ACM Workshop Program Finalized

The First International Workshop on ACM has move through the process of selecting the papers to be presented, and the 2012 program has been published.  We are happy to announce that there were enough high quality papers to make it a full-day workshop.  Below, I have duplicated the program, along with some comments about each of the paper topics.

Date:  Monday, September 3, 2012, 9:00 to 17:30
Location: Tallinn Estonia, concurrent with BPM 2012 conference.

  • 9:30-10:30 – Ilia Bider
    Towards a Non-workflow Theory of Business Processes
    Ilia was a prime mover in getting this workshop established and will certainly have an interesting presentation.
  • 10:30-11:00 – Lars Taxén
    Adaptive Case Management from the Activity Modality Perspective
    Lars argues that Activity Modalities provide a framework for making investigations into BPM and ACM. This might be key to providing a way to organize the various concepts. What I like about the paper is that it attempts to organize what a person has to do to “plan and complete goals”. It is indeed this process which the knowledge worker must accomplish, with or without technology.
  • 11:30-12:00 – Nicolas Mundbrod, Jens Kolb, Manfred Reichert
    Towards a System Support of Collaborative Knowledge Work
    This is a REALLY interesting paper. Knowledge workers are the target of ACM technologies, and this paper goes further by considering systems for collaboration among such knowledge workers. It is no coincidence that the four key characteristics are also characteristics of ACM systems. The nine dimensions of comparison could be extremely relevant to discussions of various systems and how well they support knowledge workers.  The collaborative knowledge work lifecycle is a much needed framework for discussing the capabilities of systems. We know that knowledge workers work in different modalities, and yet this should not be confused with the lifecycle of traditional application development. I suspect the proposed modes of working will yield interesting discussions and may clarify
  • 12:00-12:30 – Irina Rychkova
    Towards Automated Support for Case Management Processes with Declarative Configurable Specifications
    The paper introduces the idea of configuration of ACM by adding declarative configuration rules that represent the context in which a process instance is used. The embedded framework (DeCo) is explained in detail; the new idea is embedded in this description and the border to future research (in the area of process context) is being shown.
  • 12:30-13:00 – Gregor Scheithauer, Sven Hellmann
    Analysis and Documentation of knowledge-intensive Processes
    This paper can be considered as a state of art paper. The majority of the work is a survey of other works related to processes. The main new contribution is the conclusion they made about the fact that these kinds of processes may be documented without the requirement of a sequential process and that the processes are running following user decisions.
  • 14:00-14:30 – Steinar Carlsen, Gunnar John Coll, Helle Frisak Sem
    On two approaches to ACM
    The authors system for the Norwegian Food Safety Authority won an ACM Excellence Award this year on a fascinating application of ACM for food safety. There are two modules of the system, one for regular control activity support and another for emergency response support. They are positioned as implementing 2 distinct approaches to ACM. Authors describe the functionality of these system modules, discuss the advantages of the implemented approaches for NFSA and reflect on the possibility to use those approaches to ACM in different contexts.
  • 14:30-15:00 – Ruediger Pryss, Manfred Reichert, David Langer, Alena Hallerbach
    Mobile Task Management for Medical Ward Rounds – The MEDo Approach
    The paper presents an approach to provide a mobile user friendly interface to be used during medical ward rounds; the associated software provides some support to access information and include tasks in the flow of work.
  • 15:00-15:30 – Mike Marin, Richard Hull, Roman Vaculin
    Data-centric BPM and the Emerging Case Management Standard: A Short Survey
    This paper offers a comprehensive and well written survey of the ACM area. The paper covers theoretical foundations as well as commercial products.
  • 16:00-16:30 – Keith Swenson
    BPMN is incompatible with ACM
    Two dimensional flow-chart-like languages are simply not designed for the needs of an innovating knowledge worker.  What are those design criteria?  What kind of language/expression is needed?
  • 16:30-17.00 – Ilia Bider, Paul Johannesson and Erik Perjons
    Do workflow-based systems satisfy the demands of the agile enterprise of the future?
    The paper aims at analyzing future properties of enterprises and answering a question if the workflow-based systems will satisfy these needs. The main identified property is agility. The authors suggest using shared spaces for enhancing business processes systems.
  • 17:00-17:30 – Keith Swenson
    Overview of activities of the ACM community

The workshop clearly promises to be a insightful, interesting discussion.  I am looking forward to it.  I have my tickets to Talinn already booked. 🙂

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