We will host eleven exciting workshops at BPM 2024!
There is certainly at least one that aligns with your research interests!
Workshop on Formal Methods for Business Process Management (FM-BPM)
Due to their complexity, contemporary business processes are affected by possible design mistakes that can produce unwanted behaviors, violating the predetermined objectives. Nevertheless, Formal Methods provide a repertoire of both theoretical and practical toolkits to guarantee their correctness. FM-BPM 2023 offers a platform for researchers and practitioners working on the development of new approaches and application of already existing ones in the area of Formal Methods to model and analyze process-aware information systems and improve their quality. During the workshop, we will hold a panel with leading experts in the area to discuss the current state of the art of Formal Methods in BPM and the main challenges that should be addressed in the years to come.
Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Business Process Management (AI4BPM)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to grow, with new and deeper techniques and applications across numerous areas. In the past few years, we have seen strong interest from both industry and academia in applying AI techniques in the area of Business Process Management (BPM). Indeed, the application of AI is impacting additional areas where process management perspectives and techniques are relevant, including industrial engineering, IoT, and emergency response, to name a few. The use of AI in BPM has been discussed as the next disruptive technology that will touch almost all the business process activities being performed by humans. Over time, AI may lead to entirely new paradigms for business processes and operations. The goal of this workshop is to establish a forum for researchers and professionals interested in understanding, envisioning and discussing the challenges and opportunities of moving from current, largely programmatic approaches for BPM, to emerging forms of AI-enabled BPM. This year the workshop will be further enriched with an interesting panel allowing for discussing the most recent challenges across the two fields.
Workshop on Business Process Optimization (BPO)
Business process management is a very promising paradigm for optimizing how work is performed in an organization. Decisions that are always implicit in business processes include: assigning resources to the tasks for which they are most suited, deciding on the execution order of tasks to meet customer deadlines, and deciding on the overall design of the process to minimize the overall processing time of customer cases. The Business Process Optimization workshop aims to bring together researchers from both the area of Business Process Management and the area of Operations Research as well as other related areas, with the overall goal of developing techniques for optimizing business processes in an organization based on models that are created from real-world data. The workshop will also host a business process optimization competition, where different algorithms for optimizing a specific business process optimization problem will be compared.
Workshop on Business Process Intelligence (BPI)
The BPI workshop aims at discussing the current state of ongoing research in the area that spans process mining, process discovery, conformance checking, and many other techniques that are all gaining interest and importance in industry and research. We aim to bring together practitioners and researchers from different communities such as business process management, information systems, business administration, software engineering, artificial intelligence, process mining, and data mining who share an interest in the analysis of business processes and process-aware information systems. Next to the regular sessions, a work-in-progress session will be held which aims at supporting (junior) researchers to foster the dissemination of preliminary research ideas.
Workshop on Business Processes Meet the Internet-of-Things (BP-Meet-IoT)
Workshop on Social and Human Aspects of Business Process Management (BPMS2)
The involvement of human aspects into Business Process Management takes place both on a social and individual level. The goal of the BPMS2 workshop is to explore how social mechanisms integrate with business process management, and how business process management may profit from this integration. Furthermore, the workshop investigates the human aspects introduced into Business Process Management by involving human actors. Examples are algorithmic management, crowdsourcing, process mining, new user interfaces, e.g., augmented reality and voice bots etc. In a panel, the further development of social and human aspects of process management will be discussed.
Workshop on Declarative, decision and hybrid approaches to processes (DEC2H)
DEC2H invites papers on the application and challenges of decision-, rule-based and hybrid modelling in all phases of the BPM lifecycle: identification, discovery, analysis, redesign, implementation and monitoring. We are interested in work adopting existing formalisms (e.g., DMN, Declare, DCR, CMMN, GSM, eCRG, or DPIL) or establishing novel notations and approaches. Contributions may include completed work (research, case studies and tools) and work-in-progress and position papers. In addition we will also host a round of Killer Debates, where selected members of the community will argue for and against controversial statements in interaction with the audience.
Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Business Process Management (NLP4BPM)
The NLP4BPM workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to present, discuss, and evaluate how natural language processing (NLP) can be used to establish new or improve existing methods, techniques, tools, and process-aware systems that support the different phases of the BPM life-cycle.
Workshop on Object-centric processes from A to Z (OBJECTS)
The topic of object-centric processes has been gaining momentum in the last few years, with many works addressing foundational and practical problems on the interplay of processes and objects. Despite the surging number of results on the topic, many related problems have not yet been addressed. With this workshop, we offer a platform to discuss these problems in depth and share novel ideas on how to address the main challenges in the field and what are the future directions of object-centricity in Business Process Management and Process Mining. We will also have a panel discussion on the main challenges and emerging research directions in the area of object-centric processes, which will be followed by a brainstorming session on how such challenges should be addressed
Workshop on Change, Drift, and Dynamics of Organizational Processes
This workshop will bring together scholars with different perspectives on change, drift, and dynamics of organizational processes. We encourage the submission of regular research papers, position papers, tool reports, and demo papers regardless of specific methodologies and research approaches used. On the workshop day, we will have presentations of papers as well as idea talks to foster discussion among participants and provide feedback for early-stage papers. Additionally, the workshop will comprise an interactive panel entitled “Looking back on the last 20 years of research on change, drift, and dynamics of organizational processes: What’s coming next?”.
Workshop on Managing Process Innovation and Value Creation in the Era of Digital Transformation