BPM Conference Awards

The BPM conference series acknowledges the excellent work of researchers in the broader BPM field through the BPM conference awards. We started this tradition in 2009.

BPM 2017, Barcelona, Spain

  • Best paper award
    • Arik Senderovich, Matthias Weidlich and Avigdor Gal: Temporal Network Representation of Event Logs for Improved Performance Modelling in Business Processes
  • Best student paper award
    • Florian Richter (with Thomas Seidl): TESSERACT: Time-drifts in Event Streams using Series of Evolving Rolling Averages of Completion Times
  • Best reviewer award: Ekkart Kindler
  • Best dissertation award
    • Arik Senderovich: Queue Mining: Service Perspectives in Process Mining
    • Runners-up
      • Johannes De Smedt: Studies on Declarative Process Modeling and Its Relation to Procedural Techniques
      • Monika Malinova: A language for designing process maps
  • Test of time award
    • Shazia Sadiq, Guido Governatori & Kioumars Namiri: Modeling Control Objectives for Business Process Compliance
    • Runner-up: Jussi Vanhatalo, Hagen Völzer & Jana Koehler: The Refined Process Structure Tree

BPM 2016, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Best paper award
    • Diego Calvanese, Marlon Dumas, Ülari Laurson, Fabrizio Maria Maggi, Marco Montali and Irene Teinemaa: Semantics and Analysisnof DMN Decision Tables
  • Best student paper award
    • Felix Mannhardt (with Massimiliano de Leoni, Wil van der Aalst, Hajo Reijers and Pieter Toussaint): From Low-Level Events to Activities - A Pattern-based Approach
  • Best reviewer award: Hamid Reza Motahari-Nezhad

BPM 2015, Innsbruck, Austria

  • Best paper award
    • Claudio Di Ciccio, Fabrizio Maria Maggi, Marco Montali and Jan Mendling: Ensuring Model Consistency in Declarative Process Discovery
  • Best student paper award
    • Qinlong Guo (with Lijie Wen, Jianmin Wang, Zhiqiang Yan and Philip S. Yu): Mining invisible tasks in non-free-choice constructs
  • Best reviewer award: Ingo Weber
  • Test of time award
    • Alistair Barros, Marlon Dumas and Arthur ter Hofstede: Service Interaction Patterns
    • Runner-up: Sebastian Hinz, Karsten Wolf and Christian Stahl: Transforming BPEL to Petri Nets

BPM 2014, Tallinn, Estonia

  • Best paper award
    • Massimiliano de Leoni, Wil van der Aalst and Marcus Dees: A General Framework for Correlating Business Process Characteristics
  • Best student paper award
    • Abel Armas-Cervantes (with Paolo Baldan, Marlon Dumas and Luciano García-Bañuelos): Behavioral Comparison of Process Models Based on Canonically Reduced Event Structures
  • Best reviewer award: Michael Westerggard

BPM 2013, Beijing, China

  • Best paper award
    • Chathura C. Ekanayake, Marlon Dumas, Luciano García-Bañuelos , and Marcello La Rosa: Slice, Mine and Dice: Complexity-Aware automated Discovery of Business Process Models
  • Best student paper award
    • Jorge Munoz-Gama (with Josep Carmona and Wil M.P. van der Aalst): Conformance Checking in the Large: Partitioning and Topology
  • Best reviewer award: Rafael Accorsi
  • Test of time award
    • Stefanie Rinderle , Manfred Reichert & Peter Dadam: Evaluation of Correctness Criteria for Dynamic Workflow Changes (2003)
    • Runner-up: Ekkart Kindler: On the Semantics of EPCs: A Framework for Resolving the Vicious Circle (2004)

BPM 2012, Tallinn, Estonia

  • Best paper award
    • not awarded this year
  • Best student paper award
    • not awarded this year
  • Best reviewer award: Matthias Weidlich

BPM 2011, Clermont-Ferrand, France

  • Best paper award
    • Dirk Fahland, Wil M. P. van der Aalst: Simplifying Mined Process Models: An Approach Based on Unfoldings
  • Best student paper award
    • not awarded this year
  • Best reviewer award: Niels Lohmann

BPM 2010, Hoboken, NJ, USA

  • Best paper award
    • Artem Polyvyanyy, Luciano García-Bañuelos and Marlon Dumas: Structuring Acyclic Process Models
  • Best student paper award
    • Jagadeesh Chandra Bose Rantham Prabhakara (with Wil M. P van der Aalst): Trace Alignment in Process Mining: Opportunities for Process Diagnostics
  • Best reviewer award: Bela Mutschler & Ekkart Kindler

BPM 2009, Ulm, Germany

  • Best paper award
    • Kais Klai, Samir Tata and Jörg Desel: Symbolic abstraction and deadlock freeness verification of inter-enterprise processes
  • Best student paper award
    • Mathias Fritzsche, Michael Picht, Wasif Gilani, Ivor Spence, John Brown and Peter Kilpatrick: Extending BPM Environments of your choice with performance related Decision Support