Message from the General Chairs

Welcome to the 12th International Conference on Business Process Management

Mor Peleg and Avigdor Gal, General Chairs, BPM 2014

On behalf of the organization team of BPM’2014, we are pleased to welcome you to the 12th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM’2014). It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the General Co-Chairs of this conference. BPM brings together researchers and practitioners that share the passion for processes. Modeling, discovering, managing, matching, improving, and executing processes are all tasks we aim at tackling as part of our daily routine, may it be at a university, a research facility, or industry. Addressing continuously changing challenges in the realm of process management is what makes this community, the BPM community, and its main conference, such a success.

This year, the unstable reality of the world we live in came knocking at our door. Taking advantage of our experience in process management and exception handling, we had to act quickly and replace the original venue of the conference, Haifa Israel, with Eindhoven, the Netherlands. We are grateful to the local organization teams in Haifa (Tsvika Kuflik and Nilly Schnapp) and Eindhoven (Wil van der Aalst, Alfredo Bolt, Joos Buijs, Riet van Buul, Boudewijn van Dongen, Maikel van Eck, Dirk Fahland, Shengnan Guo, Anna Kalenkova, Sander Leemans, Massimiliano de Leoni, Ine van der Ligt, Eduardo González Lopéz, Xixi Lu, Felix Mannhardt, Ronny Mans, Elham Ramezani, Hajo Reijers, Anne Rozinat, Dennis Schunselaar, Shiva Shabaninejad, Eric Verbeek, Bas van Zelst and all others involved in the organization at TU/e) for establishing, on-the-fly, a handshake protocol that ensures the success of yet another BPM conference.

The program chairs: Shazia Sadiq, Pnina Soffer, and Hagen Völzer, industry track chairs: Opher Etzion and Hajo Reijers, workshop chairs: Fabiana Fournier and Jan Mendling, demo chairs: Lior Limonad and Barbara Weber, tutorial and panel chair: Marcello La Rosa, doctoral consortium chairs: Dirk Fahland and Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, and publicity chair: Matthias Weidlich, had the unbelievable task of coordination and assignment of papers, reviews, and messages. Yet here we are with an outstanding technical program. This team deserves a lot of thanks and our eternal gratitude. The success of this conference would not have been possible without the dedication and efforts of this fine group.

We would like to extend our appreciation to our platinum sponsor, Bizagi and the other conference sponsors: University of Haifa (gold), IBM (gold), Haifa Municipality (silver), Signavio (silver), PNMSoft (bronze), SIKS (bronze), Eindhoven University of Technology (bronze), and in-cooperation sponsors (, WfMC, Business Process Incubator, NOOL, and BPTrends). The excellence and success of BPM would not have been possible without their support.

We would like to extend our most sincere congratulations to the authors and speakers for a job well done. It is their efforts and vision that provided the impetus to put together an outstanding technical program. It was our great honor and pleasure to accept the responsibilities and challenges of Conference General Chairs. We wish you a stimulating, challenging, informative, and enjoyable experience here in Eindhoven.

Mor Peleg, University of Haifa, Israel
Avigdor Gal, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
General Co-Chairs, BPM 2014