Calls for papers


International Journal of Decision Support Systems
International Journal of Decision Support Systems


Special Issue on: "Advances in Decision Making with Business Process Management"

Guest Editors:
Pavlos Delias, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece
Kostas Vergidis, University of Macedonia, Greece

Business process management (BPM) and information systems are experiencing an increasing symbiosis following the shift of focus from data to processes. A growing number of business processes are currently enacted under the supervision of information systems, leading to significant improvements in terms of both performance and compliance.

Organisations strive to streamline and optimise their processes to achieve productivity gains. In addition, BPM provides organisations with knowledge that gives them the opportunity to transform their value chain and innovate.

This special issue welcomes submissions that address the potential of BPM for decision making support.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at 10th MCDA Workshop – HELORS (Thessaloniki, Greece, 21-23 November, 2013), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Process analytics
  • Process measurement and metrics
  • Process mining
  • Business process governance
  • Managing process change
  • Big data and BPM
  • Business process optimisation
  • Workflow management

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Deadline for full paper submission: 28 February 2014

Notice of acceptance/rejection: 30 May 2014

Revised paper submission: 30 June 2014

Final decision: 15 August 2014