bpmNEXT 2018 Call for Papers

bpmNEXT presentations are always about “showing not telling.” The presentation format is strictly enforced:

  • 5-minute introduction in the Ignite presentation format: 20 slides exactly, automatically advanced every 15 seconds. Ignite is a presentation format in which the presenter speaks while the slides advance automatically. An Ignite presentation is exactly 5 minutes, and contains exactly 20 slides. Slides advance automatically every 15 seconds. You can read about it here (and here and here).
  • 15-minute live demo from your laptop or mobile device. Absolutely no slideware in this section!
  • 10-minute Q&A

As always, the demand for speaking slots exceeds the number we have available. This year we are going to announce the program agenda in early December, so if you are interested in securing a slot, you need to act fast. Our initial submission review is December 8, 2017.

Submission Deadlines

  • Oct 15, 2017: Call for Papers Opens
  • December 8, 2017: First stage of submission review
  • December 15, 2017: Notification of provisional acceptance (see below)
  • December 22, 2018: Final deadline for submissions
  • December 29, 2018: Presenter materials deadline (speaker photo, bio, final text of abstract, company logo)
  • January-February, 2018: Online demonstration (preliminary conference presentation and Ignite intro)
  • March 16, 2018: Final deadline for online demonstration
  • March 19, 2018: Final confirmation of all details and logistics
  • April 17, 2018: bpmNEXT Event Kickoff

Submission Details

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 January 18, 2018.

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 22nd it is advantageous to submit by December 8th, at which time we will conduct our first round of submission evaluations for purposes of categorization and ranking.

Also, just to reiterate, final acceptance is conditional on your presentation of the demo (and Ignite intro) to our program committee by March 16, 2018.

Submission Form