BPM Round Table France


The BPM Round Table France brings together people from different French universities and laboratories, which are developing research activities related to BPM research and applications: Université de Lorraine and LORIA laboratory and INRIA Grand Est, PSL* Research University,


  • business process compliance
  • business process intelligence
  • business processes in the cloud
  • business process verification
  • data-centric business processes
  • large scale business processes
  • privacy and trust in processes
  • process choreographies
  • process synthesis
  • processes for web services composition

Key persons

Prof. Salima Benbernou (http://www.math-info.univ-paris5.fr/~sbenbern/) is professor at Université Paris Renée Descartes (Paris 5), and is a member of Managing and Mining Data (MMD) group and heading database and service team. Her research work interest is the data management from various sources (services, users …). It is dealing of managing data in the new applications including services, business process, cloud computing, social networks and semantic Web handling security and privacy. Her work experience includes visiting scientist many times at University New South Wales (Australia), Tilburg University and Purdue University (USA). She wrote more than 50 papers (ICDE, ICSOC, TSE, Caise..), book chapters, and is a program committee member and Advisory member of many conferences and journals (ICSOC, TSP, COOPIS, ACM TWEB , TKDE …).

Dr. Walid Gaaloul (http://www-inf.it-sudparis.eu/~gaaloulw) /is an associate professor in TELECOM SudParis. He is member of the SIMBAD group of the research laboratory SAMOVAR (http://samovar.telecom-sudparis.eu/). Before joining TMSP, he was a researcher at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) and an adjunct lecturer in the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). He holds a Ph.D. (2006) in computer science from the University of Nancy-France. His research interests are on Business Process Management, Process intelligence, Process reliability, Service Oriented Computing and semantics for B2B Integration. He has published over 60 research papers and served as program committee member and reviewer at many international journals and conferences and has been participating in several national and European research projects.

Prof. Claude Godart (http://www.loria.fr/~godart) is a Professor at Université de Lorraine (http://www.univ-lorraine.fr/). His center of interest concentrates on the consistency maintenance of the data mediating the cooperation between several partners. This encompasses advanced transaction models, user centric workflow and web services composition models. He has published more than 200 papers and was organizer of several conferences, including BPM 2005 and WISE 2007 in Nancy. He was scientific director of the ECOO (Environment for cooperation) INRIA project from 20008 to 2009, he is currently member of the SCORE (Service and cooperation) team of LORIA. He has been implicated in several transfer projects with industries (France, Europe, Japan), including the Bonita business process management system (http://fr.bonitasoft.com/).

Prof. Daniela Grigori is a Professor in computer science at the University Paris-Dauphine (part of PSL* Research University) since September 2011. Previously she was an associate professor at the University of Versailles. She received her degree in Computer Engineering from Technical University of Iasy (Romania) and PhD degree in computer science from University Nancy I (in 2001). Previously she worked several years at Romanian Research Institute for Informatics on developing information retrieval methods and tools. She has a number of papers in international conferences and journals and has served as organizer and program committee member in many conferences. She is co-author of a book on process management systems.

Prof. Mohand Said Hacid (http://liris.cnrs.fr/mohand-said.hacid) Professor in Computer Sciences at the University Lyon 1. His research areas include query languages for information systems, Web services, semantic Web, Web services. He investigates issues related to security and optimization in these systems.

Prof. Olivier Perrin (http://www.loria.fr/~operrin) is Professor at Université de Lorraine and works at LORIA in the SCORE project. He received his Ph.D. from University Henri Poincaré Nancy 1 in 1994. His research interests include various topics in BP Modeling for virtual organizations, Service Oriented Architectures, Web services compositions with non-functional requirements (temporal, security), BPM covering the process life cycle from modeling to execution including compliance purposes, and enterprise application & data integration. He has published several articles in international journals (Data & Knowledge Engineering, Distributed and Parallel Databases, Journal of Data Management …), and conferences (WWW, WISE, CAiSE, BPM, ICWS …) and workshops. He is in various program committees and he is involved in several international and European projects.

Prof. Samir Tata is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at TELECOM SudParis, part of Institut Mines-Télécom, France (http://www.mines-telecom.fr/en_accueil.html)). His current research area includes business process management, service oriented computing and their applications in virtual enterprises and cloud environments. He is the responsible of the SIMBAD research group (http://www-inf.it-sudparis.eu/SIMBAD). He was chair of several international conference and workshops. He was/is member of the steering or the program committee of several international conferences. For more information, see http://www-inf.it-sudparis.eu/~tata.

Prof. Farouk Toumani (http://www.isima.fr/~ftoumani/): Full Professor, University Blaise Pascal of Clermont Ferrand. He received his PhD degree in computer science from INSA of Lyon, France, in 1997. He is leading the Data Service and Interoperability (DSI) group of the LIMOS since September 2007. His research interests lie in the areas of Business Process Management, Web services, semantics Web, and knowledge representation for databases. He served as a general co-chair of BPM 2011, and as a PC co-chair of ICSOC 2012, BPM 2011, COSI‘2009, and Workshop co-chair at ICSOC'2009. He has been a Program Committee member of several conferences and has/had a number of funded projects (IST European projects, ANR projects, Industrial). He has published widely in highly reputable international journals and conferences.

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E-mail: Claude.Godart@loria.fr