2nd 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 (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. In all of these scenarios, service-oriented computing can play a key role to improve current approaches by providing new mechanisms to organize and coordinate collaborative, distributed work.
The goal of this workshop is to explore resource management in service-oriented computing 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.
July 30, 2015 August 14, 2015 September 14, 2015
August 30, 2015 September 14, 2015
Camera ready: September 30, 2015
Workshop: November 16, 2015
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
The following 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=rmsoc2015
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/