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Since 2013, bpmNEXT has been the definitive showcase of the next generation of Business Process Management and related technologies – including intelligent operations, the Internet of Things, mobile case management, business decision management, automated process discovery, and goal-directed processes. Now in its fourth year, bpmNEXT 2016 will be held Tuesday April 19th through Thursday April 21st at the Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara, California.
The venue is SPECTACULAR: blending modern design with Spanish Colonial architecture, the Canary is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the city known as “America’s Riviera” with views from the mountains to the Pacific, and walking distance to the best that Santa Barbara has to offer.
The interaction is INTENSE: you will not just hear about BPM, but see it in action and engage with the developers actively shaping the next generation of BPM.
The event is EXCLUSIVE: assembling the single greatest concentration of industry influencers, the buzz coming from bpmNEXT will set the tempo, trends, and market direction for all matters of process innovation.
Call for Submissions
As always, the demand for speaking slots exceeds the number we have available. For bpmNEXT 2016, will we announce the preliminary program agenda before the end of the year, so if you wish to pursue a slot you need act soon. The final deadline presentation proposal (using the submission form here) is December 11th.
- October 15, 2015: Call for papers open
- November 6, 2015: First stage of submission review
- December 11, 2015: Final deadline for submissions
- December 15, 2015: Notification of provisional acceptance (see below)
- December 18, 2015: Presenter materials deadline (speaker photo, bio, final text of abstract, company logo)
- January-February, 2016: Online demonstration (preliminary conference presentation and Ignite intro)
- March 11, 2016: Final deadline for online demonstration
- March 25, 2016: Final confirmation of all details and logistics
- April 19, 2016: bpmNEXT 2016 Event Kickoff
In the submission form you must specify the title of the presentation and tell us what problem you solve, how your approach is better than what is available today, and when and in what form it will be available to customers. You must also agree that except for a 5-minute introduction in the Ignite format, your presentation will be entirely a live demo (running software, no slides).
“Provisional acceptance” of your submission means that your are accepted into the program, conditional on a satisfactory “preview demo” of your proposed session, as well as your Ignite presentation, at a date to be scheduled after December 15, 2015.
Upon provisional acceptance you will be considered part of the program and will be asked to provide a final bio, session abstract, headshot photo, and company logo. At this time we will also provide an event preparation checklist, including general information on format and expectation, and schedule your online preview demo.
While our final submission deadline is December 11, 2015, it is advantageous to submit prior to November 6th, at which time we will conduct our first round of submission evaluations for purposes of categorization and ranking.
Also, just to reiterate, following your initial submission and provisional acceptance, you will have approximately 90 days to complete your demo and Ignite intro slides. Final acceptance is conditional on your presentation of the demo and intro to our program committee by March 11, 2016.
One of the things that sets bpmNEXT apart is the presentation format: a 20-minute live demonstration of something truly new and different, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A, time limit strictly enforced. Slideware is not accepted, and we try very hard to vet the presentations before the event. One of the popular innovations introduced at bpmNEXT 2015 is the Ignite a presentation format, in which the presenter speaks while the slides advance automatically. Again for bpmNEXT 2016 each presenter will prepare a set of introductory slides in the Ignite format, which will contain exactly 20 slides and advance automatically every 15 seconds for a total of 5 minutes.
The Business of BPM
While the main event at bpmNEXT is still the technology of process innovation, another popular addition to bpmNEXT 2015 was half-day program focused on “The Business of BPM,” aimed at technology vendors, service providers, and consultants. We will include this program again on the morning of Tuesday April 19th.