BPM 2015 is the 13th conference in a series that provides the most prestigious forum for academics, researchers and practitioners in the field of Business Process Management (BPM). BPM 2015 will take place in Innsbruck, Austria, in the midst of Tyrol’s breathtaking scenery and stunning mountains. A university town, with a strong record of academic excellence and a vibrant student scene, Innsbruck combines tradition and splendour with modern facilities and attractions. We hope you will join us in this international conference and Olympic city to help shape the BPM methods and technologies of the future. BPM 2015 will feature an industry track, a varied set of BPM-related workshops and co-located events. For the first time, BPM 2015 will also look to host tutorials dedicated to research methods relevant to BPM.
To encourage and support researchers from communities related to BPM, this year, we have a pre-submission shepherding program for first-time submitters (none of prospectus authors may have ever published at BPM). The goal is that first-time submitters get the opportunity to receive feedback on the draft of the paper before the actual BPM submission deadline. This process is intended to be lightweight up to two rounds of reviews:
1) A BPM PC member acts as a mentor and gets a draft of the submission, directly from the respective authors, at least four weeks before the BPM submission deadline.
2) The mentor provides the authors with comments on the presentation, structure, and positioning of the paper. The mentor and the authors may agree to have a follow up and final round of review.
We would like to note that this feedback round is not aimed at improving the actual research outlined in the paper. Rather it should help improving the presentation of the papers and its positioning with regards to BPM topics of interest and audience.