Past Projects:

Prozessintelligenz im Gesundheitswesen (PIGE) PIGE Logo

  • Objective: The health care is facing major challenges to obtain efficient. Therefore, reproducible and transparent quality of treatment processes must be achieved. PIGE has set itself the goal of achieving this quality through business process intelligence, i.e., by fusion of business intelligence and business process management. This means that execution data (e.g., treatment, waiting or processing times) is connected directly with business processes so that it becomes apparent what processes are responsible for the detected values. Key technical challenge in business process intelligence is the correlation between execution data of information systems and business processes. With regard to the clinical environment, the data from clinical information systems must be brought together with the clinical pathways. The project PIGE refines modeling techniques and researchs novel methods on the conceptual side, whereas on the technical side interfaces to clinical information systems and prototypes are implemented. The aim of the project is to expand the current state of science in the field of process analysis and process improvement, and the prototypical implementation of the developed concepts.
  • Timeframe: December 2010 to November 2013
  • Sponsor: BMBF - Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
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  • Persons with major involvement: Nico Herzberg, Mathias Weske

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  • The goal of Adaptive Services Grid (ASG) is to develop a proof-of-concept prototype of an open platform for adaptive services discovery, creation, composition, and enactment.
  • Timeframe: Sept. 2004 - Feb. 2007
  • Sponsor: European Union, IST, FP-6
  • Persons with major involvement: Dominik Kuropka, Guido Laures, Harald Meyer, Mathias Weske

Process Family Engineering in Service-Oriented Applications (PESOA) ASG Logo

  • Timeframe: Oct. 2003 - Sept. 2006
  • Sponsor: BMBF
  • Objective: The objective of PESOA is to develop an approach for the product line based development of process oriented software (Product Family Engineering), which is validated by developing a platform prototype for Process Family Engineering.
  • Persons involved: Hagen Overdick, Frank Puhlmann, Arnd Schnieders, Mathias Weske

Service Composition

  • Today's business environments are characterised by an increasing demand for flexibility and inter­connectivity. Therefore, new concepts for the development of software platforms like Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) are emerging. An important aspect of SOA is the seamless integration of (distributed) software systems and thus the composition of services. Important issues in this area span from pure technical aspects of the integration to goal-oriented, semantically consistent align­ment of services and the exchanged data.
  • Persons involved: Hilmar Schuschel, Harald Meyer, Dominik Kuropka, Mathias Weske, Jens Hündling

NaXDB - The Native XML Database System

  • Supporting queries and modifications in an XML repository is a challenging task, and several related approaches exist. In a Bachelor-Project the native XML Database NaXDB was implemented in cooperation with the SAP Labs, Berlin. NaXDB uses a native approach, i.e., XML data is stored as a hierarchical tree. NaXDB implements an large subset of the query language specification XQuery 1.0 including XPath 2.0 for navigation as well as XUpdate for modification upon native storage. XML storage and retrieval is a general requirement for several applications, including Service Oriented Architectures, Information Filtering & Retrieval and Business Process Engineering.
  • Persons involved: Jens Hündling, Mathias Weske

Service Engineering - Bridging the Gap between IT-Architectures and Business Processess

  • This joint project aims at developing a consistent formalisation of models needed to implement a methodology to map business processes on supporting IT-architectures. Various models are needed to define a business-oriented systems on different layers of abstraction (business view, logical system view, implementation view, etc.). Therefore, besides the languages and concepts used for the different models a set of transformations between them needs to be specified to gain traceability throughout the whole life-cycle of business processes.
  • Persons involved: Mathias Weske, Guido Laures, Jörg Wünnemann (SAP), Oliver Hensel (BSR)
  • Timeframe: Aug. 2005 - Jul. 2008
  • Sponsor: HPI, SAP, BSR

Master Projects


Plængine is a workflow management system for integrated process planning and enactment. Its unique feature is the automatic composition of processes. This allows individual process definitions for each business case.

Bachelor Projects

Live Business Process Collaboration

Winter term 2009/2010. The project is conducted together with the company Collaborative Strategies. The goal is to examine latest technologies for their potential with respect to live collaboration about business processes. We will realize a set of scenarios with a prototype.

Process Collaboration Plattform: An Online Community for Process Modelers

Winter term 2008/2009. The project was conducted with Camunda Services GmbH in Berlin. The goal was to integrate the Oryx-Technology for web-based process modeling with concept known from wikipedia and online communities. The students developed the BPMN Community. It is online, alive and available in different languages.

B3MN: Browser-basierter Geschäftsprozesseditor (B3MN)

Winter term 2006/2007.

SOA mit REST: Semantic SOA mit REST – eine Evaluierung

Winter term 2006/2007.

Semantische Methoden in Service-orientierten Architekturen (SMESA)

Bachelor project starting in summer term 2006. In cooperation with Software AG, the project develops a tool for the refinement of business processes to executable service compositions using semantic service annotations.

Canguru: Enhancement of SAP Corporate Research BPM Suite with BPEL functionality

Bachelor Project N, starting in the summer term 2005. Topic: Enhancement of SAP Corporate Research BPM Suite with BPEL functionality. All information, dates and appointments are managed at the Canguru-Project-Wiki. Login-accounts on request by Jens Hündling.

Magrathea: Generating Web Applications from Process Models (PESOA)

Bachelor Project E, starting in the summer term 2005. Topic: Productline engineering for business processes of an industry partner. This productline is then used to generate custom websites, tailored to specific customer requirements. The project's WIKI can be found at Login-accounts on request by Hagen Overdick.

ASG Bachelor project

Bachelor Project, starting in the summer term 2005. Topic: Development of a industry usage scenario for the ASG platform. The goal is to analyze, design, and implement the Dynamic Supply Chain Management by NIWA.
  • Industry partners: DC, NIWA