Theme and Topics Call for Papers

In business processes, the term resource jointly implies both human and non-human resources. The former are people that take part in the execution of process activities at different levels (e.g. as activity performers or people accountable for work) and are usual referred to as the organizational perspective of business processes. Typically, conditions defined on people’s skills and organizational information constrain the set of human resources that are allowed to participate in process activities. The latter involve all other things that are necessary to complete process activities, such as software or IT devices. Non-human resources can contribute by automating specific actions (e.g. sending an automatic reminder email), by supporting the human performer (e.g. printing a document), or by providing external information required by certain activities (e.g. temperature, humidity or noise information). Consequently, the management of both human and non-human resources is a key part of the business process lifecycle and must be supported in all of its phases (design, modeling, execution, monitoring and analysis).

Several communities conduct research in the area of resource management, e.g. the agent-, the BPM- or the cyberphysical-systems communities. Thus, different approaches exist to model organizational structures and to handle the way in which resources are designed, used and analyzed. Furthermore, new disruptive technologies and business models such as the Internet of Things, Social Compute Units, Crowdsourcing platforms and the emergence of Business-Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS) have created new opportunities and challenges for resource management in both intra- and inter-organizational scenarios throughout all the phases of the business process lifecycle.

The goal of this workshop is to explore resource management in business processes from different perspectives and scenarios, including both intra-organizational processes with intensive resource needs, and inter-organizational collaborations where organizations outsource process activities that involve resource-related requirements for individual or collaborative work execution.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Resource design in business processes
  • Resource modeling in business processes
  • Resource selection and assignment in business processes
  • Resource allocation in business processes
  • Resource analysis in business processes
  • Resource-aware process matching
  • Models, languages and methods for resource management in business processes
  • Risk management, compliance and governance in resource-aware business processes
  • Performance analysis in resource-aware business processes
  • Work-as-a-Service (WaaS)
  • Social computing, human computation and crowdsourcing for distributed work
  • Resource prioritization in business processes
  • Resource planning in business processes

Important Dates

May 26, 2017 (AoE)
June 5, 2017 (AoE)

June 26, 2017
July 03, 2017

Camera Ready:
July 7, 2017

September 11, 2017

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished research papers. Papers must be written in English and strictly following Springer LNBIP style. For formatting instructions and templates, please see the Springer Web page.

Four types of submissions are accepted:

  • Full research papers and experience papers with a maximum length of 12 pages, including references and appendices.
  • Short papers and position papers with a maximum length of 6 pages, including references and appendices.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format via the electronic submission system that is available at:

Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their rigor, significance, originality, technical quality and exposition, by at least three distinct members of an international program committee.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and participate in the workshop. Registration is subject to the terms, conditions and procedures of the main BPM'17 conference to be found at its website. 


Dr. Cristina Cabanillas

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Dr. Manuel Resinas

University of Seville, Spain

Dr. Alex Norta

Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Dr. Nanjangud C. Narendra

Ericsson Research, Bangalore, India

Program Committee (tentative)

Ahmed Awad, Cairo University, Egypt
Fabio Casati, University of Trento, Italy
Florian Daniel, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Joseph Davis, University of Sydney, Australia
Adela del Río Ortega, University of Seville, Spain
Claudio Di Ciccio, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Félix García, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, University of Vienna, Austria
Antonio Ruiz Cortés, University of Seville, Spain
Anderson Santana de Oliveira, SAP, Brazil
Daniel Schall, Siemens AG, Austria
Stefan Schönig, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Stefan Schulte, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Marcos Sepúlveda, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile
Mark Strembeck, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Luis Jesús Ramón Stroppi, National Technological University of Santa Fe, Argentina

Event Location

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
UPC Nord Campus
c/ Jordi Girona, 1-3
08034 Barcelona