[PlanetKR] KiBP 2012 - Call for Participation

Andrea Marrella marrella at dis.uniroma1.it
Mon May 21 13:17:55 EST 2012


KiBP 2012 - Call for Participation


First International Workshop on Knowledge-intensive Business Processes



15 June 2012 Rome, Italy


Co-located with: KR 2012, DL 2012, NMR 2012, AI*IA 2012 and CILC 2012





.Two interesting keynotes taken by:

  - Marlon Dumas (University of Tartu, Estonia)

  - Yves Lespérance (University of York, Canada)


.Presentation of the accepted papers.


.Open discussion on research challenges for knowledge-intensive processes.


.A social event organized in the centre of Rome.





- Laura Giordano, Alberto Martelli, Matteo Spiotta and Daniele Theseider Duprè

  Business Processes Verification with Temporal Answer Set Programming


- Shahab Tasharrofi and Eugenia Ternovska

  Modular Representation of a Business Process Planner


- Shamila Mafazi, Wolfgang Mayer, Georg Grossmann and Markus Stumptner

  A knowledge-based approach to the configuration of business process model abstractions


- Claudio Di Ciccio, Andrea Marrella and Alessandro Russo

  Knowledge-intensive Processes: An Overview of Contemporary Approaches


- Diego Calvanese, Giuseppe De Giacomo, Domenico Lembo, Marco Montali and Ario Santoso

  Semantically-Governed Data-Aware Processes





  - Regular : 120 €

  - Joint with KR 2012 (or DL 2012, or NMR 2012) : 90 €


KiBP 2012 registration fee includes the lunch for the workshop day, one coffee break and a social event.

Registrations to the workshop will be accepted until the 14th of June, 2012.


Previous registration at KR 2012 (or at Dl2012, or at NMR 2012) entitles a reduction of 30 Euros. Notice that to get the reduced rate, 

it is necessary to register to KR 2012 (or to Dl 2012, or to NMR 2012) before registration to KiBP 2012 (all registrations are accessible 

by the same link below).


For enquiries regarding registration (e.g., to have invitation letters for VISA purposes), send an email to mecella at dis.uniroma1.it. 

For problems with the on-line registration web site please contact congressi at consultaumbria.com.


Link to the Registration System - https://prenotazioniconsultaumbria.nt4b.it/itweb/Login.asp?IDcommessa=60&Lang=EN


Note: Even though you are not registering to KR-12, in order to proceed with workshop registration you have in any case to select the 

KR 2012 event and choose the category 'ONLY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION' and the free fee associated.






Nowadays, Workflow Management Systems (WfMS) are widely used in all human activities, ranging from classical ones (management of supply chain, 

postal tracking delivery etc.) to very dynamic ones (health-care, emergency management, etc.). Every aspect of a business process involves a 

certain amount of knowledge, that can depend both on the complexity of the domain of interest and on the modeling language used to represent 

the process itself. Some processes behave in a way that is well understood, predictable and repeatable: the tasks are discrete and the control 

flow is straightforward. Recent discussions illustrate the increasing demand in the solutions for knowledge-intensive processes. 

A knowledge-intensive process is one in which the people/agents performing such process are involved in a fair degree of uncertainty. This is 

due to the high number of tasks to be represented and to their unpredictable nature, or to a difficulty to model the whole knowledge of the 

domain of interest at design time. In realistic environments, for example, actors lack important knowledge at execution time or this knowledge 

can become obsolete during the process progressing. Even if each actor (at some point) has a perfect knowledge of the world, it could not be 

certain of its beliefs at later time points, since tasks by other actors may change the world without those changes being perceived. 

Typically, a knowledge-intensive process can not be modeled sufficiently by classical, static process models and workflows. There is still a 

lack of maturity in some respect, i.e., a lack of a semantic associated to the models or an easy way to reason about such semantic.


The main focus of this workshop is to discuss about how the use of techniques that came from different fields, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), 

Knowledge Representation (KR), Business Process Management (BPM), Service Oriented Computing (SOC), etc., can be used jointly for improving 

the modeling and the enactment phase of a knowledge-intensive process. The purpose is to devise interesting approaches that can still achieve 

the goals of understanding, visibility and control of these emergent processes.


The KiBP workshop is focused on the design, evaluation and comparison of process improvement techniques, tools and methods, in which aspects 

of knowledge representation, reasoning, creation, organization, retrieval, transfer, refinement, reuse, revision, and feedback play a key role. 





PC Chairs



- Massimo Mecella (Sapienza - Università di Roma, Italy)

  e-mail : mecella at dis.uniroma1.it


- Arthur H.M. ter Hofstede (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)

  e-mail : arthur at yawlfoundation.org


- Sebastian Sardina (RMIT University, Australia)

  e-mail : sebastian.sardina at rmit.edu.au


Proceedings Chair



- Andrea Marrella (Sapienza - Università di Roma, Italy)

  e-mail : marrella at dis.uniroma1.it



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