[ecoop-info] BPMS2'12 (BPM and Social Software) - Call for papers

Selmin Nurcan nurcan at univ-paris1.fr
Sun Apr 29 21:18:41 CEST 2012

Dear Colleague,

We will be grateful to you for submitting your work to and also for 
advertising the Fifth International Workshop on BPM and Social Software 
(BPMS2 2012) in conjunction with the International Conference on 
Business Process Management and for inviting your colleagues and/or 
research students to submit their work.

The goal of the workshop is to promote the integration of business 
process management with social software and to enlarge the community 
pursuing the theme.

The Call for Papers can be downloaded from the BPMS2'2012 Web site :

All BPM'2012 conference "workshop papers" will be published in Springer 
LNBIP post-proceedings.

Best regards,
Rainer Schmidt, Selmin Nurcan
BPMS2 2012 organisers


BPMS2 2012


Fift International Workshop on Business Process Management and Social 
Software (BPMS2)

in conjunction with BPM 2012
September 3d, 2012, Tallinn, Estonia

Papers submission deadline: June 1st, 2012


Rainer Schmidt – HTW Aalen, Germany
Selmin Nurcan – University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France

Social software is a new paradigm that is spreading quickly in society, 
organizations and economics. Social software has created a multitude of 
success stories such as wikipedia.org and the development of the Linux 
operating system. Therefore, more and more enterprises regard social 
software as a means for further improvement of their business processes 
and business models. For example, they integrate their customers into 
product development by using blogs to capture ideas for new products and 
features. Thus, business processes have to be adapted to new 
communication patterns between customers and the enterprise: for 
example, the communication with the customer is increasingly a 
bi-directional communication with the customer and among the customers. 
Social software also offers new possibilities to enhance business 
processes by improving the exchange of knowledge and information, to 
speed up decisions, etc. Social software is based on four principles: 
weak ties, social production, egalitarianism and mutual service 

• Weak ties
Weak-ties  are spontaneously established contacts between individuals 
that create new views and allow combining competencies. Social software 
supports the creation of weak ties by supporting to create contacts in 
impulse between non-predetermined individuals

• Social Production
Social Production  is the creation of artefacts, by combining the input 
from independent contributors without predetermining the way to do this. 
By this means it is possible to integrate new and innovative 
contributions not identified or planned in advance. Social mechanisms 
such as reputation assure quality in social production in an a 
posteriori approach by enabling a collective evaluation by all participants.

• Egalitarianism
Egalitarianism is the attitude of handling individuals equally. Social 
software highly relies on egalitarianism and therefore strives for 
giving all participants the same rights to contribute. This is done with 
the intention to encourage a maximum of contributors and to get the best 
solution fusioning a high number of contributions, thus enabling the 
wisdom of the crowds . Social software realizes egalitarianism by 
abolishing hierarchical structures, merging the roles of contributors 
and consumers and introducing a culture of trust.

• Mutual Service Provisioning
Social software abolishes the separation of service provider and 
consumer by introducing the idea, that service provisioning is a mutual 
process of service exchange. Thus both service provider and consumer (or 
better prosumer) provide services to one another in order co-create 
value . This mutual service provisioning contrasts to the idea of 
industrial service provisioning, where services are produced in 
separation from the customer to achieve scaling effects.

Up to now, the interaction of social software and its underlying 
paradigms with business processes have not been investigated in depth. 
Therefore, the objective of the workshop is to explore how social 
software interacts with business process management, how business 
process management has to change to comply with weak ties, social 
production, egalitarianism and mutual service, and how business 
processes may profit from these principles.

1. New opportunities provided by social software for BPM

- How can business processes fit to business models based on the 
paradigm of social production?
- Which new possibilities for the design of business processes are 
created by social software?
- How are trust and reputation established in business processes using 
social software?
- Are there business processes which require sociality, especially when 
they are not well defined (as production workflows) but collaborative or 
ad hoc?
- How do weak ties, social production, egalitarianism and mutual service 
provisioning influence the design of business processes?
- What is the impact on conceptual models for those categories of 
business processes which are not well-defined or that we do not wish to 
freeze using classical business process enactment systems for instance?

2. Engineering next generation of business processes: BPM 2.0 ?

- Do we need new BPM methods and/or paradigms to cope with social software?
- Is there an influence of weak ties, social production, egalitarianism 
and mutual service provisioning on BPM methods themselves?
- Are there any similarities or relationships with process mining 
techniques and also with workflow control and role patterns?
- Which phases of the BPM lifecycle (Design, Deployment, Performance, 
and Evaluation) are affected the most by social software?
- How can BPM profit from using social software?
- Which types of social software can be used in which phases of the BPM 

3.Business process implementation support by social software

- Which kinds of social software can be used to implement business 
- Which categories of business processes can profit from social software?
- How does social software interact with WFMS or other business process 
support systems?
- How can we use Wikis, Blogs etc. to support business processes?
- What new kinds of business knowledge representation are offered by 
social production?

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for presentation in any 
of the areas listed above. Only papers in English will be accepted. 
Length of full papers must not exceed 12 pages (There is no possibility 
to buy additional pages). Position papers and tool reports should be no 
longer than 6 pages. Papers should be submitted in the new LNBIP format 

Papers have to present original research contributions not concurrently 
submitted elsewhere. The title page must contain a short abstract, a 
classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of 
topics above, and an indication of the submission category (regular 
paper/position paper/tool report).

Please use Easychair for submitting your paper: 

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. All the workshop papers will be published by 
Springer as a post-proceeding volume (to be sent around 4 months after 
the workshop) in their Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing 
(LNBIP) series.

All papers will be published on workshop wiki (www.bpms2.org) before the 
workshop, so that everybody can learn about the problems that are 
important for other participants. A blog will be used to encourage and 
support discussions. The workshop will consist of long and short paper 
presentations, brainstorming sessions and discussions. The workshop 
report will be created collaboratively using a wiki. A special issue 
over all workshops will be published in a journal (decision in progress).

The BPMS2’08 workshop on BPM2008 in Milan had the 4th rank in 
submissions from 8 workshops. Acceptance rate was 50 %. The BPMS2’09 
attracted 13 submissions, from which 7 have been accepted. The BPMS2’10 
attracted 14 submissions, from which 8 have been accepted. The BPMS2’11 
attracted 14 submissions, from which 6 have been accepted.

The two papers collaboratively written by the BPMS2’08 and BPMS2’09 
workshop authors (see below) have been accepted for publication in the 
Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice 
(including Software Process: Improvement and Practice):

S. Erol, M. Granitzer, S. Happ, S. Jantunen, B. Jennings, A. Koschmider, 
S. Nurcan, D. Rossi, R. Schmidt, P. Johannesson. Combining BPM and 
Social Software : Contradiction or Chance ? Special issue of the 
Software Process: Improvement and Practice Journal on "BPM 2008 selected 
workshop papers", Volume 2, Issue 6-7, pp. 449-476, October-November 2010.

G. Bruno, F. Dengler, B. Jennings, R. Khalaf, S. Nurcan, M. Prilla, M. 
Sarini, R. Schmidt, R. Silva. Key challenges for enabling Agile BPM with 
Social Software. Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research 
and Practice, incorporating Software Process: Improvement and Practice, 
Special Issue on BPM'09 selected workshop papers, Volume 23, Issue 4, 
pp. 297-326, June 2011.

Paper submission: 	June 1, 2012
Author notification: 	July 2, 2012
Camera-ready: 		July 30, 2012

Ilia Bider - IbisSoft, Sweden
Arndt Borgmeier - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jan Bosch - Intuit, Mountain View, California, USA
Marco Brambilla - Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento die Elettronica e 
Informaizione, Italy
Pietro Fraternali - Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento die Elettronica 
e Informaizione, Italy
Dragan Gasevic - School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca 
University, Canada
Chihab Hanachi - Toulouse 1 University, France,
Monique Janneck - Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Rania Khalaf, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Ralf Klamma - Informatik 5, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Agnes Koschmider, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Sai Peck Lee - University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Myriam Lewkowicz - Universite de Technologie de Troyes, France
Claudia Loebbecke - University of Cologne, Germany
Walid Maalej - Technische Universität München, Germany
Gustaf Neumann - Vienna University of Economics and Business 
Administration, Austria
Selmin Nurcan - University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, France
Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Erik Proper - CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
Gil Regev - EPFL & Itecor, Switzerland
Sebastian Richly - Dresden Universiy of Technology, Germany
Michael Rosemann - Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland 
University of Technology, Australia
Rainer Schmidt - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Miguel-Ángel Sicilia - University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Pnina Soffer - University of Haifa, Israel
Karsten Wendland - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Christian Zirpins - Seeburger AG, Germany

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