The 9th International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Systems

The 9th International Conference on Signal Image Technology

Workshop on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA - Asian Edition)

Collocated with:

SITIS 2013, Kyoto, Japan, 2-5 December 2013

Scope of the Workshop
Technical Description of the Workshop:The workshop provides a unique opportunity to present new approaches and research results to researchers and practitioners working in business process data modeling, representation and privacy-aware analysis. All papers must be original contributions, not previously published or under review for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English. A special session will be dedicated to discuss research plan from PhD students.
Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Process modeling languages, notations and methods
  • Data-aware and data-centric approaches
  • Variability and configuration of process models
  • Process Mining with Big Data
  • Process simulation and static analyses
  • Process data query languages
  • Process data mining
  • Privacy-aware process data mining
  • Process metadata and semantic reasoning
  • Process patterns and standards
  • Foundations of business process models
  • Resource management in business process execution
  • Process tracing and monitoring
  • Process change management and evolution
  • Business process lifecycle
  • Case studies and experience reports
  • Social process discovery
  • Crowdsourced process definition and discovery

Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg, Germany 
Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy 
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

This workshop was born by the joint initiative of the IFIP WG 2.6 and 2.12/12.4 (see section on the historical information) and is actively supported by the following people:  
Rafael Accorsi, University of Freiburg, Germany 
Paolo Ceravolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy 
Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, University of Fribourg, Switzerland 
Ernesto Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy 
Tharam Dillon, La Trobe University, Australia 
Luigi Gallo, ICAR-CNR, Italy 
Marcello Leida, EBTIC (Etisalat BT Innovation Centre), UAE 
Michiharu Kudoh, IBM,  Japan 
Setsuo Tsuruta, Tokyo Denki University,  Japan 

Workshop Format
In accordance to our historical tradition of proposing SIMPDA as a symposium, we propose an innovative format for this workshop:

  • The number of sessions depend on the number of submissions but, considering the previous editions, we envisage to have four sessions, with 4-5 related papers assigned to each session. A special session (with a specific review process) will be dedicated to discuss research plan from PhD students.
  • Papers are pre-circulated to the authors that will be expected to read all papers in advance but to avoid exceptional overhead, two are assigned to be prepared with particular care,  making ready comments and suggestions.
  • The bulk of the time during each session will be dedicated to open conversations about all of the papers in a given session, along with any linkages to the papers and discussions within an earlier session. 
  • The closing session (30 minutes), will include a panel about open challenges during which every participant will be asked to assemble their thoughts/project ideas/goals/etc… that they got out of the workshop.

Historical Information on Previous Editions
SIMPDA was proposed in 2011 and 2012 by IFIP WG 2.6 and 2.12/12.4 as the International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis.

The symposium had around 30 attendees in 2011 and 20 in 2012. It featured a number of keynotes illustrating new approaches, shorter presentations on recent research, and a competitive PhD seminar, together with selected research and industrial demonstrations. The authors of the accepted papers have been invited to submit extended articles to a post-symposium proceedings volume published in the Springer LNBIP series.

Several events and activities arose off these simposia, among the most notables we have two Dagstuhl seminars:

  • Dagstuhl Seminar on Semantic Challenges in Sensor Networks, January 24-29, 2010.
  • Dagstuhl Seminar on Unleashing Operational Process Mining, November 24-29, 2010.

The venue was for both editions Campione d’Italia, the Italian enclave surrounded by Swiss territory, on the shores of Lake Lugano.


Program Committee
Peter Spyns, Free University of Brussels, Belgium    
Daniele Bonetta, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Swizerland    
Maurice van Keulen,  University of Twente, The Netherlands    
Avigdor Gal,  Israel Institute of Technology, Israel    
Mohand-Said Hacid, Universit_ Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France    
Angelo Corallo, Universitš del Salento, Italy    
Irene Vanderfeesten, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands    
Rafael Accorsi, University of Freibur, Germany    
Farookh  Hussain, University of Technology, Sydney Australia    
Thomas Risse, University of Berlin, Germany    
Wolfgang Klas, University of Vienna, Austria    
Davide Storelli, Universitš del Salento, Italy    
Marcello Leida, EBTIC (Etisalat BT Innovation Centre), UAE    
Gabriele Ruffatti, Engineering Group, Italy    
Jerzy Korczak, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland    
Abder Koukam, University of Technology UTBM, France    
Renato  Iannella, Semantic Identity, Australia    
Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany    
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan (China)    
Mustafa Jarrar, Birzeit University, Palestinian Territory
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria    
Mohamed Achemlal, Orange Labs, France    
Jose M Alcaraz Calero, Hewlett-Packard, UK    
Mohamed  Mosbah, University of Bordeaux, France    
Eduardo FernEdez-Medina, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain    
Meiko Jensen, University Bochum, Germany    
Haris Mouratidis, University of East London, UK    
Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany    
Debasis Giri, Haldia Institute of Technology, India    
Helen Balinsky, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, UK    
Valentina Emilia Balas, University of  Arad, Romania    
Antonio Mana  Gomez, University of Malaga, Spain    
Fr_d_ric Cuppens, Telecom Bretage, France    
Nora Cuppens, Telecom Bretage, France    
Mihaela Cardei, Florida Atlantic University, US    
Eduardo Fernandez, Atlantic University, US    
Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, The Netherlands    
Karima Boudaoud, Ecole Polytechnique de Nice Sophia Antipolis, France    
George Spanoudakis, City University London, UK    
Artur Hecker, T_l_com ParisTech, France    
Etienne Triviere, Universit_ de NeuchŠtel, Swizerland    
Richard Chbeir, University of Bourgogne, France    
Chi Hung, Tsinghua University, China    
Anas Abouelkalam, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France    
Luis Soares Barbosa, Universidade do Minho, Portugal    
Adrian Pasarariu, Florida Atlantic University, US    
Gregorio Martinez Perez, University of Murcia, Spain    
Ioana Georgiana, Free University of Brussels, Belgium    
Wil Van der Aalst, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands    
Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia, Australia    
Sylvain Hall, Université du Québec EChicoutimi, Canada    
Florian Rosenberg, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA    
Ebrahim Bagheri, Ryerson University, Canada    
JoE Paulo Almeida, Federal University of EspÍrito Santo, Brazil    
Jan Mendling, Wirtschaftsuniversitaet Wien,  Austria    
Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu, Estonia    
Alistair Barros, SAP Research and Queensland University of Technology, Australia    
Hamid Motahari, HP Labs, USA    
Gerd, Groener,  University of Koblenz, Germany    
Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany    
Bernhard  Bauer, University of Augsburg, Germany    
Paul Taylor, BT Technology Services & Operations, UK
Basim Majeed, EBTIC (Etisalat BT Innovation Center), UAE    
Selma Limam Mansar, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar    
Minseok Song, UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology), Korea    
Tharam Dillon, Curtin University of Technology, Australia


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