Dr. Alaaeddine Yousfi

Alaaeddine Yousfi 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)331-5509-212
Room: C-2.5
eMail: Alaaeddine(dot)Yousfi(at)hpi(dot)de


My educational background is chronologically summarized as follows:

  • July 2009: Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science
  • July 2011: Master’s degree in Software Engineering
  • December 2015: PhD in Business Process Management

I did my PhD within the frame of a Moroccan-American joint supervision program funded by the Excellence Scholarship on the Moroccan side and the Fulbright Scholarship on the American side. My research was about using ubiquitous computing to create more opportunities for business process improvement. I defended on December 5th, 2015 before a committee composed of: Professor Driss Aboutajdine (Chair), Professor Anind Dey, Professor Wolfgang Reisig, Professor Karim Baina, Professor Abdeslam Ennouaary, Professor Hamid Harroud, Professor Salma Mouline, Professor Cesare Pautasso and Professor Rajaa Saidi.

On March 1st, 2016, I joined the Business Process Technology Group, chaired by Professor Mathias Weske, as a Postdoc.

Research Interests

  • Business Process Management
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Information Systems



  • Yousfi A., Weske M., "Discovering Commute Patterns via Process Mining", Knowledge and Information Systems, Springer, 2018
  • Yousfi A., Hewelt M., Bauer C., Weske M., "Towards uBPMN-Based Patterns for Modeling Ubiquitous Business Processes", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE, 2017
  • Doryab A., Bellotti V., Yousfi A., Wu S., Carroll J., Dey A., "If It's Convenient: Leveraging Context in Peer-to-Peer Variable Service Transaction Recommendations", Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, ACM, 2017
  • Yousfi A., Bauer C., Saidi R., Dey A., "uBPMN: A BPMN Extension for Modeling Ubiquitous Business Processes", Information and Software Technology, Elsevier, 2016
  • Yousfi A., De Freitas A., Dey A., Saidi R., "The Use of Ubiquitous Computing for Business Process Improvement", IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Computer Society, 2016
  • Yousfi A., Saidi R., Dey A., "Variability Patterns for Business Processes in BPMN", Information Systems and e-Business Management, Springer, 2016
  • Yousfi A., Dey A., Saidi R., Hong JH., "Introducing Decision-Aware Business Processes", Computers In Industry, Elsevier, 2015

Scientific Services


  • Journals
    • IEEE Pervasive Computing'15
  • Conferences
    • ECIS'16
    • ALT CHI'16