Business Process Management
The Fifth International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2007) was held in Brisbane, Australia, September 25–27, 2007, and organized by the BPM Research Group, Faculty of Information Technology, Queensland University of Technology. The present volume includes the papers accepted for presentation at the main conference. The quantity and quality of paper s- missions were again very strong. The papers came from authors located in 41 di?erentcountriesandweregeographicallywelldistributed:75papersoriginated from Europe, 37 from Asia, 17 from the Americas, 18 from Australia, and ?ve from Africa. All paperswerereviewedbyat leastthreereviewersand the selectionprocess was extremely competitive. In total, 152 papers were submitted, of which we selected 21 as full research papers and one as an industry paper leading to an acceptance rate of 14.5%. Furthermore, eight papers were selected as short papers.In addition to these papers, invited keynote presentations weredelivered by Simon Dale, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology O?cer, SAP Asia Paci?c Japan, Steve Tieman, Vice President Est´ ee Lauder Companies, USA, JohnDeebfromOracleAustraliaandShawnBowersfromtheGenomeCenterat University of California, Davis, USA. We are very grateful for the contributions of our invited speakers and for the support of the sponsors that facilitated these keynotes. In particular, we are very appreciative of the tremendous e?orts of the m- bers of the carefully selected Program Committee and the additional reviewers.