Dr. Luise Pufahl


Business Process Technology
Hasso Plattner Institute
Digital Engineering Faculty
University of Potsdam
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam, Germany

Phone: +49(0)331-5509-195
Room: C-2.1
eMail: Luise..Pufahl(at)hpi..de


Luise Pufahl is a postdoctoral researcher at the Business Process Technology research group at Hasso Plattner Institute. Her current research interests are flexible business processes including case management and event processing, process analysis and improvement based on operations research, simulation and machine learning techniques. Her research is mainly driven by the design science method with developing artifacts evaluated by different methods in context. She wrote her doctor's thesis on Modeling and Executing Batch Activities in Business Processes. Her research appeared in major journals and conferences (e.g., IS, Springer Computing, CAiSE, BPM, AMCIS, ICSOC).

Luise is leading the SMile project from the HPI side, a research project funded by the German's government on innovating the last mile logistics of parcel delivery. She is involved in teaching with regards to Business Process Management (e.g, in Healthcare), Process Mining, Modeling of Information Systems, Business Process Compliance, and Business Event Processing. Additionally, she has been involved in the organization of two Massive Open Online Courses on BPM and Decision Modeling. She leads the development of Scylla, an extensible BPMN process simulator.

Recent Talks

  • May 15, 2019: Keynote Speech on Process Automation at a management conference by EnviaM, Döbeln, Germany. Invited by Nicole Kreher, Employee Development at EnviaM.
  • April 20, 2018: Modeling and Executing Batch Activities in Business Processes. 13th Annual Symposium on Future Trends in Service-Oriented Computing, Potsdam, Germany. Invited by Ekaterina Bazhenova and Andreas Polze.
  • November 11, 2017: Batch Processing in Business Processes. University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany. Invited by Stefan Schönig.


Scientific Awards and Functions


Program Committee Memberships

Reviews for Conferences and Journals

  • Information Systems
  • Springer Computing
  • Future Generation of Computer Systems
  • Business & Information Systems Engineering

Teaching Activities


  • Process Mining in Digital Health (Summer 2019, Master Program, Lecture: Lecturer)
  • Trends in BPM Research (Summer 2019, Master Program, Lecture: Organization/Lecturer)
  • Supervision of the Master Project on Optimize your Parcel Delivery (Apr 2019 - Aug 2019)
  • Supervision of the Bachelor Project on Smart Last Mile Logistics with Process Technologies (Oct 2018- July 2019)
  • Business Processes: Modeling, Simulation, Execution (May/June 2019, online course)


  • Process-Oriented Information Systems (Winter 2018/2019, Bachelor Program, Lecture: Lecturer)
  • Business Process Analysis in Healthcare (Winter 2018/2019, Master Program, Lecture: Lecturer)
  • Blockchains and Business Process Management(Summer 2018, Master Program, Supervision)
  • Trends in BPM Research (Summer 2018, Master Program, Organization/Lecturer)


  • Business Process Compliance (Winter 2017/2018, Master Program, Lecture: Instructor)
  • Case Management (Winter 2017/2018, Master Program, Seminar: Supervision)
  • Blockchains in Business Process Choreographies (Summer 2017, Master Program, Seminar: Organisation, Supervision)
  • Trends in BPM Research (Summer 2017, Master Program, Lecture: Organization/Lecturer)
  • Business Event Processing incl. Process Mining (Summer 2017, Bachelor Program, Lecture: Instructor)


  • Modeling (Winter 2016/2017, Bachelor Program, Lecture: Instructor)
  • Decision Analysis and Implementation (Winter 2016/2017, Master Program, Seminar: Supervision)
  • Trends in BPM Research (Summer 2016, Master Program, Lecture: Organization/Lecturer)
  • BPMN Meets DMN: Business Process and Decision Modeling (Apr/May 2016, online course)


  • Process-Oriented Information Systems (Winter 2015/2016, Bachelor Program, Lecture: Instructor)
  • Design Science Methodology (Winter 2015/2016, Master Program, Seminar: Supervision)


  • Process Mining (Summer 2014, Bachelor Program, Lecture: Instructor)
  • BPM in the cloud (Summer 2014, Bachelor Program, Seminar: Organization, Supervision)
  • Pearls of BPM (Summer 2014, Master Program, Seminar: Supervision)


  • Process-Oriented Information Systems I (Winter 2013/2014, Bachelor Program, Lecture: Instructor)
  • openBPM - Business Process Modeling and Analysis (Nov/Dec 2013, online course)
  • Pearls of Computer Science (Winter 2013/2014, Master Program, Seminar: Supervision)
  • Modeling and Executing the Data Layer of Process Choreographies (Summer 2013, Master Program, Seminar: Organization, Supervision)


  • Process-Oriented Information Systems (Winter 2012/2013, Bachelor Program, Lecture: Instructor)
  • Knowledge Intensive Business Processes (Winter 2012/2013, Master Program, Seminar: Supervision)
  • Process Mining (Summer 2012, Bachelor Program, Lecture: Instructor)
  • Business Process Repositories (Summer 2012, Master Program, Seminar: Supervision)

Co-Supervision of Master Theses

  • Adrian Holfter: Checking Compliance for Fragment-based Case Management

  • Felix Wolff: Next Activity Prediction With Long-Short-Term Memory Recurrent Networks

  • Tsun Wong: An extensible BPMN Process Simulator
  • Lucie Omar: A Methodology to Structurally Model and Support the Execution of Managerial Business Decisions

  • Heiko Beck: Reevaluation of Decisions in Business Processes based on Events

  • Thomas Stoff: Framework for Practical Evaluation of Modeling Approaches with Data Support

  • Christian Wiggert: BPM Governance in the Modeling Process