4th International Workshop on

“From Event-Driven Business Process Management to Ubiquitous Complex Event Processing”

(edBPM/U-CEP 2011)

Link: http://www.citt-online.com/CfP-edBPM-UCEP-2011.htm




October 28, 2011


Poznan, Poland

Submission Deadline

Sep 2, 2011


Call For Papers


4th International Workshop on “Event-Driven Business Process Management” of the ServiceWave conference series will be again thematically extended as “From edBPM to U-CEP”

co-located with ServiceWave/Future Internet Conference 2011

Poznan, Poland from October 25-28, 2011



This workshop focuses on the topics of connecting Internet of Services and Things with the management of business processes and the Future and Emerging Technologies as addressed by the ISTAG Recommendations of the European FET-F 2020 and Beyond Initiative. Such FET challenges are not longer limited to business processes, but focus on new ideas in order to connect processes on the basis of CEP with disciplines of Cell Biology, Epigenetics, Brain Research, Robotics, Emergency Management, SocioGeonomics, Bio- and Quantum Computing – summarized under the concept of U-CEP.

In continuation with the edBPM workshops at the 1st ServiceWave 2008 in Madrid, the 2nd ServiceWave 2009 in Stockholm, the 3rd ServiceWave 2010 in Ghent, this 4th workshop is again a thematical enhancement considering the grand challenges defined by FET-F. FET-F initiative is looking for radically new ideas, products and outcomes and U-CEP is a contribution in order to bring together the relevant Future and Emerging Technologies under one umbrella.

The term «Event-Driven Business Process Management» (edBPM) was coined after the 1st CEP Symposion in Hawthorne/NY March 2006 with its first BPM/CEP panel. edBPM  is nowadays an enhancement of BPM by new concepts of Service Oriented Architecture, Event Driven Architecture, Software as a Service, Business Activity Monitoring and Complex Event Processing. In this context BPM means a software platform which provides companies the ability to model, manage, and optimize these processes for significant gain. As an independent system, Complex Event Processing (CEP) is a parallel running platform that analyses and processes events. The BPM- and the CEP-platform correspond via events which are produced by the BPM-workflow engine and by the – if so distributed - IT services which are associated with the business process steps. Also events coming from different event sources in different forms can trigger a business process or influence the execution of the process or a service, which can result in another event. Even more, the correlation of these events in a particular context can be treated as a complex, business level event, relevant for the execution of other business processes or services. A business process – arbitrarily fine or coarse grained – can be seen as a service again and can be "choreographied" with other business processes or services, even between different enterprises and organisations.

This way, processes will be able to change their control flow dynamically and very flexibly according to enterprise internal or external internet services. For this aim a process execution standard like BPEL (OASIS) has to be enhanced by integrating not only simple single, process external events but also complex events. The workshop will discuss a reference model for edBPM and use cases for different domains like telco, banking, insurance, automotive, logistics, retail, entertainment etc.

First experiences in setting up edBPM-applications have shown that the potential adopters have major problems to adequately define and implement the underlying complex event patterns. Engineering of such applications remains a laborious trial and error process with slow development and change cycles. Therefore the availability of domain specific reference models for event patterns is an urgent need businesses do have nowadays. Adopters and decision makers need a clear understanding of the alternative event patterns and their applicability to solve certain edBPM problems. They should be able to choose the event pattern which is most suitable for fulfilling the properties and objectives of the intended application in a particular domain. The workshop will also discuss how to find and model appropriate event patterns.

Internet of Service will change the way how the business processes will be performed, by having them in the form of services on the Internet. Consequently, this opens many challenges, but the most important is managing the interaction between services in such an open environment. Indeed, in such a networked services supply chain every service produces many events that might be relevant for other services. It is clear that all these influences, due to their ad-hoc nature, cannot be defined in advance explicitly. Real-world reactivity requires a kind of publish-subscribe mechanism, that enables pushing relevant events to interesting parties. It means that the actual data flow (and not predefined workflows) will determine the reactive nature of a Future Internet system.

The last part of the workshop will deal with the Grand Challenges of what is summarized under the concept of “Ubiquitous Complex Event Processing” and where the concept of Internet of Services is enhanced according to the FET-F Initiative. Hardly anybody would have forecast 10 years ago that the business world would look as it does today. How will the industrial world look in 10 years time? Which products and technologies will we use to produce goods, to do business, to learn, to live and to communicate? To better explore the potential that these technologies can offer, European Commission (Vice-Presidents Antonio Tajani, Neelie Kroes and Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn) have launched a high-level expert group on key enabling technologies. Key enabling technologies, such as U-CEP in connection with nanotechnology, micro- and nanoelectronics including semiconductors, Bio- and Quantum Computing, biotechnology and photonics, but also brain research, cell biology, epigenetics, robot companions for citizens, cyborgs, exocortex etc. will provide services in a much broader sense. For the modeling and management of such new event types and patterns as so called “smart dust” we will also need new modeling and execution platforms. In this workshop we will start a first dialogue between experts and visionary potential adopters.

What we would like to achieve:

1) This workshop will extend edBPM as actually "commodity" from the perspective of the scientific State of the Art, although there are no real adopters so far (and we are far from standards of course).
This workshop wants
- to extend edBPM
- as ed(B)PM (means: not all processes must be Business processes)
- to U-CEP (means: new application domains, new Services from the "Universe")

2) The workshop should position U-CEP as an appropriate umbrella for new medium-term Future Internet- and long-term FET-F technologies/products/ideas.

3) The workshop should bring together the high potential experts from the related interdisciplinary domains in a fruitful environment and with concrete results at the end. The workshop needs a minimum of 10 attendees (according to the former ServiceWaves) and will have a maximum, set by the chairs of the main conference and depending on the available rooms (maximum of 60 attendees last time).

4) The organizing process of the workshop, started some months ago, should be the driver for building a large and powerful community for the U-CEP based ideas which could contribute to proposals of consortia for FI-PPP or FET-F in the near future.

We would cordially invite you to discuss a strong ICT-approach for new solutions in the sense of the European FI PPP and FET-Flagship Initiative.

Please find some information about "World Cafe" here:


You would be invited to contribute

- as a table host or guest for a specific subject named in the CfP and/or
- as an author of an extended abstract with a concrete U-CEP idea from the interdisciplinary edBPM- or U-CEP scope, presented to the plenary or as a table host.

We look forward to receive your comments.

Workshop Themes

Authors are invited to submit novel contributions in the prior described
problem domain or related to the chapters of the U-CEP textbook project


Event-driven BPM: Integrating Internet of Services
- Integrating Complex Events in BPM
- Deterministically managing of a “concert” of collaborating business processes based on complex events
- Non-deterministically managing of collaborating business processes
- Needed enhancements of modeling standards like BPMN
- Enhancements of execution standards like BPEL
- Enhancements of the NEXOF-Reference Architecture based on edBPM

Ubiquitous CEP: Concepts for the integration of a new kind of Services
- Do we need new modeling and design approaches
- Unified Modeling Language and enhanced notations/diagrams for modeling complex dynamics
- New Agent Based Modeling approaches
- New application domains like Epigenetics, Cell Biology, Brain Research,etc.
- U-CEP based robot companions for citizens, Cyborgs
- Weather/global catastrophe emergency management
- New Human Enhancement Technologies (HET) and U-CEP related product ideas like Smart Navigation Systems, Intelligent Cars, U-CEP based SmartPhones, Exocortex products…
- Computational Socio-Geonomics and Social Simulation, e.g. in the case of 10 billion human agents
- From energy to matter – Higgs Boson, Higgs field, quantum physics
- Super-Computing, Bio-Computing, Quantum-Computing
- Challenges for EPL from the perspective of Bio-Computing and Quantum-Computing

Workshop Format

The Workshop is planned as a full-day event, starting with an introduction in edBPM and U-CEP, an edBPM showcase e.g. from the telco domain, world-café-method where each table has a main focus from the outline of the U-CEP textbook, the host of a table is an invited expert of the subject, the guests per table are the attendees of the workshop, each table is working on the subject ideas e.g. about new interdisciplinary U-CEP technology or product ideas, all guests rotate through all tables. At the end, the hosts present the summarized results.

A possible agenda:

9:00 - 9:30 Introduction in edBPM and U-CEP
9:30 – 10:30 Demonstration of an edBPM/U-CEP prototype
10:30 - 13:00 Paper Presentations
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:15 Introduction of world café method, of the invited experts/hosts and of the subjects of the tables
14:15 - 17:00 Working at the tables on the challenges of the U-CEP ideas
18:00 19:00 Presentations of the table results and Get-Together

Important Dates


Deadline paper or extended abstract submissions: 2 September 2011

Notification of acceptance: 26 September 2011

Workshop: 28 October 2011

Camera-ready papers: 15 December 2011



The workshop papers will be published in a post-conference proceedings that
will appear several months after the conference. Therefore, the authors should be ready with their papers, in final form, one month after the conference.


The length limit for the final version of the papers is 8 pages (sharp).


Potential authors should submit full papers for review (or at least a sizable extended abstract) before the event. We really would like to have  a high quality set of publications in the post-conference proceedings, so please adhere to this guideline.


For submission, please visit


Organizing Committee


Rainer von Ammon
CITT Regensburg/Germany
Konrad-Adenauerallee 30
D-93051 Regensburg, Germany
rainer.ammon (at) citt-online.com


Pedro Bizarro

University of Coimbra

Bizarro (at) dei.uc.pt


Andrea Gaggioli

Catholic University of Milan

andrea.gaggioli (at) unicatt.it


Jaime Gomez

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

jd.gomez (at) upm.es


Septimiu Nechifor

Siemens CT T CEE

septimiu.nechifor (at) siemens.com

Program Committee


Proposed tables and table hosts of World Cafe

Table 1: Roadmap of technologies and products on the way "From Event-driven Business Process Management to Ubiquitous Complex Event Processing"
Table host: ???

Table 2: Next Generation navigation, intelligent cars
Table host: ???

Table 3: BioMarkers, Life Extension, etc. - Epigenetics, cell biology and U-CEP
Table host: ???

Table 4: Brain Research and U-CEP
Table host: ???

Table 5: Human Enhancement Technologies and U-CEP
Table host: ???

Table 6: SocioTechno Systems and U-CEP
Table host: ???

Table 7: A new U-CEP Master Course of Study
Table host: ???

General Host of World Cafe