2nd BPM Congress Munich, Germany 

BPM2, the 2nd Congress on Business Process Management, Munich, Germany, 2003-05-22/23. The congress was organised by NewMediaSales, Duesseldorf, Germany (www.newmediasales.com/) and was attended by over 100 people from both German industry and academia. Congress language was German and English with most of the documentation in English, which is available against a fee.

In addition to the keynote paper and 12 presentations including 3 case studies - that made up the BPM Congress, a special session with 6 presentations on the European project UEML (www.ueml.org) providing latest results on the Unified Enterprise Modelling Language development (see report above on UEML). 

The keynote paper presented by K-D Naujok, Global e-Business Advisory Council UN/CEFACT/TMG Chair, addressed business collaboration frameworks and technology in the context of BPM. The first part discussed an e-business collaboration modelling framework, identifying a UN/CEFACT Modelling Methodology (UMM) providing a business operational view with four individual, but related business views: domain, requirements, transaction and service view. The underlying principle being business requirements drive technology solutions. UMM is based on business entity flow graphs, which identify the business entities to be acted upon in the corresponding business activities and their states. Parts 2 and 3 presented the BPM related technology starting with identifying four critical success factors: familiar, trust, convenient and profitable and identifying relevant technologies applicable for the UMM described in Part 1.

The three case studies presented results from BPM applications in e-government, government related and industrial-organisations, whereas the remaining papers addresses different aspects of BPM ranging from its strategic value and contribution to organisation integration to measurements of business performance.

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