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Final Program

Day 1

09:00-10:00 Opening & Keynote 1 - Peter Forbrig "BizDevOps and the Role of S-BPM"

Chair: Christian Stary

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30-12:30 Research Papers 1: Advancing S-BPM for Digital Transformation

Chair: Stephan Borgert

The Semantic Exchange Standard Model for Subject-Oriented Process Models
Matthes Elstermann, Florian Krenn

Validation of Business Process Models through Interactively Enacted Simulation
Felix Hochleitner, Stefan Oppl

Sisi in the ALPS - A Simple Simulation and Integrity Verification Approach for PASS
Matthes Elstermann

S-BPM's Capabilities related to Supply Chain Resilience
Matthias Neubauer

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break, Networking & Interaktive Demos (PowerApps, Process Model Transformation)

13:30-14:15 Keynote 2 - Hagen Buchwald "Subject-Orientation and Agility"

Chair: Werner Schmidt

14:15-15:15 Research Papers 2: Industrial Digital Transformation

Chair: Matthes Elstermann

Resilient Ontology Development for Multi-perspective Process Integration in Industry 4.0
Claudia Kaar, Josef Frysak, Christian Stary, Udo Kannengießer, Harald Müller

Digital Transformation, Smart Factories, and Virtual Design – Contributions of Subject Orientation
Matthias Lederer, Stefanie Betz, Werner Schmidt

14:15-15:15Industry Session - Digitalization: Knowledge Work, Learning, and Industry 4.0

Chair: Florian Strecker

Christoph Hemmelmayr, Christoph Schnauder: Lifecycle Services and Business Process Modeling in Microsoft Dynamics 365

Fritz Bastarz: Digitization with SharedMind

15:15-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-17:45 Research Papers 3: Human-Centered Process Design and Support

Chair: Herbert Fischer

Dealing with Process Complexity - A Multiperspective Approach
Florian Krenn

Measuring Process Experience: A Collaborative Modelling Instrument for Determining the Impact of a New Law on Public Service Experience
Stijn Hoppenbrouwers, Ilona Wilmont, Daniel van Loon, Thea van der Geest, Stefan Oppl

Supporting People-Driven, Dynamic and Geo-Located Work Processes
Gustavo Zurita, Nelson Baloian, José Pino, Pedro Antunes

Designing the Learning Process: The IOLAOS platform
Nikolas Vidakis, Stavros Charitakis

15:45-17:45 Workshop "Digitalization" & Work In Progress

Chair: Georg Weichhart

Developing Self-Organizing Smart Grid Systems by Means of S-BPM Concepts
Stephan Borgert, Albert Fleischmann, Markus Albert, Ludwig Karg, Henri Oliveras

Demand-driven Collaboration in the Aerospace Industry 4.0: Application of Subject-oriented Process Management (Work in Progress Contribution)
Nikolay Kazantsev, Irena Bogomolova, Alexander Radyukin, Elina Sukhanova

Representing Processes of Human Robot Collaboration
Georg Weichhart

A Fridge with Smart Functions: The Liebherr Solution
Ilya Chumakov, Mikhail Komarov

'The Clock has Fallen Off the Wall' – Emergence of BPM-relevant Knowledge based on Cascading Stakeholder Perspectives
Christian Stary

Discussion: Learnings from the Field

17:45 Conference Dinner (Departure)


Day 2

09:00-10:00 Keynote 3 - Anton Friedl "Meeting Industrie 4.0 Challenges with S-BPM"

Chair: Matthias Neubauer

10:00-10:30Coffee Break

10:30-12:30 Workshop "Towards Common Process Understanding in Collective Welfare"

Chair: Wolfgang Hofkirchner

Integrated Thinking - Corporate Controlling in a Changing World
Frank Ahlrichs

Towards Commoning in Housing and Living: S-BPM-based Transformation
Theresa Prinz, Sonja Polt

Manfred Blachfellner, Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Tomas Sigmund, Christian Stary

10:30-12:30 Workshop "Subject-oriented BPM for Community Support"

Chair: Stijn Hoppenbrouwers

Eliciting Employee & Customer Knowledge for Process Development and Optimization – An Industry Case
David Braunstein, Gabriela Pesch

A Method for Multi-Context Boundary Profiling for Individual Communication Management
Philip Schuster, Stefan Oppl

Exploring potentials to support activities of small volunteer groups and communities
Alexander Nolte


10:30 - 12:30     Workshop "From S-BPM Process Modelling to a running Business (Process) APP

without any line of coding

Chair: Herbert Kindermann

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:00 Best Paper Presentation

Chair: Matthias Lederer

14:00-15:00 Panel "S-BPM Tool Interoperability - Current Status & Future Developments"

Matthes Elstermann, Harald Müller, Florian Krenn, Florian Strecker, Werner Schmidt (Moderation)

15:00-15:30Coffee Break

15:30-16:00Keynote 4 - Albert Fleischmann "Ten years after - Quo Vadis, S-BPM?" & Closing

Chair: Alexander Gromoff

16:15-17:15I2PM Annual Meeting




Peter Forbrig
Full Professor of Software Engineering, Universität Rostock, Germany

BizDevOps and the Role of S-BPM
Fitzgerald and Stol characterised continuous software engineering in their paper from 2014 as BizDev (business strategy – development), DevOps (development -operations), and continuous innovation. The talk will revisit this perspective and discuss some possible improvements. The whole approach is very important for agile software development. Additionally, in the talk it will be discussed how the usage of S-BPM might lead to BizDevOps or even BizOps. In this way the silo walls between business strategy, development, and operations will be knocked down. Business success can be immediately measured during operations. Tool support during operations is already available for such an approach.

Hagen Buchwald
andrena objects, Germany

Subject-Orientation and Agility
This contribution sketches how S-BPM in the sense of a code generation approach could evolve to subject orientation in the sense of subject-oriented programming. It compares the existing agile approach of object-oriented software development with the subject-oriented approach. 10 theses are outlined of how the subject-oriented approach could benefit from the object-oriented approach and vice versa.

Anton Friedl
Consulting for Automation & Digitalization, Germany

Meeting Industry 4.0 Challenges with S-BPM
Industry 4.0 challenges machines and stakeholders to get connected as a collaborative community. Besides cyber-physical system-based manufacturing, service innovation has become crucial for production industries. The lecture paper addresses major design challenges when transforming production systems towards informed collaborative decision taking bodies in a subject-oriented way: Machine and human interaction supporting emergent behavior, resource management, including sensor and controller networks, as digital systems can be adapted to needs on-the-fly, product and process quality as control parameters of those systems, and cloud and Big Data architectures as service and process infrastructure.

Albert Fleischmann
InterAktiv Unternehmensberatung, Germany

Ten years after - "Quo Vadis, S-BPM?"
Being announced as novel approach to Business Process Management and established in academia and industrial practice, in this lecture S-BPM  will be revisited in terms of its achievements and upcoming challenges.  


Christian Stary
JKU, Business Informatics - Communications Engineering, Linz Austria
Georg Weichhart
Profactor, Pro2Future, Steyr Austria

Digitalization: Knowledge Work, Learning, and Industry 4.0

This workshops collects findings and experiences from digitalization projects. Such projects require a body of socio-technical techniques and tools to manage disruptive interventions and processes for project-participants with heterogeneous backgrounds. One of the latest developments, cyber-physical systems require the vertical and horizontal process integration of processes, in order to support organizational goals by digital means, as these developments aim for servitization and industrial re-engineering at the same time. As such, they trigger learning processes involving stakeholders from various professions and work areas. Their knowledge needs to be recognized, elicited, and shared in novel ways.

In order to foster structured interaction we would like to address essential process-relevant digitalization challenges, among them:

  • Which role(s) can knowledge management systems and (e-)learning support systems play for triggering and guiding digitalization processes?
  • Which (S-)BPM concepts could facilitate stakeholder perception, engagement, and active participation when handling complex situations?
  • How could a focus on communication in Industry 4.0 help overcoming architectural and semantic interoperability problems?
  • How could traditional and historically grown valid knowledge on process engineering be transformed to timely collective wisdom?

We aim at attracting novel research and practice at the intersection of the areas Knowledge Management, Digital Production, and Learning Support by bringing together practitioners and researcher from these communities. Putting fundamental challenges of process digitalization to the center of interest will be facilitated through interactive dialog and discourse.



Wolfgang Hofkirchner
Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science, Vienna Austria
Manfred Blachfellner
Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie, Opens external link in new windowwww.ecogood.org
Christian Stary
JKU, Business Informatics - Communications Engineering, Linz Austria

Towards Common Process Understanding in Collective Welfare

Although collective welfare and the development of common goods are well shared concepts, role-specific behavior descriptions could be used to explain more accurately underlying systems and development processes. Respective representations could enclose theories like complex adaptive systems, emergence or evolutionary dynamics, as we can take some concepts from information and social sciences for deriving in-depth understanding of the behavior of involved entities. Also, we could understand societal development like a System-of-Systems in where its stakeholders strive for a common welfare and the equilibrium of the system of which they are members. 

We are interested in fundamental issues, such as

  • Will all the members of a collective welfare system need to behave in a way in which its maximum payoff is the equilibrium of the system, and in some sense a ‘standardized’ pattern?
  • Do they act as a whole besides individuals like they obey a rule in where they prefer to work for the welfare of the collective besides the individual welfare? 
  • What type of behavior does a ‘globalization’ or networking process have to have to allow for designing and envisioning common systems in terms of offerings, currencies, work, finding their ‘equilibrium’?
  • Ethical machines, machine ethics, or common moral grounds?

We aim bringing together practitioners and researchers from systems, information, and social science with process engineers, as these communities could attract novel research and practice at the intersection of the mentioned areas. Of particular importance are theories and concepts underpinning modeling and emergence of processes in complex adaptive socio-technical systems.



Stijn Hoppenbrouwers
HAN University of Applied Sciences, Arnhem & Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Alexander Nolte
University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
Stefan Oppl
Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria

Workshop „Subject-oriented BPM for Community Support“

The workshop strives to develop an understanding of how human-centric approaches to business process management can be used to support communities pursuing a particular, shared aim during the different phases of their operation. Communities can be formally established with clear, externally motivated aims or emerge informally from a group of like minded people. They can operate based on loosely coupled interaction or tightly interwoven collaborative work practices. The workshop is particularly interested in discussing how human-centric BPM can be used to support these different community concepts and elaborate on the differences and transition pathways between them. We welcome submissions from all areas of research on community support, including (but not limited to) user communities, stakeholder communities, open source communities, communities of practice or all forms of work communities, i.e., communities that follow the shared aim of producing specific products or services for an external or internal target group (following Alter, 1999).

Such diverse communities require different facilitation settings and supporting instruments, which need to be deployed dynamically according to the needs of the participants. Subject-oriented and human-centric BPM instruments can offer structural and behavioural support when operating in or transitioning between different forms of communities. As such, they could be used to offer guidance during early phases of community building, document learnings and identify room for improvement, as well as perpetuate developed practices in settings with dynamically changing participants.

In order to explore the potential of human-centric BPM for supporting communities of practice, we invite contributions addressing, but not limited to, the following questions:

  • Which requirements on socio-technical support for CoP-operation and -development can we identify from the conceptual foundations of the area and from practical case studies?
  • Which BPM concepts and instruments can be useful to support CoP-operation and -development in and across the different phases of their existence?
  • How can a focus on community-support inform the design of human-centric, process-oriented information systems?
  • How can we balance the needs for operational effectiveness and individual development of community members by actively deploying process-oriented support instruments?
  • Where are the major gaps in current BPM methods and tools that prevent them to be effectively in community-driven work processes?

We aim at attracting novel research and practice at the intersection of the areas Knowledge Management, CSCW, (human-centric) BPM and Learning Support by bringing together practitioners and researcher from these communities. Exploration of the design space will be facilitated through interactive dialog and discourse.