The objective of this CEE Forum is to provide a discussion platform for BPM academics from Central and Eastern Europe to disseminate their research, compare results and share experiences. This first-time proposed CEE Forum is an opportunity for both novice and established BPM researchers who have not yet had the chance to attend the International Business Process Management Conference to get to know each other, initiate research projects and join the international BPM community.

BPM research in the context of CEE countries opens up endless opportunities for the development of both the theory and practice of BPM. BPM applications in CEE countries can face numerous unique challenges from differences in business processes and culture resulting from their respective business environment, legal regulation, differences in digital literacy, and more. Organizations from CEE countries sometimes follow practices and models conceived and tested in highly developed countries, but are also obliged to use their own experience and understanding of their local business environment. In this area, research on BPM is still needed to better document, implement and improve operational business processes in the context of an organization and environment, its culture and country. A better understanding of BPM in the CEE region would enable practitioners to avoid the issues faced by these countries in the process of BPM adoption and be a valuable contribution to the field of BPM.

Therefore, the CEE Forum invites academics researching BPM in CEE countries to submit their work in the anticipation that it will ignite discussion and collaboration aimed at the development of BPM theories and practices focused on issues important to CEE countries. The CEE Forum is open to all methodological approaches and contributions.

We invite to participate in CEE Forum in topics that may relate (but do not exhaust) to the following areas:

  • BPM in the context of culture and country
  • BPM in the context of international collaboration
  • BPM in the context of inter-organizational collaboration
  • BPM within organizational boundaries
  • BPM in the private-versus-public sector
  • BPM in the era of digital transformation and innovation
  • BPM and ICT relationships
  • Engineering and implementation of business processes
  • BPM for increased effectiveness and efficiency
  • Design and innovation of business processes
  • Business processes and analytics

How to contribute and participate
If you are interested in presenting at the BPM CEE Forum, please submit your original research paper or a short paper in the case of research in progress. Papers must be formatted according to Springer’s LNBIP formatting guidelines:
The length of full papers is 15 pages and for short papers 4 pages. Please use this link to submit and select “Central and Eastern Europe Forum”.

At least one author of each accepted papers must register for the conference and present the paper. Accepted papers will be published in a LNBIP Volume of Springer.

Key Dates

  • Paper submission: 31 May 2019
  • Notification: 28 June 2019
  • Camera-ready paper submission: 12 July 2019

CEE Forum Program Chairs

  • Renata Gabryelczyk (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Tomislav Hernaus (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Mojca Indihar Štemberger (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Andrea Kő (Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary)

CEE Forum Program Committee

  • Agnieszka Bitkowska, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Vesna Bosilj-Vukšić, University of Zagreb
  • Maja Cukusic, University of Split
  • György Drótos, Corvinus University of Budapest
  • Jure Erjavec, University of Ljubljana
  • Andras Gabor, Corvinus University of Budapest
  • Constantin Houy, University of Saarland
  • Tomaz Kern, University of Maribor
  • Marite Kirikova, Riga Technical University
  • Krzysztof Kluza, AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Michal Krčál, Masaryk University
  • Anton Manfreda, University of Ljubljana
  • Ivan Matic, University of Split
  • Jan Mendling, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
  • Andrzej Niesler, Wrocław University of Economics
  • Igor Pihir, University of Zagreb
  • Amila Pilav-Velic, University of Sarajevo
  • Gregor Polančič, University of Maribor
  • Natalia Potoczek, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Dragana Stojanović, University of Belgrade
  • Peter Trkman, University of Ljubljana