To encourage and support researchers from communities related to BPM, we have a pre-submission shepherding program for first-time submitters (none of prospective authors may have ever published at the BPM Conference). The goal is for first-time submitters to receive feedback on the draft of the paper before the actual BPM submission deadline.
This process is intended to be lightweight and include up to two rounds of reviews:
1) A BPM PC member acts as a mentor and gets a draft of the submission, directly from the paper authors, at least four weeks before the BPM submission deadline.
2) The mentor provides the authors with comments on the presentation, structure and positioning of the paper. The mentor and the authors may agree to have a follow up and final round of review.
We would like to note that this feedback round is not aimed at improving the actual research outlined in the paper. Rather it should help improving the presentation of the papers and its positioning with regards to BPM topics of interest and audience.
Marcello La Rosa
BPM 2016 PC Chairs