[ecoop-info] BPMS2'13 (BPM and Social Software) - Call for papers

Selmin Nurcan nurcan at univ-paris1.fr
Mon Apr 1 22:19:14 CEST 2013

Dear Colleague,

We will be grateful to you for submitting your work to and also for 
advertising the 6th International Workshop on BPM and Social Software 
(BPMS2 2013) 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 BPMS2'2013 Web site :

All BPM'2013 conference "workshop papers" will be published in Springer 
LNBIP post-proceedings.

Best regards,
Rainer Schmidt, Selmin Nurcan
BPMS2 2013 organisers


BPMS2 2013


6th International Workshop on Business Process Management and Social 
Software (BPMS2)

in conjunction with BPM 2013
August 26th, 2013, Beijing, China

Papers submission deadline: May 25th, 2013


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. It enables social business  that has 
created a multitude of success stories. More and more enterprises use 
social software to improve their business processes and create new 
business models. Social software is used both in internal and external 
business processes. Using social software, the communication with the 
customer is increasingly bi-directional. E.g. companies integrate 
customers into product development to capture ideas for new products and 
features. Social software also creates new possibilities to enhance 
internal business processes by improving the exchange of knowledge and 
information, to speed up decisions, etc..

• 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. Reputation based 
mechanisms assure quality following an a posteriori approach.

• 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.


The workshop will discuss three topics. Social Business Process 
Management, Social Business and Big Data in Social Business. Social 
Business Process Management is the use of social software to support one 
or multiple phases of the business process life cycle.

1. Social Business Process Management (SBPM)

- Which phases of the BPM lifecycle (Design, Deployment, Operation, and 
Evaluation) can profit the most by social software?
- 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?
- How are trust and reputation established in business processes using 
social software?
- How do weak ties, social production, egalitarianism and mutual service 
provisioning influence the design of business processes?
- How does social software interact with WFMS or other business process 
support systems?
- What is the impact on conceptual models for those categories of 
business processes which are not well-defined ?

2. Social Business: Social software supporting business processes

- Which new possibilities for the support of business processes are 
created by social software?
- Are there business processes which require sociality, especially when 
they are not predictable (as production workflows) but collaborative or 
ad hoc?
- How can we use Wikis, Blogs etc. to support business processes?
- Which types of social software can be used in which phases of the BPM 
- What new kinds of business knowledge representation are offered by 
social production?

3. Big Data in Social Busines

- Which data created with social software can be used to support 
business processes?
- Which categories of business processes can profit from big data ?
- Are there any similarities or relationships with process mining 
techniques and also with workflow control and role patterns?

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 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: 	May 25, 2013
Author notification: 	June 25, 2013
Camera-ready: 		July 23, 2013

Ilia Bider - IbisSoft, Sweden
Jan Bosch - Intuit, Mountain View, California, USA
Marco Brambilla - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Pietro Fraternali - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Dragan Gasevic - School of Computing and Information Systems, Athabasca 
University, Canada
Norbert Gronau, University of Potsdam, Germany
Chihab Hanachi - Toulouse 1 University, France
Ralf-Christian Härting, Hochschule Aalen, Germany
Monique Janneck - Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Rania Khalaf, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Ralf Klamma - Informatik 5, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Sai Peck Lee - University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Myriam Lewkowicz - Universite de Technologie de Troyes, France
Bela Mutschler, University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, 
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 - Public Research Centre - Henri Tudor, The Netherlands
Sebastian Richly, TU Dresden, Germany
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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