09:00 - 10:00

Keynote Presentation: Professor Dr Manfred Reichert

10:00 - 10:30

Paper Session 1: "Work in Progress"

Session Chair: Marcelo Fantinato (University of São Paulo, Brazil)

10:00 - 10:15: A Framework for Modeling and Enabling Reuse of Best Practice IT Processes, Hamid Reza Motahari Nezhad, Sven Graupner and Claudio Bartolini (USA)

10:15 - 10:30: Managing Process Assets in a Global IT Service Delivery Environment, Melissa Buco, Hani Jamjoom, Tom Parsons and Scott Schorno (USA)

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:15

Paper Session 2: "Processes and Patterns"

Session Chair: Maria Beatriz Felgar de Toledo (University of Campinas, Brazil)

10:45 - 11:15: Business Process Model Retrieval based on Graph Indexing Method, Daniel Felipe R. Burbano, David S. Corchuelo, Cristhian Nicolás F. Martínez, Juan Carlos Corrales and Rosalba Giugno (Colombia and Italy)

11:15 - 11:45: Object-Sensitive Action Patterns in Process Model Repositories, Sergey Smirnov, Matthias Weidlich, Jan Mendling and Mathias Weske (Germany)

11:45 - 12:15: On Reusing Data Mining in Business Processes - A Pattern-based Approach, Dennis Wegener and Stefan Rueping (Germany)

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00

Paper Session 3: "Process Variants"

Session Chair: Wassim Derguech (National University of Ireland, Ireland)

13:30 - 14:00: Configuration of Multi-Perspectives Variants, Stephanie Meerkamm (Germany)

14:00 - 14:30: On Maintaining Consistency of Process Model Variants, Emilian Pascalau, Ahmed Awad, Sherif Sakr and Mathias Weske (Germany and Australia)

14:30 - 15:00: Reuse-Oriented Business Process Modelling Based on a Hierarchical Structure, Wassim Derguech and Sami Bhiri (Ireland)

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:45

Paper Session 4: "Model-oriented Methods"

Session Chair: Sergey Smirnov (Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany)

15:15 - 15:45: Business Process Families Using Model-driven Techniques, Vinay Kulkarni and Souvik Barat (India)

15:45 - 16:15: Business Process Model Discovery using Semantics, Gabriela Vulcu, Wassim Derguech and Sami Bhiri (Ireland)

16:15 - 16:45: Name-based View Integration for Enhancing the Reusability in Process-driven SOAs, Huy Tran, Uwe Zdun and Schahram Dustdar (Austria)

16:45 - 17:30

Workshop discussion and closing

Session Chairs: Marcelo Fantinato (University of São Paulo, Brazil) and Maria Beatriz Felgar de Toledo (University of Campinas, Brazil)


Invited Talk

Professor Dr Manfred Reichert from University of Ulm in Germany.

Title: Fostering Reuse in the Business Process Lifecycle: Challenges, Methods, Technologies.

Short Biography: Manfred Reichert holds a PhD in CS and a Diploma in Mathematics. Since January 2008 he has been appointed as full professor at the University of Ulm. Before he was working as Associate Professor at the University of Twente (UT), The Netherlands. At UT he was also leader of the strategic research orientations on e-health and on service-oriented architectures, and member of the Management Board of the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT). His major research interests are next generation process management technology (e.g., adaptive processes, process lifecycle management, process visualization, data-driven workflows), service-oriented architectures (e.g., service interoperability, service evolution), and advanced applications for ICT solutions (e.g., e-health, automotive engineering). Together with Peter Dadam he pioneered the work on the ADEPT process management system. Manfred has been participating in numerous research projects in the BPM area and contributed numerous papers. Further, he has co-organized international and national conferences and workshops. Manfred was PC-Co-Chair of the BPM’08 conference in Milan and General Co-Chair of the BPM’09 conference in Ulm.

Abstract: During the last years there has been an increasing adoption of business process management (BPM) technologies by enterprises. These enable the definition, execution, monitoring and evolution of the operational processes of an enterprise. In connection with Web service technology, in addition, the benefits of business processes automation within a single enterprise have been transferred to cross-organizational business processes as well. Meanwhile a new generation of BPM software has emerged, which provides integrated process lifecycle support and enables enterprises to rapidly set up business processes and to quickly adapt existing ones to changes in their environment.
    Due to this development enterprises are confronted with a growing number of different kinds of artifacts pertaining to business processes and the information systems supporting them. These artifacts include process models, process fragments, application services, execution logs, application data, and change logs. Process artifacts may emerge in different phases of the process lifecycle, consist of different variants, provide the basis for operational process support, or be subject of advanced analyses and use cases. A fundamental challenge of any process-aware information system (PAIS), therefore, is to manage them in an efficient and effective way. Amongst others this necessitates pro-found repository services for storing, querying, analyzing, mining and reusing process artifacts.
    This keynote focuses on some of the major challenges posed by the intelligent (re-)use of process artifacts in the different phases of the process lifecycle. We discuss characteristic reuse scenarios (e.g., reuse of process models, application services or process changes), present advanced concepts for supporting them, and illustrate their application along characteristic process examples. In this context we consider profound techniques for configuring, refactoring, adapting and evolving process models, for managing and mining process model variants, and for enabling PAIS designers to implement processes in a “plug & play”-like fashion based on reusable and customizable process models and application services respectively.



Acceptance Rate

For the first edition of the rBPM workshop, 24 papers were submitted, of which 46% could be accepted for presentation and publication.


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