The 10th Workshop on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS'09)

Venue: Amsterdam

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Event Date/Time: Jun 08, 2009 End Date/Time: Jun 09, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 18, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Feb 18, 2009
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BPMDS 2009


The 10th Workshop on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS'09)

8-9 June, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Papers submission deadline: February, 18th, 2009


New business processes are created and existing ones evolve following different kinds of drivers or motivations. BPMDS’08 was dedicated to business process life-cycle, discussing issues such as how to streamline transitions among phases in the life-cycle of a business process (design, deployment, operation-evaluation). The next BPMDS will be devoted to the drivers related to these phases and to their transitions, and how they can be accommodated into a broader and dynamic view of the business process life-cycle. The research question will be what "drives" the wheel (the business process life cycle) when it turns to reach a moving business target with regard to market changes and continuous improvement requirements.

We distinguish three groups of these drivers, which can exist separately or in any combination in real life situations.

First, business objectives and goals drive the creation and evolution of business processes. Evolution of business processes can be driven by attempts to improve the achievement of business objectives (based on their measurement), or by the need to adapt to changes in these objectives. Research issues related to business drivers include their systematic identification, integration into process design and evolution, performance measurement, and others.

Second, the availability of new IT systems (any kind of components-on-the-shelf) can drive both the creation and evolution of business processes. The introduction of new information systems can enforce or enable or require the design of new business process; new possibilities of business process management or assessment can drive the evolution of the processes. Research issues related to IT drivers include business process-IT alignment, process mining and others.

Third, the need to comply with external standards and regulations may drive the creation of new business processes and the evolution of existing ones. Research issues related to compliance drivers include constrained process design, compliance assurance and verification, and others.

There may be other drivers that do not fall in any of these categories, and they are of interest to the workshop as well.


The BPMDS series has produced 9 workshops from 1998 to 2008. Seven of these workshops, including the last six (BPMDS’03 BPMDS’08) were held in conjunction with CAiSE conferences.

The topics addressed by the BPMDS workshops are focused on IT support for business processes. This is one of the keystones of Information Systems theory. We strongly believe that any major conference in the area of Information Systems needs to address such topics independently of the current fashion. The continued interest in these topics on behalf of the IS community is reflected by the success of the last BPMDS workshops and the recent emergence of new conferences devoted to the theme.

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


The discussion will address the following main questions:

What are the drivers or factors that initiate/demand change in business processes
How to cope with/introduce changes required by different drivers
How to discover that it is time for a change
How to discover that change has already happened (uncontrollable changes), and there is a need to explicitly change process definitions/operational instructions.

Specific issues related to these main questions include but are not limited to:

Specific drivers and how they affect the business processes
Assessing the extent to which business process initiatives achieve their goals
Methodologies for business process design to follow specific drivers
Methodologies for goal-oriented process design and evolution
Compliance-oriented business process design and evolution
Business-IT alignment through business processes
Shareholder, stakeholder, customer and market requirements on business processes
Assessing the impacts of IT market power, IT market evolution, IT standards on
- business processes
- business strategy
- IT strategy
Assessing the impacts of IT Governance on business processes and IT processes
The role of process mining in business process evolution


Papers submission deadline: February 18th, 2009

Prospective workshop participants are invited to submit a paper related to one or more of the main topics. The paper selection will be based upon the relevance of a paper to the main topics, as well as upon its quality and potential to generate relevant discussion.

Three kinds of submissions are possible.
(1) Full papers of up to 13 pages in LNCS format (please follow the instructions at
(2) Short position papers of up to 6 pages, devoted to research in progress or to visionary ideas.
(3) Industrial experience papers of up to 6 pages (see guidelines in

The papers should be emailed to, indicating the kind of paper submitted.

All accepted papers will be published on our website before the workshop, so that everybody can learn about the problems that are important for other participants.


Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings (joint with EMMSAD), to be published by Springer LNBIP.

After the workshop, the workshop material together with a selection of the best papers will be considered for publishing in a special issue of an international journal (previous special issues were for instance, BPMDS'07 in IJBPIM (under edition), BPMDS'06 in IJBPIM, vol. 3, issue 1, 2008, BPMDS'05 in SPIP, vol. 12, issue 1, 2007).


Submission deadline: February 18, 2009
Notification of acceptance: March 13, 2009
Camera-ready papers due: March 20, 2009


Selmin Nurcan, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Rainer Schmidt, Aalen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Roland Ukor, School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK


Ilia Bider, IbisSoft, Sweden.
Ian Alexander, Scenario Plus, UK.
Lars Taxén, Linköping University, Sweden.
Gil Regev, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Itecor, Switzerland.


Wil van der Aalst - Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Sebastian Adam - Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Antonia Albani - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Ian Alexander - Scenario Plus, UK
Ilia Bider - IbisSoft, Stockholm, Sweden
Stewart Green - University of the West of England, UK
Paul Johannesson - Royal University of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Marite Kirikova - Riga Technical University, Latvia
Peri Loucopoulos - Loughborough University, UK
Renata Mendes de Araujo - Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Jan Mendling - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Murali Mohan Narasipuram - City University of Hong Kong
Selmin Nurcan - University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Jan Recker - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Gil Regev Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Itecor, Switzerland
Michael Rosemann - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Rainer Schmidt - University of Applied Sciences, Aalen, Germany
Pnina Soffer - University of Haifa, Israel
Markus Strohmaier - University of Toronto, Canada
Lars Taxén - Linköping University, Sweden
Roland Ukor - School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, UK
Barbara Weber - University of Insbruk, Austria
Jelena Zdravkovic - Royal University of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Michael zur Muehlen - Stevens Institute of Technology, USA


Additional Information

The workshop is sponsored by IFIP WG8.1 (International Federation for Information Processing Working Group 8.1) Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings (joint with EMMSAD), to be published by Springer LNBIP.