Business process management (BPM) has become an extensive area of research with several specialized aspects. BPM is viewed from highly diverse angles ranging from a management strategy to a software system. It is widely acknowledged that process enforcement technologies hold the potential to provide the so called missing middle that can assist in overcoming the notorious business-IT divide. BPM technologies are considered as one of the key success stories in providing process control and monitoring functions, and addressing complex integration requirements in enterprise systems. However, the expectation of what this technology must deliver is a moving target. Whereas the success of coordinative processes depends upon the conformance to the prescribed control flow, the success of the collaborative process depends upon the ability to detect and react to changing conditions. What was true for workflow systems is no longer acceptable in the dynamic and cross organizational requirements
for management of collaborative processes. The intention of this workshop was to provide a forum wherein challenges in modelling and deployment of specifically collaborative business processes can be debated. Areas of interest to this workshop included: Technologies for modeling and analysis of collaborative processes, E-service coordination and composition models, Crossorganizational process management, Event driven process management, Adaptive process management, Context-aware collaborative processes, Ontological aspects of collaborative processes, Knowledge management in collaborative processes, Middleware for collaborative process management, Architectures and implementations for collaborative processes, EAI and B2B technologies, Usability and technology adoption of BPM solutions, Business Process Scenarios: Description, Analysis, Classification. The workshop papers deal with innovative technology solutions related to these challenges. We had received 17 contributions from which 9 had been accepted for the workshop proceedings. Papers were evaluated on the basis of significance, originality, technical quality, and exposition. In addition to the regular papers, one invited talk was given by Rainer Ruggaber from SAP Research. The selected papers in TCoB 2006 have identified three main research streams emerging from current activity in collaborative business process technology research. These relate to (1) modelling of collaborative processes; (2) technology infrastructure for deployment of collaborative processes; and (3) dealing with semantics in collaborative process management. The papers presented provide valuable contribution to one or more of the above broad research streams. We would like to acknowledge the support of the workshop program committee. We also thank Olivier Camp and Slimane Hammoudi as general workshops chairs. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the outstanding support of the ICEIS local organization, in particular Vitor Pedrosa for the excellent support in preparing the workshop and the workshop proceedings. We hope you will find the papers in this volume interesting and stimulating.
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