BPMEdu2018: Bpm Education Symposium 2018
Sydney, Australia, September 10, 2018 (TBC)
Affiliated with Business Process Management (BPM) 2018
Symposium website: http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~hpaik/bpmedu2018/
Abstract registration deadline: May 25, 2018 Submission deadline: June 1,
Call for BPM Education Symposium Papers
As organizations continue to focus on improving and managing business
processes, the ability to acquire and/or cultivate the appropriate skilled
workforce is one of the key challenges. While business process management
(BPM) was once defined in terms of tools and technologies, it is nowadays
emerging as a discipline encompassing a broad spectrum of knowledge, skills,
and abilities. BPM endeavours of modern organizations have gone beyond the
automation of processes to encompass strategic, technical, and people
requirements and issues that must be planned, managed, and evaluated. Many
organizations have assigned the process transformation leadership to
existing business analysts who find they require additional training and
education. In addition research is discovering that successful and
sustainable BPM deployment involves the ability to create value through
effectively managing, orchestrating, communicating and transforming business
processes across the organization. These !
efforts require a plethora of skills and abilities that many organizations
find lacking in their current employees and difficult to find in prospective
employees. This deficiency has given rise to an interest in and a need for a
BPM training curriculum that adequately prepares the business process
professional. Consequently, there has been a rise in offerings from both
professional training organizations and universities.
Many education programs in the discipline embrace topics from broader areas
such as Service Oriented Design and Service Architectures, Workflow Systems,
Business Intelligence, Enterprise Application Integrations. As BPM continues
to evolve as a discipline, there is a need to study the current state of BPM
education and how the outcomes addresses the BPM capabilities needed in
practice. A deeper appreciation on how process centric concepts are
understood and consumed by diverse learner groups is needed to design
well-grounded and applicable BPM curricula. The sharing and dissemination of
innovative BPM education/ training approaches (and material) that has proven
to work would help the BPM education agenda.
A research dialog between the academy and practice should lead to informed
recommendations for appropriate learning material, training experiences,
curriculum development and course deployments for an expanding BPM
discipline. It would also be timely for such a dialog to examine how the
rapidly emerging technology areas (e.g., big data analytics, IoT
applications, micro services and API management) should inform the future of
BPM education. A discussion on challenges and opportunities to utilise the
online teaching environments and platforms (e.g., MOOC offerings) on BPM
education would be a valuable contribution as well.
This track invites papers that examine effective education and training
methods for developing the BPM professional. The intent is to share and
develop relevant knowledge and to promote fresh ideas for the integration of
the broad spectrum of BPM dimensions into training and education courses
General questions and topics for the track include:
* What is the current state of BPM education in universities and/or
professional education organizations?
* What courses and content of those courses are effective at developing BPM
* What methods of education/training deployment help BPM professionals
understand the holistic nature of end-to-end process-centric organizations?
* Is there a need for professional certification programs in BPM?
* What types of skills and abilities are needed for successful and
sustainable BPM deployments? How can these be developed and cultivated?
* Are there new topics that are becoming relevant to BPM education?
* Best practice teaching methods or approaches on BPM (and related
We also would like to invite submissions that share innovative teaching
methods, BPM teaching cases, and new curriculum developments in the related
Dr. Wasana Bandara, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Dr.
Helen Paik, University of New South Wales, Australia (Corresponding
Organiser) Prof. Dr. Cesare Pautasso, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Program Committee Members (To be completed):
Boualem Benatallah, University of New South Wales, Australia
Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
Fabio Casati, University of Trento, Italy
Florian Daniel, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Marcello La Rosa, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Olivera Marjanovic, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
The following dates are not final yet, but good indicators.
Deadline for abstract submissions (optional): 25 May 2018 Deadline for shop
paper submissions: 01 June 2018 Notification of acceptance: 26 June 2017
Camera-ready version workshop papers: 13 July 2018 Symposium Day: 10
September 2018 (TBC)
Please refer to the conference Web site for the latest updates.