2014-1-15: 2nd Call for Papers: TAProViz'14 Workshop at BPM 2014

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2nd Call: 3rd International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Process Visualization, Haifa, Israel - 8 September 2014 In conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM2014) http://bpm2014.haifa.ac.il/


Visualizations can make the structure and dependencies between elements in processes accessible in order to support users who need to analyze process models and their instances. However, effectively visualizing processes in a user-friendly way is often a big challenge, especially for complex process models which can consist of hundreds of process components (e.g., process activities, data flows, and resources) and thousands of running process instances in different execution states.

Many challenges remain to be addressed within the broad area of process visualization such as: scalability, human-computer interaction, cognitive aspects, applicability of different approaches, collaboration, process evolution, run-time requirements of process instances and applications, etc.


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Visual Metaphors in Processes
  • Visual Design and Aesthetics for Processes
  • Visualization of Dynamic Data in Processes
  • Change Visualization for Processes
  • Interface and Interaction Techniques for Process Visualization
  • Visualization Techniques for Collaboration and Distributed Processes
  • Visualization of Large-scale Processes
  • Cognition and Perception in Process Visualization
  • Evaluation and User Studies of Process Visualization
  • Visual Modeling Languages
  • Analysis Techniques and Visualization for Processes
  • Process Visualization of Large Screens
  • Mobile Process Visualization
  • Visualization Tools and Systems for Processes
  • Visualization Techniques for Processes
  • Process Visualization and Sonification
  • Virtual World Process Visualization
  • Immersive Process Modeling Approaches
  • 3D Process Visualization Approaches


Format of the Workshop

The half day workshop will comprise accepted papers and tool evaluations. Papers should be submitted in advance and will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

This year will also include a new innovation in the programme. Part of the workshop time (depending on the number of prototype submissions) will be set aside for focus group assessments of tools. We will be requesting tool report authors, successful workshop paper authors and panel members attending BPM, to assist in the assessment of demonstration visualization techniques and software. This evaluation process will be a service to attendees, as these heuristic assessments can be written up later as separate papers, or by the workshop chairs as an aggregated workshop outcome. Such evaluations will be an exciting addition to the workshop, as people experienced in Information Visualization, BPM, HCI and related fields, will provide detailed feedback on your prototypes. The evaluation approach is largely in the hands of the tool report writers, but at a minimum, should involve direct interaction with your software and some form of validation via a questionnaire.

All accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series. There will be a single LNBIP volume dedicated to the proceedings of all BPM workshops. As this volume will appear after the conference, there will be informal proceedings during the workshop. At least one author for each accepted paper should register for the workshop and present the paper.


Important Dates

  • 1 June 2014: Deadline for workshop paper submissions
  • 1 July 2014: Notification of acceptance
  • 23 July 2014: Camera-ready version
  • 8 September 2014: Workshop


Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for presentation in any of the areas listed above.

Three types of submissions are possible:

  • (1) full papers (12 pages long) reporting mature research results
  • (2) position papers reporting research that may be in preliminary stage that has not yet been evaluated
  • (3) tool reports, to be evaluated at the workshop


Position papers and tool reports should be no longer than 6 pages. Tool reports should include a brief evaluation plan as an appendix, for the evaluation session at the workshop on the day.

Only papers in English will be accepted and must present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere. Papers should be submitted in the LNBIP format. The title page must contain a short abstract, a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above, and an indication of the submission category (regular paper/position paper/tool report).

All accepted workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-workshop proceedings volume in the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). Hard copies of these proceedings will be shipped to all registered participants approximately four months after the workshops, while preliminary proceedings will be distributed during the workshop.

Submitted papers will be evaluated, in a double blind manner, on the basis of significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. Papers should clearly establish their research contribution and the relation to the theory and application of process visualization.


Registration

Accepted papers imply that at least one of the authors will register for the BPM2014 and present the paper at the TAProViz workshop.

Further workshop information is available from the website: http://www.wst.univie.ac.at/topics/taproviz14/


Hope to see you at TAProViz'14!

Thanks and best regards,

Ross Brown Simone Kriglstein Stefanie Rinderle-Ma

TAProViz Organising Committee