1st Workshop on Resource Management
in Service-Oriented Computing (RMSOC)
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 and are typically referred to as organizational perspective, e.g., performers, or people accountable for work. Non-human resources involve all other things that are necessary to complete process activities, such as software, or IT-devices. The business-process lifecycle comprises several phases that we summarize as design time, run-time and evaluation time, and resource management is involved in all of them.
Several communities conduct research in the area of resource management in business processes, e.g., in the agents-, or the BPM-research community. Thus, different approaches exist to model organizational structures and to handle the way in which resources are designed, used and analyzed. Until recently, the main research focus in the BPM community has been intra-organizational. However, the emergence of Business-Process-as-a-Service (BPaaS) in cloud computing environments requires managing resources both intra- and inter-organizationally by means of service-oriented computing. Furthermore, as a trend, organizations increasingly outsource (parts of) their business processes and/or crowdsource workforce for activity completion in a distributed way, e.g., by using Mechanical Turk, or Social Compute Units that incorporate humans and IT-services. Consequently, inter-organizational business processes are a trending research domain. The advent of social computing and crowdsourcing solutions can improve current approaches by providing new mechanisms to organize and coordinate collaborative, distributed work. Consequently, new research challenges emerge for resource management throughout all the phases of the business-process lifecycle.
The goal of this workshop is to explore resource management in service-oriented computing both in intra-organizational processes with intensive resource needs, and in inter-organizational collaborations where organizations outsource process activities that involve resource-related requirements for individual, or collaborative work execution. For example, conditions that human resources must meet in order to participate in activity execution, or specific software required for activity completion.
15th August 2014 24th August 2014
Acceptance notification: 10th September 2014
Camera ready: 25th September 2014
Workshop: 3rd November 2014
Authors are invited to submit original, previously unpublished research papers. Papers should be written in English, strictly following Springer LNCS style including all text, references, appendices, and figures. For formatting instructions and templates, see the Springer Web page: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html
Four types of submissions are accepted:
Papers must be submitted in PDF format via the electronic submission system, which is available at: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rmsoc2014
Submitted papers will be evaluated according to their rigor, significance, originality, technical quality and exposition, by at least three 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 procedure of the main ICSOC conference to be found at its website: http://www.icsoc.org/
The workshop will take place on November 3rd, 2014.
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Cognizant Technology Solutions, Bangalore, India