M. Sc. Hagen Overdick

Hagen Overdick 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



I was born in Rheydt (now part of Mönchengladbach), Germany in 1975. After getting a bachelor's degree in computer science from James Madison University in 1997, I spent about six years in the industry, focusing on banking, security, and logistics before returning to school. In 2005, I received a Master's degree in IT Systems Engineering from Hasso Plattner Institut. As of January 2005, I continued on as a Ph.D. student, currently funded via a scholarship.

Also, I am a first year attendee of the HPI School of Design Thinking.

My research focus is on process-driven development: Understanding the collaborative construction of models and providing an environment to turn process models into the core asset of software development. One fruit of labor is the Oryx Editor.

As of January 2010, I have joined Nokia gate5 GmbH.


  • GeroDecker, HagenOverdick, and MathiasWeske, Oryx - Sharing Conceptual Models on the Web, Demo Session of the 27th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER), LNCS, Barcelona, 2008

  • GeroDecker, Alexander Lueders, HagenOverdick, Kai Schlichting, and MathiasWeske, RESTful Petri Net Execution. Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Web Services and Formal Methods (WS-FM), Milan, 2008

  • GeroDecker, HagenOverdick, and MathiasWeske, Oryx - An Open Modeling Platform for the BPM Community, Demo Session of the 6th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM), Milan, 2008

  • HagenOverdick and Martin Czuchra, Potsdam Encoding for Models, Proceedings of the IEEE 2008 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 2008

  • GeroDecker, HagenOverdick, J. Maria Zaha, On the Suitability of WS-CDL for Choreography Modeling
    In MathiasWeske, Markus Nüttgens (Hrsg.) Proceedings of Methoden, Konzepte und Technologien für die Entwicklung von dienstebasierten Informationssystemen (EMISA), pages 21-33, Lecture Notes in Informatics, Springer Verlag, 2006, ISBN 978-3-88579-189-8