BPM Blockchain Forum 2023 : Blockchain Forum @ BPM 2023 Utrecht
BPM Blockchain Forum 2023 : Blockchain Forum @ BPM 2023 Utrecht

BPM Blockchain Forum 2023 : Blockchain Forum @ BPM 2023 Utrecht

Utrecht, the Netherlands
Event Date: September 12, 2023 - September 14, 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 30, 2023
Submission Deadline: June 06, 2023
Notification of Acceptance: July 08, 2023
Camera Ready Version Due: July 18, 2023

Call for Papers

FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION: Abstracts: 2023-05-30, Papers: 2023-06-06

The BPM blockchain forum is part of the BPM conference series, the most prestigious platform for researchers and practitioners in Business Process Management.

The Blockchain Forum invites submissions of papers on both techniques for and applications of blockchains, DLTs, and related technologies. Papers should have relevance for contemporary organizations such as government, enterprises, healthcare, etc. We encourage contributions from both inside and outside the BPM community alike—the emphasis is on relevance for organizations, not membership of a community. Contributions of conceptual, technical, and application-oriented natures are all welcome.

A blockchain is a distributed data structure providing guarantees of immutability and integrity protection, providing a practical solution to challenging problems in coordination. Blockchain-based systems open up diverse opportunities in the context of the BPM lifecycle to redesign business activities in a wide range of fields, including healthcare, supply chain, logistics, and finance. However, these opportunities come with challenges to security and privacy and to scalability and performance.

Blockchain technology has already seen both academic interest and practical adoption, and several approaches exist which combine BPM and blockchain, e.g., blockchain-based execution of DMN decisions, collaborative business process execution on blockchain, and the use of process mining to analyze and validate smart contracts.

The Blockchain Forum provides a platform for discussion and introduction of new ideas related to research directions within techniques for and applications of blockchain and DLT. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

- Modeling paradigms for blockchain-based information systems
- User-friendly specification and monitoring of smart contracts
- Synthesis of smart contracts from high-level specifications of business collaborations
- Process mining-based analysis of blockchain systems and blockchain applications
- Verification and validation of blockchain-based collaborative information systems
- Enforcing regulations and business rules with smart contracts
- Collaborative business process optimization on blockchains
- Privacy models for blockchain-based collaborative information systems
- Data provenance in blockchain-based cooperative processes
- Security requirements engineering for blockchain-based collaborative information systems
- Data management in blockchain-based information systems
- Process auditing on blockchains
- Integration of ubiquitous computing and blockchains for process monitoring
- Novel paradigms for process design utilizing the blockchain
- Novel paradigms for information systems design utilizing the blockchain
- Linking blockchain platform properties with business and compliance goals
- Novel business collaboration models enabled by blockchain
- Blockchain and ethical business practices
- Inter-organizational, cross-chain communications among parties in a collaborative process
- Vertical applications of blockchain-based collaborative information systems (e.g., healthcare, supply chain, finance, logistics)
- Flexibility in blockchain-based process execution.

The format of the forum will emphasize interaction and discussion. Talks are expected to foster discussions and are aimed at exchanging experiences and ideas.

Paper Submission
Authors are invited to submit original, unpublished papers within the forum’s topics. Papers must be written in English and cannot be simultaneously submitted to other journals or conferences. The maximum length of the paper is 15 pages total, including figures, references, etc. Shorter papers are also welcome.

Submissions must be prepared according to the format of Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) specified by Springer. The title page must contain a short abstract and a list of keywords, preferably inspired by the list of topics above. Papers must be submitted electronically via EasyChair:

Journal Fast Tack Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a special issue on blockchain of the EMISA Journal

Important Dates
Abstract submission: 23 May 2023
Paper submission: 30 May 2023
Notification: 30 June 2023
Camera-ready submission: 14 July 2023
Blockchain Forum: 12 – 14 September 2023

Julius Köpke, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Orlenys López Pintado, University of Tartu, Estonia

PC Members
Marco Comuzzi, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Claudio Di Ciccio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
José María García, University of Seville, Spain
Luciano García-Bañuelos, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Walid Gaalou, Computer Science Department Télécom Sud Paris, France
Marko Hölbl, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Felix Härer, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Kais Klai, Universit Paris 13, France
Nassim Laga, Orange Labs, France
Qinghua Lu, Data61 of CSIRO, Australia
Giovanni Meroni, DTU – Technical University of Denmark
Alex Norta, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Andrea Morichetta, University of Camerino, Italy
Pierluigi Plebani, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Matti Rossi, Aalto University, Finland
Stefan Schulte, TU Hamburg, Germany
Mark Staples, CSIRO, Australia
Raimundas Matulevicius, University of Tartu, Estonia
Horst Treiblmaier, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Ingo Weber, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Kaiwen Zhang, École de technologie supérieure de Montréal, Canada

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