19th International Conference on Business Process Management
Rome, Italy, 6-10 September 2021

Important Dates

- Deadline for submitting workshop proposals: December 6, 2020
- Notification of proposal acceptance, rejection, or invitation to negotiation: December 18, 2020
- Workshop papers submission deadline (tentative): May 24, 2021
- Workshop papers notification deadline (tentative): June 24, 2021
- Workshop camera-ready papers deadline: July 12, 2021
- Workshops: September 6, 2021

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BPM 2021 is the 19th conference in a series that provides the most prestigious forum for researchers 
and practitioners in the field of Business Process Management (BPM). The conference has a record of 
attracting innovative research of highest quality related to all aspects of business process 
management, including theories, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, and empirical findings. 
BPM 2021 will take place in Rome, Italy.

BPM 2021 is soliciting proposals for one-day or half-day workshops to be held before the main 
conference. Workshops facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences among active researchers 
and stimulate discussions on new and emerging perspectives in line with the conference topics. 
Workshops may focus on specific research topics or be devoted to applications or standardization 
issues. Workshop proposals covering broad topics that expand the scope of topics and paradigms 
traditionally represented at the BPM conference series are encouraged.

All workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-workshop proceedings volume in the series 
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). These proceedings will be made available 
to all registered participants approximately four months after the workshops, while preliminary 
proceedings will be distributed during the workshop.

Different criteria will be considered by the workshop chairs for deciding whether or not a proposal 
is accepted. The workshop proposers should have a strong affinity with the proposed workshop topic 
and be well connected with experts on that topic. The workshop itself should provide a forum for 
important, innovative and timely BPM subtopics. The fulfillment of these two criteria should lead 
to a trustworthy claim to attract more than 10 submissions by workshop proposers. 

Furthermore, we encourage the workshop proposers to integrate mechanisms in their workshop to stimulate discussion 
and interaction beyond what is possible in a plenary conference session. Beyond these aspects, 
the workshop chairs will ensure that the accepted workshops as a whole cover a broad spectrum of the 
BPM research discipline. To this end, there will be a negotiation phase in which we seek to 
consolidate and mark off promising workshop proposals that show overlap. 

The final decision on the acceptance format of a workshop will be made by the general workshop chairs 
considering the aforementioned criteria and the overall impression of the proposal. With the aim of 
increasing participation per workshop, both in terms of submissions and attendance, the general 
workshop chairs will target to select 6 to 8 workshops.

Workshop proposals should include the following elements:

- The title of the workshop and an acronym;
- An outline of the workshop theme, goals, planned activities, and the intended audience;
- An indication of whether the workshop is planned as a full day or a half day event;
- The targeted (or past) number of submissions and acceptance rate(s);
- The rationale that supports the claim to attract more than 10 submissions;
- A brief biography of each workshop organizer;
- The activities envisioned to stimulate submissions to the workshop;
- The tentative PC and call for papers.

Workshop proposals must be submitted as a PDF document to bpm2021-workshops@diag.uniroma1.it 
by the deadline indicated above. Any inquiries and requests for additional information about 
the organization of workshops should be sent to this e-mail address as well.

General Workshop Chairs
Andrea Marrella (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Barbara Weber (University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)