BPM Round Table Tarragona

Description

The BPM Roundtable Tarragona is a local user group of people working in Business Process Management projects, either scientific or business-oriented. It is chaired by the research group of Prof. Pedro Garcia-Lopez, mainly focused in advanced software architectures, distributed and scalable applications, and peer-to-peer and cloud computing systems.

In this setting, this roundtable is focusing on novel distributed software infrastructures and open source implementations for BPM and workflow management. For this purpose, we are very interested in the development of novel platforms and languages for process modelling, executing, and reporting . Other current research and development areas address the design of process-oriented applications, and the development of BPM useful tools.

Following new trends, as microservices architecture style and developer-friendly BPM solutions, we are involved in open source projects like Ocelot BPMS and Implicit BPM.

  • Ocelot BPMS (http://ocelot-bpms.github.io/ocelot-bpm-project/) offers an extension of a current framework (e.g. Camunda BPM), providing new modelling features and a customisable execution environment.
  • Implicit BPM (http://implicit-bpm.sf.net) is an experimental MVC software architecture that aims to modularize the control flow of the system as a transversal process using interception techniques and expressing them via its own DSL.

Topics

  • Business Process Design
  • Business Process Management
  • Business Excellence
  • Public Administration
  • Advances in Software Engineering
  • Web Application Development
  • Software Quality and Automated Testing
  • Open Source Projects
  • Distributed Architectures and Frameworks
  • Cloud Computing and Peer-to-Peer Networks

Key persons

Prof. Dr. Pedro Garcia Lopez. Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Pedro Garcia is professor at the Computer Engineering and Mathematics Department at the University Rovira i Virgili (URV), he leads the research group of “Architectures and Telematic Services”, and he is currently the Head of the Department of Computer Engineering at URV. His research topics are distributed systems, peer-to-peer, cloud computing, cloud storage, and software architectures and middleware. He is interested in the relationships of Cloud Computing, distributed system middleware and Business Process Management (BPM). He has published more than 70 papers and participated in several spanish and european research projects. He currently coordinates the FP7 European project “CloudSpaces” about the next generation of Personal Clouds for organizations. He is an active member of the large scale distributed systems community: Steering Committee Member of IEEE P2P, General Chair of IEEE P2P'12, PC Member of IEEE P2P (2008-20011), chair of the IEEE Collaborative Peer-to-Peer Systems Workshop (COPS 2009,2009,2010). Contact him at pedro.garcia@urv.cat.

Dr. Rubén Mondéjar Andreu. Diputació de Tarragona. Rubén is a Senior Software Engineer and Software Architect currently working at Diputació de Tarragona (DIPTA). His current work is mainly focused on web development projects related to business process management, mainly using Groovy and Grails and Developer-Friendly BPM Solutions. He is also working as an Adjunct Professor for the Universitat Rovira i Virgili teaching courses of Software Architectures, Workflows, and Web Development. Ruben has published more than 25 papers in Software Engineering and Distributed Architectures subjects. In 2010 he obtained a PhD in Distributed Systems for Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Currently, he is researching novel approaches in business process platforms. Contact him at ruben.mondejar@urv.cat

Dr. Carles Pairot Gavalda. Diputació de Tarragona. Carles is currently working at Diputació de Tarragona (DIPTA) as Technical Lead and Head of the Operational Applications Section. His work is mainly focused on Web and Business Process Management (BPM) Project Coordination. Over the years he worked with several BPM engines like Bonita, W4, and Activiti. He also teaches courses on e-Administration and e-Government since 2009. Carles has published more than 30 papers in Software Engineering, Peer-to-Peer and Distributed Architecture subjects. He also works as a Consultant at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) on the Free Software Master for the Computer Science, Multimedia and Telecommunications Department. In 2007 he obtained a PhD in Distributed Systems for Universidad de Murcia. Prior to Diputació de Tarragona, he was a faculty member at Universitat Rovira i Virgili where he taught courses in Distributed Systems, Software Engineering, and Data Structures. Contact him at cpairot@dipta.cat

Miguel Valdés-Faura. Bonitasoft. As Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Miguel leads the charge in Bonitasoft’s mission: to democratize Business Process Management (BPM), bringing powerful and affordable BPM to organizations and projects of all sizes. Prior to Bonitasoft, Miguel led R&D, pre-sales and support for the BPM division of Bull Information Systems, a major European systems provider. Miguel is a recognized thought-leader in business process management and passionate about open source community building.

Dr. Enric Brull Alabart. Diputació de Tarragona. Enric is the Head of Knowledge and Quality Area at Diputació de Tarragona (DIPTA). His work is mainly focused on business process management and business excellence (EFQM model). He was a part-time instructor and co-founder of the Master in Business Administration at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Furthermore, he has published several articles and books in Business Process subjects. In addition, he obtained in 2009 a PhD in Business Management for Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

Local Network

Diputació de Tarragona
Bonitasoft

Contact

Pedro Garcia-Lopez
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Head of Computer Engineering and Mathematics Department
Head of “Architecture and Telematic Services” Research Group
Computer Engineering and Mathematics Department
Campus Sescelades
43007 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 558 510
Fax: +31 977 559 710
E-mail: pedro.garcia@urv.cat
WWW: ast-deim.urv.cat/bpmroundtable