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Special Session
Special Session on
Research and Development on Business Process Management
 - RDBPM 2019

17 - 19 September, 2019 - Vienna, Austria

Within the 11th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - IC3K 2019


Nuno Gonçalves
Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal


Business process management (BPM) is a holistic management approach focused on aligning all aspects of an organization with the wants and needs of clients. During the last years we have been facing major transformations on most IT departments and on the used approaches to achieve those transformations. Modelling processes in organizations have several challenges and quite known problems still to be discussed and solved. BPM is key to obtain higher levels of coordination across the organizations and increase efficiency. Nowadays are emerging new modelling languages for business processes and for enterprise architectures in a broader sense. The combination of traditional Business Process Management techniques with "social" tools and technologies tend to facilitate business improvement efforts. BPM has also a Human-centric approach that considers human skills and activities first and uses automated functions to support them. There is also a focus on Process mining that aims to provide techniques and tools for discovering process, control, data, organizational, and social structures from event logs.

Another emergent issue focused in this special session is Robotic Process Automation, an application of technology, governed by business logic and structured inputs, aimed at automating business processes. Using RPA tools, a company can configure software, or a “robot,” to capture and interpret applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital systems. RPA scenarios range from something as simple as generating an automatic response to an email to deploying thousands of bots, each programmed to automate jobs in an ERP system.

This special session provides a forum for researchers and practitioners in all aspects of BPM including theory, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, systems, and empirical findings, attracting innovative contributions from several disciplines such as Computer Science, Management, Services Computing, and Information Technology Management. The main topics addressed include:


  • Business Process Design
  • Business Process Modelling
  • Business Analytics and Process Optimization
  • Business Process Execution and Monitoring
  • Process Tracing and Monitoring
  • Process Performance Measurement
  • Process Mining
  • Adaptive and context-aware processes
  • Process-oriented Software Architectures
  • Process Exception Handling
  • Loosely Structured Business Processes
  • Human-centric BPM
  • Social Business Processes
  • Robotic Processes Automation
It also aims at discussing practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted.


Paper Submission: July 15, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: July 23, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: July 31, 2019


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


IC3K Special Sessions - RDBPM 2019
e-mail: ic3k.secretariat@insticc.org