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

Phone:+49(0)331-5509-191
Fax:+49(0)331-5509-189
Room:C-2.12
eMail: Mathias..Weske (at) hpi..de (single dots please)

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. The research group aims at addressing real-world BPM problems with formal approaches and engineering useful prototypes. His research focuses on the engineering of process oriented information systems, decision management, and event handling. In addition to running the BPM Academic Initiative bpmai.org with colleagues from academia and Signavio, the BPT research group has a track record in engineered prototypes with a significant impact on research, including projects like Oryx and jBPT. Dr. Weske is author of the first textbook on business process management and he held the first massive open online course on the topic in 2013. He on the Editorial Board of Springer's Distributed and Parallel Databases journal and a founding member of the steering committee of the BPM conference series.

Bio Sketch in German

Publication Footprint

Recent Talks

  • October 6, 2015: From Process Modeling to Decision Modeling, and Execution. SOAMED Autumn School, Schloß Steinhöfel
  • 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 and seminars on process oriented information systems, event processing, business process compliance in the bachelor's and master's programs at HPI. For specific offers in the current semester please consult http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/studium/lehrangebot.html.
  • HPI Master Program HPI Master Program Representative and Chair of Master Admission Commission
  • Member of the Study Commission (Studienausschuss) IT Systems Engineering

Scientific Service

  • Since 2009 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.
  • Since 2014 member of the Editorial Board of Springer's Distributed and Parallel Databases journal
  • From 2005 to 2015 area Editor of Information Systems: An International Journal
  • Since 2003 member of the Steering Committee of the Conference Series International Conference on Business Process Management. We also maintain http://bpm-conference.org.
  • 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-Founded in 2009 Berlin-based software company Signavio GmbH
  • Since 2008 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 at University of Potsdam

  1. Dr. Hilmar Schuschel (2006)
  2. Dr. Frank Puhlmann (2007)
  3. Dr. Jens Hündling (2008)
  4. Dr. Arnd Schnieders (2008)
  5. Dr. Gero Decker (2009)
  6. Dr. Ahmed Awad (2010)
  7. Dr. Matthias Weidlich (2011)
  8. Dr. Alexander Lübbe (2012)
  9. Dr. Artem Polyvyanyy (2012)
  10. Dr. Sergey Smirnov (2012)
  11. Dr. Matthias Kunze (2013)
  12. Dr. Andreas Rogge-Solti (2014)
  13. Dr. Rami Eid-Sabbagh (2015)
  14. Dr. Thomas Baier (2015)
  15. Dr. Andreas Meyer (2015)

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
  24. Dr.-Ing. Dr. med Johannes Starlinger (2015), HU Berlin
  25. Dr. rer. nat Yossef Arbach (2015), TU Berlin
  26. Dr. Fabian Pittke (2015), WU Vienna

Membership in Program Committees

  • Advanced Systems Engineering (CAiSE), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (since 2015 Program Board Member)
  • Business Information Systems (BIS), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Business Process Management (BPM), 2003 (PC Chair), 2004 (PC Chair), 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS), 2006, 2007 (PC Chair), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC), 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (PC Chair), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • The Enterprise Computing Conference (EDOC) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • EMISA, 2002 (PC Chair), 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (PC Chair), 2007 (PC Chair), 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (PC Chair), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Modellierung 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016