Call for Workshops

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting workshop proposals: December 6, 2020
Notification of proposal acceptance, rejection, or invitation to negotiation: December 18, 2020
Workshop papers submission deadline: June 7, 2021 (Extended, strict)
Workshop papers notification deadline: July 2, 2021 (Extended, strict)
Workshop camera-ready papers deadline: July 12, 2021
Workshops: September 6, 2021

Remark: Deadlines should be interpreted using the Anywhere on Earth (AoE) Time Zone.

Call for Workshop Proposals

BPM 2021 is the 19th conference in a series that provides the most prestigious forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of Business Process Management (BPM). The conference has a record of attracting innovative research of highest quality related to all aspects of business process management, including theories, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, and empirical findings. BPM 2021 will take place in Rome, Italy.

BPM 2021 is soliciting proposals for one-day or half-day workshops to be held before the main conference. Workshops facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences among active researchers and stimulate discussions on new and emerging perspectives in line with the conference topics. Workshops may focus on specific research topics or be devoted to applications or standardization issues. Workshop proposals covering broad topics that expand the scope of topics and paradigms traditionally represented at the BPM conference series are encouraged.

All workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-workshop proceedings volume in the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). These proceedings will be made available to all registered participants approximately four months after the workshops, while preliminary proceedings will be distributed during the workshop.

Different criteria will be considered by the workshop chairs for deciding whether or not a proposal is accepted. The workshop proposers should have a strong affinity with the proposed workshop topic and be well connected with experts on that topic. The workshop itself should provide a forum for important, innovative and timely BPM subtopics. The fulfillment of these two criteria should lead to a trustworthy claim to attract more than 10 submissions by workshop proposers. Furthermore, we encourage the workshop proposers to integrate mechanisms in their workshop to stimulate discussion and interaction beyond what is possible in a plenary conference session. Beyond these aspects, the workshop chairs will ensure that the accepted workshops as a whole cover a broad spectrum of the BPM research discipline. To this end, there will be a negotiation phase in which we seek to consolidate and mark off promising workshop proposals that show overlap. The final decision on the acceptance format of a workshop will be made by the general workshop chairs considering the aforementioned criteria and the overall impression of the proposal.

With the aim of increasing participation per workshop, both in terms of submissions and attendance, the general workshop chairs will target to select 6 to 8 workshops.

Workshop proposals should include the following elements:

  • The title of the workshop and an acronym;
  • An outline of the workshop theme, goals, planned activities, and the intended audience;
  • An indication of whether the workshop is planned as a full day or a half day event;
  • The targeted (or past) number of submissions and acceptance rate(s);
  • The rationale that supports the claim to attract more than 10 submissions;
  • A brief biography of each workshop organizer;
  • The activities envisioned to stimulate submissions to the workshop;
  • The tentative PC and call for papers.

Workshop proposals must be submitted as a PDF document to bpm2021-workshops@diag.uniroma1.it by the deadline indicated above. Any inquiries and requests for additional information about the organization of workshops should be sent to this e-mail address as well.

General Workshop Chairs

  • Andrea Marrella (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
  • Barbara Weber (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)