The 2nd International Workshop on Collaborative Business Processes (CBP 2008) is to be held in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2008), 1-4 September 2008, Milan, Italy.

The preliminary program is available.

The list of accepted papers is released.

Note, we have two rounds of camera-ready submissions.

Strict deadline for camera-ready papers      6 July
This is for the informal proceeding, which is to be distributed on site.

Early bird registration     5 July
At least one author should register for the workshop.

A post-conference proceeding, to be published by Springer LNBIP, will require the final camera-ready version, together with the source files, copyright forms, etc.

Tentative deadline for post-conference proceeding papers 23 September

The workshop registration rate is released.

BPM 2008 Fees Schedule

Early registration deadline: 5 July
Regular registration deadline: 21 August
Fees are in Euro
  • Workshop: Early 200, Regular 250, On site 275
  • Workshop Student (id required): Early 75, Regular 100
  • Conference + Workshop: Early 500, Regular 700
  • Conference + Workshop Student (id required): Early 200, Regular 300

Please check BPM'08 web site for detailed information.

Submission site is open now!

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Aims and Scope

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Recently, organisations have been undergoing a thorough transformation towards highly flexible and agile collaborations. The business processes of different organisations are required to be integrated seamlessly, while the constructed business process network dynamically evolves to adapt to the continuously changing business conditions. On the way to fully support such flexible collaborations, issues such as privacy and security, reliability and flexibility, scalability and agility, process validation, QoS guarantees, etc., place challenges in front. Therefore, more academic research, facilitating infrastructure, protocols and standards are being expected to shift current business process management for supporting collaborative business processes.

The 1st CBP workshop was successfully held in Brisbane, Australia, last year, followed by a special issue on collaborative business processes, in Information System Frontiers. With these, the 2nd CBP workshop continues to stimulate the exchange of ideas and experiences of researchers, practitioners, and engineers working in the area of collaborative business process management.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer as a volume in their series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. The best paper of CBP 2008 will be invited to a special issue of the "Software Process Improvement and Practice" Journal.

Suggested Topics

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The workshop will cover the scope of research relevant to collaborative business processes, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Contracting for business collaboration
  • Process discovery in business collaboration
  • Process composition in business collaboration
  • Service matching in business collaboration
  • Change management in business collaboration
  • Process evolvement in business collaboration
  • Process migration in business collaboration
  • Privacy and confidentiality management in business collaboration
  • Process continuity in business collaboration
  • Autonomy in business collaboration
  • Authorisation management in business collaboration
  • Collaborative business process modelling
  • Verification and validation of collaborative business process models
  • Performance assessment on collaborative business processes
  • Monitoring and tracking over collaborative business processes
  • Architectures and infrastructures for collaborative business processes
  • Protocols for collaborative business processes
  • Choreography and orchestration in collaborative business processes
  • Collaborative business processes in service oriented computing environments, such as Web service, Grid, P2P, etc.
  • Collaborative business process applications, such as supply chain and virtual organisation alliance
  • Studies on business process management or service oriented architecture (e.g. current difficulties, unsolved issues, etc. )
  • Case studies on business process management or service oriented architecture
  • Other facilitating technologies for or experiences with business process management or service oriented architecture


Submission Guidelines

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All contributions will be reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical quality and relevance to workshop themes. Papers must be no more than 12 pages and should be formatted in LNBIP format (see for details). Submitted papers must be written in English and clearly state the contribution.

All accepted workshop papers will appear in the proceeding together with other BPM workshops published by the Springer a couple of months after the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper must register for the workshop through BPM 2008 conference web site.

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Important Dates

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  • Deadline for workshop paper submissions:     25 May 2008               

  • Notification of acceptance:                                 27 June 2008

  • Camera-ready papers deadline:                        6 July 2008

  • Workshops:                                                          1 September 2008

  • Post-proceeding version of the paper               23 September 2008



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Program Committee

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  • Nam Wook Cho, Seoul National University of Technology, Korea
  • Peter Dadam, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Maya Daneva, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Asuman Dogac, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Jaap Gordijn, Free University, The Netherlands
  • Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Yanan Hao, Victoria University, Australia
  • Igor Hawryszkiewycz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Patrick C. K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  • Marta Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Marek Kowalkiewicz, SAP Research, Australia
  • Ruopeng Lu, SAP Research, Australia
  • Massimo Mecella, UniversitÓ di Roma, Italy
  • Hamid R Motahari Nezhad, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Helen Paik, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Hajo Reijers, Technische University Einddhoven, The Netherlands
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Cynthia Ruppel, Nova Southeastern University, USA
  • Shazia Sadiq, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Jiacun Wang, Monmouth University, USA
  • Minhong Wang, University of Hong Kong, China
  • Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Mathias Weske, Posdam University, Germany
  • Jian Yang, Macquarie University, Australia

( updated on 27/07/2008, by Xiaohui )