Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske

Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske Business Process Technology
Hasso Plattner Institute for IT-Systems Engineering
at the University of Potsdam
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam, Germany

eMail: Mathias..Weske (at)

Bio Sketch

Professor Dr. Mathias Weske is chair of the business process technology research group at Hasso Plattner Institute of IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam, Germany. His research interests include business process management, process choreographies, process modeling methodologies, and service oriented computing. He is an Area Editor of Elsevier's Information Systems journal and on the Editorial Board of Springer's Distributed and Parallel Databases journal. Dr. Weske has published twelve books and over 150 scientific papers in journals and conferences. He is on the steering committee of the BPM conference series, a member of ACM, IEEE, and GI. Dr. Weske has published a textbook on business process management. He is a co-founder of Berlin-based software company Signavio and the author of a massive online course on Business Process Modeling and Analysis hosted at

Bio Sketch in German

Publication Footprint

Recent Talks

  • May 19, 2014: Invited Talk: Symposium on Business Rules Management, University of Utrecht (Invitation by Sjaak Brinkkemper)
  • March 19, 2014: Keynote Minopro Workshop, Modellierung 2014, Vienna
  • March 19, 2014: Invited Talk Free Open Models Workshop, Modellierung 2014, Vienna
  • March 10, 2014: Colloquium Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. (Invitation by Avi Gal)

HPI Activities

  • The BPT group at HPI regularly offers lectures on process oriented information systems and seminars around process management topics in the bachelor's program. In the master program we offer seminars on research topics in process management as well as lectures on specific topics, like process compliance. For specific offers in the current semester please consult
  • HPI Master Program HPI Master Program Representative and Chair of Master Admission Commission
  • Member of the Study Commission (Studienausschuss) IT Systems Engineering

Scientific Service

  • Head of the BPM Academic Initiative core team providing teaching material and, through partner Signavio, a process modeling platform for partners in research and teaching.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Springer's Distributed and Parallel Databases journal
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Service Oriented Computing and Applications, published by Springer,
  • Area Editor of Information Systems: An International Journal
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Conference Series International Conference on Business Process Management. We also maintain
  • Reviews for Scientific Journals
    • ACM Computing Surveys; ACM Transactions on the Web; IEEE Internet Computing; IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering; IEEE Transactions on Services Computing; Information Systems, Elsevier; Information and Software Technology, Elsevier; Data and Knowledge Engineering, Elsevier; Distributed and Parallel Databases, Springer; Informatik Forschung und Entwicklung, Springer-Verlag; International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, VLDB Journal

Dissemination and Transfer

  • Co-Founder of Berlin-based software company Signavio GmbH
  • Member of the Evaluation Commmitee of Profit, an investment program to foster innovation, run by Investitionsbank Berlin
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Potsdam Transfer, the research transfer institute of the University of Potsdam

PhD Supervisions

  1. Dr. Hilmar Schuschel (2006), University of Potsdam
  2. Dr. Frank Puhlmann (2007), University of Potsdam
  3. Dr. Jens Hündling (2008), University of Potsdam
  4. Dr. Arnd Schnieders (2008), University of Potsdam
  5. Dr. Gero Decker (2009), University of Potsdam
  6. Dr. Ahmed Awad (2010), University of Potsdam
  7. Dr. Matthias Weidlich (2011), University of Potsdam
  8. Dr. Alexander Lübbe (2012), University of Potsdam
  9. Dr. Artem Polyvyanyy (2012), University of Potsdam
  10. Dr. Sergey Smirnov (2012), University of Potsdam
  11. Dr. Matthias Kunze (2013), University of Potsdam
  12. Dr. Andreas Rogge-Solti (2014), University of Potsdam

PhD and Habilitation Evaluations

  1. Pierluigi Plebani, PhD (2005), Politecnico di Milano
  2. Nick Russell, PhD (2007), Queensland University of Technology
  3. Dr. Helge Hofmeister (2009), University of Bamberg
  4. Dr. rer. nat. habil Stephanie Rinderle-Ma (2009), University of Ulm
  5. Dr. rer. nat. habil Barbara Weber (2009), University of Innsbruck
  6. Dr. Christian Günther (2009), Technical University Eindhoven
  7. Marcello la Rosa, PhD (2009), Queensland University of Technology
  8. Dr. Niels Lohmann (2010), Technical University Eindhoven and University of Rostock
  9. Dr. Anne Rozinat (2010), Technical University Eindhoven
  10. Dr. Chen Li (2010), University of Twente
  11. Dr.-Ing. Nils Barnickel (2011), Technical University Berlin
  12. Dr. rer. pol. Volker Stiehl (2011), Technical University Darmstadt
  13. Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Ringelstein (2011), University of Koblenz-Landau
  14. Reina Uba, PhD (2011), University of Tartu, Estonia
  15. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Müller (2012), University of Potsdam
  16. Dr. Zhiqiang Yan (2012), Technical University Eindhoven
  17. Dr. Cristina Cabanillas (2012), University of Sevilla
  18. Dr. Nick van Beest (2013), University of Groningen
  19. Dr. rer. nat. Thao Ly (2013), University of Ulm
  20. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Göb (2013), Technical University of Munich
  21. Dr.-Ing. Daniel Stöhr (2014), Technical University of Berlin
  22. Dr. Martijn Zoet (2014), University of Utrecht
  23. Dr. Luke Herbert (2014), Technical University of Denmark

Membership in Program Committees

  • Conferences and Workshops
    • Advanced Systems Engineering (CAiSE), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (Program Board Member)
    • Business Information Systems (BIS), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Business Process Management (BPM), 2003 (PC Chair), 2004 (PC Chair), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
    • Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS), 2006, 2007 (PC Chair), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC), 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (PC Chair), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • The Enterprise Computing Conference (EDOC) 2012, 2013, 2014
    • BPM Workshop Business Process Intelligence (BPI) 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
    • BPM Workshop Process Model Collections (PMC) 2011, 2012 (PC Chair), 2013, 2014
    • EMISA, 2002 (PC Chair), 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (PC Chair), 2007 (PC Chair), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (PC Chair), 2013, 2014
    • Modellierung 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014