First International Workshop on Multi-Level Process Modelling

Advanced Approaches to Meta-Modelling of Processes

Sydney, Sept., 2018

Welcome to MLPM 2018,

the premier event for researchers and practitioners who work on multilevel Business Process Management

In recent years there has beengrowing interest in the use of multilevel modelling approaches to better representthe multiple classification levels that are frequently found in the real worldand are needed to eactivelyengineer languages. Multi-level modelling approaches have not only beensuccessfully used in numerous industrial projects and standards definition initiativesthey are now supported by an array of dedicated tools. However most research eorts so far have mainly addressedthe static data modelling part and ignored the dynamic part of informationsystems captured in business processes. Similar to datamodels, businessprocesses can also benefit from multiple classification levels and need them tohandle the increasing complexity of processes.


The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the management of a hierarchy of knowledge about business processes and to debate the foundations of multi-level modelling and how it can be applied on business processes, discuss challenges in applying multi-level modelling techniques and share experiences regarding multi-level modelling tools in respect to BPM. We encourage the submission on new concepts, implementation approaches and formalisms or case study scenarios. Contributions in the area of tool building, multilevel modelling approaches are equally welcome.


Possible topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • the exact nature of elements in a multi-level hierarchy of processes and how best to represent them,
  • refine the concept of process instantiation,
  • the structure and labelling of a multi-level business process modelling framework,
  • collect and study larger examples of process hierarchies,
  • methods and technique for discovering hierarchies, specializations and classification relationships among processes,
  • formal approaches to multi-level process modelling,
  • experiences and challenges in providing tool support for multi-level process modelling and management, 
  • experiences and challenges in applying multi-level modelling techniques to large and/or real world process problems,
  • process model management languages (transformation, code generation etc.) in a multi-level setting,
  • comparisons of multi-level and two-level solutions for modelling problems,
  • define relationships between process levels, and
  • analyse combination of imperative and declarative process modelling.


Two kinds of papers are solicited: regular papers (max 10 pages), and positon papers (max 5 pages), adhering to the Springer LNBIP style.


29 June 2018

Paper submission

31 July 2018

Author notification

24 August 2018

Camera-ready paper


Workshop Organizers
Georg Grossmann

University of South Australia, Australia

Tony Clark

Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Ulrich Frank

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Vinay Kulkarni

Tata, Consultancy Services, India

Program Committee
  • Joao Paulo Almeida, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil
  • Ahmed Awad, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Mira Balaban, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Tony Clark, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Philipp M. Fischer, DLR – Software for Space Systems and interactiveVisualization, Germany
  • Ulrich Frank, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Cesar Gonzalez-Perez, Incipit, CSIC, Spain
  • Georg Grossmann, University of South Australia, Australia

  • Ta’id Holmes, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany
  • Manfred Jeusfeld, University of Skövde, Sweden
  • Anne Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Thomas Kuehne, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Vinay Kulkarni, Tata Consultancy Services Research, India
  • Wendy MacCaull, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
  • Bernd Neumayr, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

  • Iris Reinhartz-Berger, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Michael Schrefl, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Christoph Schütz, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
  • Matt Selway, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Manuel Wimmer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria)


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