BPM Round Table Netherlands


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is well-known for its BPM research. Information systems groups from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences are contributing to the BPM Round Table. Members of these groups have been involved in the development of the open-source workflow systems YAWL (www.yawl-system.com) and Declare (www.win.tue.nl/declare/), the process mining framework ProM (www.processmining.org), the model repository Apromore (www.apromore.org), the simulation tool CPN Tools ( cpntools.org), and the workflow patterns (www.workflowpatterns.com). Research conducted within TU/e’s information systems groups is of high quality and highly visible. For example, the AIS group got the highest possible ranking in the last evaluation of Dutch Computer Science research (5-5-5-5-5) and Van der Aalst is the European computer scientist with the highest H-index. Fluxicon and Futura Process Intelligence are recent spin-offs from TU/e’s process mining research and illustrate the practical relevance of the research.


  • Business Process Design
  • Business Process Harmonization
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Business Process Management Systems
  • Business Process Modeling (Languages)
  • Business Process (Quality) Metrics
  • Management of Process Model Collections
  • Model-Based Analysis (Verification, Simulation, etc.)
  • Process Configuration
  • Process Mining
  • Process Modeling Guidelines

Key persons

Prof.dr.ir. Wil van der Aalst is a full professor of Information Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is also an adjunct professor at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) working within the BPM group there. His research interests include workflow management, process mining, Petri nets, business process management, process modeling, and process analysis. Wil van der Aalst has published more than 150 journal papers, 17 books (as author or editor), 290 refereed conference/workshop publications, and 50 book chapters. Many of his papers are highly cited (he has an H-index of 91 according to Google Scholar, making him the European computer scientist with the highest H-index) and his ideas have influenced researchers, software developers, and standardization committees working on process support. He has been a co-chair of many conferences including the Business Process Management conference, the International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, the International conference on the Application and Theory of Petri Nets, and the IEEE International Conference on Services Computing. He is also editor/member of the editorial board of a dozen journals and a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities and the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea).

Dr.ir. Hajo Reijers is a part-time, full professor in Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He combines his work at the TU/e his activities at the the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where he has his main appointment. He received a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science (2002), an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science (1994), and an M.Sc. degree in Technology and Society (1994), all from TU/e. Hajo worked as a management consultants for many years, especially in the domains of financial services and government. The focus of his current research is on business process redesign, workflow management, business process modeling, and simulation. On these topics, he published over 150 scientific papers, chapters in edited books, and articles in professional journals. See www.reijers.com for further details .

Dr.ir. Irene Vanderfeesten is an assistant professor in Information Systems and Business Process Management at Eindhoven University of Technology. After obtaining her Ph.D. degree from the same university, she worked as an IT consultant and business process advisor in a large Dutch financial organization. Her research interests include business process management, business process redesign, process modeling guidelines, human aspects of information systems, and healthcare information systems. She has published papers on these topics in scientific journals, such as Computers in Industry and Information Systems, and in international research conferences, such as Business Process Management (BPM) and Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE).

Dr.ir. Remco M. Dijkman is an assistant professor in Information Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Twente, where he has held positions as a postdoctoral researcher and as a research assistant. Before working at the University of Twente, he combined work as a research assistant and consultancy work in positions at the Open University of the Netherlands and Ordina. He has been a visitor of the BPT group at the Hasso Plattner Institut, the Institute of Information Systems at Humboldt-University Berlin, and the BPM group at Queensland University of Technology. His research interests include Business Process Management and Service Oriented Computing. He has worked as a researcher in a number of national and international projects, including the SPICE European Project; and the SHOPPS, NLI, ArCo, and A-MUSE national projects.

Local Network

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Ine van der Ligt
Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (MF 7.101)
PO Box 513
NL-5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Phone: +31 40 247.2733
E-mail: wsinfsys@tue.nl
WWW: www.bpmroundtable.nl