Goal & Topics

While practitioners are trying to overcome the restrictions of workflow thinking, the research on the topic is somewhat lagging. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss theoretical and practical problems and solutions in the area of non-workflow based approaches to BPM in general, and ACM (as a leading movement) in particular. This workshop is aimed to promote new, non-traditional ways of modelling and controlling business processes, the ones that suit better the dynamic environment in which contemporary enterprises and public organizations function.

We strongly encourage the submissions reporting a synergy of innovative research and best practices in the area of ACM and other non-workflow approaches to BPM, including human-centric BPM, data-centric BPM, knowledge-driven BPM, etc. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of situations where workflow-based systems do not fit; reports on real-life cases where it has been revealed
  • Theoretical views on business processes not based on the workflow that can serve as a scientific basis for ACM
  • Non-workflow based process modeling languages, and methodologies that can be used in connection to development of ACM systems
  • Comparative analysis of ACM vs Workflow-based systems and practices
  • Usage of ACM in practice: Case studies and Experience reports
  • Critical analysis of ACM state of the art (tools and practices) that reveals challenges to overcome
  • Comparative analysis of tools and applications that support ACM
  • Level of automation achievable in ACM that does not convert ACM into workflow