Venue: Eindhoven

Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Jun 26, 2003 End Date/Time: Jun 27, 2003
Registration Date: May 01, 2003
Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 05, 2003
Paper Submission Date: Jan 05, 2003
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Call for Papers and Announcement

BPM 2003

On the Application of Formal Methods to "Process-Aware" Information Systems

Eindhoven, The Netherlands, June 26-27, 2003

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Important Dates

Submission of Papers: January 5, 2003
Notification: March 1, 2003
Final Version Due: April 1, 2003
Conference: June 26-27, 2003

BPM 2003 will be held conjunction with the 24th International Conference on Application
and Theory of Petri Nets (ICATPN). Both are organized by TU Eindhoven. Papers
presenting original contributions on Business Process Management (theory, techniques,
methods, tools and applications) are sought. The language of the conference is English.

Topics of the conference include but are not limited to:
- Business process modeling
- Design and analysis of business processes
- Case handling systems
- Inter- and intra-organizational process support
- Object-orientation (e.g., inheritance of processes)
- Process-centric groupware
- Process mining
- Process patterns
- Reference models
- Software architectures for business process management systems
- Verification, validation, and performance analysis of business processes
- Workflow management systems
- Business system architectures
- Process modeling and enactment in ERP, CRM, and SCM systems

As the topics of the conference integrate different areas, we invite experts from the
following areas to participate:
- Formal methods (Petri nets, Statecharts, Process algebra, etc.)
- Workflow management
- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
- Computer supported cooperative work
- Operations management
- Process simulation
- Business process engineering
- Enterprise information systems
- Electronic commerce

Paper Submissions

Electronic submissions via e-mail are strongly encouraged. Please send a self-contained PostScript
file or PDF file. Authors who cannot comply with these instructions should send 6 paper copies.
All submissions must be received no later than January 5, 2003.
Papers must be in English. Papers must be original contributions that have not been published
previously, nor already submitted to other conferences in parallel with this conference. The length
of the paper cannot exceed 16 pages, and the paper should be in such a form that it can be
immediately included in the proceedings without major revision. The title page must contain a short
abstract and a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above. The
paper must clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results achieved, and
the relation to other work. Submissions received too late and submissions sent by fax will be
immediately rejected. The same will happen with papers which are not in English or exceed the
page limit (with a reasonable font size). Authors will be notified of acceptance/rejection by March
1, 2003.

The proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in Lecture Notes in Computer Science. All
accepted papers will published in the conference proceedings. In addition selected papers will
appear in a special issue of the Elsevier journal Data & Knowledge Engineering.
The final camera-ready version of accepted papers must be received by Wil van der Aalst no later
than April 1, 2003. The page limit is 16 pages. Authors should follow the instructions on:

Program Committee

Wil van der Aalst, The Netherlands (co-chair)
Fabio Casati, USA
Joerg Desel, Germany
Susanna Donatelli, Italy
Jan Dietz, The Netherlands
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, USA
Kees van Hee, The Netherlands
Arthur ter Hofstede, Australia (co-chair)
Geert-Jan Houben, The Netherlands
Stefan Jablonski, Germany
Akhil Kumar, USA
Ronald Lee, USA
Dan Marinescu, USA
Giorgio di Michelis, Italy
Andreas Oberweis, Germany
Michael Rosemann, Australia
Edward Stohr, USA
Gottfried Vossen, Germany
Mathias Weske, Germany (co-chair)
Leon Zhao, USA

Program Chairs

Prof. Dr. Ir. Wil van der Aalst
Eindhoven University of Technology
Faculty of Technology and Management (PAV D2)
Department of Information and Technology
PO Box 513
NL-5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 40 247.4295/2290
Fax: +31 40 243.2612

A/Prof. Dr. Arthur ter Hofstede
Centre for Information Technology Innovation
Faculty of Information Technology
Queensland University of Technology
Level 4, 126 Margaret Street
Brisbane QLD 4001
Phone: +61 7 3864 9474
Fax: +61 7 3864 9390

Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske
Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Systems Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Helmert-Stra├če 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam
Phone: +49-331-5509-191 (-180 Sek)
Fax: +49-331-5509-189

Tools for Business Process Management

As part of the conference, there will be an Exhibition of Computer Tools for Petri nets together with
a limited number of tool presentations, i.e., talks about tools.

Submissions for tool presentations must be in English. The length of the presentation cannot
exceed 10 pages, and it should be in such a form that it can be immediately included in the
proceedings without major revision. Submissions must be received by Wil van der Aalst before
January 5, 2003. Electronic submissions via e-mail are strongly encouraged.

Submissions for tool demonstrations must contain a 2-5 page description. They must be received
by Eric Verbeek before April 1, 2003. Participants wishing to demonstrate tools are encouraged to
bring their own machines, as only a limited number of local machines will be available for this
purpose, with limited support for installation.

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