Euromicro Conference on
Software Engineering and Advanced Applications

August 29 – 31, 2018
Prague | Czech Republic

SEAA 2018

Advancing Business Process Management (A-BPM)

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:

  • Requirements definition, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance of “process-oriented information systems”
  • Business process lifecycle management (possibly in relation to Software management)
  • Business process modeling (possibly in relation to Requirements engineering, Software modeling and design)
  • Business process design and execution (possibly in relation to Model-based software development)
  • Business process improvement (possibly in relation to Software process improvement)
  • Business process implementation (possibly in relation to Reactive Programming, Microservices, Service-based systems & SOA)
  • Various Aspects of interfacing BPM with Agent Technologies (agent types, frameworks, notations, interface definition languages, APIs, architectures, schemes, transformation techniques a.t.l.)
  • BPM Systems (possibly in relation to Software development)
  • Agile BPM (possibly in relation to Agile software development)
  • Business process model quality (possibly in relation to Software [model] quality)
  • Business process model understandability (possibly in relation to Software [model] understandability)
  • Business process maintainability (possibly in relation to Software maintainability)
  • Business process maturity (possibly in relation to Software process maturity)
  • Organizational, people and cultural aspects of BPM
  • Business models and business processes
  • Business process architecture
  • Cross-organizational BPM
  • Adaptive Case Management
  • Stakeholder-driven BPM
  • Business process and software evolution
  • BPMN and UML

Session Chairs

Oktay Turetken Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Werner Schmidt Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany

Program Committee

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