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Special sessions are very small and specialized events to be held during the conference as a set of oral and poster presentations that are highly specialized in some particular theme or consisting of the works of some particular international project. The goal of special sessions (minimum 4 papers; maximum 9) is to provide a focused discussion on innovative topics. All accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book, under an ISBN reference, and on digital support. All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). The proceedings are submitted for indexation by Conference Proceedings Citation Index, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Engineering Index (EI).


RDBPM 2012Special Session on Research and Development on Business Process Management
Chair(s): Nuno Gonçalves

Special Session on Research and Development on Business Process Management - RDBPM 2012


Nuno Gonçalves
Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal

Business process management (BPM) is a holistic management approach focused on aligning all aspects of an organization with the wants and needs of clients. 2011 is set to be a year of transformation for most IT departments. BPM and SOA are key to obtain higher levels of coordination across the enterprise and increase efficiency. This special session provides a forum for researchers and practitioners in all aspects of BPM including theory, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, systems, and empirical findings, attracting innovative contributions from several disciplines such as Computer Science, Management, Services Computing, and Information Technology Management. The main topics addressed include Business Process Design, Business Process Modeling, Business Analytics and Process Optimization, Business Process Execution and Monitoring. It also aims at discussing practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted.