Call for papers

The second Chinese Conference on Business Process Management
(China BPM 2012)

Papers are solicited for the second Chinese Conference on Business Process Management. Both original research papers as well as experience papers reporting on industrial BPM use or applications are welcome. The conference will be held in August 2012 in Beijing and is an initiative of Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Fudan University. The conference will be hosted by the School of Software, Tsinghua University and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: 30 April 2012
Notification of Acceptance:  10 June 2012
Camera-ready Papers: 01 July 2012
Registration Deadline: 31 July 2012

Conference Dates: 2012-08-27~2012-08-28

With the globalization of business and the visualization of enterprises, efficient and effective business process management (BPM) has become increasingly important. The first Chinese Conference on Business Process Management provides a research forum for researchers and practitioners in all aspects of BPM including theory, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, systems, and empirical findings. We aim to attract innovative research of the highest quality to improve the development and use of BPM technology in China. Through this conference, we aim to set up a bridge between actual industrial requirements and leading edge research outcomes. To this end, we not only welcome original research contributions but also papers reporting on experiences with the application of cutting edge BPM methods, techniques or tools.

Apart from paper presentations, the conference also aims to encourage the exchange of ideas through structured group discussions, system demonstrations, and reports of research groups.

Research topics include, but are not limited to:

Business process modeling and analysis
?	Languages, notations and methods
?	Reference models
?	Process composition and synthesis
?	Process model repository management
?	Process model similarity
?	Process model configuration and variability management
?	Simulation and static analysis
?	Meta-data and semantic reasoning
?	Process patterns
?	Process quality
?	Process improvement and optimization
?	Aspect-oriented process modeling 

Process architectures and platforms
?	Process-oriented software architectures
?	Service-oriented architectures for BPM
?	Workflow management systems
?	Security of process execution
?	Automatic planning for process execution
?	Resource management for process execution

Management of process execution data
?	Process tracing and monitoring
?	Dynamic process analysis and process performance measurement
?	Process mining and learning
?	Process data warehousing
?	Data streaming in business processes
?	Process data visualization

Process evolution and flexibility
?	Process exception handling
?	Process change management
?	Monitoring of and provenance support for change
?	Adaptive and context-aware processes
?	Case handling
?	Process-enhanced groupware

Management Issues and Empirical Studies
?	Business process lifecycle management
?	Requirements modeling and process design
?	Success factors and measures in BPM
?	BPM governance and compliance management
?	Relationship between business strategy and business process
?	BPM maturity
?	Adoption and practice of BPM
?	Success stories and experiences in BPM practices

Non-traditional BPM Scenarios
?	Distributed process management
?	Knowledge-intensive processes
?	Data-driven business processes
?	Distributed and mobile processes
?	Inter-process planning and coordination
?	Scientific processes / grid workflows
?	Process management in the life sciences
?	Process management in e-health systems

Challenges of BPM in enterprises and governments
?	Requirement acquisition around business processes
?	Innovative BPM implementations and applications
?	The impact of BPM on information technology use and business practice

Paper Submission
Papers submitted to the conference should be original and not have been published or under submission elsewhere. Papers may be written in Chinese or in English. Reviews are based on full papers and every paper is expected to be reviewed by three reviewers.

Papers should be prepared in this format which should not exceed 12 pages in English and 10 pages in Chinese. All papers should be submitted through the website All accepted papers will be included in a special issue of the journal Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIMS) and will be indexed by EI.

Steering Committee
1.	Jianmin Wang (Tsinghua University,
2.	Chongyi Yuan (Peking University,
3.	Liang Zhang (Fudan University,
4.	Jianwen Su (University of California at Santa Barbara,
5.	Arthur ter Hofstede (Queensland University of Technology,

Honorary Chair
Junliang Chen (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,

General co-Chairs
Jianmin Wang (Tsinghua University,
Chongyi Yuan (Peking University,

Publicity Chair
Yahui Lu (Shenzhen University,

Program co-Chairs
Jianxun Liu (PC Chair, Hunan University of Science and Technology,
Lijie Wen (PC Chair, Tsinghua University,

Industry Track co-Chairs
Liang Zhang (Fudan University,
Wen Tan (ZhongLian Software)

Demo Chair
Yang Yu (SUN YAT-SEN University,

Sponsorship Chair
George Qiao (Centrin Data Systems)

Proceeding co-Chairs
Jian Cao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
Yang Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,

Organization co-Chairs
Yingbo Liu (Tsinghua University,
Yang Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,

Program Committee
1.	Jian Cao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University,
2.	Lizhen Cui (Shandong University,
3.	Wanchun Dou (Nanjing University,
4.	Zaiwen Feng (Wuhan University,
5.	Tao Hu (Hainan University,
6.	Zhiwu Li (Xidian University,
7.	Jianxun Liu (PC Chair, Hunan University of Science and Technology,
8.	Min Liu (Tongji University,
9.	Yingbo Liu (Tsinghua University,
10.	Xudong Lu (Zhejiang University,
11.	Yahui Lu (Shenzhen University,
12.	Zongwei Luo (The University of Hongkong,
13.	Chun Ouyang (Queensland University of Technology, Australia,
14.	Zhiyong Peng (Wuhan University,
15.	Shigang Qin (Hunan Electrical PolyTechnic,
16.	Jianwen Su (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA,
17.	Yong Tang (South China Normal University,
18.	Arthur ter Hofstede (Queensland University of Technology, Australia,
19.	Li Wan (Huazhong University of Science and Technology,
20.	Jianmin Wang (Tsinghua University,
21.	Jun Wei (Institute of Software, CAS, China,
22.	Lijie Wen (PC Chair, Tsinghua University,
23.	Yiping Wen (Central South University, China,
24.	Raymond Wong (University of New South Wales, Australia,
25.	Jinhua Xiong (Institute of Computing Technology, CAS, China,
26.	Jianliang Xu (Ocean University of China,
27.	Dong Yang (SouthEast University,
28.	Jian Yang (Macquarie University, Australia,
29.	Yun Yang (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia,
30.	Jianwei Yin (Zhejiang University,
31.	Yang Yu (SUN YAT-SEN University,
32.	Chongyi Yuan (Peking University,
33.	Haiping Zha (Naval Armament Research Institute of PLA,
34.	Li Zhang (Tsinghua University,
35.	Liang Zhang (Fudan University,
36.	Yang Zhang (Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications,
37.	Weidong Zhao (Tongji University,
38.	Wen Zhao (Peking University,
39.	Xiaohui Zhao (Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand,
40.	Yuming Zhou (Nanjing University,