Process Querying 2017 (to be held in conjunction with BPM 2017)

Process Querying 2017 with the special theme of “Ontologies for Process Management”

The Second International Workshop on Process Querying (PQ 2017) aims to provide a high quality forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange research findings and ideas on technologies and practices in the area of process querying. PQ 2017 will be held in conjunction with BPM 2017. Process-related information grows exponentially in organizations via workflows, guided procedures, business transactions, Internet applications, real-time device interactions, and other coordinative applications underpinning commercial operations. Event logs, application databases, process models, and business process repositories capture a wide range of process data, e.g., activity sequences, document exchanges, interactions with customers, resource collaborations, and records on product routing and service delivery. Process querying studies automated methods for managing, e.g., filtering or manipulating, repositories of models of observed and envisioned processes, as well as their relationships, with the goal of converting process-related information into decision making capabilities. Process querying research spans a range of topics from theoretical studies of algorithms and the limits of computability of process querying techniques to practical issues of implementing process querying technologies in software.

Special theme: Research combining process models and ontologies is increasingly gaining attention in recent years. One reason for this is that ontologies allow adding semantics to process models, which enables the automated inference of knowledge from business processes. This knowledge can be used to manage business processes at design and execution time. Hence, the goal of the special theme is to promote research on the application of ontologies to generate new or improve existing methods, techniques, tools, and process-aware systems that support the different phases of the business process management life cycle.

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Process Querying 2017


PQ 2017 will take place on September 11, 2017, at the Vertex building of the UPC Nord Campus (c/ Jordi Girona, 1-3, 08034 Barcelona). For more information on how to reach the venue, refer to here. PQ 2017 will be held together with TAProViz 2017 and IWPE 2017. The joint program is detailed below.

Session 1 – Main Track PQ/IWPE/Taproviz (Room VS218) – September 11, 2017
11:00-11:30 TAProViz Visual Analytics for Soundness Verification of Process Models
Humberto S. Garcia Caballero, Michel A. Westenberg, Henricus M. W. Verbeek, and Wil van der Aalst
11:30-12:00 TAProViz AO-BPM 2.0: Aspect Oriented Business Process Modeling
Luiz Paulo Carvalho, Claudia Cappelli, Flávia Maria Santoro
12:00-12:30 TAProViz A Visualization of Human Physical Risks in Manufacturing Processes using BPMN
Melanie Polderdijk, Irene Vanderfeesten, Jonnro Erasmus, Kostas Traganos, Tim Bosch, Gu van Rhijn, and Dirk Fahland
Session 2 – Main Track PQ/IWPE/Taproviz (Room VS218) – September 11, 2017
14:00-14:30 PQ An Architecture for Querying Business Process, Business Process Instances, and Business Data Models [presentation slides]
María Teresa Gómez-López, Antonia M. Reina Quintero, Luisa Parody, José Miguel Pérez-Álvarez, and Manfred Reichert
14:30-15:00 PQ Formal Semantics for Modeling Collaborative Business Processes based on Interaction Protocols [presentation slides]
Emiliano Reynares, Jorge Roa, María Laura Caliusco, and Pablo Villarreal
15:00-15:30 IWPE An Extensible BPMN Process Simulator
Luise Pufahl, Tsun Yin Wong, and Mathias Weske

The main topics relevant to the PQ workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Behavioral and structural methods for process querying
  • Imperative and declarative process querying methods
  • Exact and approximate process querying methods
  • Expressiveness of process querying methods
  • Decidability and complexity of process querying methods
  • Process query languages and notations
  • Indexing for fast process querying
  • Empirical evaluation and validation of process querying methods
  • Label management in process querying
  • Information retrieval methods in process querying
  • Process querying of big (process) data
  • Automatic management of process models, e.g., process model repair
  • Automatic management of process model collections
  • Event log querying
  • Event stream querying
  • Process performance querying
  • Multi-perspective process querying methods, e.g., querying process resources, data, etc.
  • Process querying and rich ontology annotations
  • Applications of process querying methods for process compliance, standardization, reuse, etc.
  • Experience reports from implementations of process querying tools
  • Case studies in process querying

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers for presentation in any of the areas listed above. The paper selection will be based upon the relevance of a paper to the main topics as well as upon its quality and potential to generate relevant discussion. Authors are requested to prepare submissions according to the format of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) series by Springer ( Submissions must be in English and must not exceed 12 pages (including figures, bibliography and appendices). Each paper should contain a short abstract, clarifying the relation of the paper with the main topics (preferably using the list of topics above), clearly state the problem being addressed, the goal of the work, the results achieved, and the relation to other work. Papers should be submitted electronically as a self-contained PDF file via the PQ 2017 submission system ( Submissions must be original contributions that have not been published previously, nor already submitted to other conferences or journals in parallel with this workshop.


All workshop papers will be published by Springer as a post-workshop proceedings volume in the series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP). These proceedings will be made available to all registered participants approximately four months after the workshop, while preliminary proceedings will be distributed during the workshop. For each accepted paper, at least one author must register for the workshop and present the paper.

  • Agnes Koschmider, University of Cologne
  • Ahmed Awad, Cairo University
  • Alistair Barros, Queensland University of Technology
  • Andreas Solti, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Artem Polyvyanyy, Queensland University of Technology
  • Arthur ter Hofstede, Queensland University of Technology
  • Avigdor Gal, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Boudewijn van Dongen,  Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Chun Ouyang, Queensland University of Technology
  • Claudio Di Ciccio, Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • David Knuplesch, Ulm University
  • Dirk Fahland, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Gero Decker, Signavio
  • Henrik Leopold, VU University Amsterdam
  • Hyerim Bae, Pusan National University
  • Jochen De Weerdt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Joos Buijs, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Jorge Munoz-Gama, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
  • Luciano García-Bañuelos, University of Tartu
  • Manfred Reichert, Ulm University
  • Lucinéia Heloisa Thom, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Marcello La Rosa, Queensland University of Technology
  • Massimiliano de Leoni, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Matthias Weidlich, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Minseok Song, Pohang University of Science and Technology
  • Pablo David Villarreal, National Technological University (UTN)
  • Remco Dijkman, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Seppe vanden Broucke, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Submission deadline: 26 May 2017  5 June 2017
  • Notification deadline: 26 June 2017
  • Camera-ready papers deadline: 7 July 2017
  • Workshop: 11 September 2017
Contact details

Please forward all enquires to pq2017workshop  (at)  easychair  (dot)  org.