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	 	18th Int. Conf. on Business Process Management (BPM) 
				13 - 18 September 2020
		    	    https://congreso.us.es/bpm2020/

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The International Conference on Business Process Management will take place entirely online for the first time in history in the week of 13-18 September 2020. Despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have put together a very exciting program. The highlights are:

- 3 Keynotes
- 5 Tutorials
- 1 Panel Discussion
- 27 Research Talks
- 19 Contributions to the BPM Forum
- 8 Case Studies in the Industry Forum
- 5 Talks in the Blockchain Forum
- 10 Talks, 1 keynote and 2 demos in the RPA Forum
- 6 Workshops
- 29 Workshop Presentations
- 13 selected Tool Demonstrations and Resources
- 6 International Sponsors

Sunday, September 13 will open the conference with the doctoral consortium for PhD students, followed by the workshops on Monday, September 14. The main conference will take place from Tuesday, September 15 to Thursday, September 17. The program can be found at https://congreso.us.es/bpm2020/program/structure/.

Although we will miss you in Sevilla, we have been working hard to design an exciting and interactive virtual conference, which will comprise:

• Live sessions for the keynotes, tutorials, demos and paper presentations, held on the Zoom app.

• Pre-recorded presentations for all the papers available on the Whova app to facilitate the access to the work presented. In addition, each paper will have a specific chat on the app to enable asynchronous discussions with the authors.

• “Coffee with the authors” slots in which each of the authors will have a Zoom room available so that they can be synchronously approached by the audience. 

• Virtual social and mentoring sessions to create an opportunity for all participants to meet new people and to share knowledge, experiences, best practices, career options, and interests even in the context of a virtual conference. For these slots, a call for proposals is open until September 3, 2020.

• A daily short mindfulness session held by a mindfulness expert every morning to help the participants get ready and focused for a new BPM conference day.

Registration is free of charge and is open until September 9, 2020: https://congreso.us.es/bpm2020/registration/. 

Stay tuned as a few more surprises will be announced in due time. 

Looking forward to virtually seeing you in BPM 2020!