[ecoop-info] CfP: Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP 2015) @ EDOC2015

Georg Grossmann georg.grossmann at cs.unisa.edu.au
Wed May 20 15:10:36 CEST 2015

Eigth International Workshop on
Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP 2015)
in conjunction with the
19th IEEE International EDOC Conference
September 21-25, 2015, Adelaide, Australia


Submission deadline: 22 June 2015


Enterprises face the challenge of rapidly adapting to dynamic business 
environments. The traditional approach to process management is only 
partially appropriate to this new context, and calls for the advent of 
new, evolutionary business processes. This new approach attempts to 
address specific issues related to flexibility and adaptation such as 
design of easily adaptable processes, dynamic handling of unexpected 
situations, optimality of adaptations, and change management. Central to 
the field of evolutionary business processes is the notion of 
requirements, which drive the change of business processes through their 

The evolution of processes and their underlying software systems becomes 
more and more an important and interesting topic in business process 
management. Since the life time of software systems frequently spans 
many years, business processes modelled on top of systems cannot be 
assumed to remain fixed, and migration between different versions is 
essential. As a consequence, modelling and management techniques 
developed in the context of ad-hoc, short-term composition of services 
and their processes lack the necessary constructs to concisely express 
the gradual evolution of processes and software systems and new dynamic 
and/or declarative approaches in this context are required.

The evolutionary approach to business processes raises a number of 
challenges: extracting declarative specifications from domain experts, 
expressing these declarative specifications in an appropriate language 
or formalism, as well as designing, monitoring, checking compliance or 
dynamically adapting business processes according to a set of 
requirements, identification and handling of changes, management of 
process versions. Evolution in business processes takes place in a wide 
number of domains, and is expected to impact existing and future 
technology choices, business practices and standardization efforts.

This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to exchange 
opinions, advance ideas, and discuss preliminary results on current 
topics related to dynamic and declarative business processes.
A particular interest will be taken in bridging theoretical research and 
practical issues. To this end, contributions stating open problems, case 
studies, tool presentations, or any other work assessing the practical 
significance of dynamic and declarative business processes by means of 
concrete examples and situations, will be particularly welcome. Work in 
progress, position papers stating broad avenues of research, and work on 
formal foundations of dynamic and declarative business processes are 
also sought-after.

Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
* Evolutionary business process modelling
* Dynamic business process specification
* Implementation issues for evolutionary processes
* Tools for evolutionary processes
* Methodologies for evolutionary processes
* Variability management in adaptable business processes
* Requirements representation and integration for evolutionary processes
* Real-world use cases of evolutionary business processes
* Business rules and policies
* Rule driven business process engines
* Business + technical requirements for evolutionary processes
* Mathematical foundations of evolutionary business processes
* Formal models of dynamic business processes
* Monitoring of dynamic business processes
* Validation and model checking of dynamic business processes
* Software engineering methods, languages, and standards for dynamic 
business processes
* Service-oriented architectures and dynamic business processes
* Interoperability for dynamic business processes
* Semantic Web technologies and ontologies for evolutionary business 
* Collaboration and evolutionary business processes
* Data-driven process evolution
* Evolution of cross-organisational processes / process choreographies
* Complex event processing models/support for dynamic business processes


The workshop duration is a whole day. It will comprise presentations of 
accepted papers, tool presentations, and one keynote. All submissions 
will be peer reviewed by at least three members of the program 
committee. Submissions should be 8 pages long and must use the 
two-column format of IEEE conference proceedings and include the 
author’s name, affiliation, and contact details. Papers must be 
submitted as PDF files using EasyChair.

Authors will be notified about the decision by the program committee. At 
least one author of each accepted paper must participate in the 
workshop. The papers accepted for the EDOC 2015 Workshops will be 
published with their own ISBN in the IEEE Digital Library (pending 
approval by IEEE), which is accessible by IEEE Xplore. At least one of 
the authors for each accepted paper should register for the main 
conference in order to present their papers.

Important Dates

Paper Submission: June 22, 2015
Paper Notification: August 09, 2015
Camera Ready Copy Due: August 27, 2015
Workshop: September 21, 2015

Workshop Co-chairs

Guido Governatori, NICTA, Australia
Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia
Jens Kolb, Ulm University, Germany

Program Committee

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