Third IEEE Workshop on Agile Cooperative Process-Aware Information Systems (ProGility 2008)


to be held at IEEE WETICE'08, Rome, Italy, June 23-25, 2008


Final program available!


Call for Papers

Important Dates

Submission Guidelines


Programme Committee



The schedule of the workshop is distributed over two days

Tuesday, June 24

14:00 - 16:00  Session 1 (full papers)

  • Introduction by Workshop Chairs
    Barbara Weber, Rik Eshuis, Jan Mendling, Mirjam Minor
  • Invited talk
    Massimo Mecella
  • Supporting Flexible Processes with Adaptive Workflow and Case Handling
    Christian W. Günther, Manfred Reichert and Wil van der Aalst
  • An Agent-oriented System for Workflow Enactment Tracking
    Thomas Sauer, Mirjam Minor and Sascha Werno

  • Introspection into an agile workflow engine for long-term processes
    Mirjam Minor, Daniel Schmalen, Jakob Weidlich and Andreas Koldehoff

  • Wrap up & Discussion


Wednesday, June 25

9:00 - 10:30  Session 2 (short papers)

  • Impact of Data Aggregation on the Significance of Process Mining Results: An Experimental Evaluation
    Kerstin Gerke
  • Managing Flow Dependencies: The “Missing Link” in Co-ordinating Distributed Teams in Large-Scale Development Projects
    Wendy Ivins
  • On Correctness, Conformity, and Consistency of Process Models
    René Wörzberger, Thomas Kurpick and Thomas Heer
  • Wrap up & Discussion


14:00-16:30  Joint session of workshop reports and best paper awards


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.

Building upon the success of last years's workshop, the goal of the third ProGility 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, but are not limited to:

·             ad-hoc establishment of process-aware collaborations,

·             adaptive processes,

·             agile management of business processes,

·             autonomic processes,

·             configurable processes,

·             cross-organizational processes,

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

·             dynamic composition of processes,

·             electronic contracts,

·             emergent workflows,

·             evolving choreographies,

·             flexible groupware,

·             knowledge-intensive processes,

·             workflow change and exception handling,

·             process evolution,

·             process interoperability,

·             process lifecycle management,

·             process monitoring,

·             process mining and learning,

·             process security and conformance,

·             processes matching and similarity of processes,

and solutions related to these topics in terms of:

·             architectures,

·             infrastructures (middleware),

·             methods and tools,

·             patterns,

·             semantics,

·             user interfaces.



Important Dates

Extended deadline for paper submission:

March 17, 2008

Decision to paper authors:

April 21, 2008

Final version of accepted papers due to IEEE:

May 26, 2008


June 23-25, 2008

For accepted papers at least one of the authors has to register and participate in WETICE'08.



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

Rik Eshuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Jan Mendling, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Mirjam Minor, University of Trier, Germany




Programme Committee

Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Antonio Brogi, University of Pisa, Italy

Christoph Bussler, BEA 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, Universität Erlangen

Heiko Ludwig, IBM T.J. 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

Bela Mutschler, Daimler Research, Germany

Gil Regev, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne, Switzerland

Manfred Reichert, University of Twente, Netherlands

Hajo Reijers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, 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

Mark Strembeck, WU Vienna, Austria

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

Mathias Weske, HPI Potsdam, Germany

Werner Wild, Evolution Consulting, Austria

Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, Netherlands