ADBIS 2020 25 August 2020, Lyon, France



In conjunction with the 24th European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems – ADBIS 2020 – Lyon, France, August 25, 2020



The increasing automation of business processes and the growing amounts of process data become available opens new research opportunities for business process data analysis, mining, and modeling. The aim of the IFIP W.G. 2.6 International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis is to offer a forum where researchers from different communities and the industry can share their insight in this hot new field. The Symposium will feature a number of advanced research papers, shorter presentations on recent research, a competitive Ph.D. seminar and selected research and industrial demonstrations. This year the symposium will be held in Bled, in cunjunction with the ADBIS conference.

Call for Papers

The IFIP W.G. 2.6 International Symposium on Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA 2020) offers a unique opportunity to present new approaches and research results to researchers and practitioners working in business process data modelling, representation, and privacy-aware analysis. The symposium will bring together leading researchers, engineers, and scientists from around the world. Full papers must not exceed 12 pages. Short papers are limited to at most 6 pages. All papers must be original contributions, not previously published or under review for publication elsewhere. All contributions must be written in English and must follow the CCIS template and Springer paper preparation rules, see:

Call for post-Proceedings

The authors of the accepted papers will be invited to submit extended articles to a post-symposium proceedings volume which will be published in the LNBIP series Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, scheduled for late 2020 (extended papers length will be between 7000 and 9000 words). Around 5-8 papers will be selected for publication after a second round of review.


Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

Call for Ph.D. Research Plans

The SIMPDA Ph.D. Seminar is a workshop for Ph.D. students from all over the world. The goal of the Seminar is to help students with their thesis and research plans by providing feedback and general advice on how to use their research results. Students interested in participating in the Seminar should submit an extended abstract describing their research. Submissions can relate to any aspect of Process Data: technical advances, usage and impact studies, policy analyses, social and institutional implications, theoretical contributions, interaction and design advances, innovative applications, and social implications.

Research plans should be at most of 6 page long and should be organised following the following structure:

SIMPDA Ph.D. award

A doctoral award will be given by the SIMPDA Ph.D. Jury to the best research plan submitted.

CALL for Demonstrations

Demonstrations showcase innovative technology and applications, allowing for sharing research work directly with colleagues in a high-visibility setting. Demonstration proposals should consist of a title, an extended abstract, and contact information for the authors, and should not exceed 12 pages.

Submission Guidelines

Contributions to all calls should be submitted electronically to the Symposium management system connecting to At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to participate in the conference and present his/her work.

The papers submitted must be sent in PDF, following CCIS template and Springer paper preparation rules, see:

Registrations are managed by the ADBIS system

Important Dates

Milestone Deadline
Paper Submission April 30, 2020
Notification of Acceptance May 05, 2020
Submission of Camera Ready Papers June 05 2020
Symposium August 25 2020
Post-proceeding submissions 30 January 2021



Program Committee

  • Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa
  • Kristof Böhmer, University of Vienna
  • Luisa Parody, Universidad Loyola
  • Gabriel Tavares, State University
  • Roland Rieke, Fraunhofer
  • Angel Jesus Varela Vaca, University of Seville
  • Massimiliano de Leoni, University of Padua
  • Faiza Allah Bukhsh, University of Twente
  • Robert Singer, FH JOANNEUM
  • Christophe Debruyne, Trinity College Dublin
  • Antonia Azzini, Consorzio per il Trasferimento Tecnologico - C2T
  • Mirjana Pejic-Bach, Faculty of Economics & Business
  • Marco Viviani, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
  • Carlos Fernandez-Llatas, Universitat Politècnica de València
  • Richard Chbeir, Univ. Pau & Pays Adour
  • Manfred Reichert, University of Ulm
  • Valentina Emilia Balas, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad
  • Mariangela Lazoi, Università del Salento
  • Maria Leitner, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Karima Boudaoud, University of Nice Sophia
  • Chiara Di Francescomarino, Fondazione Bruno Kessler-IRST
  • Haralambos Mouratidis, University of Brighton
  • Helen Balinsky, Hewlett Packard Laboratories
  • Mark Strembeck, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna)
  • Tamara Quaranta, 40Labs
  • Yingqian Zhang, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Edgar Weippl, SBA Research