Call for Papers

SPBP'21: The Fourth Workshop on Security and Privacy-enhanced Business Process Management
September 6th, 2021, Rome, Italy

Co-located with the International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2021)


Scope: Despite the growing demand for business processes that comply with security and privacy policies, security and privacy incidents caused by erroneous workflow specifications are regrettably common. This is, in part, because business process management, security and privacy are seldom addressed together, thereby hindering the development of trustworthy, resilient, privacy and security compliant business processes. The goal of SPBP’21 is to obtain a deeper understanding of a rapidly maturing, yet still largely under-investigated field of business process execution using blockchain technologies and other distributed ledgers, privacy-enhanced business processes, business process privacy, integrity and security management and data analysis facilities emerging from the mentioned areas. 

This year's special topic is - process resilience - especially considering the impacts observed due to the Covid-19 sanitary crisis.

Topics of Interest (not limited): 
** Accountability
** Authorization
** Availability
** Blockchain technology
** Choreography and Orchestration
** Compliance checking
** Confidentiality
** Conformance checking
** Continuous audit
** Continuity
** Cost-benefit analysis
** Distributed ledger
** Economics of audit
** Experience reports
** Formal reasoning
** Fraud detection
** Information flow control
** Information integrity
** Meta-models for analysis
** Modelling
** Operational decision support
** Privacy-aware process discovery
** Privacy-enhanced processes
** Process checking
** Resilience
** Risk measurement
** Security modelling
** Security risk management
** Security testing
** Usage control
** Workflow forensics 

Submission guidelines are available at . When submitting select "The Fourth Workshop on Security and Privacy-enhanced Business Process Management"

Submitted manuscripts must be written in English and no longer than 12 pages. They must be formatted using the LNBIP format and submitted as a PDF document via the EasyChair system. Submissions will be reviewed by at least three PC members and evaluated on their originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Submitted manuscripts must not substantially overlap with manuscripts that have been published or submitted to another peer-reviewed workshop, conference, or journal. The workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-workshop proceedings volume in the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP).

Important Dates

** Paper submission: May 24th, 2021
** Paper notification: June 24th, 2021
** Camera-ready version: July 12th, 2021
** Workshop: September 6th, 2021

Program Committee Chairs

** Raimundas Matulevičius, University of Tartu, Estonia
** Nicolas Mayer, LIST, Luxembourg

Publicity Chairs

** Mubashar Iqbal, University of Tartu, Estonia

Program Committee

** Abdelmalek Benzekri, Université Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, France
** Achim D. Brucker, University of Exeter, UK
** Vladislav Fomin, Vilnius University, Lithuania
** Virginia Franqueira, University of Kent, UK
** Michael Henke, TU Dortmund University and Fraunhofer IML, Germany
** Julius Holderer, University of Freiburg, Germany
** Mubashar Iqbal, University of Tartu, Estonia
** Jan Jürjens, University of Koblenz-Landau and Fraunhofer-Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST, Germany
** Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean, Greece
** Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
** Stephan Kuehnel, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
** Lukas Malina, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
** Giovanni Meroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
** Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
** Oscar Pastor, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
** Constantinos Patsakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
** Jens Myrup Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark
** Günther Pernul, Universität Regensburg, Germany
** Gerald Quirchmayr, University of Vienna, Austria
** Uwe Roth, LIST, Luxembourg
** Thomas Schaberreiter, CS-Aware Corporation, Austria
** Stefan Schauer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria
** Mark Strembeck, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
** Xiwei Xu, CSIRO, Australia