Business Process Management Conference 2009

BPM 2009 is the seventh conference in a series that provides the most distinguished specialized forum for researchers and practitioners in 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 theory, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, and empirical findings.

Traditionally, the BPM conference attracts the outstanding researchers in the field and abides to the highest academic standards. BPM solicits original research papers that break new ground in or make significant novel contributions to the field. The acceptance rate in previous editions has been around 14%. The BPM conference also aims at bridging the viewpoints of leading research outcomes with practical demands and industrial experience.

In addition to the main research track, BPM 2009 will include an industrial papers track. Accordingly, the conference encourages practitioners to submit experience and application papers reporting on innovative industrial implementations and applications of business process management methods and techniques, with particular focus on their impact on information technology use or business practice.

Awards will be given to the best papers in different categories.  

BPM 2009 will be held at the University of Ulm, Germany. Information about Ulm, how to reach it, etc. are given on this website.

Topics include, but are not limited to:


- Process modeling languages, notations and methods
- Reference process models
- Variability and configuration of process models
- Process simulation and static analysis
- Process metadata and semantic reasoning
- Process patterns, repositories, and standards
- Process quality
- Process improvement and optimization

- Process-oriented software architectures
- Service-oriented architectures for BPM
- Workflow management systems
- Security aspects of business process execution
- Automated planning for business process execution
- Resource management in business process execution

- Process tracing and monitoring
- Process performance measurement
- Process mining and learning
- Process data warehousing
- Data streaming in business processes
- Process management dashboards
- Process data visualization
- Process exception handling
- Process change management
- Adaptive and context-aware processes
- Case handling
- Process-enhanced groupware
- Sustainable and self-healing processes

- Business process lifecycle management
- Requirements modeling and process design
- Success factors and measures
- BPM governance and compliance
- BPM maturity
- Adoption and practice of BPM
- Case Studies and Experience Reports in BPM

- Knowledge-intensive processes
- Data-driven processes
- Distributed and mobile processes
- Inter-process planning and coordination
- Grid and scientific workflows
- BPM applications in life science

Conference Paper Submission

BPM 2009 invites research submissions on all topics related to business process management, including but not limited to those listed above. Research papers should be submitted electronically via the BPM 2009 web site by uploading a self-contained PDF file. All submissions must be received no later than 14 March 2009. Submission details and formatting instructions are given at the website.

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published by Springer-Verlag LNCS series. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to a special issue of Data and Knowledge Engineering (DKE, an Elsevier Science Journal). For each accepted paper, at least one author is required to register for the conference and should plan to present the paper.

Important Dates

Conference Dates
Paper submission (strict): 14 March 2009
Notification of acceptance: 17 May 2009
Camera-ready papers: 7 June 2009
Conference: 8-10 September 2009

Workshop Dates
Deadline paper submissions:  22 May 2009
Notification of Acceptance: 30 June 2009
Camera-ready papers: 15 July 2009
Workshops: 7 September 2009

Demo Dates
Deadline submissions: 22 May 2009
Notification of Acceptance: 30 June 2009
Camera-ready papers: 15 July 2009
Demos: 8-10 September 2009

Tutorial / Panel Dates
Deadline for submissions: 16 May 2009
Notification of Acceptance: 16 June 2009
Tutorials: 8-10 September 2009
Panels: 8-9 September 2009