These proceedings contain the final versions of papers accepted for the workshops that were held in conjunction with the Fifth International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2007) that took place in Brisbane, Australia. Twenty workshop proposals were submitted for this conference of which seven were selected. Ultimately this resulted in six workshops that ran concurrently on September 24 2007. This was the third year running for BPM workshops, a testament to the continued success of the workshop program.
The BPM community’s ongoing strong interest in process modelling, design, measurement and analysis were well reflected in the “Business Process Intelligence” and “Business Process Design” workshops. This year’s workshops also included two new emerging areas that have gained increased attention: “Collaborative Business Processes”—a topic which explores the challenges in seamless integration of and collaboration between business processes from different organizations, and “Process-Oriented Information Systems in Healthcare”—a topic which recognizes the importance of patient-centered process support in healthcare and looks into the potential benefits and limitations of IT support for healthcare processes. The “Reference Modeling” workshop covered languages for reference modelling, evaluation and adaptation of reference models, and applications of such models. Finally, the “Advances in Semantics for Web Services” workshop considered some of the latest research efforts in the field of Semantic Web services including relevant tools and techniques and real-world applications of such services.
We would like to thank the workshop organizers for their tremendous efforts in the preparation for the workshops, the organization of the reviews, the onsite moderation of the workshops, and the publication process. It would not have been possible to hold such successful workshops without their dedication and commitment.
We extend our thanks also to the authors for their submissions to the workshops, to the Program Committee members and the additional reviewers for their reviews, and last but not least to the invited speakers for contributing to an interesting overall program.