How to write a BPM Conference Paper?
TUE 16:00 – 17:30


Jan Mendlingcsm_mendlinggr_6729d6b4c3
Full Professor with the Institute for Information Business at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Vienna), Austria. His research areas include Business Process Management, Conceptual Modelling and Enterprise Systems. He is member of the editorial board of three international journals, one of the founders of the Berlin BPM Community of Practice (, organizer of several academic events on process management, and member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining.

ROB2723Hajo Reijers
Full Professor at VU University Amsterdam and part-time Full Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. The focus of Hajo’s academic research is on Business Process Redesign, Workflow Management, Conceptual Modeling, Process Mining, and Simulation. He worked in industry as a business analyst, management consultant and head of R&D. He is the managing director of the European BPM Round Table ( and member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining.



The BPM Conference is a highly prestigious venue, where many researchers aspire to present their work. It is also a competitive conference, with acceptance levels that have varied between 10% and 20% over the various editions. As proposers of this tutorial, we have been involved in the conference in many different roles: as authors of accepted papers, chairs, and reviewers. Our motivation behind this tutorial is to share knowledge that may enable a wider pool of researchers to get their work accepted for the BPM conference. To this end, we will devote attention to the various elements of a conference paper and provide what we believe to be “good practices” for each of these. While adhering to these provides no guarantee for success, these insights may at least be the ingredients for turning a submission into a stronger one.