Call for Contributions to the Doctoral Consortium at the 14th International Conference on Business Process Management-BPM2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PhD students working in the area of Business Process Management (BPM) are invited to submit their proposals for participation in a Doctoral Consortium, which will be held on Sunday, 18 September, 2016, in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2016) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:

  • • To provide valuable feedback on students’ research methods and plans
  • • To provide helpful guidance on students’ research directions and topics
  • • To promote the development of a community of scholars that will help students in their future careers
  • • To provide students with opportunities to meet and interact with experienced researchers in the area of BPM

The PhD candidates of the accepted proposals are expected to present their research at the Doctoral Consortium. We welcome submissions representing a broad spectrum of research topics related to BPM. Participants will benefit from the advice of senior researchers in the field and from the interaction with peers being at a similar stage of their careers.

PhD students interested in engaging in detailed discussions on their research at the Doctoral Consortium are invited to submit an extended abstract, which describes their thesis work and in particular provides clear discussions on:

  • • The research problem being addressed
  • • The research methodology and techniques being applied
  • • The solution being proposed and its validity
  • • The relation of the work to the state of the art in BPM research

The extended abstract should be discussed with the respective PhD supervisor before submission. It should be written in English using 11pt font and 1.5 line space in maximum 4 (A4) pages. It should be submitted (as a single PDF file) by midnight (EST) by June 13, 2016, via the BPM 2016 Doctoral Consortium EasyChair Submission Website:

Review Process
Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium Jury. The review of the reported research work in each proposal will take into account its originality, its potential for advancing the BPM field, and whether the work is at a stage where the PhD candidate can benefit from participating in the consortium. Rejected submissions will receive written feedback. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained throughout the review process.

Authors will be notified of the result of their submission by July 11, 2016. Accepted doctoral candidates will receive instructions on how to submit a camera-ready copy of their proposal, and will receive information on the preparation of the presentation and poster (see “At the Conference” next).

Acceptance to the Doctoral Consortium is an honour. In turn, accepted candidates are expected to fully commit themselves to the success of the consortium by being open to new ideas and suggestions and providing ideas and suggestions to other participants. All accepted contributions will circulate among the participants about one week before the consortium.

At the Conference
Accepted submissions will be presented at the Doctoral Consortium, which is a venue open only to participants. All participants are expected to attend every session of the consortium. Each student will present his or her work to the group. The presentation should not take place on the basis of a prepared slide set. Instead, a white board will be available to the student for the sake of clarifying one’s ideas. The schedule will provide presenters with substantial time for discussions and questions by participating researchers and other students.

Important Dates
Extended abstract submission: June 13, 2016
Notification of acceptance: July 11, 2016 July 20 2016
Camera-ready copy: August 1, 2016

Doctoral Consortium Co-Chairs
Fernanda A. Baião, UNIRIO, Brazil

Hajo A. Reijers, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Doctoral Consortium Jury

  • • Avigdor Gal, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • • Selmin Nurcan, University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne

Prof. Avigdor Gal

Associate Professor Avigdor Gal of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management at the Technion is a Technion graduate and an expert on information systems. His research focuses on effective methods of integrating data from multiple and diverse sources, which affect the way businesses and consumers seek information over the Internet. His current work zeroes in on schema matching — the task of providing communication between databases, and connecting such communication to real-world concepts. Another line of research involves the identification of complex events such as flu epidemics, biological attacks, and breaches in computer security, and its application to disaster and crisis management. He has applied his research to European and American projects in government, eHealth, and the integration of business documents. Prof. Gal has published more than 100 papers in leading professional journals, conferences, and books. He authored the book Uncertain schema Matching in 2011.

Prof. Selmin Nurcan

Selmin Nurcan is an Associate Professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and a senior researcher at the ‘Centre de Recherche en Informatique’ (CRI). She has a Ph.D, a habilitation, and an engineering degree in Computer Science. Her research interests include enterprise computing, business process engineering/management, change modeling, information systems engineering, business/IS alignment, IS governance, CSCW, and more recently service orientation in enterprise engineering. She has actively participated in research projects in collaboration with the industry. She is author or co-author of 150 research productions. Selmin is co-organizer of the BPMDS series at CAISE since 2007, co-founder and co-organizer of the BPMS2 workshop series at BPM since 2008, co-founder and co-organizer of the SoEA4EE workshop series at EDOC since 2009, and a member of IFIP WG 8.1. She is acting as a program committee member of a number of international conferences and workshops. She chaired the CAISE Forum in 2011 and 2014, co-chaired the RCIS’2013 Program Committee and is currently co-chairing the CAISE’2015 Doctoral Consortium. She is serving on the editorial board of several international journals such us International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design, International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, Requirements Engineering Journal, Journal of Innovation and Learning, e-journal on Advances in Enterprise Systems.