[ecoop-info] BPMS2'2014 (BPM and Social Software) - Call for papers

Selmin Nurcan nurcan at univ-paris1.fr
Sat May 24 15:08:49 CEST 2014

Dear Colleague,

We will be grateful to you for submitting your work to and also for 
advertising the 7th International Workshop on BPM and Social Software 
(BPMS2'2014) 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 BPMS2'2014 Web site :

All BPM'2014 conference "workshop papers" will be published in Springer 
LNBIP post-proceedings.

Best regards,
Rainer Schmidt, Selmin Nurcan
BPMS2 2014 organisers


BPMS2 2014


7th International Workshop on Business Process Management and Social 
Software (BPMS2)

in conjunction with BPM 2014
September 8th, 2014, Haifa, Israel

Papers submission deadline: June 1st, 2014


Rainer Schmidt – Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Selmin Nurcan – University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France

Social software is a new paradigm that is spreading quickly in society, 
organizations and economics. More and more enterprises use social 
software to improve their business processes and create new business 
models. Social software provides new interaction patterns that allow to 
integrate more stakeholders in a broader way and to design business 
processes in a completely new way. These four patterns are:

• 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.

• Egalitarianism
Egalitarianism is the equal handling of all contributors of a business 
process. 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.

• Value co-creation
Social software is based on the idea, that value-creation is a mutual 
process. Thus both service producer and consumer (or better prosumer) 
cooperate in order co-create value.

Applying these four patterns to business processes creates huge chances 
for the design, implementation and operation of business processes. 
Social software is used to communicate with the customer increasingly in 
a bi-directional manner. Companies integrate customers into product 
development using social software to capture ideas for new products and 
features. Mass production is more and more replaced by the 
individualized provisioning of services and products. Thus social 
software establishes learning relationships with customers and 
stakeholders. Inside companies, hierarchical structures are more and 
more dissolved and replaced by a culture of trust. The exchange of 
knowledge and information is improved. Innovations and decisions are 
created socially and not by single experts and managers.

Combining social software and business process management benefits a lot 
from the recent advances of data processing, subsumed as Big Data. Today 
large amounts of semi-structured and unstructured data as created by 
social software can be processed. Based on the analysis of this data, 
social software is able to influence business process (management) 

The workshop has the goal to investigate the relationship of social 
software and business process management in three areas.
1. Interaction of social software with business process management
2. Use of social software in business processes.
3. Leverage social software in business process management and business 
processes using Big Data.


The workshop are organized according to the three areas.

1. Interaction of social software with business process management

- How interact weak ties, social production, egalitarianism and value 
co-creation with business process management?
- Which phases of the BPM lifecycle (Design, Deployment, Operation, and 
Evaluation) can profit the most from social software?
- Do we need new BPM methods and/or paradigms to cope with social software?
- How are trust and reputation established in business processes using 
social software?
- How does social software interact with WFMS or other business process 
support systems?

2. Use of social software in business processes

- 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. Leverage social software in business process management using Big Data.

- 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 
(http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-791344-0). 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: June 1, 2014
Author notification: July 1, 2014
Camera-ready: July 23, 2014

Ofer Arazy - Haifa University, Israel
Ilia Bider - IbisSoft, Sweden
Jan Bosch - Intuit, Mountain View, California, USA
Marco Brambilla - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Pietro Fraternali - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
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
Renata Mendes de Araujo - Federal University of the State of Rio de 
Janeiro, Brasil
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 - Munich 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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