Call for Paper

The EVL-BP workshop series is devoted to evolution in business processes. Enterprises face the challenge of rapidly adapting to dynamic business environments. The traditional approach to process management is only partially appropriate to this new context, and calls for the advent of new, evolutionary business processes. This new approach attempts to address specific issues related to flexibility and adaptation such as design of easily adaptable processes, dynamic handling of unexpected situations, optimality of adaptations, and change management. Central to the field of evolutionary business processes is the notion of requirement, which drive the change of business processes through their life-cycles. The evolution of processes and their underlying software systems becomes more and more an important and interesting topic in business process management. Since the life time of software systems frequently spans many years, business processes modeled on top of systems cannot be assumed to remain fixed, and migration between different versions is essential. As a consequence, modeling and management techniques developed in the context of ad-hoc, short-term composition of services and their processes lack the necessary constructs to concisely express the gradual evolution of processes and software systems and new dynamic, declarative, and/or configurable approaches in this context are required.

The evolutionary approach to business processes raises a number of challenges: extracting declarative specifications from domain experts, expressing these declarative specifications in an appropriate language or formalism, as well as designing, monitoring, checking compliance, configuring, or dynamically adapting business processes according to a set of requirements, identification and systematic handling of changes, management of process versions, or quality attributes and measurement of business processes as predictors of evolutionary business processes. Evolution in business processes takes place in a wide number of domains, and is expected to impact existing and future technology choices, business practices and standardization efforts. This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to exchange opinions, advance ideas, and discuss preliminary results on current topics related to dynamic and declarative business processes. A particular interest will be taken in bridging theoretical research and practical issues. To this end, contributions stating open problems, case studies, tool presentations, or any other work assessing the practical significance of dynamic and declarative business processes by means of concrete examples and situations, will be particularly welcome. Work in progress, position papers stating broad avenues of research, and work on formal foundations of dynamic and declarative business processes are also sought-after.



  • Evolutionary business process modelling
  • Dynamic business process specification
  • Implementation issues for evolutionary processes
  • Tools for evolutionary processes
  • Methodologies for evolutionary processes
  • Variability management in adaptable business processes
  • Real-world use cases of evolutionary business processes
  • Business rules and policies
  • Rule driven business process engines
  • Business + technical requirements for evolutionary processes
  • Mathematical foundations of evolutionary business processes
  • Formal models of dynamic business processes
  • Monitoring of dynamic business processes
  • Validation and model checking of dynamic business processes
  • Software engineering methods, languages, and standards for dynamic business processes
  • Service-oriented architectures and dynamic business processes
  • Interoperability for dynamic business processes
  • Semantic Web and ontologies and evolutionary business processes
  • Collaboration and evolutionary business processes
  • Data-driven process evolution
  • Evolution of cross-organisational processes / process choreographies
  • Complex event processing models/support for dynamic business processes

Do note that this list is not exclusive. The program committee encourage potential contributors to contact them with questions about the scope and topics of interest of EVL-BP.

Important Dates

Workshop paper submissions: April 28, 2014 (Extended deadline)

Workshops paper acceptance notifications: May 31, 2014

Camera-ready papers due: June 14, 2014

Workshop: September 1-2, 2014


Submission

All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. Submissions should be 8 pages long and must use the two-column format of IEEE conference proceedings and include the author’s name, affiliation, and contact details. Papers must be submitted as PDF files using EasyChair.

Authors will be notified about the decision by the program committee. At least one author of each accepted paper must participate in the workshop. The papers accepted for the EDOC 2013 Workshops will be published with their own ISBN in the IEEE Digital Library (pending approval by IEEE), which is accessible by IEEE Xplore. At least one of the authors for each accepted paper should register for the main conference in order to present their papers. For any questions regarding this workshop please contact the chairs on evlbp2013@easychair.org mail


Registration Details

Registering for the main conference is a prerequisite for attending to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted workshop paper will have to register for the whole EDOC 2014 conference and attend the workshop to present the paper. If a paper is not presented in the workshop, it will be removed from the workshop proceedings published in the IEEE Xplore digital library.

Early Bird: until 21 July 2014
Regular: 22 July 2014 - 25 Aug 2014
On-site: 1 Sept 2014 - 5 Sept 2014

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Committees

Organizing Committee

Bardia Mohabbati

Mohsen Asadi

Gerd Gröner

Dragan Gašević

Sylvain Hallé

Georg Grossmann

Program committees

  • Antonio Bucchiarone, FBK-IRST ItalyHomepage
  • Christoph Bussler, Tropo, Inc. GermanyHomepage
  • Domenico Bianculli, University of Luxembourg SwedenHomepage
  • Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University CanadaHomepage
  • Fabrizio Maria Maggi, University of Tartu EstoniaHomepage
  • Florian Lautenbacher, Softplant GmbH GermanyHomepage
  • Guido Governatori, NICTA AustraliaHomepage
  • Hausi A. Muller, University of Victoria CanadaHomepage
  • Jolita Ralyté, University of Geneva SwitzerlandHomepage
  • Leo Obrst, MITRE USAHomepage
  • Luciano Baresi, DEI-Politecnico di Milano ItalyHomepage
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm GermanyHomepage
  • Manuel Wimmer, Vienna University of Technology AustriaHomepage
  • Marko Boskovic, Research Studios Austria AustriaHomepage
  • Markus Stumptner, University of South Australia AustraliaHomepage
  • Philipp Leitner, Vienna University of Technology AustriaHomepage
  • Shin Nakajima, National Institute of Informatics JapanHomepage
  • Simon Tragatschnig, University of Vienna AustriaHomepage
  • Wolfgang Mayer, University of South Australia AustraliaHomepage

Program

7th International Workshop on Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP'14)
and
1st International Workshop on Compliance, Evolution and Security
in Cross-Organizational Processes 2014 (CeSCoP'14)


EDOC 2014 Workshops - Day 2 (September 2)

Session 1: Welcome and Keynote (Chair: NN)
9:00 - 10:30 Welcome  
Keynote A Cloud-based Approach for Leveraging Holistic B2B Integration
Gunther Stuhec (SAP AG)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

Session 2: Cross-Organizational Business Processes (Chair: NN)
11:00 - 12:30 Full Paper An Empirical Investigation of the Effect of Target-related Information in Phishing Attacks
Waldo Rocha Flores, Hannes Holm, Marcus Nohlberg and Mathias Ekstedt
Full Paper Analytical Processing for Forensic Analysis
Marcio Alexandre Pereira da Silva, Paulo Caetano da Silva
Full Paper Workflow Scheduling in Cloud Computing: A Survey
Fairouz Fakhfakh, Hatem Hadj Kacem, Ahmed Hadj Kacem

10:30 - 11:00 Lunch break

Session 3: Evolutionary Business Processes (Chair: NN)
14:00 - 15:30 Full Paper Towards a Subject-Oriented Evolutionary Business Information System
Stephan Schiffner and Thomas Rothschadl
Full Paper Towards a Reference Architecture for the Co-Evolution of Business Processes
Shamila Mafazi , Georg Grossmann, Wolfgang Mayery and Markus Stumptnery

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

Keynote Speaker

Gunther Stuhec (SAP AG)

A Cloud-based Approach for Leveraging Holistic B2B Integration