1st International Workshop on Knowledge-intensive Business Processes (KiBP'12)

Latest News

  • 25 November 2012: We organized a special issue for the Journal on Data Semantics based on Knowledge-intensive Business Processes. For more information about the submission procedure follow this link!.
  • 25 June 2012: The slides of the presentations and the videos of the keynotes are now available online!
  • 14 June 2012: KiBP 2012 Proceedings are now available online!
  • 4 June 2012: The program of the workshop is available!
  • 23 May 2012: Titles and abstracts of the keynote talks have been announced!
  • 16 May 2012: The list of accepted papers is online!
  • 18 April 2012: The registration system for KiBP 2012 is now open!
  • 28 March 2012: The deadline for submission of full research papers and work-in-progress papers has been extended to the 13th of April, 2012. The new deadline is firm!
  • 1 March 2012: The Easy Chair system for 1st International Workshop on Knowledge-intensive Business Processes is now open for accepting submissions!
  • 6 December 2011: Best papers will be considered for publishing in a special issue of JoDS - Journal on Data Semantics!
  • 17 November 2011: Program Committee and Keynote Speakers announced!
  • 7 November 2011: Web page for KiBP'12 initialized!

Workshop Background and Goals

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 performing such process is 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 1st International Workshop on Knowledge-intensive Business Processes (KiBP’12)  will be held as part of the workshop program of the 2012 Knowledge Representation & Reasoning International Conference (KR'12) in Rome, Italy, during June 2012.