Business Process Management & Enterprise Architecture

A track of the 32nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing

April 3-7 2017, Marrakech, Morocco

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Important notice

The subission deadline has been further extended.

Call for Papers

Aims and rationale

The BPMEA track aims at gathering researchers and practitioners around the broad topics of business processes and enterprise architecture with a special interest in modeling. These disciplines are quickly evolving and intertwining with each other, and are often referred to with the broad term of business modeling. While several researches are addressing these aspects, there is still a strong need of exploring new paths of improvement and consolidation.

We seek contributions in the areas of enterprise and systems architecture and modeling, multilevel models tracing and alignment, models transformation, IT & business alignment (both in terms of modeling and goals), tackling both technical (languages, systems, patterns, tools) and social (collaboration, human-in-the-loop) issues.

We seek original, unpublished contributions that are mainly focused on, but not necessarily limited to, the following topics:

Proceedings and Post-Proceedings

Papers accepted for the Business Process Management & Enterprise Architecture track will be published by ACM both in the SAC 2017 proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper: This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

The authors of the best papers presented at the track will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to a Special Issue of the Journal of Software: Evolution and Process.

Student Research Competition (SRC) Program

Graduate students are invited to submit research abstracts (maximum of 2 pages in ACM camera-ready format) following the instructions published at SAC 2017 website. Submission of the same abstract to multiple tracks is not allowed.

All research abstract submissions will be reviewed by researchers and practitioners with expertise in the track focus area to which they are submitted. Authors of selected abstracts (up to 18 students) will have the opportunity to give poster and oral presentations of their work and compete for three top-winning places. The SRC committee will evaluate and select First, Second, and Third place winners. The winners will receive medals, cash awards, and SIGAPP recognition certificates during the conference banquet. Invited students receive SRC travel support (US$500) and are eligible to apply to the SIGAPP Student Travel Award Program (STAP) for additional travel support.

Paper Submission

Original papers from the above-mentioned or other related areas will be considered. This includes three categories of submissions:

  1. original and unpublished research;
  2. reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government, education and industry;
  3. reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains.

Each submitted paper will undergo a (double) blind review process and will be refereed by at least three referees. To ease blind review, you shall remove author names from your paper before submitting it.
Accepted papers in all categories will be published in the ACM SAC 2017 proceedings.

The camera-ready version of the accepted paper should be prepared using the ACM format (guidelines are given on the SAC 2017 web site).
Accepted full papers should not exceed 6 pages in a double column format (with the option, for an additional per-page fee, to add 2 more pages).

Regular papers can be submitted online at

Papers for the Student Research Competition can be submitted online at

Relevant Dates


Track chairs

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Program Committee