Introduction

The recently coined term «Event-Driven Business Process Management» (EDBPM) is nowadays an enhancement of BPM by new concepts of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Event Driven Architecture (EDA), Software as a Service (SaaS), Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) and Complex Event Processing (CEP). edBPM11 will continue the work of previous edBPM workshops in exchanging novel ideas, methods, tools and solutions for the event-driven BPM, with the main goal to connect research and industry in better understanding what can be done from the research point of view and what is the need from the industry/business point of view.

In this context BPM means a software platform which provides companies the ability to model, manage, and optimize these processes for significant gain. As an independent system, CEP is a parallel running platform that analyses and processes events. The BPM- and the CEP-platform correspond via events which are produced by the BPM-workflow engine and by the – if distributed - IT services which are associated with the business process steps. Also events coming from different event sources in different forms can trigger a business process or influence the execution of a process or a service, which can result in another event. Even more, the correlation of these events in a particular context can be treated as a complex, business level event, relevant for the execution of other business processes or services. A business process – arbitrarily fine or coarse grained – can be seen as a service again and can be “choreographed” with other business processes or services, even between different enterprises and organizations.

Loosely coupled event-driven architecture for BPM provides significant benefits:

  • Responsiveness. Events can occur at any time from any source and processes respond to them immediately, whenever they happen and wherever they happen.
  • Agility. New processes can be modeled, implemented, deployed, and optimized more quickly in response to changing business requirements.
  • Flexibility. Processes can span heterogeneous platforms and programming languages. Participating applications can be upgraded or changed without breaking the process model.
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Workshop Themes

Authors are invited to submit novel contributions in the prior described problem domain.

  • Event-driven BPM: Concepts
    • Role of event processing in BPM
    • Business Events: types and representation
    • Event stream processing in business processes
    • Data- and event-driven business processes
  • Design-time CEP and BPM
    • Modelling events in human-oriented tasks
    • Semantics/Ontologies for event-driven BPM
    • Publish/subscription mechanism and process modelling
  • Run-time CEP and BPM
    • Event pattern detection
    • BPEL and event processing
    • Reasoning about unknown/similar events
  • Applications/Use cases for event-driven BPM
    • Event-driven monitoring/BAM
    • Event-driven SLA monitoring
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Program

09:00-09.15
Warm Up

9:15 – 9:30
Introduction

9:30 – 10:30
Keynote, Julio Navas, SAP

10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30
Giorgio Bruno. Emphasizing events and rules in business processes.
Willem De Roover, Filip Caron and Jan Vanthienen. A Prototype Tool for the Event-Driven Enforcement of SBVR Business Rules.
Jörg Becker, Martin Matzner, Oliver Müller and Marcel Walter. A Review of Event Formats as Enablers of event-driven BPM.

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch break

14:00 – 15:30
Gregor Grambow, Roy Oberhauser and Manfred Reichert. Event-driven Exception Handling for Software Engineering Processes.
Jae-Yoon Jung, Pablo Rosales, Kyuhyup Oh and Kyuri Kim. edUFlow: An Event-driven Ubiquitous Flow Management System.
Martin Roth and Steffi Donath. Applying Complex Event Processing towards Monitoring of Multi-Party Contracts and Services for Logistics - A Discussion.

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break

16:00 – 17:30
Jean-René Coffi, Nicolas Museux and Christophe Marsala. Interval Logic for Design and Maintenance of Complex Event Processing Systems.
David Redlich and Wasif Gilani. Event-Driven Process-centric Performance Prediction via Simulation.
Sebastien Truptil, Anne-Marie Barthe, Frédérick Bénaben and Roland Stuehmer. Nuclear crisis use-case management in an event-driven architecture.

Invited Speaker: Julio C. Navas, SAP Business Objects
Julio is a Line Manager in the Semantic Layer team at SAP Business Objects. He currently leads the Event Insight team, which focuses on business event management for the extended enterprise, as well as the Data Federator team, which focuses on the federation of historical and transactional data. For more than twenty years, Julio has been working at the intersection of innovation and business in the fields of databases and networking by leading teams to devise new, differentiated, and highly performing technologies that solve critical customer pain and then bring them to market as new products. Prior to joining SAP, Julio was the founder and CTO of CenterBoard, a venture-backed startup in the federated database space, and he worked as an innovator at such companies as AT&T Bell Laboratories and Siemens AG. Julio received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rutgers University, where his thesis work went on to become a U.S. military computer network standard.

Submission

The following types of submission are solicited:

  • Long paper submissions, describing substantial contributions of novel ongoing work. Long papers should be at most 12 pages long.
  • Short paper submissions, describing work in progress. These papers should be at most 6 pages long.
  • Use case submission, describing results from an edBPM use case. These papers should be at most 4 pages long.

Papers should be submitted in the new LNBIP format (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-487211-0). Papers have to present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere. The title page must contain a short abstract, a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above, and an indication of the submission category (Long Paper/ Short Paper). Accepted paper will be published in the joint workshops proceeding (Springer).

For submission, please visit http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=edbpm11.

Important Dates

Deadline paper submissions: May 27, 2011
Notification of acceptance: June 13, 2011
Camera-ready papers: June 17, 2011
Workshops: August 29, 2011

Accepted Papers

  • Giorgio Bruno. Emphasizing events and rules in business processes.
  • Jean-René Coffi, Nicolas Museux and Christophe Marsala. Interval Logic for Design and Maintenance of Complex Event Processing Systems.
  • Gregor Grambow, Roy Oberhauser and Manfred Reichert. Event-driven Exception Handling for Software Engineering Processes.
  • Jae-Yoon Jung, Pablo Rosales, Kyuhyup Oh and Kyuri Kim. edUFlow: An Event-driven Ubiquitous Flow Management System.
  • Jörg Becker, Martin Matzner, Oliver Müller and Marcel Walter. A Review of Event Formats as Enablers of event-driven BPM.
  • Willem De Roover, Filip Caron and Jan Vanthienen. A Prototype Tool for the Event-Driven Enforcement of SBVR Business Rules.
  • Martin Roth and Steffi Donath. Applying Complex Event Processing towards Monitoring of Multi-Party Contracts and Services for Logistics - A Discussion.
  • Sebastien Truptil, Anne-Marie Barthe, Frédérick Bénaben and Roland Stuehmer. Nuclear crisis use-case management in an event-driven architecture.
  • David Redlich and Wasif Gilani. Event-Driven Process-centric Performance Prediction via Simulation.

Organizing Committee

Nenad Stojanovic
FZI – Research Center for Information Technologies at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
nstojano (at) fzi dot de

Opher Etzion
IBM Research Lab in Haifa
OPHER (at) il dot ibm dot com

Adrian Paschke
Corporate Semantic Web, Free University Berlin, Germany and RuleML Inc., Canada
paschke (at) inf-fu-berlin dot de

Christian Janiesch
SAP Research Center Brisbane, Australia
Christian.Janiesch (at) sap dot com

Program Committee

  • Rama Akkiraju
  • Alexandre Alves
  • Pedro Bizarro
  • Schahram Dustdar
  • Dimka Karastoyanova
  • Agnes Koschmider
  • Jim Laredo
  • Mack Mackenzie
  • Gregoris Mentzas
  • Prabir Nandi
  • Marco Seiriö
  • Guy Sharon
  • Ljijana Stojanovic
  • Jan Vanthienen

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