taking place on September 23rd, 2013 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in conjunction with the 29th International Conference on Software Maintenance Eindhoven, the Netherlands, 22-28 September 2013.


The goal of the CPSM workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of Business Process (re)design and software maintenance, to discuss about and exchange ideas on quality, understandability and maintainability of business process models, of software models, and of the relationships between BP models, software models, and system implementation.

The workshop will focus on model understandability, complexity of modeling languages, actual usage of language features, cognitive aspects in modeling languages, human perception and subjective perspectives on models, impact of professional roles and of cultural background on model understanding, and related issues. The workshop will be a multi-disciplinary forum for discussing about impact of models on understanding and communication between people.



important dates

Submission: Friday, June 21st, 2013
Notification: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Camera-ready: Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Workshop: September 23rd, 2013

call for papers

Read the call for papers online or download the .pdf

All accepted papers will be published as IEEE Workshop Proceedings. Paper should be formatted in IEEE format with at most 10 pages for full papers and at most 4 pages for short papers, and be submitted via EasyChair.


Software Engineering & Business Process Management: Interpretatio, Imitatio, Aemulatio by prof.dr.ir. Hajo Reijers
9:45-10:00Coffee break
10:00-11:15Paper presentations
  • Impact Analysis of UML Design Changes using Model Slicing by Jaiprakash Lallchandani
  • Measuring and Visualising the Quality of Models by Arian Storch, Ralf Laue and Volker Gruhn
11:15-11:30Coffee break
13:45-15:00Paper presentations
  • Integrated Modeling of Process- and Data-centric Software Systems with PHILharmonicFlows by Carolina Ming Chiao, Vera Kuenzle and Manfred Reichert
  • Towards a Maintainability Model for Business Processes by Oktay Türetken
15:00-15:15Coffee break
An Overview of Software Code Quality and Connection with Process Quality by prof.dr. Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc
16:15-16:30Coffee break
16:30-17:45 Discussion session
Software Engineering & Business Process Management: Interpretatio, Imitatio, Aemulatio

keynote by prof.dr.ir. Hajo Reijers

Where software engineering (SE) is a discipline that is at least 50 years old, one can argue that Business Process Management (BPM) only reached half that age. Consequently, BPM researchers can draw a lot of inspiration from SE insights and practices and, in fact, actively do so. In this talk, I will try and provide an overview of the principles that have been embraced so far and provide some attractive directions not pursued so far. Finally, I will take a shot at flipping the tables in looking towards BPM as a field that may inspire the SE community as well.

Download the keynote slides (.pdf)

An Overview of Software Code Quality and Connection with Process Quality

by prof.dr. Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc

In this presentation, we will go over the principle means to define and assess software code quality as well as main results, with emphasis on pattern-related quality. We will connect the presented methods, techniques, and results with process modelling and discuss what could be or not reused from one context to the other.

Download the keynote slides (.pdf)

photos of the workshop


The workshop will take place in De Zwarte Doos on the TU/e campus in Eindhoven.


You can register for participation at CPSM 2013 via the registration website of the ICSM 2013 conference.


The following people are involved in organizing CPSM 2013 and its scientific program.

workshop organization

program committee


support and sponsors

CPSM 2013 is supported by