International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Liang-Jie Zhang
ISSN online: 1741-8771
ISSN print: 1741-8763
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Business processes play key roles in enabling business application integration/collaboration across multiple organisations. Integration can be categorised into two types: internal and external. To stay competitive, companies must be agile in adapting processes to ever-changing market dynamics, looking beyond traditional enterprises/marketplaces through collaborative interactions and dynamic e-business solutions. The enterprise infrastructure must provide capability for dynamic discovery of trading partners/service providers and enable federated security mechanisms, solution monitoring/management. IJBPIM highlights business process modelling, simulation, integration and management using emerging technologies.


 Topics covered include

  • Mathematical foundation
  • Process modelling methodology
  • Process integration architecture
  • Collaborative processes
  • Extended collaboration architecture/solutions
  • Business transformation
  • Ontology and business rules
  • Enabling technologies
  • Performance analysis
  • Case studies
  • Security and privacy
  • Return on investment
  • Requirements analysis

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ObjectivesThe objectives of IJBPIM are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, academic and research institutions and persons concerned with the complex role of business processes in e-business solutions, engineering design collaboration, logistics management, etc. It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in the field of business process integration and management. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological and ecological change and changes in the global economy.


IJBPIM provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers, working in the field of e-business solutions, business transformation and business education, to disseminate information and to learn from each others| work.


IJBPIM publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in Business Process Integration and Management will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Zhang, Liang-Jie, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Managing Editor

  • Zhou, Zhangbing, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Associate Editors

  • Aberer, Karl, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Bertino, Elisa, Purdue University, USA
  • Fang, Liping, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Henderson, Peter, University of Southampton, UK
  • Jain, Hemant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
  • Li, Qi, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • Ross-Talbot, Steve, Enigmatec/W3C, USA
  • Van der Aalst, Wil., Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Zhao, J. Leon, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Zheng, Zibin, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Editorial Board Members

  • Bajaj, Akhilesh, The Univerisity of Tulsa, USA
  • Barga, Roger, Microsoft Research, USA
  • Benatallah, Boualem, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Bichler, Martin, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Bonyuet, David, Delta Search Labs, USA
  • Cheng, Hsing Kenneth, University of Florida, USA
  • Cherkasova, Ludmila, Hewlett-Packard, USA
  • Desel, Jörg, Angewandte Informatik, Germany
  • Dietz, Jan, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Dustdar, Schahram, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Houben, Geert-Jan, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Hsu, Meichun, CommerceOne, USA
  • Huang, Shih-Chia, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
  • In, Hoh Peter, Korea University, South Korea
  • Jablonski, Stefan, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Kumar, Akhil, Penn State University, USA
  • Lam, Herman, University of Florida, USA
  • Lee, Jae Kyu, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Lee, Matthew K. O., City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Lee, Yann-Hang, Arizona State University, USA
  • Li, Haifei, Union University, USA
  • Lin, Grace Y., Asia University, Taiwan
  • Lu, Shiyong, Wayne State University, USA
  • Luo, Zongwei, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Marinescu, Dan C., University of Central Florida, USA
  • Mathieu, Richard G., James Madison University, USA
  • McGregor, Carolyn, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  • Melão, Nuno, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal
  • Moitra, Deependra, Strategy and Innovation Consultancy, India
  • Pham, Trung T., DIcentral Corporation, USA
  • Schiefer, Josef, IBM, USA
  • Shan, Ming-Chien, SAP Research, USA
  • Son, Sang Hyuk, University of Virginia, USA
  • Stohr, Edward Albert, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
  • Tian, Zhong, IBM China Research Lab, China
  • Tosic, Vladimir, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Tseng, Mitchell M., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Van Hee, Kees, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Wang, Chao, University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • Wang, Harry Jiannan, University of Delaware, USA
  • Wang, Shangguang, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
  • Weske, Mathias, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • Wombacher, Andreas, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Yang, Y. Helio, San Diego State University, USA
  • Zimek, Sinisa, SAP Lab, USA
  • Zur Muehlen, Michael, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA


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