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Business Process Archaeology 2012 : Call for Book Chapters - Uncovering Essential Software Artifacts through Business Process Archaeology


When Sep 7, 2012 - Feb 28, 2013
Where N/A
Abstract Registration Due Dec 30, 2012
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2013
Notification Due Mar 15, 2013
Final Version Due May 15, 2013
Categories    business process   software maintenance   modernization   mining

Call For Papers

Proposal Submission Deadline: August 31, 2007
“Uncovering Essential Software Artifacts through Business Process
A book edited by Dr. Ricardo Perez-Castillo (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)
and Dr. Mario Piattini (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

To be published by IGI Global:

Legacy information systems can be a serious headache for companies because, on the one hand, these systems cannot be thrown away since they store a lot of valuable business knowledge over time. On the other hand, they cannot be maintained easily and at an acceptable cost. For many years, reengineering has been a solution to this problem because it facilitates the reuse of the software artifacts and knowledge embedded in the system. However, reengineering often fails due to the fact that it carries out non-standardized and ad hoc processes. Currently, software modernization is proving to be an important solution to that problem, since software modernization advocates carrying out reengineering processes, taking into account the principles and standards of model-driven development.

This book introduces business process archeology as an emerging stage within software modernization processes, focusing on understanding and recovering specific knowledge from existing software assets. Business Process Archeology consists of analyzing different software artifacts by means of reverse engineering techniques and tools in order to obtain very abstract models that depict not only the legacy systems, but also the company and/or the company operation supported by this system, e.g., business process models. This book presents methods, techniques and new trends on business process archeology as well as some industrial success stories.

Objective of the Book
The book aims to provide emerging theoretical approaches and their practices in a concise manner. In particular, business process archeology approaches will be conceptually materialized with tangible techniques in the first part. Then, they will be supported with case studies and real-world practices for every important approach. Furthermore, the chapters devoted to the topics will not only present the concept, but also provide a clear outlook over its position in the field of software engineering. A range of advanced approaches will be covered to reflect various perspectives in the area.
The scholarship impact of this book is intended to achieve a mean to combine concrete techniques, methods and industrial experiences about how to use, implement and obtain benefit from Business Process Archeology in a practical way.

Target Audience
The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management in various disciplines, e.g. government departments, information and communication sciences, e-Government practitioners and designers, university departments, computer science, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support to executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information, and organizational development in different types of business communities and environments.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Core concepts and basis of Business Process Archaeology:
• Business Process Modeling
• Software processes and workflows
• Business Process Improvement
Techniques and methods supporting Business Process Archaeology and all the involved software artifacts:
• Reverse Engineering
• Architecture-Driven Modernization
• Model-Driven Architecture
• Process Mining
• Knowledge Management
• Static and Dynamic Analysis
• Model Driven Software Engineering
Applications of Business Process Archaeology, i.e., related and multidisciplinary fields in which Business Process Archaeology could be applied in combination with other approaches:
• Software Maintenance
• Enterprise Modeling
• Quality Assurance
• Aspect-, Object-, and Context-orientation Techniques
• AI- and Knowledge-based Software Engineering
• Agile Software Development
• Data Mining

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before October 30, 2012, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 30, 2012 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by February 28, 2013. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project (

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in early 2014.

Important Dates
December 30, 2012: Proposal Submission Deadline (LAST CALL!)
January 7, 2013: Notification of Acceptance
February 28, 2013: Full Chapter Submission
April 7 2013: Review Results Returned
June 15, 2013: Final Chapter Submission
July 31, 2013: Final Deadline

Editorial Advisory Board Members:
Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Hajo A. Reijers, University TU/e, Holland
Danilo Caivano, University of Bari, Italy
Teresa Baldassarre, University of Bari, Italy
Massimiliano Di Penta, University of Sannio, Italy
Ying Zou, Queen’s University, Canada
W-J van den Heuvel, Tilburg University, Germany
Zhen-gong Cai, School of Computer Science and Technology, China
Bronius Paradauskas, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:
Dr. Ricardo Perez-Castillo
Department of Information Systems and Technologies
Paseo de la Universidad 4, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
Tel.: +34 926 295 300 • Fax: +34 926 295 354

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