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Welcome to SOSE 2011  

International Workshop on BPM Services in the Cloud(Canceled)

in conjunction with SOSE 2013

The cloud computing paradigm is attracting industrial and academic interest and is changing the way
that a wide range of areas work with computers. It grounds the idea of computing as a utility by adopting
service-orientation, in which services are hosted on large data centers and accessed through the Internet
using a pay-per-use model that allows users to save an astounding amount in hardware and IT support

The idea of services is also aligned with business process activities. In several scenarios, a business
process is computationally intense and cloud infrastructures are a natural candidate to provide business
services. In addition, the use of an underlying cloud infrastructure allows companies to share a common
business process and services, which can have a very large use in enterprise and e-government context,
for example. However, the interplay between cloud-oriented computing and business process modeling
(BPM) has not been deeply exploited. This workshop aims at fostering the collaborations between these
two areas. The main goal is to discuss the challenges for the pervasive adoption of cloud computing in
the BPM world. There are a plethora of research issues that span almost the entire spectrum of BPM
such as: how business processes modeling is impacted when processes rely on services provided by a
cloud infrastructure? how business processes - and their supporting services - might be managed? what
are the facilities provided by cloud infrastructures for business processes? in which ways current
business processes lifecycle must be adapted for cloud? how to apply the ideas of community cloud to
foster BPM interoperability among organizations?.

The workshop invites original papers reporting a wide spectrum of topics related to the interplay of
cloud computing and business process. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Business Process as a Service (BaaS)
  • Business-oriented Clouds
  • Enterprise Cloud Computing
  • Community Cloud support for Business Processes
  • Business Process representations for the Cloud
  • Business Architecture for the Cloud
  • On-demand Business Processes
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Monitoring, Management and Maintenance of Business-oriented Clouds
  • Business Process and Workflow Management in Clouds
  • Orchestration and Management of Business Processes in the Cloud
  • Requirement, Specifications and Design Modeling of Business Processes for Cloud
  • Strategic impact of cloud-based service delivery for Business Process and Architecture
  • E-GOV in the Cloud


Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and
recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. Papers must follow the IEEE double-column
format and should not exceed 6 pages (standard extra page policy). At least one of the authors of an
accepted paper has to be registered and present his/her paper at the workshop.

All papers must be submitted electronically by the EasyChair system:

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:    11/12/201212/07/2012 (extended)
Notification:    January 14, 2013
Final paper version and
author pre-registration due:
   January 28, 2013
Workshop:    March 25, 2013


  • Steering Committee
    • Claudia Cappelli, UNIRIO, Brazil
    • Fernanda Baião, UNIRIO, Brazil
    • Thais Batista, UFRN, Brazil
  • Program Chairs
    • Flávia Santoro, UNIRIO, Brazil
    • Michael Rosemann, QUT, Australia
  • Program Committee
    • Claudia Cappelli, UNIRIO, Brazil
    • Fernanda Baião, UNIRIO, Brazil
    • Hajo Reijers, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
    • Jan Mendling, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria
    • John Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
    • Julio Cesar Sampaio do Prado Leite, PUC-Rio, Brazil
    • Leonardo Azevedo, UNIRIO, Brazil
    • Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
    • Rainer Schmidt, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    • Selmin Nuncan, Université Paris I, France
    • Thais Batista, UFRN, Brazil


Profa. Flávia Santoro
Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)
Avenida Pasteur, 458 - Urca
22290-240 - Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil
email: flavia.santoro@uniriotec.br
Tel: +55 21 2530 8088
Fax: +55 21 2530 8297