Over the last decades, Business Process Management (BPM) research field has delivered a large collection of methods, techniques and tools to effectively discover, analyze, (re)design, execute and monitor business processes. The successful development of high-quality process-oriented information systems, however, requires a coherent mixture of methods, tools, and techniques originating not only from the BPM but also from other engineering disciplines, such as software engineering.
Software engineering has long been a source of inspiration for the BPM field. However, BPM also offers novel approaches that bring fundamental changes to the way the process-oriented systems are designed, implemented and maintained. Particularly the paradigm shift towards more agile, participative and stakeholder-driven BPM relates to many Software Development topics like Reactive Programming, Microservices, or Agent Technology.
Hence, mutual effort could be worthwhile to bring benefit to both communities.
We invite researchers and practitioners to contribute to the special session on the practical and theoretical aspects of the BPM, particularly those that are in relation to software engineering methods, techniques and tools, and their applications in implementing “process-oriented systems”. Contributions that would raise discussions on the possibilities to integrate approaches in the BPM and software engineering fields are encouraged.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Oktay Turetken Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Werner Schmidt Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany
Banu Aysolmaz, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Maya Daneva, University of Twente, Netherlands
Onur Demirors, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Albert Fleischmann, InterAktiv Unternehmensberatung, Germany
Udo Kannengiesser, Metasonic GMBH, Germany
Mikhail Komarov, NRU Higher School of Economics Moscow, Russia
Rob Kusters, Open University / Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Matthias Kurz, QUA-LiS NRW, Germany
Stefan Oppl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Hajo Reijers, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Wolfgang Renninger, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden, Germany
Robert Singer, Joanneum Graz, Austria
Chris Stary, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Ayca Tarhan, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Irene Vanderfeesten, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands