REBPM Workshop @ BPM’18

5th International Workshop on the Interrelations between
Requirements Engineering & Business Process Management (REBPM)

in conjunction with the
16th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2018)

10. September 2018

While Requirements Engineering (RE) is concerned with eliciting and managing requirements related to a particular (software) system, Business Process Management (BPM) deals with modeling and managing organizational processes and business objectives. Information technology is an enabler of business change, and business processes are often a starting point of RE. Thus, both domains are strongly interrelated while methods and processes differ.

Agile principles are widely used in Software Engineering (SE) for a long time and became more important in BPM in the last years. The terms agility as well as flexibility in this context are highly intertwined, but often, different approaches are required to deal with them. Agility can have varied interpretations in the field of BPM. It can refer to the usage of agile approaches for BPM deployment or business process management systems (BPMS) that incorporate agile development methodology in process automation. On the other hand, flexibility refers to the adaptability, responsiveness, and context dependency of processes. Agility and flexibility have rising importance in BPM field. In conformance with our findings in BPM’17 conference in Barcelona, in this workshop, we want to focus on the interrelations between RE and BPM domains with a focus on agile and flexible BPM.

We are calling for papers including but not restricted to the following topics:

  • BPM and RE with a focus on agile and flexible processes,
  • RE in the BPM lifecycle,
  • Process mining and requirements analysis in the context of BPM,
  • System and data requirements modelling for BPM,
  • Agile methods and techniques for BPM,
  • Flexibility in business processes and reflections on BPM,
  • Analysis of the current BPM practices in organizations with respect to the above topics, such as case studies.

While the 1st REBPM workshop (RE’14) had the focus on the general relationship between BPM and RE, the 2nd REBPM workshop (MOD’16) emphasized on documentation. The 3rd workshop (BPM’16) discussed agility and its relationships to RE and BPM. The 4th workshop (MOD’18) will focus on digitization of organizations. The agility and flexibility concepts will be discussed in this workshop within the scope of RE and BPM.

Workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-workshop proceedings volume in the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP).