The EMISA Task Force on Flexible Service- and Process-Oriented Information Systems is co-directed by Manfred Reichert (University of Ulm) and Barbara Weber (University of Innsbruck).
The University of Ulm and its Databases and Information Systems Institute (DBIS) are well-known for their BPM research (www.uni-ulm.de/dbis). Prof. M. Reichert and Prof. P. Dadam, who are co-directing DBIS, are participating in the BPM Round Table and the EMISA Task Force respectively. They have contributed to the development of the ADEPT technology, which is the most flexible process management system world-wide, and are both co-founders of AristaFlow GmbH, which has made the ADEPT technology ready for the market (www.aristaflow-forum.de). The AristaFlow BPM Suite has successfully transferred DBIS research to industrial practice and been used in numerous research and development projects in both academia and industry. DBIS has further contributed innovative concepts and tools related to business process modeling and automation, e.g., process change patterns, process time patterns, data-driven and object-aware processes, mobile processes, and so forth (see www.uni-ulm.de/dbis for details). Overall DBIS research is of outstanding quality and highly visible. DBIS organized the BPM’09 conference in Ulm. Finally, DBIS has been collaborating with industrial partners for many years, including Daimler AG, KPMG AG, iPoint-systems GmbH, WJ & P Systemhaus AG, and Persis GmbH.
The Business Process Management (BPM Research Cluster (bpm.q-e.at) is directed by Barbara Weber and is part of the Quality Engineering (QE) research group (qe-informatik.uibk.ac.at) and the Institute of Computer Science, located at the University of Innsbruck. The BPM Research Cluster is focusing on empirical methods to obtain an in-depth understanding of how business processes can be effectively supported. Building upon these findings, the BPM research cluster is developing innovative methods and tools for supporting business processes throughout the entire lifecycle as well as for advancing the way how BPM research can be conducted. The BPM Research Cluster has developed open-source tools like Cheetah Experimental Platform and Alaska Simulator (see bpm.q-e.at for tool descriptions and tool demos).
Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert is a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Ulm. He is co-director of the Databases and Information Systems Institute. Before, he was working as associate professor at the University of Twente. There, he was also leader of the strategic research orientations on “E-health” and “Applied Science of Services”, and a member of the Management Board of the Centre for Telematics and Information Technology. His major research interests include business process management, next generation process management technology, process modeling, process flexibility, and distributed and mobile process support. His new Springer book on “Enabling Flexibility in Process-aware Information Systems”, which is co-authored by Dr. Barbara Weber, is published in September 2012. He has been participating in numerous national and international BPM research projects, and he has published more than 50 journal papers, 12 books (as author or editor), 190 refereed conference/workshop papers, and 10 book chapters. He has an H-index of 40 according to Google Scholar. Together with Peter Dadam he pioneered the work on the ADEPT process management technology and co-founded the AristaFlow GmbH, which made the ADEPT technology ready for market. Manfred was a PC co-chair of the BPM’08 and CoopIS’11 conferences and general chair of the BPM’09 conference. He has been co-chair of the successful ProHealth (Process-oriented Information Systems in Healthcare) workshop series since 2007.
Dr. Barbara Weber is an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck. She is a member of the Quality Engineering (QE) research group and head of the research cluster on business processes and workflows at QE. Her research areas include business process management, process flexibility, process modeling, integrated process lifecycle support, and process mining. She has published more than 80 papers and articles in, among others Data & Knowledge Engineering, Computers in Industry, Science of Computer Programming, Software Evolution and Maintenance, and Enterprise Systems. Her new Springer book on “Enabling Flexibility in Process-aware Information Systems”, which is co-authored by Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert, is published in September 2012. She has been co-chair of the successful BPI (business process intelligence) workshop series since 2007, and she is a member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining. Barbara will be PC Co-Chair of the BPM'13 conference in Beijing, China.
Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert
Institute of Databases and Information Systems (DBIS)
University of Ulm
89069 Ulm, GERMANY