21st International Conference on Business Process Management

Call for Workshops

BPM 2023 is the 21st conference in a series that provides the most prestigious forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of 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. BPM 2023 will take place in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

BPM 2023 is soliciting proposals for one-day or half-day workshops to be held before the main conference. Workshops facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences among active researchers and trigger in-depth discussions of technical, application, and novel perspectives in line with the conference topics. For the BPM 2023 workshops, highlighting themes regarding BPM in challenging business environments would be of great interest and provide refreshing views on the discipline.

If you aim to prepare a workshop proposal for BPM 2023, please consider that a typical BPM workshop is expected to attract around 20 participants and about 10 submissions. 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. In this regard, workshop proposals covering broad topics that expand the scope of topics and paradigms traditionally represented at the BPM conference series are encouraged.

This year, we aim at enforcing an increased interaction level in all BPM workshops. Therefore, we will require that every workshop includes at least one session dedicated to a creative format, e.g., a panel, a forum to connect practitioners and researchers, a research experiment, a brainstorming or co-creation session, a manifesto or paper writing session, or a session with lightning talks based on research-in-progress papers (kept outside of the official proceedings). In this way, we envision that the workshop proposers can integrate mechanisms in their workshop to stimulate discussion and interaction beyond what is possible in a plenary conference session.

Proposals that meet the aforementioned criteria will be evaluated by the general workshop chairs, with the target to accept between 6 to 8 workshops covering a broad spectrum of the BPM research discipline. In the case of very similar workshop proposals, we might enter a negotiation phase where we might ask the organizers to merge into a single workshop.

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).
  • The rationale that supports the claim to attract more than 10 submissions.
  • A brief biography of each workshop organizer.
  • The activities envisioned to stimulate submissions to the workshop.
  • The plan for the required interactive session.
  • The tentative PC and call for papers.

Proposals must be submitted as a PDF file to bpmworkshops2023@gmail.com. Any inquiries and requests for further information about the organization of workshops should be sent to this email address, too.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submitting workshop proposals: December 5, 2022
  • Notification of proposal acceptance, rejection, or invitation to negotiation: December 16, 2022
  • Workshop papers submission: June 10, 2023 – Update
  • Workshop papers notification: June 30, 2023
  • Workshop camera-ready papers: July 14, 2023

General Workshop Chairs

Jochen De Weerdt (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Luise Pufahl (TU Berlin, Germany)