For the first time since the onset of the Corona pandemic, DBIS researchers physically attended a scientific event – the 19th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2021), held September 6-10, 2021, in Rome.
While last year’s edition of the BPM conference series had been fully online, BPM 2021 was able to connect its members in a hybrid setting. Conference participants could attend talks, keynote presentations, workshops, tutorials, demos, and discussions in a mixed setting, allowing for physical as well as online presence. This hybrid mode reflected the desire of many researchers to re-connect after almost one and a half years of mandatory telework. DBIS was represented at BPM 2021 with a small team – Prof. Reichert was accompanied by his two PhD students Florian Gallik and Yusuf Kirikkayis. In total, more than 300 scientists participated in BPM 2021, of which about 170 were on site in Rome.
Together with Artem Polyvyanyy (University of Melbourne), Moe Thandar Wynn (Queensland University of Technology) and Amy van Looy (Ghent University), Manfred Reichert was BPM 2021 Program Committee Chair of the, which took place in Rome from 6 to 10 September 2021. Manfred further played the role of the BPM 2021 Consolidation Chair who serves as bridge between the BPM steering committee and the BPM 2021 General Chair. i.e., Massimo Mecella (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy).
BPM 2021 was the 19th conference in a series that provides the most prestigious forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of Business Process Management. Over the past decade, the conference has built its reputation by showcasing leading-edge research of the highest quality together with talks, tutorials and discussions by the most renown thought leaders and innovators in the field. The BPM conference series embraces the diversity and richness of the BPM field and serves as a melting pot for experts from a mix of disciplines including Computer Science, Information Systems Engineering, and Management.