12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
8 - 12 June, 2010            Funchal, Madeira - Portugal

5th International Workshop on
Technologies for Context-Aware Business Process Management - TCoB 2010

8 June, 2010 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

In conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2010)


Linh Thao Ly
Institute of Databases and Information Systems, Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science, Ulm University

Lucinéia Heloisa Thom
Institute of Informatics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Stefanie Rinderle-Ma
Faculty of Computer Science, University of Vienna

Background and Goals
Business process management (BPM) technologies are considered as one of the key success stories in providing process control and monitoring functions, and addressing complex integration requirements in enterprise systems. However, the expectation of what this technology must deliver is a moving target. Whereas the success of coordinative processes depends upon the conformance to the prescribed control flow, the success of the collaborative process depends upon the ability to detect and react to changing conditions. What was true for workflow systems is no longer acceptable in the dynamic and cross organizational requirements for management of collaborative processes. The trend is going towards agile, responsive, and (self-)adaptive business processes which are able to make use of existing context information in order to align to changing business requirements.

BPM has become a very extensive area with several specialized aspects. This workshop intends to provide a forum wherein challenges in flexible, context-aware, and collaborative business process management can be debated. We seek papers that present innovative technology solutions to these challenges based on well justified practical assumptions and sound theoretical foundations.

Submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. Papers should clearly establish the research contribution, and relation to previous research. Position and survey papers are also welcome.

Topics of interest
We particularly solicit approaches to context-aware, agile, responsive, and adaptive business processes. Below we provide a list of relevant topics, however papers outside these topics but within the general scope of the workshop scope will still be considered.

  • Context-aware business processes
  • Adaptive process management
  • Context modeling (e.g., ontologies, rule-based approaches)
  • Knowledge and task management in (collaborative) processes
  • Self-adapting / self-healing business processes
  • Technologies for modeling and analysis of (collaborative) processes
  • Interactive approaches for end-user engagement and visualization of business processes (can include Web 2.0)
  • Event-driven process management
  • Collaboration modeling using game theory and/or social networks (wisdom of crowds) in Business Process Management
  • Usability and technology adoption of BPM solutions
  • Exception Handling in BPM
  • Patterns for context-aware BPM

Format of the Workshop
The workshop will consist of oral presentations, discussions, and invited talks. The workshop will also provide opportunity for demo sessions, where presenters can showcase advanced prototypes based on their research.

Workshop Program Committee

Jorge Cardoso, SAP Research CEC Dresden, Germany
Marta Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia
Richard Lenz, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
Olivier Perrin, LORIA, Nancy University, France
Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany
Rainer Ruggaber, 1&1 Internet AG, Germany
Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia
Julien Vayssiere, Smart Services CRC, Australia
Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Matthias Weidlich, Hasso Plattner Institute for IT-Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam, Germany

All accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book with an ISBN#, which will be printed by INSTICC Press, and on CD-ROM support.


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