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DEADLINE EXTENSION: DDBP @ EDOC 2008 [International Workshop on Declarative and Dynamic Business Processes]

From: Sylvain Hallé <halle@info.uqam.ca>
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2008 17:57:00 -0400
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*** DEADLINE EXTENSION
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*** First International Workshop on Dynamic and Declarative Business
*** Processes (DDBP 2008)
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*** In conjuction with the 12th IEEE International EDOC Conference
*** (EDOC 2008), September 2008, Muenchen, Germany
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*** www.leduotang.com/sylvain/ddbp2008
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*** Due to numerous demands, we granted an extension for the submission
*** of papers to DDBP 2008.  The extended deadline is JUNE 22, 2008.
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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.

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:

- Dynamic business process modelling
- Implementation issues for dynamic processes
- Tools for dynamic processes
- Use cases of dynamic processes
- Business and technical requirements for dynamic processes
- Declarative model specification
- Mathematical foundations of declarative business processes
- Formal models of declarative business processes
- Monitoring of declarative business processes
- Validation of declarative business processes
- Tools for 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 18th of July 2008. At least one author of each accepted paper must
participate in the workshop. The papers accepted for the EDOC 2008
Workshops will be published after the workshop with their own ISBN in
the IEEE Digital Library, 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 soon.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission:       ***EXTENDED TO June 22th, 2008***
Paper Notification:     July 18th, 2008
Camera Ready Copy Due:  July 28th, 2008
Workshop:               September 17th, 2008

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (to be completed)

- Colin Atkinson, Universitat Mannheim, Germany
- Claudio Bartolini, HP Labs Palo Alto, USA
- Thomas Bauer, Daimler AG Research and Advanced
  Engineering, Germany
- Andrew Berry, Deontik, Australia
- Kamal Bhattacharya, IBM Watson, USA
- Domenico Bianculli, University of Lugano, Switzerland
- Franck van Breugel, York University, Canada
- Christoph Bussler, Cisco Systems, Inc, USA
- Sanjay Chaudhary, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and
  Communication Technology, India
- Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia
- Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
- Xiang Fu, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA
- Karthik Gomadam, Wright State University, USA
- Guido Governatori, University of Queensland, Australia
- Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
- Jana Koehler, IBM Zurich, Switzerland
- Zoran Milosevic, Deontik, Australia
- Shin Nakajima, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
- Leo Orbst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
- Maja Pesic, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Manfred Reichert, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Stefanie Rinderle, Universitat Ulm, Germany
- Florian Rosenberg, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
- Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia
- Jennifer Sampson, National ICT Australia
- Biplav Srivastava, IBM India Research Lab
- Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, The Netherlands

WORKSHOP CHAIRS

- Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University and Simon Fraser University,
  Canada
- Tobias Graml, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
- Sylvain Halle, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada

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*** Workshop website:
*** www.leduotang.com/sylvain/ddbp2008
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