International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS'2013)

Organization: Universitat Politecnica di Valencia

Venue: Husa Reina Victoria

Location: Valencia, Spain

Event Date/Time: Jun 17, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT +1:00 hours) End Date/Time: Jun 18, 2013 / 6:00 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 20, 2013 Time: 12:00:00(GMT +1:00 hours)
Paper Submission Date: Feb 22, 2013 Time: 12:00:00(GMT +1:00 hours)
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The topics addressed by the BPMDS series are focused on business processes and their IT support. This is one of the keystones of information systems theory, and a topic that any major conference in the area of information systems needs to address, independently of the current fashion. The continued interest in this topic on behalf of the IS community is reflected by the success of the past BPMDS events, and their promotion from a workshop to a working conference.

The BPMDS series has produced thirteen events from 1998 to 2012. From 2011, BPMDS has become a two-day working conference attached to CAiSE (Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering). The basic principles of the BPMDS series:

1. BPMDS serves as a meeting place for researchers and practitioners in the areas of business development, and business applications (software) development
2. The aim of the event is mainly discussions, rather than presentations.
3. Each event has a theme that is mandatory for idea papers.
4. Each event's results are, usually, published in a special issue of an international journal.

The goals, format, and history of BPMDS can be found on the web site.


BPMDS solicits papers related to Business Process Modeling, Development and Support (BPMDS) in general, using quality as a main selection criterion. As a working conference, we would like to attract papers describing mature research, but we still give place to industrial reports and visionary idea papers. To encourage new and emerging challenges and research directions in the area of business process modeling, development and support, we have a unique focus theme every year.

Papers submitted as idea papers will be required to be of relevance to the focus theme, thus providing a mass of new ideas around a relatively narrow but emerging research area.

Full research papers and experience reports are not required to be directly connected to this theme (they still need to be explicitly relevant to BPMDS though).

The focus theme for BPMDS'13 idea papers is "Coping with Complexity in Business Processes".

Today, business processes have to cope with increasing complexity in several areas. First, business processes are increasingly becoming cross and inter organizational. External processes and services have to be integrated into processes. Second, data is becoming more and more important for business processes. Recent advances such as data science and big data provide huge amounts of information to be processed in business processes. Third, business processes are executed in complex environments, which may consist of cloud-services and resources and may introduce flexibility requirements.

We invite the visionaries (from research and industry) to exploit this theme and submit idea papers that deal with specific complexity aspects of business processes, such as data orientation as in MDM (master data management) and relation to big data, need for context-awareness and flexibility, and integration of business processes with social media.

We also welcome research papers that include ideas on how theoretical results discussed can be used in practice, as well as experience reports on using theories in practice.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Business Process Modeling
- Business process modeling languages, notations and methods
- Multi-perspectives on business process modeling,
- Coherence among multi-perspective representations
- Theoretical foundations for analyzing, modeling business processes
- Verification and validation of business process models
- Variability and adaptability of business process models
- Dynamic configuration; modeling by reuse
- Granularity, development of reusable and context-aware components; modeling for reuse
- Domain specific reference models
- Business process modeling enhanced by social software and social networks

Business Process Support
- Business process change management and governance issues
- Theoretical foundations for simulating or executing business processes
- Business process support architectures and platforms
- Business process support based on a service-oriented architecture
- Business process support combined with social software and social networks
- Business processes using cloud-services
- Mobile technologies and context aware business processes

Requirements on Business Processes
- Compliance, reliability, security, performance
- Flexibility, variability, adaptability
- Metrics, maturity and continuous improvement
- Resource management in business processes
- User-oriented aspects
- Strategy, business processes, people and IT: alignment, fit and coherence
- Cross-organizational business processes
- Data-intensive business processes
- BPMDS in the cloud


Prospective conference participants are invited to submit a paper that concerns business process modeling and development, and/or business process support (development of software dedicated to business processes). We solicit the papers (both research papers and experience reports) that contain results worth of discussion. For full research papers, it means that reported research should be in an advance stage and a paper includes results and at least partial evaluation.

Thus three kinds of submissions are possible:

(1) Full research papers.

(2) Experience reports, which should follow guidelines in (see on the web site)

(3) Idea papers related to the focus theme, devoted to completely new research positions or approaches, in order to face to a generic situation that arises because of, for instance, new methods and tools or new types of emerging challenges; the compliance to the focus theme is mandatory for idea papers, which should describe precisely the situation and demonstrate the shortcomings of current methods, tools, ways of reasoning, meta-models, etc.

Papers of all submission types should be of up to 15 pages. Please follow the LNCS format instructions at (see on the web site)

Papers should be submitted in Adobe PDF format. The results described must be unpublished and must not be under review elsewhere. The papers should be submitted through the conference management system available at (see on the web site)


The conference proceedings will be published in a Springer LNBIP volume (joint with EMMSAD), "Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling”, as the four previous years (LNBIP 29, LNBIP 50, LNBIP 81, LNBIP 113).

After the BPMDS’13 conference, extended versions of the accepted papers will be considered for publishing in a special issue of an international journal.

The previous special issues are: BPMDS'12 in SoSyM in progress, BPMDS’11 in IJISMD in progress, BPMDS’10 selected papers in REJ in progress - BPMDS’09 in IJISMD, vol. 2, issue 2, 2011 - BPMDS’08 in JSME vol. 2, issue 2, 2012 - BPMDS'07 in IJBPIM, vol. 4, issue 2, 2009 - BPMDS'06 in IJBPIM, vol. 3, issue 1, 2008 - BPMDS'05 in SPIP, vol. 12, issue 1, 2007 - BPMDS'04 in SPIP vol. 10, issue 4, 2005 & REJ vol. 10, issue 3, 2005, BPMDS'02 in BPMJ, vol. 11, issue 6, 2005.

Submission deadline: February 22d, 2013
Notification of acceptance: March 24th, 2013
Camera-ready papers due: April 8th, 2013

Selmin Nurcan – University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Pnina Soffer – University of Haifa, Israel
Rainer Schmidt – Aalen University, Germany
Ilia Bider – IbisSoft, Sweden

Ilia Bider – IbisSoft, Sweden
Gil Regev – EPFL and Itecor, Switzerland
Lars Taxén – Linköping University, Sweden


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