The annual BPM conference is the leading forum for researchers, practitioners, engineers, and users in the field of Business Process Management (BPM) to explore, exchange and enhance the knowledge on BPM. The conference covers all aspects of BPM research and practice, including theory, applications, management, and technology of BPM, and engages the most renowned representatives of the BPM community worldwide in talks, tutorials, and scientific discussions.

The BPM 2016 conference, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 18 – 22 September 2016, is seeking original proposals for tutorials and panels, which will complement the conference program. The tutorials will provide conference delegates with the opportunity to obtain an in–depth introduction to specific methods, techniques or tools in the BPM field. We particularly encourage tutorial submissions on emerging aspects of BPM or topics that expand the horizon of the conference. Panels, in turn, are open conversations where thought leaders discuss controversial topics or trends in BPM. Tutorials and panels are intended to be highly interactive, encouraging the audience to pose questions and comment on the contents. Tutorials may last either 1.5 or 3 hours, whereas a panel is planned for up to 1.5 hours.

Proposals for tutorials should include the following information:

  •     • title,
  •     • abstract and outline (1-2 pages),
  •     • intended audience,
  •     • short bio of the presenters, and
  •     • intended duration (1.5 or 3 hours).

Proposals for panels should include the following information:

  •     • title,
  •     • abstract, emphasizing the controversial issues to be discussed (up to 1 page),
  •     • short bio of the moderator, and
  •     • list of potential panelists.

Tutorial and panel proposals should be submitted in electronic form (as PDF file) via e-mail to the tutorial and panel chairs (see below).

Key Dates

Deadline for submissions:          31 May 2016
Notification of acceptance:        20 June 2016
Tutorials and panels:             19–22 September 2016

Tutorial and Panel Chairs

Lucineia Heloisa Thom, University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany