Call for CEE Forum

Forum chairs

Gregor Polančič
Monika Malinova Mandelburger
Katarina Tomičić-Pupek
Michal Krčál

Important dates

Abstract submission: TUE 21 May 2024 28 May 2024 (optional)
Paper submission: TUE 28 May 2024 4 June 2024
Author notification: THU 27 June 2024
Camera-ready submission: FRI 5 July 2024
Conference: 3-5 September 2024

Call for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Forum papers

BPM methods and approaches applied in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) countries can face numerous specific challenges due to cultural, political, regional, or organizational differences and the various nature of the business processes. These differences might stem from the challenges posed by the business environment, IT-related specifications, IT legacy, country-specific legislature and regulations, and the differing levels of digital literacy. Although organizations from CEE countries apply the same BPM methods, technologies, and approaches as non-CEE countries, while responding to the specific challenges, they create alternative experiences that might be valuable for better understanding BPM in various contexts and regional conditions.

Due to this specific environment and context, BPM research conducted in CEE countries has the potential to further develop the theory and practice of BPM and allow testing of existing BPM methods and techniques against the mentioned specifics of CEE countries. This is crucial not only for general BPM research but also for providing better alignment of the BPM methods with the CEE specifications. A better understanding of BPM in the CEE region would enable practitioners to avoid the issues faced in these countries in the process of BPM adoption and be a valuable contribution to the general BPM field.

The main objective of this CEE Forum is to provide a discussion and dissemination platform for researchers and practitioners conducting BPM research relevant to CEE countries. Therefore, the CEE Forum invites practitioners applying BPM methods and researchers conducting BPM research in CEE to submit their work to ignite discussions and collaborations to advance BPM theories and practices focused on issues important to CEE countries.

The CEE Forum is open to all methodological approaches and contributions. Topics of interest related to BPM in the specific context of CEE include, but are not limited to:

  • national or organizational culture context;
  • comparison between CEE and non-CEE context;
  • comparison between private and public sectors;
  • process changes due to digital transformation or digital innovation;
  • customization of methods, tools, or software;
  • business value;
  • measurement of process maturity;
  • challenges, barriers, enablers, or critical success factors of implementation, adoption, or use;
  • case studies on adoption and consequences;
  • teaching experiences in HEI.

Submission

If you are interested in presenting at the BPM CEE Forum, please submit your original full research paper or a short paper in the case of research in progress. Papers must be written in English and cannot be simultaneously submitted to other journals or conferences. The length for full papers is 12-15 pages and for short papers is 6-11 pages.

Papers must be formatted according to Springer’s LNBIP formatting guidelines: https://www.springer.com/series/7911.

Papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair by selecting “Central and Eastern Europe Forum”.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the conference and present the paper. Accepted papers will be published in a LNBIP Volume of Springer.

Program Committee

Agnieszka Bitkowska, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Ahad Zareravasan, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Andrzej Niesler, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, Poland
Bule Mateja, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Dalia Suša Vugec, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Damian Dziembek, Czestochowa University of Technology, Poland
Daniela Garbin Praničević, University of Split, Croatia
Dragana Stojanović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Igor Pihir, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ivan Matić, University of Split, Croatia
Jan Mendling, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Katarzyna Gdowska, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Katja Kous, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Krzysztof Kluza, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Ljubica Milanović Glavan, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Martin Macák, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Martina Tomicic Furjan, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Natalia Potoczek, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Oktay Turetken, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Saša Brdnik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Silvia Inês Dallavalle de Pádua, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
Tomasz Gzik, Military University of Technology, Poland
Tomislav Hernaus, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Zoltán Szabó, Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem, Hungary