Sankalita Mandal, M. Sc.

Sankalita Mandal Business Process Technology
Hasso Plattner Institute
Digital Engineering Faculty
University of Potsdam
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam, Germany

Phone: +49(0)331-5509-196
Room: C-2.2
eMail: Sankalita(dot)Mandal(at)hpi(dot)de


I was born in Kolkata, India. I came to Germany in 2011 after completing my Bachelor studies in Computer Science from West Bengal University of Technology. In 2014, I completed M.Sc. in Computer Science from TU Kaiserslautern. My major was Software Engineering.

I joined the Business Process Technology research group of Hasso Plattner Institute as a PhD student in March 2015. I am also a part of HPI Research School since April 2015.

My research focus is using external events in business processes. I am investigating on the aspects needed to be considered for the integration, the challenges to bring these two worlds together and the probable solutions to address those challenges.



  • Mandal, S., Hewelt, M., Weske, M.: A Framework for Integrating Real-World Events and Processes in an IoT Environment. In: International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS), Springer (2017)
  • Mandal, S., Weidlich, M., Weske, M.: Events in Business Process Implementation: Early Subscription and Event Buffering. Business Process Management (BPM) Forum, Springer (2017) paper
  • Pufahl, L., Mandal, S., Batoulis, K., Weske, M.: Re-evaluation of Decisions based on Events. In: Enabling Business Transformation by Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS), Springer (2017) paper


  • Mandal, S.: Events in BPMN: The Racing Events Dilemma. In: Central European Workshop on Services and their Composition (ZEUS), (2017) paper
  • Nikaj, A., Mandal, S., Pautasso, C., Weske, M.: From Choreography Diagrams to RESTful Interactions. In: International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC) Workshops, Springer (2015) paper


  • Völker, M., Mandal, S., Hewelt, M.: Testing Event-driven Applications with Automatically Generated Events. In: Business Process Management (BPM) Demo Session, (2017) paper
  • Beyer, J., Kuhn, P., Hewelt, M., Mandal, S., Weske, M.: Unicorn meets Chimera: Integrating External Events into Case Management. In: Business Process Management (BPM) Demo Session, (2016) paper

Recent Talks

  • 19 June, 2017: Events in Business Process Implementation: From Expressive Models to Analysis Opportunities. Events Meet Processes Workshop, Co-located with DEBS, Barcelona, Spain

Teaching Activities


  • Co-supervisor (with Marcin Hewelt) of Bachelor Project on Mit Daten richtig einheizen: Intelligente Ereignisverarbeitung im Internet der Dinge (2016-2017)
  • Assistant Lecturer in Trends in BPM Research (Masters, Summer 2017)


  • Co-supervisor (with Marcin Hewelt) of Bachelor Project on Integration of Events into Case Management (2015-2016)
  • Assistant Lecturer in Trends in BPM Research (Masters, Summer 2016)
  • Assistant for material preparation in Business Event Processing (Bachelors, Summer 2016)


  • Organizer and Supervisor of Master Seminar on Design Science Methodology (Winter 2015-2016)

(Co)-Supervision of Master Thesis

  • Dennis Wolf, Investigating Event Subscription Mechanism in Business Processes (Completed in August 2017)
  • Heiko Beck, Reevaluation of Decisions in Business Processes based on Events (Completed in September 2016)
  • Marius Eichenberg, Event-based Monitoring of Time Constraint Violations (Completed in June 2016)