[FM-India] SIMPDA 2013: Third International Symposium on Data-driven Process Discovery and Analysis

Madhavan Mukund madhavan at cmi.ac.in
Tue Apr 2 15:40:59 IST 2013

 From: Fulvio Frati <fulvio.frati at unimi.it>
 To: fmindia at cmi.ac.in
 Date: Tue, 02 Apr 2013 11:18:53 +0200
 Subject: SIMPDA 2013: Third International Symposium on Data-driven Process
  Discovery and Analysis
 [Apologies if you receives multiple copies of this CFP]
		   Third International Symposium on
       Data-driven Process Discovery and  Analysis SIMPDA 2013
                 IFIP Working Groups 2.6 and 2.12/12.4
       In conjunction with the 39th international conference on
		   Very Large Databases (VLDB 2013)
                 Riva del Garda, Trento, Italy, August 30th
 * About SIMPDA
 With the increasing automation of business processes, growing amounts
 of process data become available. This opens new research
 opportunities for business process data analysis, mining and
 modeling. The aim of the IFIP 2.6 - 2.12 International Symposium on
 Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis is to offer a forum where
 researchers from different communities and the industry can share
 their insight in this hot new field.
 This year the symposium will be inserted among the VLDB 2013
 workshops and will feature a number presentations on recent research
 results and competitive PhD seminar. All this in the charming setting
 of Riva del Garda at the north-western corner of Lake Garda, at the
 southern edge of the Italian Alps, near the Dolomites.
 * Call for Papers
 The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and
 Analysis (SIMPDA 2013) offers a unique opportunity to present new
 approaches and research results to researchers and practitioners
 working in business process data modeling, representation and
 privacy-aware analysis.
 The symposium will bring together leading researchers, engineers and
 scientists from around the world. Full papers must not exceed 15
 pages.  Short papers are limited to at most 4 pages. All papers must
 be original contributions, not previously published or under review
 for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in
 English and must follow the LNCS Springer Verlag format. Templates
 can be downloaded from: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html
 Accepted papers will be published in a pre-proceeding volume with an
 ISBN.  The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit
 extended articles to a post-symposium proceedings volume hich will be
 published in the LNBIP series (Lecture Notes in Business Information
 Processing, http://www.springer.com/series/7911), scheduled for early
 2014 (extended papers length will be between 7000 and 9000
 words). Around 10-15 papers will be selected for publication after a
 second round of review.
 * Topics
 - Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
 - Business Process modeling languages, notations and methods
 - Data-aware and data-centric approaches 
 - Variability and configuration of process models
 - Process Mining with Big Data 
 - Process simulation and static analyses
 - Process data query languages
 - Process data mining
 - Privacy-aware process data mining
 - Process metadata and semantic reasoning
 - Process patterns and standards
 - Foundations of business process models
 - Resource management in business process execution
 - Process tracing and monitoring
 - Process change management and evolution
 - Business process lifecycle
 - Case studies and experience reports 
 - Social process discovery
 - Crowdsourced process definition and discovery
 * Workshop Format:
 In accordance to our historical tradition of proposing SIMPDA as a
 symposium, we propose an innovative format for this workshop:
 The number of sessions depend on the number of submissions but, considering
 the previous editions, we envisage to have four sessions, with 4-5 related
 papers assigned to each session. A special session (with a specific review
 process) will be dedicated to discuss research plan from PhD students.
 Papers are pre-circulated to the authors that will be expected to read all
 papers in advance but to avoid exceptional overhead, two are assigned to be
 prepared with particular care,  making ready comments and suggestions. 
 The bulk of the time during each session will be dedicated to open
 conversations about all of the papers in a given session, along with any
 linkages to the papers and discussions within an earlier session. 
 The closing session (30 minutes), will include a panel about open challenges
 during which every participant will be asked to assemble their
 thoughts/project ideas/goals/etc
 that they got out of the workshop.
 * Call for PhD Research Plans
 The SIMPDA PhD Seminar is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the
 world. The goal of the Seminar is to help students with their thesis and
 research plans by providing feedback and general advice on how to use their
 research results.
 Students interested in participating in the Seminar should submit an
 extended abstract describing their research. Submissions can relate to any
 aspect of Process Data: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy
 analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions,
 interaction and design advances, innovative applications, and social
 Research plans should be at most of 4 page long and should be organized
 following the following structure: 
 Abstract: summarizes, in 5 line, the research aims and significance.
 Research Question: defines what will be accomplished by eliciting the
 relevant the research questions.
 Background: defines the background knowledge providing the 5 most relevant
 references (papers or books).
 Significance: explains the relevance of the general topic and of the
 specific contribution.
 Research design and methods: describes and motivates the method adopted
 focusing on: assumptions, solutions, data sources, validation of results,
 limitations of the approach.
 Research stage: describes what the student has done so far.
 * SIMPDA PhD award
 A doctoral award will be given by the SIMPDA PhD Jury to the best research
 plan submitted.
 - Student Scholarships
   An application for a limited number of scholarships aimed at
   students coming from emerging countries has been submitted to IFIP.
   In order to apply, please contact paolo.ceravolo at unimi.it
 * Organizers
 - Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg, Germany
 - Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
 - Philippe Cudré-Mauroux , University of Fribourg, Switzerland
 - Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland
 - Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
 - Tharam Dillon, La Trobe University, Australia
 - Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada
 - Marcello Leida, EBTIC (Etisalat BT Innovation Centre), UAE
 - Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
 - Maurice van Keulen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
 * Important Dates
 - Submission of Full Papers:         June 10th 2013
 - Submission of PhD Research Plans:       June 10th 2013
 - Notification of Acceptance:      July 10th 2013
 - Submission of Camera Ready Papers: August 5th 2013
 * Venue
 The conference will take place in the Conference Center of Riva del Garda:
 More info on: http://www.vldb.org/2013/conference_venue.html

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