Call for Workshops (closed)

Please download the Call for Workshop Proposals as PDF here

BPM 2022 is the 20th conference in a series that provides the most prestigious forum for researchers and practitioners in the field of Business Process Management (BPM). The conference has a record of attracting innovative research of highest quality related to all aspects of BPM, including theories, frameworks, methods, techniques, architectures, and empirical findings. BPM 2022 will take place in Münster, Germany.

BPM 2022 is soliciting proposals for one-day or half-day workshops to be held before the main conference. Workshops facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences among active researchers and trigger in-depth discussion of technical, application and novel perspectives in line with the conference topics. For the BPM 2022 workshops, highlighting themes regarding business processes and services analysis and design would be of great interest and provide refreshing views on the discipline.

If you aim to prepare a workshop proposal for BPM 2022, please consider that a typical BPM workshop is expected to attract around 20 participants and around 10 submissions. The workshop proposers should have a strong affinity with the proposed workshop topic and be well connected with experts on that topic. The workshop itself should provide a forum for important, innovative and timely BPM subtopics. In this regard, workshop proposals covering broad topics that expand the scope of topics and paradigms traditionally represented at the BPM conference series are encouraged. Furthermore, priority will be given to proposals that also promise a creative format likely to generate lively interactions and foster new ideas. Examples include panels connecting practitioners and researchers or research-in-progress papers for young researchers. Therefore, we encourage the workshop proposers to integrate mechanisms in their workshop to stimulate discussion and interaction beyond what is possible in a plenary conference session.

Proposals that meet the aforementioned criteria will be evaluated by the general workshop chairs, with the target to accept between 6 to 8 workshops covering a broad spectrum of the BPM research discipline. In case of very similar workshop proposals, we might enter a negotiation phase where we might ask the organizers to merge into a single workshop.

Workshop proposals should include the following elements:

  • The title of the workshop and an acronym.
  • An outline of the workshop theme, goals, planned activities, and the intended audience.
  • An indication of whether the workshop is planned as a full day or a half day event.
  • The targeted (or past) number of submissions and acceptance rate(s).
  • The rationale that supports the claim to attract more than 10 submissions.
  • A brief biography of each workshop organizer.
  • The activities envisioned to stimulate submissions to the workshop.
  • The tentative PC and call for papers.

Proposals must be submitted as a PDF file to Any inquiries and requests for further information about the organization of workshops should be sent to this email address, too.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submitting workshop proposals: December 6, 2021
  • Notification of proposal acceptance, rejection, or invitation to negotiation: December 18, 2021
  • Workshop papers submission: June 5, 2022
  • Workshop papers notification: July 6, 2022
  • Workshop camera-ready papers: July 16, 2022

General Workshop Chairs

  • Cristina Cabanillas (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
  • Niels Frederik Garmann-Johnsen (University of Agder, Norway)
  • Agnes Koschmider (Kiel University, Germany)