CFP: AMCIS 2009 Minitrack on "BPM and Innovation"

15th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), San
Francisco, California, August 6 - 9, 2009
Track: Strategic Use of IT
Over the past 15 years attitudes toward business processes have
changed significantly within organizations. What started with Total
Quality Management initiatives and continued through Business Process
Reengineering (BPR) projects of the early1990s has evolved into a
comprehensive management practice that permeates both the business and
the technology side of organizations. Business Process Management
(BPM) can be defined as methods and tools surrounding the definition,
implementation, and improvement of lateral processes in organizations.
BPM tools and techniques play a significant role in both
intra-organizational and inter-organizational process design. As BPM
continues to gain importance in today's organization, an increasing
number of studies detail efficiency, effectiveness and agility
improvements resulting from process management initiatives. Innovative
industrial implementations and applications of BPM methods and
techniques are of much interest today, given their potential for
bringing significant gains to the enterprise through the automated
coordination of activities, process participants and the integration
of applications. This mini-track seeks contributions that discuss the
management of business processes as well as technologies for process
automation. We encourage submissions from both a managerial as well as
a technical perspective.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
-- Business process automation and workflow management systems
-- Business process and rule modeling, languages and design patterns
-- Strategies for business process design and innovation
-- Service-oriented architectures for BPM
-- Resource management and  capacity planning in BPM
-- Information security and assurance in BPM
-- Business process monitoring and controlling
-- Process mining and its applications
-- Business process governance, risk and compliance management
-- Management of adaptive and flexible processes
-- Management of ad-hoc and collaboration processes
-- Management of knowledge-intensive processes
-- Formal evaluation of BPM methods and technologies
-- BPM adoption and critical success factors
-- BPM maturity
-- Standardization of BPM, web services and workflow technology
-- Industry case studies on BPM technology or BPM applications

--- Submission Process ---
Full paper submissions must be made electronically through the AMCIS
Manuscript Central submission system, by February 20th 2009.  Papers
should not exceed 5,000 words. Paper format may be found at:

--- Important Dates ---
January 2, 2009: Paper submissions begin
February 20, 2009: Deadline for paper submissions
April 2, 2009: Notification of acceptance
April 20, 2009: Camera ready copy due

--- Minitrack Chairs ---
Amit V. Deokar
College of Business and Information Systems
Dakota State University
Madison, SD 57042
Email: Amit.Deokar [at]

Michael zur Muehlen
Howe School of Technology Management
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Email: Michael.zurMuehlen [at]

Marta Indulska
UQ Business School
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Email: M.Indulska [at]

--- Further Information ---
AMCIS 2009 Conference Website:
Or contact Minitrack Chairs

Received on Tuesday, 9 December 2008 08:09:05 UTC