BPM 2016 is the 14th conference in a series that provides the most distinguished and specialized forum for researchers and practitioners in Business Process Management (BPM). The conference has a record of attracting innovative research of the highest quality related to all aspects of BPM, including theories, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, and empirical findings. In 2016, the conference will take place for the first time in South America, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

BPM 2016 is soliciting proposals for one-day or half-day workshops to be held as a preamble to 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 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 general 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. 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.

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);
  • • 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 may be submitted as a PDF document to bpm2016ws@lists.ut.ee by the deadline indicated below. Any inquiries and requests for additional information about the organization of workshops should be sent to this e-mail address

Key Dates

Deadline for submitting workshop proposals: 4 December, 2015
Notification of proposal acceptance, rejection, or invitation to negotiation: 18 December, 2015
Workshop papers submission deadline: 27 May, 2016  6 June, 2016
Workshop papers notification deadline: 27 June, 2016  4 July, 2016
Workshop camera-ready papers deadline: 18 July, 2016  25 July, 2016
Workshops: 19 September, 2016

General Workshop Chairs

Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia
Marcelo Fantinato, University of São Paulo, Brazil