The Steering Committee of the International Conference on Business Process Management is happy to announce the Best BPM Dissertation Award 2019.

Eligible as candidates are all dissertations that have been officially completed after 01 January 2018. We invite theses from a broad spectrum of topics that relate to BPM. These topics include, but are not limited to:

  • BPM and strategy
  • BPM and innovation
  • BPM and governance
  • BPM methods
  • Process mining
  • Process modelling and analysis
  • BPM and decision management
  • BPM enactment architectures and process execution
  • BPM techniques and algorithms
  • BPM and organizational culture
  • BPM and various stakeholders
  • BPM and organizational routines
  • BPM and IT implementation
  • BPM and process-aware information systems
  • BPM and new types of coordination and collaboration
  • BPM and new technologies

We explicitly embrace any type of research no matter which research methods have been used. This means that dissertations that have been conducted using formal methods, empirical methods or design methods are equally welcome.

The winner will receive the award at the BPM Conference 2019 in Vienna, Austria. The award is connected with a prize of €1,000 and a free registration for the conference. The winner is also offered the option to publish the dissertation thesis in Springer’s LNBIP series.

Nomination and Submission
Candidates are nominated by their primary supervisor using a nomination letter. Each professor is only allowed to nominate one candidate. The candidate is responsible for submitting the nomination material via Easychair (choose new submission and select “BPM Dissertation Award” as Track) including the following documents as a single PDF file:
1. 5-page extended abstract (in Springer’s LNCS format) of the thesis with the title ” (Extended Abstract)”
2. Nomination letter by supervisor (not longer than 2 pages)
3. PhD evaluation report including the reviews of the dissertation
4. CV of the candidate including publication list
5. Full document of the dissertation
We plan to publish all extended abstracts that are relevant to this call as a volume of CEUR online proceedings.

Selection Process
The winner of the award will be determined in two steps. First, a review committee will evaluate the submission material and identify a short list of three candidates. Second, these three candidates will be invited to give a presentation of their work in an online session with the review jury. The jury will then select the winner. The selection process will be directed by the following criteria:

  • Originality and depth of contribution,
  • Methodological soundness,
  • Form and quality of presentation, and
  • Significance for the research field.

Important Dates

  • 5 May 2019: Deadline for submission of thesis
  • 15 June 2019: Notification whether thesis is short listed
  • 2 July 2019 (tentative): Online session with short-listed candidates
  • The Announcement of the winner will be at the BPM Conference in Vienna, Austria

Review Jury

  • Wil van der Aalst, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Akhil Kumar, The Pennsylvania State University, US
  • Manfred Reichert, Ulm University, Germany
  • Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria

Review Committee

  • Boualem Benatallah, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Jörg Desel, Fernuniversität in Hagen, Germany
  • Boudewijn van Dongen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Marco Montalo, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Jan Recker, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Hajo Reijers, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Barbara Weber, University of St. Gallen, Switzerlands