*** SIMPDA 2016 ***
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SIXTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DATA-DRIVEN PROCESS DISCOVERY AND ANALYSIS
14-16 DECEMBER, 2016 - GRAZ, AUSTRIA
## 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
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.
The Symposium will feature a number of keynotes illustrating advanced
approaches, shorter presentations on recent research, a competitive PhD
seminar and selected research and industrial demonstrations. This year the
symposium will be held in Graz.
## Call for Papers
The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and
Analysis (SIMPDA 2016) offers a unique opportunity to present new approaches
and research results to researchers and practitioners working in business
process data modelling, 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:
Accepted papers will be published in a pre-proceeding volume of CEUR
workshop series. The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to
submit extended articles to a post-symposium proceedings volume which will
be published in the LNBIP series (Lecture Notes in Business Information
Processing, http://www.springer.com/series/7911), scheduled for late 2017
(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 of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
* Business Process Modeling languages, notations and methods
* Lightweight Process Model
* Data-aware and data-centric approaches
* Process Mining with Big Data
* Variability and configuration of process models
* 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
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 5 page long and should be organised
following the following structure:
* Abstract: summarises, 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
* 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
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 [hidden email]
### CALL for Demonstrations and Posters
Demonstrations showcase innovative technology and applications, allowing for
sharing research work directly with colleagues in a high-visibility setting.
Demonstration proposals should consist of a title, an extended abstract, and
contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 10 pages.
Posters allow the presentation of late-breaking results in an informal,
interactive manner. Poster proposals should consist of a title, an extended
abstract, contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 2
Accepted demonstrations and posters will be presented at the symposium.
Abstracts will appear in the proceedings.
### Important Dates
- Submission of Full Papers: October 4th 2016
- Submission of PhD Research Plans: October 4th 2016
- Notification of Acceptance: November 7th 2016
- Submission of Camera Ready Papers: November 21th 2016
- Post-proceeding submissions: March 30th 2017
## Keynote Speakers
### DATA-DRIVEN PROCESS DISCOVERY: WHAT HAS THE WEB TO OFFER?
*SOFTWARE ENGINEER AT GOOGLE*
*CREATOR OF JSON-LD AND HYDRA*
Even though the vision of paperless offices is still largely an utopia, a
large number of processes have already been digitalised in recent years.
While this shift was traditionally driven by the usage of, e.g., enterprise
resource planning (ERP) or customer relationship management (CRM) systems,
it increasingly moves into more lightweight and less formal contexts.
Increasing smartphone adoption, fast and affordable internet access across
the globe and investments in the Internet of Things, to only name a few
development we currently see, will only accelerate this development.
Thus, challenges like the effective discovery of ad-hoc processes, their
subsequent execution, and the analysis of the resulting artefacts across
systems will need to be addressed. This keynote gives a different
perspective on the aforementioned issues by drawing parallels to promising
approaches that try to tackle similar problems at web-scale.
- Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
- Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria
### ADVISORY BOARD
- Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
- Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria
- Maurice van Keulen, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Philippe Cudré-Mauroux , University of Fribourg, Switzerland
- Robert Meersman, Graz University of Technology, Austria
- Wilfried Grossmann, University of Vienna, Austria
### Program Committee
- AKHIL KUMAR PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, USA
- ANDREA BURATTIN UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA
- BABIGA BIRREGAH UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OF TROYES, FRANCE
- BENOIT DEPAIRE UNIVERSITY OF HASSELT, BELGIUM
- CHINTAN MRIT UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, THE NETHERLANDS
- CHRISTOPHE DEBRUYNE TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, IRELAND
- DETLEF NAUCK BRITISH TELECOM RESEARCH, UK
- EBRAHIM BAGHERI RYERSON UNIVERSITY, CANADA
- EDGAR WEIPPL TU VIENNA, AUSTRIA
- HARIS MOURATIDIS UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
- HELEN BALINSKY HEWLETT-PACKARD LABORATORIES, UK
- JAN MENDLING VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS, AUSTRIA
- JANEZ HRASTNIK AMIS TELECOMMUNICATIONS, SLOVENIA
- JOSEP CARMONA UPC - BARCELONA, SPAIN
- MARCELLO LEIDA TAIGER, SPAIN
- MASSIMILIANO DE LEONI EINDHOVEN TU, NETHERLANDS
- MATTHIAS WEIDLICH IMPERIAL COLLEGE, UK
- MAURICE VAN KEULEN UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE, THE NETHERLANDS
- MEIKO JENSEN RUHR-UNI_VER_SI_TY BO_CHUM, GERMANY
- MOHAMED MOSBAH UNIVERSITY OF BORDEAUX
- PNINA SOFFER UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA, ISRAEL
- ROBERT SINGER FH JOANNEUM, AUSTRIA
- ROLAND RIEKE FRAUNHOFER SIT, GERMANY
- THOMAS VOGELGESANG UNIVERSITY OF OLDENBURG, GERMANY
- WIL VAN DER AALST TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS
- MARK STREMBECK WU VIENNA, AUSTRIA
- MARIA LEITNER AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, AUSTRIA
- THERESIA GSCHWANDTNER VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AUSTRIA
## Historical Information on Previous Editions
SIMPDA was proposed in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 by IFIP WG 2.6 and
2.12/12.4 as the International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery
The symposium had around 30 attendees in 2011 and 20 in 2012. It featured a
number of keynotes illustrating new approaches, shorter presentations on
recent research, and a competitive PhD seminar, together with selected
research and industrial demonstrations. The authors of the accepted papers
have been invited to submit extended articles to a post-symposium
proceedings volume published in the Springer LNBIP series.
Several events and activities arose off these symposia, among the most
notables we have two Dagstuhl seminars:
* Dagstuhl Seminar on Semantic Challenges in Sensor Networks, January 24-29,
* Dagstuhl Seminar on Unleashing Operational Process Mining, November 24-29,
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