BPM2008 Logo MDE4BPM 2008
1st International Workshop on
Model-Driven Engineering
for Business Process Management

1 September 2008 Milan, Italy

An improved alignment of the IT infrastructure of an enterprise with its business needs and requirements is a trend that has dominated and driven innovations in information technology over the past couple of years. Model-driven development techniques are used to translate business needs directly into IT solutions. A special area of model-driven engineering, often denoted as business-driven development, focuses on generating SOA-based IT solutions from business process models.

The MDE4BPM workshop is about the application of Model-Driven Engineering to Business Process Management. It focuses on research problems that arise when the model-driven engineering and development methodology is applied to automate the whole lifecycle of business process modeling artifacts. As an example, we are interested in research contributions attacking the problems of automatically mapping high level business process models to executable IT-level workflows. Also, the opposite problem is relevant: so that the impact of changes of IT-level workflows can be analyzed back in the context of the original business-level models.

Registration to MDE4BPM08 is now open through the main BPM2008 conference website (select Authors Registration or Attendee Registration).
Preliminary Proceedings
Preliminary proceedings of MDE4BPM08 are now available.
9:00-10:30 Session I: Business Driven Development
9:10-9:50 Business to IT Transformations Revisited
Sebastian Stein, Stefan Kühne and Konstantin Ivanov
9:50-10:30 A Model-Driven Approach to Implementing Coordination Protocols in BPEL
Oliver Kopp, Branimir Wetzstein, Ralph Mietzner, Stefan Pottinger, Dimka Karastoyanova, and Frank Leymann.
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Session II: Tool Demonstration
11:00-11:45 Towards Transformations from BPMN to Heterogeneous Systems
Tobias Küster and Axel Heßler
11:45-12:30 Business Process Modelling with Continuous Validation
Stefan Kühne, Heiko Kern, Volker Gruhn and Ralf Laue
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Session III: Model Synchronization
14:00-14:40 On the Formal Generation of Process Redesigns
Mariska Netjes, Hajo A. Reijers and Wil M.P. van der Aalst
14:40-15:20 Translating BPMN Models into UML Activities
María Agustina Cibrán
18:30 Welcome reception at the Galleria Meravigli
Call for Papers
Download the textual MDE4BPM Call for Papers (ASCII, 4KB) and the visual MDE4BPM Call for Papers (PDF, 99KB)

Workshop Topics
The workshop seeks original, high-quality contributions in the following areas:
  • Applications of MDE+BPM techniques and methodologies
  • Business Driven Development
  • Business Process Model Transformation, Abstraction and Refinement
  • Code Generation Techniques for Business Process Model Execution
  • Compilation of Business Process Models
  • Change Detection and Merging for Process Models
  • Execution Monitoring of Generated Process Models
  • Governance of Process-centric Software Projects
  • High-level Business Process Monitoring and Analysis
  • Life cycle Management of Business Process Models
  • Model-Driven Business Process Management Systems
  • Optimization of Compiled Business Processes
  • Pattern-based Editing and Refactoring of Business Process Models
  • Synchronization of Models across different Abstraction Levels
  • Tools and Environments supporting the MDE Lifecycle of Business Processes

Workshop Format and Proceedings
In adition to the opening keynote, the workshop features regular papers (up to 12 pages, in Springer Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing format), which will be published in post-workshop proceedings. The best workshop paper will be selected to be included in a special issue of the "Software Process Improvement and Practice" Journal.

Workshop Program Chairs

Workshop Program Committee
  • Alistair Barros, SAP
  • Steen Brahe, Danske Bank, Denmark
  • Christoph Bussler, MercedSystems, Inc, USA
  • Monique Calisti, Whitestein, Switzerland
  • Jorge Cardoso, SAP Research, Germany
  • Peter Dadam, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Remco Dijkman, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Schahram Dustdar, TU Wien, Austria
  • Gregor Engels, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Paul Grefen, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Roy Grønmo, SINTEF, Norway
  • Jochen Kuester, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland
  • Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Jan Mendling, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Mathias Weske, HPI Potsdam, Germany

Contact Information
For more information and inquiries about the workshop, please contact Cesare Pautasso (cesare.pautasso at computer.org);

Important Dates
Paper submission
23 May 2008 23:59 HST (Firm)

Acceptance Notification
24 June 2008

Preliminary Camera Ready
3 July 2008

1 September 2008

Final Camera Ready
23 September 2008