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Special Sessions

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, Engineering Index (EI) and SCOPUS.


RDBPM 2015Special Session on Research and Development on Business Process Management
Chair(s): Nuno Gonçalves

ISE 2015Special Session on Information Sharing Environments to Foster Cross-Sectorial and Cross-Border Collaboration between Public Authorities
Chair(s): Rauno Pirinen and Fernando Marques

Special Session on Research and Development on Business Process Management - RDBPM 2015


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. During the last years we have been facing major transformations on most IT departments and on the used approaches to achieve those transformations. Modelling processes in organizations have several challenges and quite known problems still to be discussed and solved. BPM is key to obtain higher levels of coordination across the organizations and increase efficiency. Nowadays are emerging new modelling languages for business processes and for enterprise architectures in a broader sense. The combination of traditional Business Process Management techniques with "social" tools and technologies tend to facilitate business improvement efforts. BPM has also a Human-centric approach that considers human skills and activities first and uses automated functions to support them. There is also a focus on Process mining that aims to provide techniques and tools for discovering process, control, data, organizational, and social structures from event logs.

Special Session on Information Sharing Environments to Foster Cross-Sectorial and Cross-Border Collaboration between Public Authorities - ISE 2015


Rauno Pirinen
Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Espoo and The Finnish National Defence University, Santahamina
Fernando Marques
Directorate General for Maritime Policy

The KMIS 2015 special session (ISE): Information Sharing Environments to foster cross-sectorial and cross-border collaboration between public authorities aims the dissemination of the European Union’s Common Information Sharing Environment (EU CISE 2020) initiative and the steps forward along the Maritime CISE roadmap. The work of interest entails the widest possible experimental environments encompassing innovative and collaborative services and processes between European institutions and takes as reference a broad spectrum of factors in the field of European Integrated Services, arising from the European legal framework, as well as from collaborative studies and pilot projects.