Business Processes in the Real World

While traditional information systems where dominated in general by data-driven approaches in the last decade it became obvious that business processes are equally important. Moreover the importance of effective Business Process Management (BPM) continues to rise as new economical models, globalization, further distribution and virtualization of businesses and interoperation of business activities through automated mechanisms arise.

This master seminar puts together a series of topics that tackle problems which are found in real world business processes:

  • process simulations based on logs
  • process abstraction
  • executable process models (e.g., REST/BPMN style exec model)
  • business process monitoring
  • new ways of monitoring (twitter style of monitoring)
  • process mining (logs, events)
  • process controlling and process analysis (bottleneck analysis)
  • compliance checking on the instance level
  • business processes and social media (twitter, facebook, etc.)

Please find the official information about this seminar here.

Proceedings

Structure

The seminar will contain:
  • presentation on how to write a research paper
  • presentation on how to do a talk
  • an invited talk by a speaker from industry

Upcoming events

  • Opening Presentation: HPI Main Building (hauptgebäude), A2.2, Thursday 22.10.2009, 11:00-12:30.
  • Registration Deadline 4th of November
  • How to do a good presentation 5th of November
  • First presentation 12th of November; Schedule
  • How to write a research paper 26th of November
  • Session on Preliminary Presentation. 10th of December; Schedule
  • 21st of January.
    • Invited talk
    • Submission of paper draft, no later than 12:30, immediately after end of the invited talk session.
  • 28th of January. Submission of paper reviews. No later than 12:30.
  • 11th of February. Final presentation (Schedule) + submission of papers and implementation (No later than 12:30).

Slides

Roundtrip Business Process Management - 21.01.2010 (invited talk)

  • speaker: Dr. Jens Hündling | Senior Sales Consultant / Senior Systemberater at Oracle
  • abstract: Oracle provides leading products for business process management through a pre-integrated portfolio of products that span modeling tools for business analysts, developer tools for system integration, business activity monitoring for dashboards, and user interaction for process participants.
    Oracle Business Process Analysis (BPA) Suite speeds process innovation by rapidly modeling business processes and converting them into IT executables. Oracle BPA Suite, based on ARIS Technology, delivers a comprehensive set of integrated products that allows business users to design, model, simulate, and optimize business processes. Modeling methods include BPMN and EPCs.
    The Business Process Models are than shared as blueprints with the IT to further implement the Business Process in the real life, i.e. the production environment. Execution data is gathered throughout the lifetime and could then be used for the next evolution of the Business Process Model. Throughout the session we will develop the concept and demonstrate the methods and tools using the software from the Oracle Fusion Middleware.
  • Slides

Participants and chosen topic

No. Student Topic Supervisor(s)
1. Thomas Baier Techniques for process controlling Gero Decker
2. Henrik Leopold Linguistic Analysis of Labels in Real World Process Models Sergey Smirnov
3. Martin Lorenz From Resource Allocation to Monitoring The Case of BPMN to jBPM Ahmed Awad and Emilian Pascalau
4. Stefan Krumnow Spreadsheet-based process modeling - opportunities and limitations Gero Decker
5. Felix Elliger Deriving Behavioural Relations from Finite Prefixes of Petri net Unfoldings Matthias Weidlich
6. Manuel Blechschmidt Obtaining Natural Language Descriptions of Process Specifications Artem Polyvyanyy
7. Jan-Felix Schwarz Empirical Research on a BPMN repository Alexander Grosskopf

Schedule for Short Presentations

Location: A2.2
No. Time Student Title
1. 11:00 Thomas Baier Techniques for process controlling
2. 11:15 Felix Elliger Deriving Behavioural Relations from Finite Prefixes of Petri net Unfoldings
3. 11:30 Stefan Krumnow Spreadsheet-based process modeling - opportunities and limitations
4. 11:45 Henrik Leopold Linguistic Analysis of Labels in Real World Process Models
5. 12:00 Martin Lorenz From Resource Allocation to Monitoring The Case of BPMN to jBPM
6. 12:15 Jan-Felix Schwarz Empirical Research on a BPMN repository

Note: Each talk will take actually 10 min: 5 min talk + 5 min discussions. However there are another 5 minutes in between for delays i.e. technical issues.

Schedule for Preliminary Presentations

Location: C2 Hall
No. Time Student Title
1. 09:00 Thomas Baier Techniques for process controlling
2. 09:30 Manuel Blechschmidt Obtaining Natural Language Descriptions of Process Specifications
3. 10:00 Felix Elliger Deriving Behavioural Relations from Finite Prefixes of Petri net Unfoldings
4. 10:30 Stefan Krumnow Spreadsheet-based process modeling - opportunities and limitations
11:00-11:10 Break
5. 11:10 Henrik Leopold Linguistic Analysis of Labels in Real World Process Models
6. 11:40 Martin Lorenz From Resource Allocation to Monitoring The Case of BPMN to jBPM
7. 12:10 Jan-Felix Schwarz Empirical Research on a BPMN repository

Note: Each talk will take actually 25 min: 15 min talk + 10 min discussions. However there are another 5 minutes in between for delays i.e. technical issues.

Schedule for Final Presentations - 11.02.2010

Location: C2 Hall
No. Time Student Title
1. 09:00 Thomas Baier Techniques for process controlling
2. 09:30 Felix Elliger Deriving Behavioural Relations from Finite Prefixes of Petri net Unfoldings
3. 10:00 Stefan Krumnow Spreadsheet-based process modeling - opportunities and limitations
10:30-10:40 Break
4. 10:40 Henrik Leopold Linguistic Analysis of Labels in Real World Process Models
5. 11:10 Martin Lorenz From Resource Allocation to Monitoring The Case of BPMN to jBPM
6. - Manuel Blechschmidt Obtaining Natural Language Descriptions of Process Specifications

Note: Each talk will take actually 25 min: 15 min talk + 10 min discussions. However there are another 5 minutes in between for delays i.e. technical issues.