Call for papers & submission

The Digital Workplace – Nucleus of Transformation

In the mission statement of the German Ministry of Economics (BMWI) for 2030 on the topic of Industry 4.0, we find the following target: sovereignty, interoperability and sustainability. The flexible networking of different players to form agile value-added networks is one of the central core components of digital business processes in Industry 4.0. The interoperability of all players is a key strategic component for the design of such complex, decentralized structures. Only a high degree of interoperability, to which all partners in an ecosystem are committed and contribute equally, guarantees direct operative and process-related networking across company and industry boundaries.

According to Gartner, competitive advantage for 30% of organizations will come from the workforce’s ability to creatively exploit emerging technologies such as Deep Learning and IoT applications. Hence, the average work day is becoming filled with interactive technologies that are transforming how work gets done. Business processes – including production and logistics processes – are keys as their representation provide the baseline of operating these technologies and thus (implementation-independent) context for exploring and embodying upcoming developments such as Internet of Behavior.

The 12th International S-BPM ONE Conference 2020 in Bremen, Germany, has its focus on how organizations can help their stakeholders becoming more engaged in driving competitive advantage framed by or based on (subject-oriented) process technology. We are particularly interested in the following topics

–        Portfolio development through digital processes as services

–        Cloud-based decentralization of organizations

–        Autonomous digital workplace design

–        Self-sovereign identity development

–        Patterns of workforce engagement

–        Growing of digital dexterous culture

–        Business value generation through process digitalization

–        Data-driven process transformation

–        Process-sensitive data transformation

–        Use of mobile technologies and smart products in logistic networks

–        Dynamic smart contracting and tokenization

–        Explainable process designs

–        Sensor-based sense-making

–        Contextual integration of things into business processes

–        Process-empowered business analytics

–        Horizontal and vertical integration of autonomous entities

–        Interoperability networks

–        Internet of actors

Full Paper: These contributions present a completed research project or a scientifically examined case. They should follow Springer CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) format and be of 15-20 pages length. Full papers are evaluated in a detailed peer review in terms of quality, foundations, study design and impact.

Short Paper: These contributions should have 8-10 pages (Springer CCIS format) and are evaluated in a fast track review by the Program Committee. In what form the contribution should be presented at the conference (e.g., presentation, poster or discussion) should be indicated in the text. Contributions range from work in progress to tutorials and are evaluated primarily according to their potential to stimulate discussions on digital workplace practice and innovative topics.

Work in Progress: Ongoing research or planned research contributions with initial results, as well as case studies or business applications without scientific underpinning so far (4-6 pages in Springer CCIS format).

Reflection Papers: Discussions or opinions on current scientific or practical questions that are to be further substantiated or presented as a thesis at the conference (4-6 pages in Springer CCIS format).

Demonstration/Showcases: Presentation of applications, case studies, or prototypes. Please send proposals until May 15, 2020, to

Doctoral/master studies: Research projects, ongoing studies or completed work of master and doctoral students.

Panels: Discussions with invited guests or open for contribution. Please send proposals until May 15, 2020 to

Tutorials: Guidance or practical guidelines from science and practice. Please send proposals until May 15, 2020 to

Authors of selected contributions will be invited by the editors of the Journal of Interaction Science (JOIS) to submit an extended version for publication in JOIS.

Submission, Review and Publication

Please use Springer Lecture Notes format template (available here) and submit your paper via ConfTtool here.

Due date for paper submission: February 23, 2020.

Work to be submitted must be original work and must not have been published or submitted elsewhere. At least one author must register for the conference and present the paper

All submissions will undergo blind peer reviews of at least two members of the international program committee. Important: for the blind review make sure to submit without author names and please carefully select type of submission.

Accepted papers will be published in the Springer CCIS Series.

Due date for proposals of other formats than papers: May 15, 2020

Authors of selected contributions will be invited by the editors of the Journal of Interaction Science (JOIS) to submit an extended version for publication in JOIS.