabrizio Maria Maggi, University of Tartu, Estonia

Massimiliano De Leoni, Eindhoven TU, Netherlands

Edgar Weippl, TU Vienna, Austria

Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel

Jianmin Wang, Tsinghua University Beijing, China

Minseok Song, UNIST, South Korea

Roland Rieke, Fraunhofer SIT, Germany

Josep Carmona, UPC - Barcelona, Spain

Mark Strembeck, WU Vienna, Austria

Matthias Weidlich, Imperial College, UK

Mohamed Mosbah, University of Bordeaux

Maria Leitner, University of Vienna, Austria

Benoit Depaire, University of Hasselt, Belgium

Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Babiga  Birregah, University of Technology of Troyes, France

# Historical Information on Previous Editions #

SIMPDA was proposed in 2011 and 2012 by IFIP WG 2.6 and 2.12/12.4 as the
International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis. 

The symposium had around 30 attendees in 2011 and 20 in 2012. It featured a
number of keynotes illustrating new approaches, shorter presentations on
recent research, and a competitive PhD seminar, together with selected
research and industrial demonstrations. The authors of the accepted papers
have been invited to submit extended articles to a post-symposium
proceedings volume published in the Springer LNBIP series.

Several events and activities arose off these simposia, among the most
notables we have two Dagstuhl seminars: 

- Dagstuhl Seminar on Semantic Challenges in Sensor Networks, January 24-29,

- Dagstuhl Seminar on Unleashing Operational Process Mining, November 24-29,




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