[ecoop-info] IJISMD Special issue on Drivers of Business Process Development

Selmin Nurcan Selmin.Nurcan at univ-paris1.fr
Thu Oct 22 19:15:50 CEST 2009

********************* CALL FOR PAPERS *********************

SPECIAL ISSUE ON Drivers of Business Process Development: Business, IT, 

International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design (IJISMD)

Guest Editors: Selmin Nurcan, Rainer Schmidt, Pnina Soffer, Roland Ukor

Extended abstract submission: January 31, 2010
Full paper submission: March 31, 2010


New business processes are created and existing ones evolve following 
different kinds of drivers or motivations. Business process life-cycle 
can be roughly seen as a succession of improvement cycles which include 
the design, deployment and  operation-evaluation phases.

This special issue will be devoted to the drivers of these phases and to 
their transitions, as well as 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.

The Special Issue on Drivers of Business Process Development: Business, 
IT, Compliance follows the 10th Workshop on Business Process Modeling, 
Development, and Support (BPMDS'09), organized in conjunction with 
CAISE’09, and gives room for other high quality papers.  The special 
issue is targeted at both researchers and practitioners of the 
information systems (in the broad sense) community in the fields of 
business process development and business application software development.

Among the drivers of business process development, we distinguish 
between three groups, 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-of-the-shelf) can drive both the creation and the evolution 
of business processes. The introduction of new information systems can 
enforce, 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 

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

• 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 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 
• 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 
• The role of process mining in business process evolution

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this 
special theme issue on Drivers of Business Process Development: 
Business, IT, Compliance on or before March 31, 2010.

Extended abstracts (up to 1000 words) of papers should be submitted by 
January 31, 2010 for assessment of relevance. The confirmation letter 
will be sent to the authors two weeks after the reception of the 
extended abstract.

All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another 

All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review 
basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

ABOUT International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design 
International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design 
publishes original research on the advances of modeling methods in 
system analysis and design. IJISMD promotes enterprise modeling which is 
bridging the communication gap among business managers and system 
designers. This journal examines the theoretical foundations of new 
generation graphical design methods, models, and tools to facilitate 
reasoning on compositions of systems and services across organizational 
and technical system boundaries.

This journal is an official publication of the Information Resources 
Management Association


Editor-in-Chief: Remigijus Gustas
Published: Quarterly (both in Print and Electronic form)


The International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design 
(IJISMD) is published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), 
publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group 
Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference”, “Business Science 
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All submissions should be directed to the attention of:

Selmin Nurcan
Guest Editor
International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design (IJISMD)
E-mail: Selmin.Nurcan at univ-paris1.fr

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Deadline : November 10, 2009
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