BPM Round Table Italy


The BPM Round Table Italy is lead by people in the Web, Database and Information Systems research groups at Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione. The groups conduct research, application development and consultancy activities in the following fields:

  • Methodological approaches for the design of adaptive business processes based on a service-oriented approach.
  • Models for service description, classification, discovery and flexible composition
  • Optimization and security of business processes and self-healing solutions in distributed IS
  • Green-IT approaches to increase the energy efficiency of the IS running in data centers
  • Enterprise-wide Web architectures and solutions
  • Social BPM modeling approaches; social enterprise and social BPM applications
  • Model-driven approaches to BPM and Web system design
  • Crowdsourcing, gamification, and personal process management

Key persons

Marco Brambilla is currently researcher and professor of Software Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Italy). He is also shareholder and scientific advisor at WebRatio (http://www.webratio.com), which produces a model-driven tool based on BPMN and WebML. He is one of the inventors of the WebML language (http://www.webml.org). His interests include conceptual models, tools and methods for Web applications, services, and search engine development; user interaction, semantic Web and business processes. He got his Ph.D. at Politecnico di Milano in 2005. He has been visiting researcher at Cisco Systems (San José, CA) and at UCSD (University of California, San Diego). He is coauthor of the books: “Designing Data-Intensive Web Applications” (Morgan-Kauffman, 2003), “Model Driven Software Engineering in practice” (Morgan-Claypool, 2012) of and of several teaching books. He has been organizer of several workshops and conferences (among others, PC chair of ICWE 2012). He is author of scientific articles on top journals and conferences in the fields of the Web, databases, and web engineering. He has an extensive experience within European research projects, as unit leader and technical manager.

Home page: http://home.dei.polimi.it/mbrambil
Personal blog: http://www.modeldrivenstar.org
Twitter: @marcobrambi.

Barbara Pernici is full professor of Computer Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. She has a doctor in engineering degree (laurea) from Politecnico di Milano and a MS in Computer Science from Stanford University. Previously she was full professor at the University of Udine (1990-1993) and associate professor at Politecnico di Milano (1987-1990). Her research interests include workflow information systems design, cooperative information systems, web based information systems and virtual enterprises, adaptive information systems and web services, data quality, office and information systems conceptual modeling, computer based design support tools, reuse of conceptual components, temporal databases, applications of database technology. She has published more than 40 papers in international journals, co-edited twelve books, and published about 150 papers at international level. She participated in the following ESPRIT and IST European projects: TODOS, developing a tool to support office information system design, ITHACA, developing a model and tools for supporting reuse of object-oriented conceptual components, EQUATOR, developing a model and a temporal deductive information system, and F3, working on the definition of a reuse model and methodology, WIDE (Workflow on Intelligent Distributed database Environment, 1995-1999, in cooperation with Sema, Univ. of Twente, Hospital General de Manresa, ING Bank, RENOIR (network of excellence for requirements engineering) (as Italian coordinator), Chorochronos on spatio-temporal databases (Training and Mobility of Researchers program), WS-Diamond (2005-2008, in cooperation with University of Turin, University of remmes, CNRS LAAS, University of Paris Sud, Free University of Amsterdam, University of Klagenfurt, University of Vienna). She has been chief scientist of the Italian MIUR-MURST FIRB research project MAIS (Multichannel Adaptive Information Systems). She has coordinated several National Research Council and Italian Research projects. She has been part of the program committee in several international conferences, among which VLDB, SIGMOD, ER, ECOOP, CAISE, Mobis, BPM, ICSOC, ECOWS, ICWS, WWW, ICDE, IFIP TC8 and IFIP WG 8.1 and 8.4 working conferences, and referee for several international journals. She has been program chairperson of the IFIP WG 8.4 Working Conference on “Office Information Systems: the Design Process”, held in Linz (Austria) in 1988, for the 10th International Conference on Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'98) in Pisa in 1998, and she has been organizing chairperson of the Working Conference of the IFIP WG 8.1 “Information System Development Process”, held in Como in Sept. 1993. In 2004, she co-chaired the international conference on Business Process Magement, held in Potsdam, the IFIP TC8 working conference on Mobile Information Systems, held in Olso, and the CAiSE workshop on Information and Data Quality, held in Riga. In 2005, she co-chaired the IFIP TC8 working conference on Mobile Information Systems and the Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (COOPIS), held in Cyprus. In 2006 she has been area responsible for IC SOC. She has been workshop chair for CAISE 2007. She will be general chair of BPM 2008 in Milan. She is member of the editorial board of the Requirements Engineering Journal, regional editor for the Journal on Cooperative Information Systems, and Editorial Review Member of the Journal on Database Management. She serves as elected chair of IFIP TC8 Information Systems and of IFIP WG 8.1 (Information Systems Design and Evaluation).

home page: http://home.dei.polimi.it/pernici

Local Network

WebRatio (www.webratio.com)


Marco Brambilla
Politecnico di Milano
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione
Via Ponzio 34/5
20133 Milano - Italy