[Om-announce] Deadline Approaching: SIMPDA 2012 - 2nd International Symposium on Data-driven Process Discovery and Analysis

Fulvio Frati fulvio.frati at unimi.it
Sat Apr 28 15:48:47 CEST 2012

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-- Second International Symposium on Data-driven Process Discovery and
Analysis --

********************************** SIMPDA 2012

                    IFIP Working Groups 2.6 and 2.12/12.4

                18 -20 June, 2012 - Campione d’Italia, Italy


--WWW----WWW----WWW--   http://sesar.dti.unimi.it/SIMPDA2012/


>> 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.

The symposium will feature a number of keynotes illustrating new approaches,
shorter presentations on recent research, a  competitive PhD seminar, and
selected research and industrial demonstrations. All this in the charming
setting of Campione d’Italia, the Italian enclave surrounded by Swiss
territory, on the shores of Lake Lugano.


SIMPDA 2012 is jointly conducted with IEEE DEST-CEE 2012 (IEE International
Conference on Digital Ecosystem Technologies and Complex Environment
Engineering http://sesar.dti.unimi.it/DEST2012/). 

This acknowledges the key role of business process data modeling,
representation and privacy-aware analysis for Digital Ecosystems.


>> Important Dates       

Submission of Full Papers:                          15 April 2012 extended
30 April 2012

Submission of PhD Research Plans:        15 April 2012 extended 30 April

Notification of Acceptance:                       25 May 2012 

Submission of Camera Ready Papers:   05 June 2012 


>> Call for Papers

SIMPDA 2012 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. 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. 

Accepted papers will be published in a pre-proceedings volume with an ISBN.
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 2012.


>> Keynote Speakers

Marlon Dumas   - University of Tartu

Title: On the Convergence of Data and Process Engineering

Ronal Maier   - University of Innsbruck

Title: What happened to my idea? Process analysis for collaboration and
knowledge maturing

Jan Mendling   - Vienna University of Economics

Title: Implications from Empirical Research for Business Process Modeling

Manfred Hauswirth   - National University of Ireland

Title: Linking the real world


>> 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 implications. 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 recognized by the SIMPDA PhD Jury for the best
research plan submitted.



Tutored research activities

Interested PhD students can apply to carry out pre-symposium tutored
research activities. Such activities provide a unique way to identify
research questions and will culminate with presentations to be given at the


In order to apply, please contact paolo.ceravolo at unimi.it


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


>> 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 2 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 pages. Accepted
demonstrations and posters will be presented at the symposium. Abstracts
will appear in the proceedings.





Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Philippe Coudre-Mauroux,  University of Fribourg, Switzerland  

Dragan Gasevic, Athabasca University, Canada 



Tharam Dillon, DEBII, Curtin University, Australia

Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano

Moataz A. Ahmed, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia

Elizabeth Chang, DEBII, Curtin University, Australia

Erich Neuhold, University of Vienna, Austria

Karl Aberer, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland



Elizabeth Chang, DEBII, Curtin University, Australia 

Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria


Matthew Smith, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany 



Gregorio Piccoli, Zucchetti spa, Italy 

Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy 

Farookh Hussain, Curtin University, Perth, Australia 



Fulvio Frati, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy 




Campione d'Italia is a town of about 2300 inhabitants set on the
southeastern shore of Lake Lugano on a narrow strip of Italian land
surrounded by Switzerland that boasts remarkable historical and artistic
traditions. Campione d'Italia, is one of five European exclaves. All
conference activities will take place in the Municipal Casino of Campione. 


More info on: sesar.dti.unimi.it/SIMPDA2012    www.campioneitalia.com


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