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CfP: 4rd International Workshop on Semantic Business,Process Management (SBPM 2009) at ESWC 2009

From: Martin Hepp (UniBW) <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 16:05:24 +0200
Message-ID: <49DE00A4.5030806@ebusiness-unibw.org>
To: semantic-web at W3C <semantic-web@w3c.org>
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Call for Papers: 4rd International Workshop on Semantic Business
Process Management (SBPM 2009), in conjunction with the
6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC'09)

June 1, 2009, Crete, Greece
http://sbpm2009.fzi.de/

++ ACM Digital Library Proceedings (DBLP-indexed) ++
++ Submission deadline April 20, 2009 ++
++ Selected papers will be invited for Springer book on SBPM ++
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Workshop Theme
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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
expectations.

For several years, there is now 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
technology.

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

Design-time aspects of Semantic Business Process Management:
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* 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:
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* 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 Management:
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* 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

Submissions
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We invite the submission of
* full papers (5-8 pages ACM SIG style),
* discussion papers and experimental contributions (2-4 pages ACM SIG 
style),
* demo descriptions (1-3 pages ACM SIG style), and
* poster abstracts (1-2 pages ACM SIG style).

Full papers and selected short papers will be included in the official 
proceedings,
which will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

All submissions must be formatted according to the ACM SIG Proceedings 
format

http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

and submitted in PDF format using the EasyChair Conference Management 
System at

http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sbpm2009

Important: Clearly indicate the type of the contribution, e.g. as sub-title.

Selected papers will be invited for fast-track review for an edited book
on Semantic Business Process Management to be published by Springer
in Fall 2009.

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

Important Dates
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Deadline for submissions:   April 20th, 2009
Notification of acceptance: May 4th, 2009
Camera-ready versions:      May 18th, 2009
Workshop Day:               June 1, 2009

Organizing Committee
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Martin Hepp
E-Business and Web Science Research Group
Chair of General Management and E-Business, Bundeswehr University Munich
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
D-85579 Neubiberg, Germany
E-Mail: mhepp@computer.org
URI: http://www.heppnetz.de
and http://www.unibw.de/ebusiness/

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

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

Program Committee
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(Invitations partly pending, to be confirmed)
Andreas Abecker
Witold Abramowicz
Ana Karla Alves de Medeiros
Eva Blomqvist
Christian Brelage
Christoph Bussler
Lililana Cabral
Jorge Cardoso
Stijn Christiaens
Oscar Corcho
Pieter de Leenheer
Thierry Declerck
Tommaso Di Noia
Asuman Dogac
John Domingue
Agata Filipowska
Douglas Foxvog
Christian Huemer
Michel Klein
John Krogstie
Florian Lautenbacher
Juhnyoung Lee
Yun Lin
Jan Mendling
Barry Norton
Markus Nuettgens
Yue Pan
Carlos Pedrinaci
Michael Rebstock
Jan Recker
Ismael Rivera
Peter Yim

Contact
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Martin Hepp
E-Business and Web Science Research Group
Chair of General Management and E-Business, Bundeswehr University Munich
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
D-85579 Neubiberg, Germany
E-Mail: mhepp@computer.org
URI: http://www.heppnetz.de and http://www.unibw.de/ebusiness/



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