Goal & Topics

While practitioners are trying to overcome the restrictions of workflow thinking, the research on the topic is somewhat lagging. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss theoretical and practical problems and solutions in the area of non-workflow based approaches to BPM in general, and ACM (as a leading movement) in particular. This workshop is aimed to promote new, non-traditional ways of modelling and controlling business processes, the ones that promote and facilitate collaboration and creativity in the frame of business processes.

We strongly encourage the submissions reporting a synergy of innovative research and best practices in the area of ACM and other non-workflow approaches to BPM, including state-oriented BPM, human-centric BPM, data-centric BPM, artifact-centric BPM, knowledge-driven BPM, etc. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  1. Analysis of situations where workflow-based systems do not fit; reports on real-life cases where it has been revealed
  2. Characteristics and application area for Adaptive Case Management
  3. Theoretical views on business processes not based on the workflow that can serve as a scientific basis for ACM, and other non-workflow software systems/services that help process participants to run their processes
  4. Comparative analysis of tools and applications that support ACM
  5. Process mining and process analysis in ACM
  6. Knowledge management for ACM
  7. Intelligent systems for knowledge worker support
  8. Process management based on cooperation
  9. Non-prescriptive process specifications (e.g. constraint-based, declarative, etc.)
  10. Non-workflow paradigms and process modeling methodologies
  11. Comparison ACM vs. BPM/workflow, e.g. Supporting vs. Controlling
  12. Empirical studies of Case Management Processes
  13. Level of automation achievable in ACM that does not convert ACM into workflow
  14. Process improvement for Case Management Processes
  15. Teaching Case and Adaptive Case Management