IEEE CIS Task Force on Process Mining

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Call for Doctoral Consortium @ BPM 2018

PhD students working in the area of Business Process Management (BPM) are invited to submit their proposals for participation in a Doctoral Consortium, which will be held on Sunday, 9 September, 2018, in conjunction with the 16th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2018) in Sydney, Australia (

The Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:

  • To provide valuable feedback on students’ research methods and plans
  • To provide helpful guidance on students’ research directions and topics
  • To promote the development of a community of scholars that will help students in their future careers
  • To provide students with opportunities to meet and interact with experienced researchers in the area of business process management The PhD candidates of the accepted proposals are expected to present their research at the Doctoral Consortium. We welcome submissions representing a broad spectrum of research topics related to BPM.

Participants will benefit from the advice of senior researchers in the field and from the interaction with peers being at a similar stage of their careers.


PhD students interested in engaging in detailed discussions on their research at the Doctoral Consortium are invited to submit an extended abstract, which describes their thesis work and in particular provides clear discussions on:

  • The research problem being addressed
  • The research methodology and techniques being applied
  • The solution being proposed and its validity
  • The relation of the work to the state of the art in BPM research

The extended abstract should be discussed with the respective PhD supervisor before submission. It should be written in English using 11pt font and 1.5 line space in maximum 4 (A4) pages. It should be submitted (as a single PDF file) by midnight (EST) by 15 June 2018 via the BPM 2018 Doctoral Consortium EasyChair Submission Website:

Review Process

Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Doctoral Consortium Committee. The review of the reported research work in each proposal will take into account its originality, its potential for advancing the BPM field, and whether the work is at a stage where the PhD candidate can benefit from participating in the consortium. Rejected submissions will receive written feedback. Confidentiality of submissions will be maintained throughout the review process.


Authors will be notified of the result of their submission by 15 July 2018. Accepted doctoral candidates will receive instructions on how to submit a camera-ready copy of their proposal, and will receive information on the preparation of the presentation and poster (see “At The Conference” next). Acceptance to the Doctoral Consortium is an honor. In turn, accepted candidates are expected to fully commit themselves to the success of the consortium by being open to new ideas and suggestions and providing ideas and suggestions to other participants. All accepted contributions will be circulated among the participants about one week before the consortium.

Key Dates

  • Extended abstract submission: 15 June, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 July, 2018
  • Camera-ready copy: 8 August, 2018
  • Consortium: 10 September, 2018


Doctoral Consortium Chairs

  • Josep Carmona (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
  • Yan Wang (Macquarie University, Australia) Tentative Doctoral Consortium Jury
  • Marco Montali, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Flavia Santoro, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Jun Shen, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Ying Zhou, University of Sydney, Australia

Contact if you need any further information.

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