Second IEEE Workshop on Agile Cooperative Process-Aware Information Systems (ProGility 2007)


to be held at IEEE WETICE'07, Paris, France, June 18-20, 2007


Final program available!



Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines


Programme Committee


Program (Tuesday, June 19)

09:00 - 10:30  Session 1

  • Introduction by Workshop Chairs
    Barbara Weber, Manfred Reichert, Rik Eshuis
  • Towards Configurable Process Visualizations with Proviado
    Ralph Bobrik, Thomas Bauer
  • Structural adaptation of workflows supported by a suspension mechanism and by case-based reasoning
    Mirjam Minor, Daniel Schmalen, Andreas Koldehoff, Ralph Bergmann


10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break


10:00 - 12:30  Session 2

  • Data-driven Design of Engineering Processes with COREPRO Modeler
    Dominic Müller, Manfred Reichert, Joachim Herbst, Florian Poppa
  • Activity Coordination for Flexible Processes Linking Instant Virtual Enterprises
    Nikolay Mehandjiev, Iain Stalker, Martin Carpenter
  • Processes versus Services: Dual view to Facilitate Transactional QoS for Dynamic Business Networks
    Jochem Vonk, Ting Wang, Paul Grefen


12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:00 - 15:30  Session 3

  • Towards tool support for integrated modeling of private and public business processes
    Jörg Ziemann, Dirk Werth, Thomas Matheis, Timo Kahl
  • Change Patterns in Process-Aware Information Systems
    Barbara Weber, Manfred Reichert


15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:15 Wrap up & Discussion



Call for papers

The economic success of an enterprise more and more depends on its ability to react to changes in its environment in a quick and flexible way. Business trends such as increasing product and service variability, fast time-to-market, and increasing division of labor along a global supply chain of goods and services force enterprises to collaborate with each other in networks that are dynamic, flexible, ad-hoc, and adaptive. Thus enterprises are developing a growing interest in new concepts, systems, and solutions which help them to flexibly align their organizational structures, business processes, and supporting information systems to these new requirements and to optimize interactions with customers and business partners. While there has been major progress in disciplines that are interested in structured and unstructured intra-organizational business processes, the agile enterprise is still a vision. Agility in this context refers to the ability of an enterprise to rapidly set up new business processes and projects in order to quickly adapt to changes in the environment. To support these changes, traditional enterprises have to align their existing information systems while virtual enterprises need to customize and integrate the individual partner processes. In order to meet its business objectives, the agile enterprise continuously re-aligns its business processes as well as the interactions with its partners and customers to meet the current requirements.

The ProGility workshop is a merger of two previous WETICE workshops on process flexibility (ProFlex) and process integration (PINCET). Building upon the success of these workshops, the goal of this new workshop is to bring together practitioners and researchers from different communities such as BPM, software engineering, service-oriented computing, artificial intelligence, and CSCW/Groupware who share an interest in flexibility of cooperative process-aware information systems and team support in both an intra- and inter-organizational setting. The workshop aims at discussing the current state of ongoing research and sharing practical experiences. Submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of significance, originality and technical quality. Papers should clearly establish the research contribution and the relation to previous research. The workshop will also provide opportunity for demonstration sessions, where participant can present advanced prototypes based on their research.


Workshop topics include:

ˇ             ad-hoc establishment of collaborations,

ˇ             adaptive processes,

ˇ             agile management of business processes,

ˇ             autonomic processes,

ˇ             configurable processes,

ˇ             cross-organizational processes,

ˇ             data-driven processes (e.g.,case handling),

ˇ             dynamic composition of services,

ˇ             electronic contracts,

ˇ             emergent workflows,

ˇ             evolving choreographies,

ˇ             flexible groupware,

ˇ             knowledge-intensive processes,

ˇ             patterns for workflow change and exception handling,

ˇ             process evolution,

ˇ             process integration,

ˇ             process interoperability,

ˇ             process lifecycle management,

ˇ             process monitoring,

ˇ             process mining and learning,

ˇ             security,

and solutions related to these topics in terms of:

ˇ             architectures,

ˇ             infrastructures (middleware),

ˇ             methods and tools,

ˇ             semantics,

ˇ             user interfaces.



Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission:

February 15, 2007March 4, 2007

Decision to paper authors:

April 13, 2007

Final version of accepted papers due to IEEE:

May 12, 2007

Advance Registration discount:

June 1, 2007


June 18-20, 2007

For accepted papers at least one of the authors has to register and participate in WETICE'07.



Submission Guidelines

Papers must be written in English. Each paper will be reviewed by at least three program committee members. Papers should contain original contributions not published or submitted elsewhere, and should refer to related state-of-the-art work. Authors of accepted papers must present the paper at WETICE in order have the paper included in the post-conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Press. Papers must be formatted in the IEEE Proceedings Format (LaTeX formatting macros, Word format) which is single spaced, two columns, 10pt Times/Roman font. Length of full papers must not exceed 6 pages (including figures, tables and references). Position papers and tool reports should be no longer than 2 pages. Papers should include a title, the name and affiliation of each author, an abstract of up to 150 words and no more than eight keywords. All submissions should be electronic (in PDF). Please upload first your abstract and then your paper via the submission system.





Barbara Weber, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Manfred Reichert, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands




Programme Committee


Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Claudio Bartolini, HP Labs, USA

Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy

Christoph Bussler, Cisco Systems, USA

Peter Dadam, University of Ulm, Germany

Marlon Dumas, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Mati Golani, Braude College, Israel

Paul Grefen, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Yanbo Han, Chinese Academy of Science, China

Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Dimka Karastoyanova, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Rania Khalaf, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Richard Lenz, University of Marburg, Germany

Heiko Ludwig, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA

Heiko Maus, DFKI, Germany

Michael Maximilien, IBM Almaden Research Center, USA

Massimo Mecella, Universita di Roma 'La Sapienza', Italy

Nikolay Mehandjiev, University of Manchester, UK

Jan Mendling, WU Wien, Austria,

Miriam Minor, University of Trier, Germany

Gil Regev, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland

Hajo Reijers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Stefanie Rinderle, University of Ulm, Germany

Michael Rosemann, QUT Brisbane, Australia

Rainer Ruggaber, SAP Research, Germany

Shazia Sadiq, Univ. Queensland, Australia

Wasim Sadiq, SAP Research, Australia

Pnina Soffer, Univ. of Haifa, Israel

Lucineia Thom, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Mathias Weske, HPI Potsdam, Germany

Werner Wild, Evolution Consulting, Austria

Andreas Wombacher, Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland