Call for papers: SBPM at ESWC 2007 Workshop on semantic business process and product lifecycle management

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held in conjunction with the 4rd European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'07)


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deadline: 10. 4. 2007

Workshop Theme

In the past year, Semantic Web technology has gained a substantial 
interest from both the Business Process Management (BPM) and the 
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) domain. This trend has been further 
fueled by the growing maturity of ontology languages, tools, and 
infrastructure, and by the engagement of major software vendors in 
semantic technology. Many researchers and practitioners are now working 
on how Business Process Management, in particular in service-oriented 
environments, may benefit from Semantic Web Services frameworks and 
other results from Semantic Web research. In general, there is 
substantiated hope that applying ontologies to core problems of BPM and 
PLM may bring a breakthrough in terms of agility in changing markets 
and the management of compliance with customer needs and regulatory 

In this workshop, we want to bring together experts from various 
communities, namely the Business Process Management community on one 
hand and the Semantic Web / Semantic Web Services community on the 
other. In particular, we aim at bundling experiences and prototypes 
from the successful application of Semantic Web technology to BPM and 
PLM in various industries, like automotive, engineering, chemical and 
pharmaceutical products, and services domains. The particular focus is 
on deriving reusable best-practices from such experiences, and to yield 
convincing showcases of semantic technology.

The workshop covers two themes:

Theme 1: Semantic Business Process Management

For this theme, we invite contributions that address the more 
intelligent engineering, management, and execution of business 
processes through the use of Semantic Web technology. In particular, we 
expect and encourage contributions from the areas of business process 
engineering, management, and optimization, workflow, semantic web 
services, business rules, as well as respective standardization efforts.

Theme 2: Semantic Web Meets Product and Process Lifecycle Management

For this theme, we invite contributions that show how the management of 
products-related data in single enterprises and value-chains can be 
improved by the more sophisticated formalisms, tools, and methodologies 
from the Semantic Web community. The aim is to make Semantic Web 
technology widely considered in the Product Lifecycle Management 
community, and to exploit lessons learned in the PLM community for 
advancement of Semantic Web research.


We are inviting contributions in e.g. the following research fields:

Semantic Business Process Management

-         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 intelligence

-         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 

-         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 

-         BPM and Web 2.0

Semantic Product Lifecycle Management

-         Semantic Web based modeling techniques for the areas of 
advanced product and integrated process modeling

-         Tools tailored to applications in these areas

-         Integration of the techniques and methodologies into existing 

-         Expressive and clear foundational approaches to product 
modeling and process standards

-         Semantics-supported Business Intelligence on product data

-         E-procurement and sourcing

-         Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

-         Decision Support Systems

-         Enterprise Application Integration

-         Modeling and Systems Analysis

-         Supply Chain Management

-         Corporate Knowledge Management

-         Legal Applications


We invite contributions on all theoretical and practical aspects of 
Semantic Business Process Management and Semantic Product Lifecycle 
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.

Two categories of submissions are solicited:

1. Full papers (up to 12 pages)

2. Position statements (1-2 pages)

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

Important Dates
•         Abstract submissions: March 23, 2007

•         Full paper submissions: March 30, 2007

•         Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2007

•         Camera ready deadline: May 7, 2007

•         Workshop: June 6-7, 2007 (to be announced)

Organizing Committee

Martin Hepp
Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Department of Computer Science
University of Innsbruck
Technikerstrasse 21a
A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: +43 512 507 6465
URI: and

Knut Hinkelmann
FHNW - University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland
School of Business
Riggenbachstrasse 16
CH-4600 Olten, Switzerland
Phone: +41 62 286 00 80

Dimitris Karagiannis
University of Vienna
Institute for Knowledge and Business Engineering
Bruenner Strasse 72
A-1210 Wien, Austria
Phone: +43 1 4277-39581

Rüdiger Klein
Technical University of Berlin
Franklinstrasse 28/29
D-10587 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 - 314-29463

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

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