Business Process Technology Group


  • Textbook website launched
    We have launched a web site accompanying our new textbook on behavioural models. At you will find valuable material including all figures of the book in Powerpoint format.

  • New textbook on behavioural models
    Former BPT staff member Matthias Kunze and Mathias Weske have published a brand new textbook on behavioural models. It is designed and written for students in computer science, IT systems engineering, and related fields. More information can be found at

  • Best paper award for Luise Pufahl at BIS 2016
    We are happy to announce that Luise Pufahl and Mathias Weske received the best paper award for their paper “Batch Processing across multiple Business Processes based on Object Life Cycles” at the 19th International Conference on Business Information Systems,

  • IWPE 2016 (Rio de Janeiro Sept 19, 2016): Tentative Program
    Together with Manfred Reichert from Ulm University, Mathias Weske organizes the second International Workshop on Process Engineering as a BPM 2016 workshop. The list of accepted papers and the tentative workshop program are online at

  • Our MOOC on BPMN and DMN has completed
    Earlier this week, our MOOC has completed. We could welcome more than five thousand participants, and about 900 are rewarded a record of achievements. Most participants came from Germany, India, US, China, Canada, and the UK. The majority of participants are professionals in IT and business, aged between 30 and 50. Most participants are working in IT, finance, public administration, manufacturing, public health, and automotive. While BPMN is already used by many, survey results show that decisions are captured mostly as textual description. We hope that the DMN part of the course will lead to a more precise representation of decisions in the future. If you could not participate in the course this time, it is still available for self-study at

Our Team

Members of BPT Research Group - January 2017

BPT Research Group - January 2017: Alaaeddine Yousfi, Adriatik Nikaj, Francesca Zerbato (guest researcher), Marcin Hewelt, Dimka Karastoyanova (professor at KLU and senior researcher at HPI), Luise Pufahl, Sankalita Mandal, Mathias Weske, Ekaterina Bazhenova, Kimon Batoulis (left to right)

January 2016 July 2015 December 2014 June 2014 April 2013 August 2012 November 2011 July 2011 December 2010 December 2009 Oryx Team September 2008 April 2008


Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske Chair of Research Group +49(0)331-5509-191 Mathias..Weske (at)


Katrin Heinrich Secretary +49(0)331-5509-180 Katrin..Heinrich(at)

Research Assistants

Nico Herzberg, Dipl.-Ing. (DH) PhD Student nico..herzberg(at)
DSC_0955.JPG Luise Pufahl Research Assistant, PhD Student +49(0)331-5509-195 luise..pufahl(at)
Marcin Hewelt Research Assistant, PhD Student at SOAMED +49(0)331-5509-194 marcin..hewelt(at)
Ekaterina (Katya) Bazhenova, M.Sc. Research Assistant, PhD Student at HPI Research School +49(0)331-5509-193 ekaterina..bazhenova(at)
Kimon Batoulis, M. Sc. Research Assistant, PhD Student +49(0)331-5509-199 kimon..batoulis(at)
Adriatik Nikaj, M. Sc. Research Assistant, PhD Student +49(0)331-5509-192 adriatik..nikaj(at)
Sankalita Mandal, M. Sc. Research Assistant, PhD Student at HPI Research School +49(0)331-5509-196 sankalita..mandal(at)
Alaaeddine Yousfi, PhD Research Associate, Postdoc at HPI Research School +49(0)331-5509-212 alaaeddine..yousfi(at)

Student Assistants

Adrian Holfter Student Assistant Adrian..Holfter(at)
Moritz Hilscher Student Assistant Moritz..Hilscher(at)

Leon Bein Student Assistant Leon..Bein(at)

Björn Daase Student Assistant Bjoern..Daase(at)

Tobias Pietz Student Assistant Tobias..Pietz(at)

Jan Westphal Student Assistant Jan..Westphal(at)

Former Members

The former members of the Business Process Technology research group at Hasso Plattner Institute are shown on a separate web page.