1st International Workshop on 
Digital Twins for 
Business Processes


12-15 September 2022
Calabria, Italy 

The Rise of Digital Process Twins

In the last years, the Internet of Things has been adopted in several sectors, influencing and enhancing how people and organisations work leading to the establishment of the term IoT-aware business process. Such a concept is now pushed forward by the rise of digital twins that have become more affordable and promise to drive the future of business processes.

Advanced ways of managing and maintaining business processes come within reach as there is a Digital Process Twin of the real process with real-time capabilities. A digital process twin is a virtual replica of the near-time process occurrences in an organization. Thousands of sensors are being placed to monitor physical processes, all collecting data from different dimensions, such as environmental conditions, behavioural characteristics of machines and their users, and work that is being performed. All this data is continuously collected, elaborated and exchanged in such a way to guide day-to-day organization activities. 

Digital process twins, together with the advancement in Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing, offer a great amount of business potential by predicting the future instead of analyzing the past of the processes. The representation of reality created by digital process twins allows us to evolve towards ex-ante business practices.

The objective of the DT4BP workshop is to attract researchers and industry practitioners to discuss the continuous enhancement of business processes including IoT aspects, up to the concept of Digital Process Twin, and present open challenges, state of the art, in-progress research, and practical experiences, including case studies. 

The workshop is co-located with the 20th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (PICom 2022) within IEEE CyberSciTech / PICom / DASC / CBDCom 2022.


The topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to:

Management of Digital Process Twins
Conceptual Modelling of Digital Twins
Framework Definition for Digital Process Twins
Digital Process Twins Simulation
Digital Process Twins for What-if Process Analysis
Quality Assurance of Digital Process Twins
Enactment of Digital Process Twins
Collaboration among Digital Process Twins
Interaction and cooperation between Digital Twins and Humans
Complex system architectures for Digital Process Twins
Smart grids, smart cities, IoT systems and Digital Process Twins
AI and Edge Computing approaches for Digital Process Twins
Practical validation and case studies of Digital Process Twins.


Important Dates

Abstract Submission
May 27, 2022

Manuscript Submission
June 1, 2022

June 15, 2022 (extended)

Author Notification
July 1, 2022

July 5, 2022 (extended)

Camera-ready Submission:
July 15, 2022

We welcome two kinds of publications: Regular Papers and Extended Abstracts. 

Regular papers (max 6 pages, including references) present a technical contribution, case study, or detailed experience report. We welcome both complete and incomplete technical results; ongoing work is particularly welcome, provided it is substantial enough to stimulate interesting discussions. 

Extended Abstracts (max 4 pages, including references) should advocate a promising research direction, or otherwise present a position likely to stimulate discussion at the workshop. We encourage e.g. established researchers to set out a personal vision, and beginning researchers to present a planned path to a PhD.

All submissions must follow the IEEE CS proceedings format IEEE formatting information: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
All accepted papers will be published by IEEE (IEEE-DL and EI indexed) in Conference Proceedings.

Selected high quality papers will be recommended to submit an article to the special issue on Digital Twins for Complex Systems.

Papers must be submitted through the EasyChair conference submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dascpicomcbdcomcyber
by choosing "PICom / Workshop on Digital Twins for Business Processes"


Program Chair

Fabrizio Fornari

University of Camerino



Program Chair

Pedro Valderas

Universitat Politècnica de València



Program Committee

Flavio Corradini, University of Camerino, Italy
Dimitris Karagiannis, Universität Wien, Austria
Knut Hinkelmann, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Barbara Re, University of Camerino, Italy
Emanuele Laurenzi, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Robert Andrei Buchmann, Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Romania
Antonella Guzzo, University of Calabria, Italy
Estefanía Serral, KU Leuven, Belgium
Victoria Torres, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Andrea Polini, University of Camerino, Italy
Andrea Vandin, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy
Abel Armas Cervantes, University of Melbourne, Australia
Claudio Savaglio, Italian National Research Council (CNR) - ICAR, Italy
Maurice ter Beek, Italian National Research Council (CNR) - ISTI, Italy
Wilfrid Utz, OMILAB gGmbH, Germany


The Venue of the Conference is the wonderful Tyrrhenian Coast of Calabria, the most sunny region of the Italian Peninsula in the South Italy, also known as the “Toe of the Boot”.

In particular, the Conference venue will be at  Hotel Village "Eurolido" on the Tyrrhenian Sea (https://g.page/eurolido).

The venue is very near (<20Km) the International Airport of Lamezia Terme and the "Lamezia Centrale" train station

For international travellers the best hub to change the flight for Lamezia Terme is usually Rome Fiumicino. The “Lamezia Centrale” train station is well connected to “Rome Termini” train station (multiple daily trains). Travelling by car, the Hotel Village “Eurolido” is a few hundred meters away the freeway exit; the trip can be easily planned on Google Maps.