3nd International Workshop on BP-Meet-IoT
(affiliated with BPM 2019)

The Business Process Management (BPM) discipline, as it is known today, emerged as the result of significant advances experienced since mid 1990s in business methods, tools, standards, and technology. Since then, this discipline has significantly evolved but mainly focused on the business domain with the objective of helping organizations to achieve their goals. However, the arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT) has put into play a huge amount of interconnected and embedded computing devices with sensing and actuating capabilities that are revolutionizing our way of living. The incorporation of this technology into the BPM field will allow the development of business process with higher levels of flexibility, efficiency, and responsiveness, providing as a result a better support to the evolving business requirements. In addition, the proper combination of these two fields can foster the development of innovative solutions not only in the business domain where the BPM emerged, but also in many different application areas in which the IoT can be applied (e.g., smart cities, smart agro, or e-health).

While the incorporation of IoT technology into the BPM field has plenty of potentials, it also imposes a set of challenges that need to be addressed. In particular, research is necessary in addressing questions such as:

  • Which is the impact of introducing IoT technology into the BPM lifecycle?
  • How the top-down and bottom-up paradigms in which BPM and IoT rely respectively can coexist and benefit each other when merged?
  • How to bridge the abstraction gap between low-level (sensor data) and high-level events?
  • How BPM will deal with the changing nature imposed by IoT technology?
  • How real-time communication and collaboration required in IoT systems will be supported by BPM?

The objective of this workshop is therefore to attract novel research at the intersection of these two areas by bringing together practitioners and researchers from both communities that are interested in making IoT-based business processes a reality. BP-Meet-IoT will discuss the current state of ongoing research, industry needs, future trends, and practical experiences. To broaden our knowledge and contribute with novel research at the intersection of these areas, we intend to bring together practitioners and researchers that are interested in making IoT-based ubiquitous business processes a reality. BP-Meet-IoT will discuss the current state of ongoing research, industry needs, future trends, and practical experiences.

The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Modeling IoT-aware Business Processes
  • Dealing with context in IoT-aware Business Processes
  • Privacy and security in IoT-aware Business Processes
  • Connection of analytical processes with IoT
  • Dealing with unstructured environments
  • Specifying the autonomy level of IoT things
  • Improving resource monitoring and quality of task execution
  • IoT and Ubiquitous technologies supporting BPM
  • Sensor-based task management in BPM
  • Business examples of IoT technologies applied to ubiquitous BPs


Some of the topics pointed out in this workshop have been already discussed in the manifesto entitled "The Internet-of-Things Meets Business Process Management: Mutual Benefits and Challenges”. This manifesto has been published by the organizers of this workshop together with the growing up BPM-IoT community as a result from the "Fresh Approaches to Business Process Modeling"(16191) seminar held in Dagstuhl in May 2016. If you are willing to join this working group, please contact Massimo Mecella.


BP-meet-IoT 2019 will be held together with PQ 2019. The joint program is detailed below. The workshop will take place on September 2, 2019, at Room TC.3.06, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria. For more information on how to reach the venue, refer to here.

08:45-09:00 Opening of the joint BP-Meet-IoT and PQ workshop
Session 1 – BP-meet-IoT track - Room TC.3.06 – September 2, 2019
09:00-09:30 Invited talk: BPI Challenge 2019: Discovery of Insightful BPMN Process Models for Procurement.
Luise Pufahl
09:30-10:00 Invited talk: From IoT to Things on Internet, human-centered design in business processes smartification.
Daniele Mazzei
10:00-10:30 Discussion on the BPM-IoT Challenge
Session 2 – BP-meet-IoT track - Room TC.3.06 – September 2, 2019
11:00-11:30 Integrating IoT with BPM to provide Value to Cattle Farmers in Australia.
Owen Keates
11:30-12:00 Enabling the Discovery of Manual Processes using a Multi-modal Activity Recognition Approach.
Adrian Rebmann, Andreas Emrich and Peter Fettke
Session 3 – PQ track - Room TC.3.06 – September 2, 2019
14:00-14:30 Invited talk: Complex Event Processing for event-based process querying.
Han van der Aa
14:30-15:00 Storing and Querying Multi-Dimensional Process Event Logs using Graph Databases.
Stefan Esser and Dirk Fahland
15:00-15:30 Invited talk: Data-Aware Process Oriented Query Language.
Eduardo González López de Murillas

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: May 24, 2019 June 2, 2019 (Extended)
  • Authors notification: June 28, 2019
  • Camera-ready: July 12, 2019
  • Workshop date: September 2, 2019

Submissions & Registration

Manuscripts (research and industrial papers) should be no longer than 12 pages including references, figures and tables and must be formatted in accordance with the LNCS/LNBIP guidelines specified by Springer.

The title page must contain a short abstract and a short list of keywords. Papers should be submitted electronically through easychair.

Relevant members of the international community working on IoT and BPM topics will review all submissions. Each paper will be reviewed by 3 PC members in order to guarantee that only high-quality papers are accepted. All the workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-proceeding volume (to be sent around 4 months after the workshop) in their Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series.

It is mandatory that at least one author will register and present the paper during the workshop.

Program Committee (TBC)

  • Andrea Delgado, INCO, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
  • Andrea Marrella, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
  • Andreas Oberweis, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Christian Janiesch, University of Wurzburg, Germany
  • Faruk Hasic, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Francesco Leotta, Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Felix Mannhardt, SINTEF Digital, Norway
  • Francisco Ruiz, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Jianwen Su, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Matthias Weidlich, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Mathias Weske, Hasso-Plattner-Institut at the University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Sylvain Cherrier, University Marne-la-Vallée, France
  • Selmin Nurcan, Universite Paris 1-Pantheon-Sorbonne, France
  • Udo Kannengießer, Compunity GmbH, Germany
  • Vicente Pelechano, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE