Call for Demos & Resources

Call for Demos & Resources

The BPM 2021 Demos & Resources Forum is intended to showcase innovative Business Process Management (BPM) tools, services and applications, as well as resources like datasets, taxonomies, labelled event logs and annotated corpora alike, quantitative/qualitative data and benchmarks, that may originate either from academic initiatives or industry endeavors. The Demo & Resources Forum will provide an opportunity to present and discuss emerging technologies and relevant knowledge sources with researchers and practitioners in the BPM field.

For the inclusion in the proceedings, tools and resources will be evaluated on the basis of relevance to the BPM community as well as on novelty and innovativeness. Previously demonstrated tools or exposed resources are also welcome if there is clear evidence of the value added to the previous version, such as new features, characteristics and/or the adaptation and use for new practical applications. The tools will also be evaluated based on their maturity, complexity and robustness, such as the list of features, supported use cases, number and types of users. The resources will also be evaluated based on their availability, reusability and richness, e.g., appropriate description (machine- or human-readable), replicability and generality of the studies that can be conducted using them.

Tools need to be available for testing. If the tool requires a license, this needs to be provided to the reviewers, at least limited to the reviewing period. Resources have to be publicly and permanently available. The procedure to get access to the tools or resources must not disclose the identity of reviewers.

Tool and resource submissions need to be accompanied by a paper, which must adhere to Springer’s LNBIP submission formatting guidelines (for instructions and style sheets see https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). The maximum length of the paper is 5 pages.

The paper should contain at least the following parts:

  • Title, authors and affiliations;
  • An abstract;
  • An introduction section, which, among others, should highlight the significance of the tool or resource to the BPM field;
  • A section discussing the innovations of the tool or resource to the BPM community and its main characteristics or features;
  • For tool demonstrations:
    • A section describing the maturity of the tool. For this section, one could provide a brief description of case studies performed using the tool, provide scalability data or pointers indicating where readers can find more information about these case studies;
    • A link to a video that screencasts and demonstrates the tool, preferably including voice, which must not be longer than 4 minutes;
    • A separate tutorial document that focuses on one specific use case of the tool which is presented in a step-by-step approach (e.g., mine a Petri net from an event log, simulate a model, verify a set of business constraints, etc.). Note: This separate document does not count for the 5-page limit.
    • A link to a Web page where to download or use the tool. If the tool requires a license, a paper’s appendix should describe how to obtain a (temporary) license. The procedure to obtain the license must not disclose the identity of the reviewers. The appendix will not be included in the final version for the proceedings, if the demo is accepted.
  • For resource expositions:
    • A section describing the data model and schema of the resource. The reader should understand from this section how to interpret and gather information from the exposed resource;
    • A section describing a preliminary analysis conducted on, or with the aid of, the resource. For this section, it is necessary that the procedure to obtain the results is clearly linked to the exposed resource;
    • A separate document that explains step-by-step how to download, load and use the resource, focusing on a specific use case. Note: This separate document does not count for the 5-page limit.
    • A publicly accessible and persistently available link (e.g., GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket) to download and cite the resource. The website must not require a registration procedure that unveils the identity of reviewers. Also, it has to contain:
      • Download, loading and usage instructions, and
      • License specification.

Submission and Review Process

Demo and resource papers should be submitted through the BPM 2021 submission system hosted by EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpm2021. The submission system is shared with the main conference. Once logged in, authors should select the Demonstration & Resource Track as the option to submit.

All demo and resource submissions will be reviewed by the demo & resource reviewing committee. The reviewing committee will also vote on the best contribution to be granted the “BPM 2021 Best Demo and Resources Award”.

Accepted demo and resource papers will be submitted for publication to CEUR (indexed by DBLP and SCOPUS). Also, it is foreseen that each accepted paper gets its own Web page, which will become part of the BPM 2021 Web page. Owing to this, the authors of accepted papers have to provide information about the demo or resource in a pre-defined format.

Presentation

Each tool/application will be presented plenary using one or two-minute teasers informing the audience about the available demos. The actual demonstrations will then be held in a dedicated slot with all tools/applications being shown in parallel. Each demo will be provided with a station in the demo venue.

Each resource will be presented in front of the audience using one or two-minute teasers as well. The presenters are required to bring a poster that will be exhibited during a specific session. Each poster will be provided with a dedicated space in the poster exhibition room.

For each tool demonstration and resource exposition, the registration to the conference of at least one presenter is mandatory to guarantee their physical presence.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: 21 June 2021
  • Notification: 12 July 2021
  • Camera-ready paper submission: 30 July 2021

Deadlines correspond to anywhere on earth (‘AoE’ or ‘UTC-12′)

Demo Chairs

  • Francesco Leotta, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Arik Senderovich, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Marcos Sepúlveda, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Program Committee

  • Saimir Bala, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Andrea Burattin, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Massimiliano de Leoni, University of Padua, Italy
  • Johannes De Smedt, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Benoit Depaire, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Chiara Di Francescomarino, Fondazione Bruno Kessler-IRST, Italy
  • Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Michael Fellmann, University of Rostock, Germany
  • Laura Genga, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Agnes Koschmider, Kiel University, Germany
  • Sander Leemans, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Andrea Marrella, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
  • Christoph Mayr-Dorn, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
  • Giovanni Meroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Helen Paik, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Artem Polyvyanyy, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Rüdiger Pryss, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany
  • Jana-Rebecca Rehse, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Kate Revoredo, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • António Rito Silva, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Mattia Salnitri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Stefan Schönig, Universität Regensburg, Germany
  • Francesco Tiezzi, University of Camerino, Italy
  • Han van der Aa, University of Mannheim, Germany
  • Seppe Vanden Broucke, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Francesca Zerbato, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland