Demonstration Track of the International Business Process Management (BPM 2018) Call for Papers

The 16th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2018) is the most prestigious forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of Business Process Management.

BPM 2018 features a Demonstration Track that is intended to showcase innovative Business Process Management (BPM) tools and applications that may originate either from research initiatives or from industry.

The Demonstration Track will provide an opportunity to present and discuss emerging technologies with researchers and practitioners in the BPM field.

For the inclusion in the demonstration tracks, tools will be evaluated on the basis of relevance to the BPM community as well as on novelty and innovativeness. Previously demonstrated tools are also welcome if there is clear evidence of the value added to the previous version of the tool, such as new tool features and/or its adaptation and use for new practical applications. The tools will also be evaluated on their maturity, complexity and robustness, such as the list of features, supported use cases, number and types of users. In order for reviewers to assess the maturity and robustness, the tools needs to be available for testing. If the tool requires a license, this needs to be provided to the reviewers, at least limited to the reviewing period. The procedure to obtain the license must not disclose the identity of the reviewers.

The tool submission needs to be accompanied by a demo paper discussing the relevance, novelty, innovativeness and maturity of the tool. Demo papers must be no longer than 5 pages in PDF format and must adhere to Springer’s LNCS submission formatting guidelines. They should contain at least the following parts:

  1. Title, authors and affiliation;
  2. An abstract;
  3. An introduction section, which, among others, should highlight the significance of the tool to the BPM field;
  4. A section discussing the innovations of the tool to the BPM community and its main features;
  5. A section describing the maturity of the tool. For this section, it is wise to include a brief description of case studies performed using the tool, provide scalability data or pointers indicating where readers can find more information about these case studies;
  6. A link to a video that screencasts and demonstrates the tool, preferably including voice, which must not be longer than 25 minutes;
  7. A link to a Web page where to download or use the tool. If the tool requires a license, a paper’s appendix should describe how to obtain a (temporary) license. The procedure to obtain the license must not disclose the identity of the reviewers. The appendix will not be included in the final version for the proceedings, if the demo is accepted.

Demo papers should be submitted through the BPM2018 submission system hosted by EasyChair. The submission system is shared with the main conference. Once logged in, authors should select the Demonstration Track as option to submit.

All demo submissions will be reviewed by the demo reviewing committee. Accepted demo papers will be published as online CEUR proceedings.

Each tool/application will be presented plenary using one or two-minute teasers informing the audience about the available demos. The actual demonstrations will then be held in a dedicated slot with all tools/applications being shown in parallel. The dedicated slot will be divided into blocks of 15 minutes. At the end of each block, the audience is expected to move from one demo to another and the presenters will start over a new demonstration session of their respective tools. Physical presence of at least one presenter per demo is mandatory. Each demo session will be provided with, among the others, a power board and, if authors are willing, a Blu-tak (reusable adhesive) to put up a poster on the wall.

The reviewing committee will also vote on the best demo to be granted the BPM 2018 Best Demo Award.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for demo submissions: 11 25 June, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 14 21 July, 2018
  • Camera-ready papers deadline: 28 July 1 August, 2018

Demo Chairs:

  • Raffaele Conforti (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Massimiliano de Leoni (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Barbara Weber (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

Program Committee

  • Fernanda Araujo Baiao (UNIRIO, Brazil)
  • Banu Aysolmaz (Maastricht University, the Netherlands)
  • Abel Armas Cervantes (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • Andrea Burattin (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Benoît Depaire (Hasselt University, Belgium)
  • Claudio Di Ciccio (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)
  • Jan Claes (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Rik Eshuis (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
  • Henrik Leopold (VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • Felix Mannhardt (SINTEF, Norway)
  • Andrea Marrella (SAPIENZA University of Rome, Italy)
  • Artem Polyvyanyy (Queensland University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Rüdiger Pryss (University of Ulm, Germany)
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma (University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Nick Russell (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
  • Stefan Schönig (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
  • Dennis Schunselaar (VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
  • António Silva (IST/INESC-ID, Portugal)
  • Eric Verbeek (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands)
  • Ingo Weber (Data61, CSIRO, Australia)
  • Mathias Weske (HPI, University of Potsdam, Germany)

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