March 27, 2009

 The WfMC will hold a member meeting at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, the day after the BPM in Practice seminar. 

This meeting is open to all members, seminar participants, and to other guests for a fee of $150 for the day.  All participants will receive breakfast, lunch, and a full set of presentation materials.

The format of this meeting features a series of networking sessions and prepared presentations by WfMC members and industry leaders. 

Topics covered include:

    * BPMN Model Portability (Robert Shapiro)

    * Model Preserving Strategy (Keith Swenson)

    * BPM in Government (Nathaniel Palmer)

    * Process Mining & Discovery (Tobias Rother)

Non-members/guests please click here to register.

For WfMC  members wishing to participate but not able to attend in person, a dial-in and webcast will be provided.  

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Marvin L. Manheim Award For Significant Contributions in the Field of Workflow

The Manheim Award ceremony takes place annually in conjunction with the WfMC Fall Meeting.



  • 2104: Connie W Moore
  • 2006: David Hollingsworth
  • 2005: Robert Shapiro
  • 2003: Keith Swenson
  • 2002: Jon Pyke
  • 2001: Dr Haruo Hayami

Presented annually by the  Workflow Management Coalition The Marvin L. Manheim Award has been presented annually since 2002 by the Workflow Management Coalition to recognize an individual or a group for their influence, contribution, or distinguished use of workflow systems.

The award is named in honor of the late Professor Marvin L. Manheim, co-founder of the Black Forest Group and also co-founder of the WfMC. Professor Manheim was the William A. Patterson Distinguished Professor of Transportation at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University from 1983 until his death in August 2000.

Any person, or group of persons who has made a significant contribution in the field of workflow, may be nominated and considered for the Manheim award. Individuals will be given first consideration for the Award, because teams, products and projects are eligible for the Global Excellence In BPM & Workflow Awards (also co-sponsored by WfMC).

Neither the person being nominated, nor the nominator, is required to be a member of the Coalition - the Award is open to all eligible individuals or groups. Nominations should be sent to the Secretariat of the Workflow Management Coalition. The nomination should include:

  • A brief summary of why this person is being nominated
  • A description of the contribution of the nominee
  • Supporting documentation, if the work of the individual is not widely known.
  • Supporting nominations, if desired, from additional practitioners in the field.

Marvin L. ManheimMarvin L. Manheim was the William A. Patterson Distinguished Professor of Transportation at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University from 1983 until his death in August 2000. Prof. Manheim was also associated with Northwestern's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Transportation Center, Steel Resource Center, Institute for Learning Studies, and Center for the Study of United States/Japan Relations, and taught executive management programs at Kellogg's James L. Allen Center.

Prior to joining the Kellogg School, he held faculty positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prof. Manheim's major area of interest was information technology and its uses strategically, competitively, and organizationally. It included strategy formulation and implementation processes; the management of globally competing organizations; and international transportation and logistics. He was also interested in computer assistance to human problem solving and decision making, including decision support systems (DSS) and artificial intelligence

Introduction to the New WfMC Site

Thank you visiting the new online community for the Workflow Management Coalition.  This site is currently in beta mode and any feedback you can share would be appreciated.  It is the result of several months' effort, involving a ground-up rebuild of our previous site. 

The goal of this site is to provide a single point of access to the resources of the WfMC.  It now includes integrated document management, wikis, forums, CRM, member management, event/calendar management, e-commerce capabilities, as well as a host of new capabilities for delivering benefits to members.

Within the site there is now a single contact database for everyone from members to attendees to all other contact.  It manages all files and requires free a registration for some, pay options for others, or members-only access for members, delegate administration for managing microsite, some basic foreign language localization and the ability to support microsites for country chapters, the private member site will now be a subset of the main site with a single point of access/sign-on, will have private workspaces for all standards and activities.

XPDL 2.1 Approved by WfMC Membership

Following a 60-day review and comment period, as well as voting by member, the WfMC Steering Committee voted on 23 April 2008 to approve version 2.1 of XPDL. This release includes all new functionality that was submitted to the working group and accepted by the working group. Also included is new functionality to update the BPMN to version 1.1 as well as specific descriptive material on BPMN as well as the BPMN E-Mail Voting process, plus an extended section on conformance to support portability of BPMN design-level modelsSee Details Here.