The BPM 2019 Demo Track is intended to showcase innovative Business Process Management (BPM) tools and applications that may originate either from research initiatives or from industry. The Demonstration Track will provide an opportunity to present and discuss emerging technologies with researchers and practitioners in the BPM field.
For the inclusion in the demonstration tracks, tools will be evaluated on the basis of relevance to the BPM community as well as on novelty and innovativeness. Previously demonstrated tools are also welcome if there is clear evidence of the value added to the previous version of the tool, such as new tool features and/or its adaptation and use for new practical applications. The tools will also be evaluated on their maturity, complexity and robustness, such as the list of features, supported use cases, number and types of users. In order for reviewers to assess the maturity and robustness, the tools need to be available for testing. If the tool requires a license, this needs to be provided to the reviewers, at least limited to the reviewing period. The procedure to obtain the license must not disclose the identity of the reviewers.
The tool submission needs to be accompanied by a demo paper discussing the relevance, novelty, innovativeness and maturity of the tool.
Demo papers must be no longer than 5 pages in PDF format and must adhere to Springer’s LNCS submission formatting guidelines (for instructions and style sheets see https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines). They should contain at least the following parts:
- Title, authors and affiliations;
- An abstract;
- An introduction section, which, among others, should highlight the significance of the tool to the BPM field;
- A section discussing the innovations of the tool to the BPM community and its main features;
- A section describing the maturity of the tool. For this section, one could provide a brief description of case studies performed using the tool, provide scalability data or pointers indicating where readers can find more information about these case studies;
- A link to a video that screencasts and demonstrates the tool, preferably including voice, which must not be longer than 4 minutes;
- A tutorial document that focuses on one specific use case of the tool which is presented in a step-by-step approach (e.g., mine a Petri net from an event log, simulate a model, verify a set of business constraints, etc.).
- A link to a Web page where to download or use the tool. If the tool requires a license, a paper’s appendix should describe how to obtain a (temporary) license. The procedure to obtain the license must not disclose the identity of the reviewers. The appendix will not be included in the final version for the proceedings, if the demo is accepted.
Submission and Review Process
Demo papers should be submitted through the BPM 2019 submission system hosted by EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bpm2019. The submission system is shared with the main conference. Once logged in, authors should select the Demonstration Track as option to submit.
All demo submissions will be reviewed by the demo reviewing committee. The reviewing committee will also vote on the best demo to be granted the BPM 2018 Best Demo Award.
Accepted demo papers will be published as online CEUR proceedings. Also, it is foreseen that each accepted paper gets its own Web page, which will become part of the BPM 2019 Web page. For this, the authors of accepted papers have to provide information about the demo in a pre-defined format.
Each tool/application will be presented plenary using one or two-minute teasers informing the audience about the available demos. The actual demonstrations will then be held in a dedicated slot with all tools/applications being shown in parallel. The dedicated slot will be divided into blocks of 15 minutes. At the end of each block, the audience is expected to move from one demo to another and the presenters will start over a new demonstration session of their respective tools. Physical presence of at least one presenter per demo is mandatory. Each demo will be provided with a station in the demo venue.
- Paper submission: 14 June 2019
- Notification: 1 July 2019
- Camera-ready paper submission: 12 July 2019
- Benoît Depaire, Hasselt University, Belgium
- Johannes De Smedt, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland
- Stefan Schulte, TU Wien, Austria