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KiBP 2012 : 1st International Workshop on Knowledge-intensive Business Processes


When Jun 15, 2012 - Jun 15, 2012
Where Rome, Italy
Submission Deadline Apr 1, 2012

Call For Papers

1st International Workshop on Knowledge-intensive Business Processes (KiBP'12)

colocated with the 13th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2012)

Important Dates
Submission of Papers: April 1, 2012
Notification: April 30, 2012
Final Version Due: May 14, 2012
Workshop Date: June 15, 2012

SAPIENZA - Universit? di Roma
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Automatica e Gestionale
via Ariosto 25, 00185 Roma, Italy

Nowadays, Process Management Systems (PMSs) are widely used in all human activities, ranging from classical ones (management of supply chain, postal tracking delivery etc.) to very dynamic ones (health-care, emergency management, etc.). Every aspect of a business process involves a certain amount of knowledge, that can depend both on the complexity of the domain of interest and on the modeling language used to represent the process itself. Some processes behave in a way that is well understood, predictable and repeatable: the tasks are discrete and the control flow is straightforward. Recent discussions illustrate the increasing demand in the solutions for knowledge-intensive processes. A knowledge-intensive process is one in which the people performing such a process is involved in a fair degree of uncertainty. This is due to the high number of tasks to be represented and to their unpredictable nature, or to a difficulty to model the whole knowledge of the domain of interest at design time. In realistic environments, for example, actors lack important knowledge at execution time or this knowledge can become obsolete during the process progressing. Even if each actor (at some point) has a perfect knowledge of the world, it could not be certain of its beliefs at later time points, since tasks by other actors may change the world without those changes being perceived. Typically, a knowledge-intensive process can not be modeled sufficiently by classical, static process models and workflows. There is still a lack of maturity in some respect, i.e., a lack of a semantic associated to the models or an easy way to reason about such semantic.

The main focus of this workshop is to discuss about how different techniques that came from different fields, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Knowledge Representation (KR), Business Process Management (BPM), Service Oriented Computing (SOC), etc., can be used jointly for improving the modeling and the enactment phase of a knowledge-intensive process. The purpose is to devise interesting approaches that can still achieve the goals of understanding, visibility and control of these emergent processes.

The KiBP workshop is focused on the design, evaluation and comparison of process improvement techniques, tools and methods, in which aspects of knowledge representation, reasoning, creation, organization, retrieval, transfer, refinement, reuse, revision, and feedback play a key role. We invite contributions on the following aspects of knowledge representation and modeling for processes (not exclusive):
- Modeling languages, notations and methods for knowledge representation and management in business processes
- Variability and adaptability of business process models for knowledge-intensive tasks through automatic techniques
- Resource management for knowledge-intensive business process modeling and support
- User-oriented aspects of knowledge-intensive business processes
- Verification and validation of knowledge-intensive business processes
- Dynamic configuration; modeling by knowledge reuse
- Knowledge-intensive business process support architectures and platforms
- Artifact-centric business processes
- Case studies, empirical evaluations and experimentations

The workshop will consist of presentations of the accepted papers and an additional keynote speaker. Papers should be submitted in advance and will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee. All accepted papers will be published, potentially in revised form, as CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Extended versions of the accepted papers will be considered for publishing in a special issue of an international journal. At least one author for each accepted paper should register for the workshop and plan to present the paper.

Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for presentation in any of the areas listed in the Call of Papers. Only papers in English will be accepted, and the length of a paper should not exceed 12 pages, including all text, figures, references and appendices. Papers should be formatted in Springer LNCS format. Information about the Springer LNCS format can be found at:

The title page must contain a short abstract and a classification of the topics covered (three to five keywords characterizing the paper should be indicated at the end of the abstract), preferably using the list of workshop's topics. Papers should be submitted electronically via the EasyChair using the following address

Please upload a self-contained PDF file. Submissions not conforming to the LNCS format, exceeding 12 pages, or being obviously out of the scope of the workshop, will be rejected without review. In order to submit your paper, you will first need to register into the system, if you are not registered already. You may submit an abstract first and upload the actual paper at a later time (this is in fact strongly recommended). Furthermore, you may revise your submission any number of times before the deadline. Please feel free to contact the organizers with any questions you may have.

PC Chairs
Massimo Mecella (SAPIENZA - Universit? di Roma, Italy)
Arthur H.M. ter Hofstede (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Sebastian Sardina (RMIT University, Australia)

Local Organizers
Andrea Marrella (SAPIENZA - Universit? di Roma, Italy)
Massimo Mecella (SAPIENZA - Universit? di Roma, Italy)

Proceedings Chair
Andrea Marrella (SAPIENZA - Universit? di Roma, Italy)

Program Committee
Marco Aiello (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Fabio Casati (University of Trento, Italy)
Florian Daniel (University of Trento, Italy)
Massimiliano de Leoni (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Riccardo De Masellis (SAPIENZA - Universit? di Roma, Italy)
Claudio Di Ciccio (SAPIENZA - Universit? di Roma, Italy)
Christoph Dorn (University of California, Irvine)
Marlon Dumas (University of Tartu, Estonia)
Marie-Christine Fauvet (Universit? Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France)
Paolo Felli (SAPIENZA - Universit? di Roma, Italy)
Hector Geffner (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain)
Marcello La Rosa (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
Yves Lesperance (York University, Toronto, Canada)
Niels Lohmann (University of Rostock, Germany)
Marco Montali (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy)
Selmin Nurcan (Universit? Paris 1, Sorbonne, France)
Manfred Reichert (University of Ulm, Germany)
Ant?nio Rito Silva (Universidade T?cnica de Lisboa, Portugal)
Riccardo Rosati (SAPIENZA - Universit? di Roma, Italy)
Alessandro Russo (SAPIENZA - Universit? di Roma, Italy)
Rainer Schmidt (University of Aalen, Germany)
Pnina Soffer (University of Haifa, Israel)
Roman Vaculin (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, U.S.A.)
Barbara Weber (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Mathias Weske (University of Potsdam, Germany)
Petia Wohed (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Keynote Speaker
Marlon Dumas (University of Tartu, Estonia)
A further keynote speaker is being contacted and will be announced very soon

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