Program Highlights
The International Conference on Business Process Management is the biggest of its kind worldwide and takes place in Vienna at the WU Campus in the week of 1-6 September 2019. The conference attracted almost 400 submissions for all its diverse tracks and program components. The highlights are:

  • 6 Keynotes (see below)
  • 4 Tutorials (see below)
  • 1 Panel Discussion
  • 23 Research Talks (see below)
  • 13 Contributions to the BPM Forum (see below)
  • 16 Corporate Case Studies in the Industry Forum (to be announced in late June)
  • 16 Talks in the Blockchain Forum (to be announced in late June)
  • 8 Talks in the Central and Eastern Europe Forum (to be announced in late June)
  • 15 Workshops
  • 50 Workshop Presentations (to be announced in late June)
  • 20 Tool and Prototype Demonstrations (to be announced in July)
  • 15 Talks in the Doctoral Consortium (to be announced in July)
  • 15 International Sponsors

The main conference takes place from TUE 3 Sept – THU 5 Sept 2019, workshops are held on MON 2 Sept 2019 and SUN 1 Sept opens the conference with the doctoral consortium for PhD students.

Besides an excellent program, the conference includes exciting social events including a workshop dinner at the Arkadenhof of the University of Vienna, a Major’s Reception at the Townhall of Vienna, a conference dinner at the Heurigen Fuhrgassl-Huber as well as a Farewell Party on THU evening at Luftburg in the Prater Park.

Early bird registration is still open until 30 June 2019. For details, see here registration. We offer discounts of 100 Euro for graduate students (Bachelor or Master) and members of Gesellschaft für Prozessmanagement.

Six Keynotes by

Four Tutorials by

23 Research Talks subdivided into three tracks: Track I – Foundations

  • Alessandro Artale, Alisa Kovtunova, Marco Montali and Wil van der Aalst:
    Modelling and Reasoning over Declarative Data-Aware Processes with Object-Centric Behavioral Constraints
  • Silvano Colombo Tosatto, Guido Governatori and Nick van Beest:
    Checking Regulatory Compliance: Will We Live to See It?
  • Mahdi Ghasemi and Daniel Amyot:
    Goal-oriented Process Enhancement and Discovery
  • Sara Houhou, Souheib Baarir, Pascal Poizat and Philippe Quéinnec:
    A First-Order Logic Semantics for Communication-Parametric BPMN Collaborations
  • Jan Ladleif, Mathias Weske and Ingo Weber:
    Modeling and Enforcing Blockchain-Based Choreographies
  • Leandro Nahabedian, Victor Braberman, Nicolás D’Ippolito, Jeff Kramer and Sebastian Uchitel:
    Dynamic Reconfiguration of Business Processes
  • Josep Sànchez-Ferreres, Andrea Burattin, Josep Carmona, Marco Montali and Lluís Padró:
    Formal Reasoning on Natural Language Descriptions of Processes
  • Diego Calvanese, Silvio Ghilardi, Alessandro Gianola, Marco Montali and Andrey Rivkin: Formal Modeling and SMT-Based Parameterized Verification of Data-Aware BPMN

Track II – Engineering

  • Adriano Augusto, Marlon Dumas and Marcello La Rosa:
    Metaheuristic Optimization for Automated Process Discovery: Framework and Evaluation
  • Martin Bauer, Han van der Aa and Matthias Weidlich:
    Estimating Process Conformance by Trace Sampling and Result Approximation
  • Xixi Lu, Seyed Amin Tabatabaei, Mark Hoogendoorn and Hajo A. Reijers:
    Trace Clustering on Very Large Event Data in Healthcare using Frequent Sequence Patterns
  • Lluís Padró and Josep Carmona:
    Approximate Computation of Alignments of Business Processes through Relaxation Labelling
  • Alexander Seeliger, Alejandro Sánchez Guinea, Timo Nolle and Max Mühlhäuser: ProcessExplorer:
    Intelligent Process Mining Guidance
  • Ghalia Tello, Gabriele Gianini, Rabeb Mizouni and Ernesto Damiani:
    Machine Learning-Based Framework for Log-Lifting in Business Process Mining Applications
  • Manuel Alejandro Camargo Chávez, Marlon Dumas and Oscar González-Rojas: Learning Accurate LSTM Models of Business Processes

Track III – Management

  • Iris Beerepoot, Inge van de Weerd and Hajo A. Reijers:
    Business Process Improvement Activities: Differences in Organizational Size, Culture, and Resources
  • Jeremy Gibson, Kanika Goel, Janne Barnes and Wasana Bandara:
    Towards a Reference Model for Research Process Management: An Action Design Research effort at an Australian University
  • Christopher Klinkmüller, Richard Müller and Ingo Weber:
    Mining Process Mining Practices: An Exploratory Characterization of Information Needs in Process Analytics
  • Patrick Lohmann and Michael Zur Muehlen:
    Regulatory Instability, Business Process Management Technology, and BPM Skill Configurations
  • Michael Rosemann:
    Trust-aware Process Design
  • Aygun Shafagatova and Amy Van Looy:
    Understanding the Alignment of Employee Appraisals and Rewards with Business Processes.
  • Bastian Wurm, Kanika Goel, Wasana Bandara and Michael Rosemann:
    Design Patterns for Business Process Individualization
  • Christoph Kollwitz and Barbara Dinter: What the Hack? – Towards a Taxonomy of Hackathons

13 BPM Forum Contributions

  • André Zensen and Jochen M. Kuester: A Java-based Framework for Case Management Applications
  • Sander J.J. Leemans, Anja F. Syring and Wil M.P. van der Aalst: Earth Movers’ Stochastic Conformance Checking
  • Tanmayee Narendra, Prerna Agarwal, Monika Gupta and Sampath Dechu: Counterfactual Reasoning for Process Optimization using Structural Causal Models
  • Sven Ihde, Luise Pufahl, Min-Bin Lin, Asvin Goel and Mathias Weske: Optimized Resource Allocations in Business Process Models
  • Inkyu Kim, Brian Pentland, Julie Ryan Wolf, Yunna Xie, Kenneth Frank and Alice Pentland: Effect of Attribute Alignment on Action Sequence Variability: Evidence from Electronic Medical Records
  • Janitha Abeygunasekera, Wasana Bandara, Moe Wynn and Ogan Yigitbasioglu: Process Performance Measurement System Characteristics: An Empirically Validated Framework
  • Moe Wynn, Suriadi Suriadi, Rebekah Eden, Erik Poppe, Anastasiia Pika, Robert Andrews and Arthur Ter Hofstede: Grounding Process Data Analytics in Domain Knowledge: A Mixed-method Approach to Identifying Best Practice
  • Yevgen Bogodistov, Jürgen Moormann and Rainer Sibbel: From Openness-to-Change to Patients’ Satisfaction: A Business Process Management Approach
  • Laura Genga, Chiara Di Francescomarino, Chiara Ghidini and Nicola Zannone: Predicting critical behaviors in business process executions: when evidence counts
  • Carl Corea and Patrick Delfmann: Quasi-Inconsistency in Declarative Process Models
  • Simon Voorberg, Rik Eshuis, Willem van Jaarsveld and Geert-Jan van Houtum: Decision Support for Declarative Artifact-Centric Processes
  • Ana Ivanchikj and Cesare Pautasso: Sketching Process Models by Mining Participant Stories
  • Antonio Bosco, Adriano Augusto, Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa and Giancarlo Fortino: Discovering Automatable Routines From User Interaction Logs

15 Workshops

Welcome to BPM 2019 in Vienna!

Being located at the heart of Europe, Vienna has scored the highest liveability index in 2018 according to the survey. Vienna brings together the past and the future, the West and the East. Being abundant of historic sights and culture, Vienna is the economic and political center of Austria.

Vienna hosts nine federal universities as well as several private universities and universities of applied sciences, making Vienna the place to be for around 200.000 students. Two Viennese universities have joined forces to offer a great venue and program for BPM 2019, the University of Economics and Business where the BPM 2019 will be held at and the University of Vienna, one of the oldest and biggest university in Europe. The venue is rich of exciting architecture offering conference facilities of the highest modern standards. Everything is connected in Vienna. Having one of the best public transport systems at low costs, it is very easy to get around in Vienna.

BPM 2019 will continue the track system successfully implemented in BPM 2018. On top of exciting workshops, BPM 2019 will feature the 1st International Blockchain Forum and the 1st Central and Eastern European Forum, the latter celebrating Vienna’s vicinity to its Eastern European neighbors. Moreover, the tradition of BPM Forum, Demos, and Industry Forum will be followed. Together with the keynotes and the research track, BPM 2019 will offer a rich, diverse, and exciting program.

At night BPM 2019 wants to take its participants around Vienna through several social events. Enjoy a mild September night under the beautiful arcades of the historic main building of the University of Vienna, marvel at the stunning architecture of the Vienna city hall, and enjoy a glass or two of fresh Viennese wine at a typical Viennese “Heuriger”.

We are very much looking forward to your contributions and your visit here in Vienna!

Jan Mendling and Stefanie Rinderle-Ma
(BPM 2019 General Chairs)