Monday, March 21, 2016

1st CFP: TAProViz’16 5th International Workshop on Theory and Application of Visualizations and Human-centric Aspects in Processes

TAProViz’16 5th International Workshop on Theory and Application of Visualizations and Human-centric Aspects in Processes

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 19 September 2016 

In conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Business Process Management, BPM2016

Call for Papers

Visualizations can make the structure and dependencies between elements in processes accessible in order to support users who need to analyze process models and their instances.  
However, effectively visualizing processes in a user-friendly way is often a big challenge, especially for complex process models which can consist of hundreds of process components (e.g., process activities, data flows, and resources) and thousands of running process instances in different execution states. 

Many challenges remain to be addressed within the broad area of process visualization, human interaction and user led design such as: scalability, human-computer interaction, cognitive aspects, applicability of different approaches, collaboration, process evolution, run-time requirements of process instances and applications, user-engagement etc.  

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to): 

Visual Metaphors in Processes 
Visual Design and Aesthetics for Processes 
Visualization of Dynamic Data in Processes 
Change Visualization for Processes 
Interface and Interaction Techniques for Process Visualization  
Visualization Techniques for Collaboration and Distributed Processes  
Visualization of Large-scale Processes 
Cognition and Perception in Process Visualization 
Evaluation and User Studies of Process Visualization 
Evaluation Methods for Human Aspects in PAIS 
Visual Modeling Languages 
Analysis Techniques and Visualization for Processes 
Process Visualization of Large Screens 
Mobile Process Visualization 
Visualization Tools and Systems for Processes 
Visualization Techniques for Processes 
Process Visualization and Sonification 
Virtual World Process Visualization 
Immersive Process Modeling Approaches 
Human Computer Interaction Design Applied to Process Systems 
3D Process Visualization Approaches 
Human-centric aspects in business process management 
User-centered design for BPM 
User Interface design for Processes 

Format of the Workshop
The half day workshop will comprise accepted papers and tool evaluations. Papers should be submitted in advance and will be reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.  

This year will also include a new innovation in the programme. Part of the workshop time (depending on the number of prototype submissions) will be set aside for focus group assessments of tools. We will be requesting tool report authors, successful workshop paper authors and panel members attending BPM, to assist in the assessment of demonstration visualization techniques and software. This evaluation process will be a service to attendees, as these heuristic assessments can be written up later as separate papers, or by the workshop chairs as an aggregated workshop outcome. Such evaluations will be an exciting addition to the workshop, as people experienced in Information Visualization, BPM, HCI and related fields, will provide detailed feedback on your prototypes. The evaluation approach is largely in the hands of the tool report writers, but at a minimum, should involve direct interaction with your software and some form of validation via a questionnaire. 

All accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series. There will be a single LNBIP volume dedicated to the proceedings of all BPM workshops. As this volume will appear after the conference, there will be informal proceedings during the workshop. At least one author for each accepted paper should register for the workshop and present the paper.  

Important Dates
Deadline for workshop paper submissions: 27 May 2016 
Notification of Acceptance: 27 June 2016 
Camera­‐ready version: 18 July 2016 
TAProViz Workshop: 19 September 2016 
Paper Submission
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for presentation in any of the areas listed above. 

Three types of submissions are possible:  

(1) full papers (12 pages long) reporting mature research results  
(2) position papers reporting research that may be in preliminary stage that has not yet been evaluated  
(3) tool reports, to be evaluated at the workshop 

Position papers and tool reports should be no longer than 6 pages. Tool reports should include a brief evaluation plan as an appendix, for the evaluation session at the workshop on the day. 

Only papers in English will be accepted and must present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere. Papers should be submitted in the « LNBIP » format. The title page must contain a short abstract, a classification of the topics covered, preferably using the list of topics above, and an indication of the submission category (regular paper/position paper/tool report). 

All accepted workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-workshop proceedings volume in the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). Hard copies of these proceedings will be shipped to all registered participants approximately four months after the workshops, while preliminary proceedings will be distributed during the workshop. 

Submitted papers will be evaluated, in a double blind manner, on the basis of significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. Papers should clearly establish their research contribution and the relation to the theory and application of process visualization. 

Papers (in PDF format) should be submitted electronically via the «EasyChair»  

Accepted papers imply that at least one of the authors will register for the «(BPM2016) » and present the paper at the TAProViz workshop. 

Further workshop information is available from the website:

Hope to see you at TAProViz'16!

Thanks and best regards,

Ross Brown
Simone Kriglstein
Stefanie Rinderle-Ma

TAProViz Organising Committee

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