Call for Papers

The IFIP International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA 2017) offers a unique opportunity to present new approaches and research results to researchers and practitioners working in business process data modeling, representation and privacy-aware analysis.

The symposium will bring together leading researchers, engineers and scientists from around the world. Full papers must not exceed 15 pages. Short papers are limited to at most 5 pages. All papers must be original contributions, not previously published or under review for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the LNCS Springer Verlag format. Templates can be downloaded from: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

Accepted papers will be published in a pre-proceeding volume of CEUR workshop series. The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit extended articles to a post-symposium proceedings volume hich will be published in the LNBIP series (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, http://www.springer.com/series/7911), scheduled for late 2018 (extended papers length will be between 7000 and 9000 words). Around 10-15 papers will be selected for publication after a second round of review.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:


Call for PhD Research Plans

The SIMPDA PhD Seminar is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world. The goal of the Seminar is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and general advice on how to use their research results.

Students interested in participating in the Seminar should submit an extended abstract describing their research. Submissions can relate to any aspect of Process Data: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, innovative applications, and social implications. Research plans should be at most of 5 page long and should be organized following the following structure:

  1. Abstract: summarizes, in 5 line, the research aims and significance.
  2. Research Question: defines what will be accomplished by eliciting the relevant the research questions.
  3. Background: defines the background knowledge providing the 5 most relevant references (papers or books).
  4. Significance: explains the relevance of the general topic and of the specific contribution.
  5. Research design and methods: describes and motivates the method adopted focusing on: assumptions, solutions, data sources, validation of results, limitations of the approach.
  6. Research stage: describes what the student has done so far.

SIMPDA PhD award

A doctoral award will be given by the SIMPDA PhD Jury to the best submission from a PhD student.

Tutored research activities

Interested PhD students can apply to carry out pre-symposium tutored research activities. Such activities provide a unique way to identify research questions and will culminate with presentations to be given at the symposium.

In order to apply, please contact paolo.ceravolo@unimi.it


Call for Demonstrations and Posters

Demonstrations showcase innovative technology and applications, allowing for sharing research work directly with colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Demonstration proposals should consist of a title, an extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 10 pages.

Posters allow the presentation of late-breaking results in an informal, interactive manner. Poster proposals should consist of a title, an extended abstract, contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 2 pages.

Accepted demonstrations and posters will be presented at the symposium. Abstracts will appear in the proceedings.


Important Dates

Paper Submission: 4 October 2017

Submission of PhD Presentations: 4 October 2017

Notification of Acceptance: 14 November 2017

Submission of Camera Ready Papers: 28 November 2017

Second International Symposium on Process Data: 6-8 December 2017

Post-proceeding submissions: 30 March 2018


Submission Guidelines

Contributions to all calls should be submitted electronically to the Symposium management system connecting to http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=simpda2016. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to participate in the conference and present his/her work.

Accepted papers will be published in a pre-proceedings volume with ISBN. The papers submitted must be sent in PDF, following the LNCS Springer Verlag format. Templates can be downloaded from: http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended articles to a post-symposium volume of LNBIP (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, http://www.springer.com/series/7911), scheduled for late 2018. Extended versions will be selected for publication in the volume after a second review round of review.


POST-CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Authors of accepted papers and invited speakers are invited to submit extended articles to a post-symposium volume of LNBIP (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, http://www.springer.com/series/7911), scheduled for early 2016. Extended papers will go through a second review process; they must be written in English with a length between 7000 and 9000 words. Around 10-15 papers will be selected for publication after a second round of review.

Please format your papers using LaTeX2e with the LNCS macros for "Proceedings and Other Multiauthor Volumes" available at Springer (http://www.springer.com/series/7911 ) and read carefully the instructions given therein.

The copyright for IFIP-Springer that authors need to sign is available here.

SIMPDA Post Proceedings uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are hidden from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity. Besides the obvious need to remove names and affiliations under the title within the manuscript, there are other steps that need to be taken to ensure the manuscript is correctly prepared for double-blind peer review. To assist with this process the key items that need to be observed are the followings:

Also, in the submission form, papers by the authors should be substituted with the string omitted for blind review. Papers do not satisfy these conditions for double-blind review may be rejected without review. During the review process, authors name will be hidden from reviewers.

Download a LNBIP template modified to comply with the guidelines presented above.

The submission system used for the post-proceeding is not longer the one used for the conference. The URL to access the system is the following: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=simpda2016pp