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1st International Workshop on Empirical Research in Process-Oriented Information Systems


Empirical Research in Process-Oriented Information Systems (ER-POIS)

Since the advent of business process reengineering in the 1990s,  modeling and optimization of business processes has become a critical factor in business as well as in non-profit and government organizations.  Today, with many forms of interorganizational cooperation in the form of e-business, outsourcing, and other kinds of value webs, business process management and coordination process management are crucial for the survival of organizations. As a result, information systems are required to manipulate not only data but also processes. Process-oriented information systems (POIS) are systems that can provide data support as well as process support to organizations. Examples are workflow management systems, ERP systems, and systems for cross-organizational coordination management.

Some of the challenges facing POIS include requirements management, performance monitoring, service level agreements and governance. The 1st International Workshop on  Empirical Research in Process-Oriented Information Systems (ER-POIS) aims to provide a platform for exchanging empirical research results about POIS problems and solutions.

The workshop takes an empirical perspective, which means that we will not solicit papers that propose solutions, new techniques or methods, but solicit papers with empirical research results about existing problems or implemented solutions, or about empirical validations of proposed solutions. We assume the solutions have been specified elsewhere, possibly in earlier papers.
We encourage the use of any research method, ranging from experimental research to surveys, case studies and action research, provided that a discussion of the validity of the method and of the results obtained with the method is included in the paper.

Location and Date

ER-POIS '10 will be organised on the 8th of June in Hammamet, Tunisia in conjunction with CAiSE 2010.

Call for Papers

A PDF version of the call for papers is available here (PDF, 115Kb)

Special Issues

Top papers will be considered (after extension and enhancement) for publication in the Journal of Cooperative Information Systems. Reviewing for the special issue will be done by the same reviewers who reviewed the earlier workshop paper.