[ecoop-info] CFP: International Conference on Data, Processes, and Software Systems (DPSS)

Shan, Zhe (shanze) shanze at ucmail.uc.edu
Tue Oct 29 01:53:46 CET 2013


International Conference on Data, Processes, and Software Systems (DPSS)
Hangzhou, China
April 21-23, 2014


Data play a vital role in software application systems including
enterprise systems typically consisting of workflow/business
management systems that use software processes or (web or e-)services
adopting service oriented architecture (SOA). Data provide process
(service) semantics (what a service performs, how its actions are
related to the environment/context, etc.), and record progress of
executions (activity or task status, resource usage and status,
correlations, etc.). On the other hand, process execution further
generates additional data that are extremely useful for monitoring,
auditing, compliance checking, etc. Process descriptions and execution
logs could also be managed, queried, mined, and analyzed. In practice,
much of these data belong to the "big data". A technical challenge is
to develop appropriate techniques and holistic approaches to model
business processes/workflows with both data and activities in order to
guide and help developing, managing, and improving software systems
for enterprise and applications.

Since its inception more than 10 years ago, service oriented computing
has prevailed as a concept and is now widely adopted in software
application development and investigated in academic research. A new
research community for services computing has formed. However, the
services computing community has yet to fully embrace persistent data
(their modeling, manipulation, and management) in many aspects
including modeling, composition, analysis, QoS, realization,
inter-operation, and runtime support.

This conference is aimed at providing a forum for researchers,
practitioners, and experts in services computing and business
process/workflow management and in data management to explore and
discuss technical challenges including modeling, implementation,
improvements, analytics, long tail, integration, and interoperation in
contexts where both data and processes are present. Through a better
understanding of the interactions between (persistent) data and
processes/workflows, effective and efficient tools and techniques
could be developed to aid development of software application systems.

The conference seeks original technical contributions in theory,
practice, and evaluation of design techniques for software systems to
manage data, processes, and services. Topics of interest include but
not limited to:

  Artifact-centric processes
  Business analytics
  Case management
  Cloud computing for data, processes, and services
  Collaborative business processes
  Data access methods for processes
  Data and process complexity analysis
  Data design for processes
  Data-centric and data-aware processes
  Foundations of data-centric process models
  Management and access of processes (models)
  Ontology for process models
  Process compliance and auditing
  Process improvements/evolution
  Process interoperation and cross service modeling
  Process mining
  Process-oriented provenance
  Processes as services
  Processes over incomplete data and knowledge
  Quality metrics
  Reasoning of data manipulations by processes
  Resource modeling and management for processes
  Scientific workflows
  Service and process management
  Synthesis of data-centric/aware processes
  Trust and security in data and processes
  Verification of data-aware/centric processes
  Workflow transactions

Submissions must contain original contributions that have not been
published previously, nor concurrently under review by other
conferences or journals.

Important Dates

Submissions: December 16, 2013
Notification: February 7, 2014
Camera-ready: March 14, 2014

Program Committee Co-Chairs

Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy)
Jianwen Su (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)

Submission Details

Submissions should be formatted according to Springer's LNCS
formatting guidelines (see
http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html).  Submissions must be in
English not exceeding 16 pages in length.  Submissions should be made
electronically and in PDF format on the EasyChair submission site:


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