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Call for papers: Workflow Handbook 2006

Please use the form below to submit your abstract and resume.

Abstract deadline:  November 20, 2005

Final Deadline for completed papers: January 30, 2006

Launch date: May 17, 2006 at AIIM Conference and EXPO, Philadelphia

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The Workflow Handbook 2006 from the WfMC continues tradition as the only international definitive reference on workflow and business process management. 

The papers published in this annual series have proved to be a significant contribution to the body of knowledge within this industry. The contributing authors (and their organizations) receive worldwide recognition for their respective roles as leaders at the forefront of business process technology, its growth, evolution and implementation.

To view the list of the authors that were accepted last year, please visit the Workflow Handbook 2005.

Abstracts should be submitted by November 20, 2005 for consideration by the External Relations Committee (ERC) and you will be notified by December 15 whether your proposal has been accepted. The final deadline for completed papers is January 30, 2006. Papers that have been published elsewhere are acceptable, as long as they conform to our guidelines and we are able to obtain permission to reproduce them.

Note: All we need at this time is a SHORT abstract or description of your proposed paper (about one or two paragraphs), and a very SHORT form of your biography or CV.  Please use the form below. We’ll get back to you immediately if we require further information.

Proposals for papers are invited from all WfMC members, and will be accepted only if your membership is in good standing (2004-5 dues paid). Preference will be given to Full and Associate/Academic members. Papers will be accepted from non-members at the ERC’s discretion.
To join the WfMC, membership information is here.

To familiarize yourself with the type of topics that were accepted last year, please visit the Workflow Handbook 2005 and click on Introduction (PDF).

Part I: The World of Workflow introduces key concepts and sets out the business case for workflow technology and BPM. This perspective is covered by articles that:

bullet relate current and new technologies to Workflow and BPM
bulletbusiness process management
bulletweb services
bullet show how an emphasis on quality can be realized with Workflow
bullet provide practical information including real life case studies
bulletshow how workflow integration enhances productivity

Technical standards are covered in Part II and the last section provides a comprehensive listing of workflow resources. The Workflow Handbook is designed as a one-stop source for organizations seeking or already committed to implementing workflow systems as part of their IT and EC strategy.

The main features of the Workflow Handbook 2006 will be:

bullet comprehensive coverage of the many aspects of Workflow and BPM
bullet published software specifications for various parts of a Workflow system
bulletpapers on the use of standards produced by the WfMC
bullet an accessible, authoritative reference work of considerable stature
bullet a glossary of workflow terminology in current use
bullet directory of WfMC members in good standing

To familiarize yourself with the type of topics that were accepted last year, please visit the Workflow Handbook 2005 and click on Introduction (PDF).

Chapter Guidelines:

bullet Because the title is "Workflow Handbook 2006" please be forward-looking in your thinking when writing your paper.
bullet Resist stating the obvious (or the old and tired) with regard to describing or defining workflow, e-commerce or the Internet; we will be including the WfMC glossary and commencing with a comprehensive workflow primer as an introduction.
bullet The purpose of the Handbook is to educate both new and existing users of workflow, therefore please avoid gratuitous self-promotion of your own company's products and services when offering examples of workflow and related technologies. This is not an advertising medium - this is a reference and educational work. The reader should be able to draw the inference of product excellence from the fact that your paper has been published in the Handbook.
bullet The length of the paper should be about 3000-5000 words (about 12-14 pages).
If you need additional space to adequately present your case, please try not to exceed 7,000 words.
bullet  Page settings: Page size=B5 or Executive; Margins=1" all round; Header/Footer=0.5";Text Font=Bookman Old Style, single spacing no indent; Font size=10pt. Headings=Arial Narrow small caps upper/lower 12pt; Sub-headings= Bookman Old Style Bold Italic. 10pt
bulletIf you plan to include tables, diagrams or graphics, please ensure that they will fit within the column width of 4.5" and can print clearly in black and white. Colorful screen shots do not reproduce well.

The annual Workflow Handbook is edited by Layna Fischer, WfMC General Manager and editor/publisher of several workflow-related books including the Excellence in Practice Series, with the final selection of papers and content made in collaboration with the ERC.

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Abstract submitted by:

Name of Author


Company Name

Street address

Street address



Zip/Postal Code






Is paper for Part 1 (General) or
Part II (Standards)?

Part 1 (World of Workflow) Part II (Standards)

Title of Paper

Short Summary
About 2-3 sentences
About 2-3 paragraphs


Short resume / CV
no more than two or three short paragraphs


Additional Authors
Please give contact details
Special Comments

Please print out this form for your records before submitting it.

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Any questions about your proposal should be directed to Ms Fischer at [email protected]

Workflow Management Coalition
2436 North Federal Highway #374, 
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064, USA
Phone: 954 782-3376 Fax: 954 782-6365

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