BPM cluster meeting (10 March): Panel on the Future of BPM


BPM cluster meeting (10 Mar 2017):
Panel on “The Future of BPM”

Dear All,
Our next BPM Cluster Meeting will take place on Friday, March 10, 2017 — 12:30 – 13:30 (Paviljoen K16 )
This time, it will be organized in the form of a panel discussion.
So, I am pleased to invite you as a member of the Panel on The Future of BPM.
Please consider the following article published in BPTrends:
– Jesus, L. & M. Rosemann, M. (2017) The Future BPM: Seven opportunities to become the butcher and not the turkey.
— Do you agree with authors’ view and the opportunities they have identified?
— How would you position your research (on BPM and/or BPI) with respect to these points?
— How would you position our group’s/cluster’s research with respect to these points? Are we safe?
I hope to see you there to contribute to a highly interactive panel session.
Best regards,
PS: You may also consider checking the following papers/presentations:
– Recker, J., & Mendling, J. (2015). The State of the Art of Business Process Management Research as Published in the BPM Conference. Business & Information Systems Engineering (BISE).
– Elise Olding, Research Director in Gartner (2013) “Has BPM Lost Its Luster?: http://blogs.gartner.com/elise-olding/2013/02/06/has-bpm-lost-its-luster/

BPM cluster meeting (13 Jan): Presentation by Oktay Turetken & Irene Vanderfeesten


BPM cluster meeting (10 Feb 2017): Presentation by “Oktay Turetken & Irene Vanderfeesten”

Dear All,
We are pleased to invite you to our next BPM Cluster Meeting that will take place on Friday, Feb.10, 2017 — 12:30 – 13:30 (Paviljoen J.17 )
We will first have a round of discussion about cluster’s research activities on BPM.
This will be followed by a talk by me and Irene.
Please find below the information about the talk.
Speaker: Oktay Turetken, Irene Vanderfeesten

Title: The Understandability of Business Process Models: The Effect of Cognitive Profiles

Abstract: In our 1BM05 BPM course, we have performed an experiment with the students, with the aim to understand their cognitive profile and the potential influence of some profile characteristics on the understandability of business process models.
We have promised students to present the initial findings in a BPM Cluster meeting.
Irene and I will present the early results regarding our master students cognitive styles (e.g., whether they are analytic or intuitive thinkers, visual or verbal/sequential or global/ active or reactive learners, field dependent or independent, etc.) and will provide a brief overview of the early results on the influence of these factors on business process understandability.

BPM cluster meeting (13 Jan): Presentation by Vasilios Andrikopoulos


BPM cluster meeting (13 Jan): Presentation by “Vasilios Andrikopoulos”

Dear All,
We are pleased to invite you to our next BPM Cluster Meeting that will take place on Friday, Jan.13, 2017 — 12:30 – 13:30 (Paviljoen K16 )
Our speaker is Vasilios Andrikopoulos.
Please find below the information about his talk.
Speaker: Vasilios Andrikopoulos

Title: Large scale dynamic and collaborative systems: Present and future

Abstract: The maturation of service choreographies empowers the creation and operation of large scale and complex distributed software systems with collaborative and adaptive characteristics. Such systems appear in different areas of interest, e.g. pervasive systems and scientific workflows. The easy availability of resources on demand through cloud computing allow for scaling the infrastructure required for their instrumentation. At the same time, however, a number of challenges arise related to the cloudification of the necessary middleware and the related trade-offs between cost and performance of such systems. In this talk we discuss our effort towards addressing these challenges, as well as present a vision for a next generation of widely distributed, large scale systems which combine different computing paradigms.
Vasilios Andrikopoulos is assistant professor at the University of Groningen, where he is a member of the Software Engineering and Architecture group in the Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science. His research is in the area of software architectures for service-oriented, cloud-based, and hybrid systems and infrastructures, as well as software engineering with an emphasis on evolution and adaptation. He received his PhD from Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He has experience in teaching database systems, software modeling and programming, business process management and integration, and service engineering. He has participated in a number of EU projects, including the Network of Excellence S-Cube.

BPM cluster meeting (09 Dec): Presentation by Paul Grefen


BPM cluster meeting (09 Dec): Presentation by Paul Grefen

Dear All,
We are pleased to invite you to our next BPM Cluster Meeting that will take place on Friday, Dec.09, 2016 — 12:30 – 13:30 (Paviljoen K16 )
Our speaker is Paul Grefen.
Please find below the information about his talk.
This was a keynote presentation at EDOC 2016 in Vienna.
Speaker: Paul Grefen

Title: Enterprise Computing and Networked Business Paradigms

Abstract: In recent years, we have seen the emergence of new business paradigms that highlight the importance of business network thinking. These business paradigms stress the idea that business thinking should not be based primarily on an intra-organizational focus, but rather on the relationships with business organizations, such as collaborators or customers. For example, the service-dominant paradigm is centered at networked co-creation of value for customers through services. The recent outcome economy paradigm revolves around facilitating measurable business results for customers. Combining these paradigms with the concept ofagile business leads to dynamic business networks as a first order citizen in business engineering. These developments have a strong impact on the domain of enterprise computing: on the one hand, it requires an outside-in engineering to complement the traditional inside-out approach; on the other hand, it requires a decoupling of strategic resource-based design from tactic value-based design. In this presentation, networked business paradigms are illustrated and their impact on enterprise computing is explored.

BPM cluster meeting: presentation by Mohammad Rasouli

During the next BPM cluster meeting Mohammad Rasouli will give a presentation about his work.

  • Title: Architectural solutions for information governance in dynamic business networks
  • Abstract:The competition in globalized markets highlights the need for the formation of dynamic business networks to provide mass-customized integrated solutions for customers. However, dynamic interoperations among parties within a business network results in emerging information governance (IG) requirements. In previous research different architectural solutions have been developed to support dynamic business networks. In this paper we investigate in the extent to which the emerging IG requirements in dynamic business networks are covered by developed architectural solutions. This investigation reflects required future developments to enrich architectural solutions in order to support IG requirements in dynamic business networks.

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BPM company presentation: Metasonic

Thursday October 15, 2015, 12:30 -13:30 hrs, Pav K16

On October 15, we will have a company presentation in the BPM cluster by Metasonic.

Speaker: Udo Kannengiesser, Metasonic GMBH (Germany)

Title: Subject-oriented Business Process Management (S-BPM)  Abstract: Subject-oriented Business Process Management (S-BPM) is a stakeholder-centric, communication-based approach to BPM. In contrast to approaches based on global control flow, S-BPM separates processes into multiple viewpoints, each of which describes the behaviour of a different process participant (or “subject”). A single overall process model emerges from the interconnection of the partial viewpoints via messages. Such a clear separation of concerns together with the very simple notation of S-BPM allows novice modellers to readily model their work procedures from their own, “subjective” perspective. This seminar provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts, tools and benefits of S-BPM, and shows outcomes of related research projects.

About the speaker:  Udo Kannengiesser is a researcher in BPM with over 15 years of experience in modelling dynamic processes and developing agile process management systems. He has published more than 60 research papers in the fields of business process management, information systems, design science and artificial intelligence. His work on the FBS process framework of design has become a major reference for design researchers worldwide and has been applied in various design disciplines including business process design. He obtained his PhD from the University of Sydney (Australia) and worked as a research scientist at National ICT Australia. He is currently a senior research engineer at Metasonic GmbH (Germany), where he leads several research projects related to agile BPM.

BPM cluster meeting March 19: presentation by Shaya Pourmirza

Agenda BPM Cluster Meeting Thursday March 19, 2015

1.  Announcements & any other business [12:30 – 12:40]

2.  Presentation by Shaya Pourmirza [12:40 – 13:30]

Title: A Software Architecture for a Dynamic Execution Engine

Abstract:  This presentation introduces a software architecture for a dynamic execution engine that facilitates the integration of an event processing engine with a process engine.
To this end, we present a scenario in which different components can interact to meet the following requirements:
(i) a user can monitor the current state of different tasks via the process engine w.r.t the events from the event processing engine;
(ii) a user can control different tasks remotely via mobile devices;
(iii) a user can dynamically apply changes to the currently running process instances.
A prototype of this software architecture is currently being implemented and evaluated in the GET Service Project.

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BPM Round Table meeting on Monday May 26

During the BPM Round Table sessions professionals and scientists meet each other to present and discuss the latest trends in the field of Business Process Management. On Monday May 26 the next BPM Round Table will be held in De Zwarte Doos at the TU/e campus. The theme of this meeting is “auditing and process mining”. The meeting is held in Dutch and therefore the detailed information given below is also in Dutch.

  • Onderwerp: Auditing & Process Mining
  • Datum: maandag 26 mei
  • Tijd: 16:00 – 18:00, gevolgd door borrel
  • Locatie: Grand-cafe de Zwarte Doos, Campus TU Eindhoven (route)
  • Inschrijving: via de website

Auditing & Process Mining

Drie partijen geven op deze middag hun visie op het thema “Auditing & Process Mining”:

Pieter de Kok (Coney) – “The Audit Universe and Future of Auditing”

In de toekomst zal het controlevraagstuk rondom de jaarrekening worden uitgewerkt op basis van een controleaanpak waarin Data-Analyse en Process Mining aanpak (DA/PM) de twee belangrijkste technieken zijn. Er komt een heuse revival van het gedachtegoed van Starrreveld in het assurance domein. Het is goed mogelijk dat in de nabije toekomst procesmodellen, gebaseerd op typologieën van Starreveld, beschikbaar zijn voor elke auditor, waar ook ter wereld. Deze modellen kunnen worden gebruikt als ‘norm’ als ‘best practise’ om veronderstelde, waardeverbanden, patronen en (wetmatige) verbanden te toetsen. Auditors, studenten kunnen procesmodelllen ontwikkelen en uploaden en anderen kunnen tegen vergoeding deze modellen weer downloaden. Het delen is het nieuwe hebben.

Het auditvak wordt nog leuker, slimmer en sneller om ruimte te creëren voor verdere focus op de ondernemingen en haar stakeholders te ondersteunen rondom performance management, procesoptimalisatie en waardecreatie. Wij zijn ervan overtuigd dat Accountants3.0, mede door verdergaande inzet process mining, enn brug zullen gaan slaan tussen het Governance & Risk & Compliance domein enerzijds en corporate performance management anderzijds. Parallel gaan we gebruik maken van smart data van buiten de organisaties en gaan auditfirms zich richten op het verschaffen van assurance over ‘ketens van bedrijven’ in plaats van individuele bedrijven. Ook hier speelt process mining weer een cruciale rol.


Boudewijn van Dongen (TU Eindhoven) – “Modellen vs. de Werkelijkheid”

De afgelopen jaren heeft process mining zowel binnen als buiten de universiteit een grote vlucht genomen en het lijkt erop dat de beloftes die onderzoekers aan het begin van deze eeuw maakten uitgekomen zijn: Door de analyse van event logs kunnen hele processen eenvoudig in kaart gebracht worden. Echter, vanuit het bedrijfsleven komt steeds vaker de logische vervolgvraag, namelijk: “Waar en hoe vaak wijkt mijn proces nu af van het gegenereerde plaatje?”

Onder de noemer “alignment analysis” houdt de TU/e zich al enkele jaren bezig met precies deze vraag: “Gegeven een model en een log, waar zitten de verschillen en hoe zijn deze verschillen te identificeren en kwantificeren?” In mijn presentatie geef ik een beeld van de laatste technieken op dit gebied en laat ik zien dat de betreffende vraag vele malen eenvoudiger te stellen dan te beantwoorden is. Met voorbeelden van compliance regels laat ik zien hoe deze technieken in de dagelijkse praktijk gebruikt kunnen worden as startpunt voor de auditor.

Tot slot sta ik stil bij het huidige onderzoek rondom alignments. Wat kunnen we al en wat verwachten we over 5 tot 10 jaar te kunnen op het gebied van het vergelijke van modellen en event data uit complexe, data-intensieve systems.


Marijn Nagelkerke en Mike van Bussel (KPMG) – “From business transactions to process insights”

Voor de jaarrekeningcontrole werkzaamheden maakt KPMG intensief gebruik van data analyse (“Facts2Value”). Hierbij worden transactie gegevens uit (ERP) systemen geanalyseerd om tot feitelijke observaties en inzichten in (bedrijfs)processen en de procesuitvoer te komen. Het vormen van een (eerste) inzicht over hoe de processen er uit zien gebeurt echter vaak nog door middel van het voeren van gesprekken en analyseren van documentatie. Om onze klanten betere inzichten te geven in de uitvoering van de processen en om op een efficiëntere manier inzichten te krijgen (en te geven) in mogelijke risico’s past KPMG process mining technieken toe. In de presentatie zal worden ingegaan op welke wijze process mining wordt toegepast voor de jaarrekeningcontrole aan de hand van enkele voorbeelden en zal worden ingegaan op welke wijze KPMG het toepassen van process mining in de toekomst ziet.


Deelname is gratis, maar registratie verplicht. Er is een beperkt aantal plaatsen beschikbaar.

Presentation Jan Claes

Title: The process of business process modeling and business model quality

Abstract: The construction of business process models has become an important requisite in the analysis and optimization of business processes. The success of the analysis and optimization efforts heavily depends on the quality of the models. Therefore, a research domain emerged that studies the process of process modeling. After the analysis of recorded data of various observational modeling sessions, a specific modeling style was discovered that seems to have a positive impact on the resulting quality of the process models (i.e., structured process modeling). More in particular, there was a highly significant correlation in the dataset between variables that measure the degree of structured process modeling and the understandability and correctness of the process model.

The Ph.D. project will contribute to knowledge by the formal definition of the technique and by investigating why and how the structured process modeling technique has a positive impact on process model quality. Further, the influence of confounding variables will be studied, such as properties of the modeler, of the case, of the case description, of the modeling tool, of the modeling language, etc. Tool support will be developed to assist modelers in the use of the structured process modeling technique through highlighting of matching gateways or block context, through providing warning and error messages to the user, through a pairwise creation of gateways, etc. The Ph.D. study will be completed by investigating the generic applicability of the findings

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