Business Process Technology Group


  • 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

  • Decision Management Experts discuss Practical Aspects of DMN
    At more than a dozen decision management experts discuss practical aspects of DMN in different industries, Professor Weske being one of them. This is interesting reading not only for practitioners in decision management, but also for researchers in the area, since, potentially, novel research challenges can be derived from the statements of the experts.

Our Team

Members of BPT Research Group - January 2016

BPT Research Group - January 2016: Sankalita Mandal, Mathias Weske, Matthias Weidlich (guest), Kimon Batoulis, Marcin Hewelt, Luise Pufahl, Ekaterina Bazhenova, Adriatik Nikaj (left to right)

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)
Heiko Beck Student Assistant Heiko..Beck(at)
Maarten Oestreich Student Assistant Maarten..Oestreich(at)
Julian Weise Student Assistant Julian..Weise(at)

Former Members

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