CFP: DDBP 2009: Call for papers

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*** CALL FOR PAPERS
*** Second International Workshop on Dynamic and Declarative Business
*** Processes (DDBP 2009)
***
*** In conjuction with the 13th IEEE International EDOC Conference
*** (EDOC 2009), September 2009, Auckland, New Zealand
***
*** www.leduotang.com/sylvain/ddbp2009
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WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Enterprises face the challenge of rapidly adapting to dynamic business
environments. The traditional approach to process management is only
partially appropriate to this new context, and calls for the advent of
new, dynamic business processes. This new approach attempts to address
specific issues related to flexibility and adaptation: design of
easily
adaptable processes, dynamic handling of unexpected situations,
optimality of adaptations. Central to the field of dynamic business
processes is the notion of requirement, which make dynamic business
process particularly suited to a declarative approach to their
modelling
and design.

The declarative approach to dynamic business processes raises a number
of challenges: extracting declarative specifications from domain
experts, expressing these declarative specifications in an appropriate
language or formalism, as well as designing, monitoring, checking
compliance or dynamically adapting business processes according to a
set
of requirements. Dynamic and declarative business processes have
proved
their use in a wide number of domains, and are expected to impact
existing and future technology choices, business practices and
standardization efforts.

This workshop will be an opportunity for participants to exchange
opinions, advance ideas, and discuss preliminary results on current
topics related to dynamic and declarative business processes. A
particular interest will be taken in bridging theoretical research and
practical issues. To this end, contributions stating open problems,
case
studies, tool presentations, or any other work assessing the practical
significance of dynamic and declarative business processes by means of
concrete examples and situations, will be particularly welcome. Work
in
progress, position papers stating broad avenues of research, and work
on
formal foundations of dynamic and declarative business processes are
also sought-after.

TOPICS

Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to the following.
Works on dynamic (but not declarative) or declarative (but not
dynamic)
business processes are also welcome.

- Dynamic/declarative business process modelling
- Implementation issues for dynamic/declarative processes
- Tools for dynamic/declarative processes
- Real-world use cases of dynamic/declarative business processes
- Business rules and policies
- Rule driven business process engines
- Business + technical requirements for dynamic/declarative processes
- Dynamic/declarative model specification
- Mathematical foundations of dynamic/declarative business processes
- Formal models of dynamic/declarative business processes
- Monitoring of dynamic/declarative business processes
- Validation and model checking of dynamic/declarative business
processes
- Software engineering methods, languages, and standards for dynamic
and
declarative business processes;
- Service-oriented architectures and dynamic/declarative business
processes
- Interoperability for dynamic/declarative business processes
- Semantic Web and ontologies and declarative and dynamic
business processes
- Collaboration and declarative/dynamic business processes

SUBMISSION

The workshop duration is one day. It will comprise presentations of
accepted
papers, tool presentations, and keynotes. This workshop is not a
"mini-conference"; an essential part of the program will be devoted to
a
discussion session. All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least
three
members of the program committee. Two types of papers are solicited:
short
papers (4 pages in the IEEE Computer Society two-column format) and
full papers
(8-10 pages) describing more mature results. Papers must be submitted
as PDF
files using EasyChair.

Authors will be notified about the decision by the program committee
by the 12th
of July 2009. At least one author of each accepted paper must
participate in the
workshop. The papers accepted for the EDOC 2009 Workshops will be
published
after the workshop with an ISBN in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. At
least one
of the authors for each accepted paper should register for the main
conference
in order to present their papers (there will be no workshop-only
registration at
EDOC 2009).

The selected best research papers will be considered for special
issues
in top notch journals. Further details will be announced later.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission: May 31st, 2009
Paper Notification: July 12th, 2009
Camera Ready Copy Due: July 27th, 2009
Workshop: September, 2009 (exact date to be confirmed)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE (under construction)

- Colin Atkinson, Universitat Mannheim, Germany
- Claudio Bartolini, HP Labs Palo Alto, USA
- Thomas Bauer, Daimler AG, Group Research and Advanced Engineering,
Germany
- Andrew Berry, Deontik, Australia
- Kamal Bhattacharya, IBM Watson, USA
- Domenico Bianculli, University of Lugano, Switzerland
- Franck van Breugel, York University, Canada
- Christoph Bussler, Cisco Systems, Inc, USA
- Sanjay Chaudhary, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and
Communication Technology, India
- Xiang Fu, Georgia Southwestern State University, USA
- Karthik Gomadam, Wright State University, USA
- Guido Governatori, University of Queensland, Australia
- Reiko Heckel, University of Leicester, UK
- Jana Koehler, IBM Zurich, Switzerland
- Zoran Milosevic, Deontik, Australia
- Shin Nakajima, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
- Leo Obrst, The MITRE Corporation, USA
- Maja Pesic, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
- Manfred Reichert, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Stefanie Rinderle, Universitat Ulm, Germany
- Florian Rosenberg, Technical University of Vienna, Austria
- Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia
- Biplav Srivastava, IBM India Research Lab
- Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
- Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, The Netherlands

WORKSHOP CHAIRS

- Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University and Simon Fraser University,
Canada
- Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia
- Sylvain Halle, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

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*** Workshop website:
*** www.leduotang.com/sylvain/ddbp2009
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