BPM 2023 Conference Chairs
Hajo Reijers is a full professor at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where he leads the Business Process Management & Analytics group. He is also a part-time, full professor in the Computer Science Department of Eindhoven University of Technology, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree. Hajo has also served as an advisor and consultant to various organizations on process improvement projects. Hajo made significant contributions to the field of Business Process Management (BPM), specifically in the areas of process modeling, analysis, and optimization. For 2023, he is the general chair of the BPM conference, while he served as PC chair of the 2009 edition of the same conference. He is a member of the steering committee of the BPM conference series. Other than that, he holds various editorial positions, in particular as BPM department editor for the BISE journal and as board member of Computers In Industry. He also enjoys playing squash, but has no achievements worth to report upon for this type of activity.
Main Conference PC Chairs
Chiara Di Francescomarino is Assistant Professor at the Information Engineering and Computer Science Department of the University of Trento. Her main research interests are in the field of business process management and, in particular, of process mining. She is currently working on investigating problems related to process simulation, process discovery, predictive process monitoring based on historical execution traces, as well as process prediction explanations. She has published papers in the top business process and information systems conferences and journals (e.g., BPM, TKDE and IS) and she has worked in local and international research projects. She serves as PC member in conferences in the business process management field and as peer reviewer in international journals.
Chiara is also Chair of Track I: Foundations
Andrea Burattin is Associate Professor at the Technical University of Denmark since April 2019. Previously, he worked as Assistant Professor at the same university, and as postdoctoral researcher at the University Innsbruck (Austria) and at the University of Padua (Italy). He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Bologna and Padua (Italy). The thesis received the Best Process Mining Dissertation Award from the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining. He is member of the steering committee of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining. His research interests include process mining techniques and, in particular, streaming process mining. He has been working on secondary notation of business processes and on the analysis of the process of process modelling.
Andrea is also Chair of Track II: Engineering
Christian Janiesch is Full Professor of Enterprise Computing with the Department of Computer Science at TU Dortmund University. His research interests focus on socio-technical and analytical aspects of business processes. That is, he is investigating how business process management can be used to shape digitalization journeys in organizations, how new technologies such as robotic process automation can be used to enable the management of the long tail of business processes, and how analytics – lately in terms of machine learning – can improve process monitoring and prediction. He is on the Department Editorial Board of Business & Information Systems Engineering among other journals, regularly chairs tracks at the European Conference on Information Systems, and has been the BPM demo chair as well as a quintuple BPM workshop organizer. Christian won the BPM 2020 and the 2021 RPA forum best paper award, but he also publishes his more awesome BPM research in journals.
Christian is also Chair of Track III: Management
Shazia Sadiq FTSE is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Queensland. Her main research interests are innovative solutions for Business Information Systems that span several areas including business process management, governance, risk and compliance, and information quality and use. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed publications and attracted research funding from the Australian Research Council, industry and various national and international funding bodies. Shazia is currently serving on the National Committee on Information and Communication Sciences at the Australian Academy of Science, a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, member of The Australian Research Council College of Experts 2018-2021, and Centre Director for the ARC Industry Transformation Training Centre on Information Resilience 2020-2025.
Shazia is also Consolidation Chair of the Program Committee
Jochen De Weerdt is an Associate Professor at the Research Centre for Information Systems Engineering of the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven, Belgium. He received his PhD in Business Economics in 2012. Afterwards, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Information Systems of the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. His research broadly covers process and business analytics, with a particular research focus on predictive process analytics, trace clustering, fraud analytics, representation learning, and graph learning. He is or was chairholder of five research chairs at KU Leuven. Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Task force on Process Mining, Jochen has contributed to over 30 journal and over 50 conference papers within the domains of information systems engineering and data analytics.
Luise Pufahl is an associate professor and head of the “Information Systems” research group at TU Munich. Before, she was a postdoctoral researcher and visiting professor at the “Software and Business Engineering” research group at TU Berlin. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science at the Hasso Plattner Institute of the University of Potsdam.
Her current research interests are analyzing and automating resource- and knowledge-intensive business processes based on operations research, simulation, and machine learning, as well as handling regulations and sustainability in business processes. Application areas are mainly healthcare and logistics. She was a member of the winning Business Process Intelligence Challenges teams in 2020 and 2019.
Demonstrations & Resources Chairs
Tijs Slaats is an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen (KU), Denmark, where he heads the Business Process Modelling and Intelligence research group. His research interests include declarative and hybrid process technologies, the application of formal methods to business process management, process mining, distributed systems, and information systems development. His key contributions include the co-invention of the declarative Dynamic Condition Response Graphs process notation, development of the DisCoveR algorithm (winner of the 2021 Process Discovery Contest), and seminal work in the field of hybrid process modelling and mining. He has published over 50 papers across a wide range of specialties and serves as PC member for flagship conferences in the business process management field. He is currently working on binary process discovery, the application of process mining to case law, cross-organizational process technologies, and improving the understandability of declarative models.
Andrés Jiménez Ramírez is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Seville. He started his career as a software engineer in the R&D department of a Spanish consultancy firm. In 2010 he moved to the University, where he is a member of the Engineering and Science for Software Systems (ES3) research group. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Computer Languages and Systems department.
His main research interests are Process Automation, Flexible Process Modelling, and Constraint Programming. In these areas, he has co-authored more than 30 contributions to prestigious international conferences and journals and participated in 7 research projects and over 20 technology transfer projects involving IT companies.
Karolin Winter is an Assistant Professor in Information Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology. Her main research interests are located in the area of business process compliance and process mining with a particular focus on applying, enhancing and developing process and data mining as well as natural language processing techniques. She contributed, e.g., to the formalization of instance spanning constraints and their discovery from process execution logs as well as to the direct compliance assessment between regulatory documents and processes. After obtaining her doctoral degree in computer science from the University of Vienna, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Munich. She received the runner-up best dissertation award at the BPM conference in 2021 and served as reviewer and PC member for conferences like BPM and CoopIS.
Industry Day Chairs
Arjen Maris is a lecturer and researcher in the subject of process and information management since 2015. Prior to that, he worked over ten years in the field of long-term care. He is a PhD student at the University of Twente and a member of the research groups Process Innovation and Information Systems (HU University of applied sciences) and Model-based Information Systems (HAN University of applied sciences). He has also served as chairman of the Dutch professional association for process management (ProcessCamp.nl) since 2017.
Willemijn van Haeften (ProcessCamp)
Blockchain Forum Chairs
Julius Köpke is an Associate Professor at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria. He received a Ph.D. in Informatics in 2012 and his Habilitation in 2018. His work mainly focuses on interoperability issues at the data and process level and on the application of Blockchain Technology for trusted, collaborative information systems. Recently Julius focused on the modeling of blockchain- and Smart Contract specific requirements of inter-organizational processes. Julius publishes his works in major outlets such as Future Generation Computer Systems, Data and Knowledge Engineering, Distributed and Parallel Databases, BPM, and CAiSE. He is a Supporting Editor-in-Chief of the EMISA Journal.
Orlenys López Pintado is a Research Fellow in Information Systems at the University of Tartu. His research interests include blockchain, business process simulation, and optimization. His current area of research is data-driven discovery, simulation, and optimization of business processes in the presence of resources with differentiated availability calendars and performance. He received a PhD in Computer Science in 2020. His dissertation, Collaborative Business Process Execution on the Blockchain: The Caterpillar System, obtained the best dissertation award at the 33rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE’21).
RPA Forum Chairs
Ralf Plattfaut is a professor for business informatics at the University of Duisburg-Essen where he leads Process Innovation & Automation Lab. Prior to this, Ralf was a management consultant in the field of digital transformation at a leading strategy consultancy. Ralf received a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Münster. Ralf has been working as a guest research in universities in Australia and Liechtenstein. His research areas include digital innovation, business process management and automation, and corresponding mindsets and capabilities. His work has been published in leading journals in the field.
Jana-Rebecca Rehse is Junior Professor for Management Analytics at the University of Mannheim, where she leads a research group on data-driven business process management by means of process mining and machine learning. She is particularly interested in developing process mining methods that deliver direct (business) value and are applicable by non-expert users. Her research results, funded by the DFG and the BMBF, have been published in more than 40 conference and journal papers so far. From 2015 to 2020, Jana was a researcher and project lead at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). In 2019, she obtained her PhD from Saarland university with a thesis titled “Leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Business Process Management”. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business informatics from Saarland University. In 2014, she spent six months as a visiting research scholar at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. USA.
Education Forum Chairs
Born in Barcelona, Jorge Munoz-Gama is Director of the Human & Process Research Lab (HAPLAB), Deputy Director of the Department of Computer Science, and Associate Professor of the School of Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Doctor in Computation from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, he received his Bachelor in Informatics Engineering from the same university. His research fields of interest include ‘Process Mining’, specially applied to Education and Medical Education, among other areas. He has authored more than 80 publications on the topic, including the book ‘Conformance Checking and Diagnosis in Process Mining’ (Springer 2016). He is Steering Committee member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining and founding member of the Process-Oriented Data Science for Healthcare Alliance (PODS4H Alliance).
Passionate about teaching and committed to educational innovation research, specially in computer science and process mining, he organizes de ICPM Workshop “Education Meets Process Mining (EduPM)” and the BPM 2023 “Educators Forum”
Katarzyna Gdowska is an assistant professor at the Department of Strategic Management at the Faculty of Management of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, Poland. She received a Ph.D. with honors in Industrial Engineering in 2016. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the INESC TEC in Porto, Portugal. Her main research interests focus on solving decision-making problems and improving processes in manufacturing and logistics using Operations Research tools and techniques. She is a certified academic tutor, a trainer at the AGH Junior Academy, a team leader in Erasmus+ CBHE projects, and a member of The AGH University Educational Audit Board. Katarzyna also serves as a Managing Editor of the scientific journal Decision Making in Manufacturing and Services.
Koen Smit is an associate professor at the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. He received a PhD in Computer Science in 2018 at the Open Universiteit. He is responsible for the bachelor software development and supervises a research group focused on Digital Innovations for Public Organizations, part of the Digital Ethics research chair. Koen designed and lectured multiple BPM courses for both part and fulltime students over the past decade. His research primarily focuses on the combination of Business Process Management, Business Rules Management, Decision Management, Process Mining, and Decision Mining. He regularly publishes and presents his research contributions at conferences and journals (e.g., HICSS, ICIS, PACIS, AMCIS, PJAIS, JITTA, and BPM).
Jan Martijn van der Werf is an assistant professor at Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He received a dual PhD in Computer Science in 2011 at Eindhoven University of Technology and at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. His research focuses on how process mining can be used to support IT architects and how formal methods can be used to understand large systems. In particular, he studies the robustness of process mining results, and how statistical methods such as sampling can be used to improve process mining results. He is interested in modelling and analysing the interplay between processes and data, and how such combined models can be retrieved from large software systems. Apart from modelling railroads, he is also passionate about teaching, especially how we can improve teaching critical thinking in modelling.
Fernanda Gonzalez-Lopez † worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Human and Process Data Science Research Lab (HAPLAB) and as part-time faculty for the Department of Computer Science at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. In March 2023, she passed away after falling ill. The news of her unexpected passing has left a profound sense of loss amongst all those who had the pleasure of knowing her. In memory of her dedication to the Educational Forum and the field of BPM in general, she is included here as honorary chair.
Dr Michael Rosemann is the Director of the Centre for Future Enterprise and a Professor for Information Systems at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. His areas of research are BPM, innovation and trust and he contributed to the domain of BPM with his work in areas such as BPM maturity, ambidextrous BPM, context-aware BPM, rapid process redesign, configurable reference models and process forecasting among others.
Sietse Overbeek is an Associate Professor and Director of the Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science, and Information Science Master’s degree programs at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He is also the program coordinator of the Master in Business Informatics. His main research interests include conceptual modelling of information systems and ICT for development (ICT4D). Sietse has published 100+ scientific papers and professional publications. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Radboud University Nijmegen.
Doctoral Consortium Chairs
Dirk Fahland is an Associate Professor in Process Analytics on Multi-Dimensional Event Data at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research area is the analysis and improvement of complex, distributed systems through event data, process mining, and explainable models. Dirk has contributed to research in process management and mining since 2008 in over 80 journal, conference, and workshop publications with foundational results in process modeling, discovery, analysis, and repair. His current research specifically studies cause-effect relations and emergent behavior in networks and dynamic systems as a whole. Insights gained in numerous industrial projects led to the idea of encoding behavioral information in event knowledge graphs, a cornerstone of a new generation of “Augmented BPM Systems”.
Barbara Weber is Full Professor for Software Systems Programming and Development at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland since 2019. Moreover, Barbara is the Dean of the newly founded School of Computer Science at HSG since August 2020. Prior to that, Barbara held a full professorship at the Technical University of Denmark and led the Section for Software and Process Engineering for 3 years. Barbara’s research interests include human and cognitive aspects in software and process engineering, process modeling and mining. Together with her team she focusses on the development and evaluation of software artifacts. This includes topics in the areas of source code analysis, the Internet of Things, and process mining to study and build event-driven software systems that adapt based on the user’s behavior and context. On these and other topics, Barbara published around 200 peer-reviewed papers and articles in scientific journals.
Johan Versendaal is a professor at the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht as well as professor at the Open University of the Netherlands. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the Delft University of Technology in 1991. After receiving his PhD he worked in the IT industry for about ten years in several areas, including product and development management, and IT consultancy. In 2002 he returned to academia, first as an assistant professor and later as full professor. His research interests include the alignment of business and IT, business processes, and the incorporation of ethics in IT development and implementation. He is a regular co-chair of the Doctoral Consortium of the Bled Conference in Slovenia.
Journal First Track Chairs
Mieke Jans is Associate Professor in the Business Informatics Research Group at Hasselt University and at the Accounting Information Management department at Maastricht University. Her research interests span different areas, creating synergies between the fields of Business Process Management, Process Mining, Information Systems and Auditing. Mieke has a focus on Audit Analytics, with an emphasis on process mining in the context of auditing financial statements, published numerous articles in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, and (co-)authored several books. Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining, Mieke is actively involved in community serving. She also leads the Scientific Research Community on Process Mining, and is Associate Editor and reviewer for various journals.
Henrik Leopold is an Associate Professor at the Kühne Logistics University (KLU) and Senior Researcher at the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) at the Digital Engineering Faculty, University of Potsdam. Before joining KLU and HPI in February 2019, he was as an Assistant Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and held positions as a postdoctoral research fellow at WU Vienna and the Humboldt University of Berlin. His research is mainly concerned with developing techniques for process mining, process analysis, and process automation based on machine learning and natural language processing. He has published more than 100 research papers and articles in peer-reviewed journals, conference, and workshop proceedings. Among others, his research has been published in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and Information Systems.
Iris Beerepoot is a researcher and lecturer in the Business Process Management & Analytics group at Utrecht University. Her research interests include workarounds and process mining in healthcare. She is currently working on the use of new methods and techniques to complement event data in order to provide a more complete picture of real process behaviour. She presented her work at BPM as well as ICIS, ECIS, ICPM and EDOC, and her publications have appeared in journals such as Computers in Industry and Information Technology and Management.
Andrea Delgado is an Associate Professor at the Instituto de Computación, Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República (UdelaR), Uruguay. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain and from Universidad de la República (PEDECIBA), Uruguay (2012). She is co-director of the COAL research group and her main research interests are business process management and technologies, process mining, service-oriented computing and model driven development, and their application to different domains such as e-Government, smart cities, health, banking. She has co-authored several publications in international journals and conferences, led and participated in several research projects at national and international levels, organized and chaired many national and international conferences and workshops, and several collaboration initiatives within Latin American and European research groups.
Mahendrawathi ER is an associate professor and the Head of the Enterprise Systems Laboratory in the Information Systems Department, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya, Indonesia. She received her Ph.D. from Nottingham University, United Kingdom, in 2004. Since 2012 she has started working on process mining implementation in various industries, including manufacturing, telecommunication, healthcare, and higher education. From 2016 – 2018 she obtained research funding from The Indonesian Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education for her research in developing a framework for Business Process Management Implementation in Indonesia. She continues to work on driving BPM adoption in different organizations across different sizes and sectors while exploring other areas, including social media and digital transformation. She is currently working with local government institutions to adopt BPM in their digital transformation journey.
Diversity & Inclusion Chairs
Shazia Sadiq appears for the second time in this list. For her short bio, see above.
Jens Gulden is a member of the Business Process Management & Analytics group at Utrecht University. He combines a Ph.D. in Business Informatics with a master degree in Philosophy. His research is about visual modeling languages and knowledge visualization, software-supported ethical analysis, and elicitation of ethical reasoning with visual diagram languages. Jens’ teaching activities cover courses on research methods, digital ecosystems, data science and ethically responsible use of ICT in the Information Science and Master of Business Information Systems programs at Utrecht University.
Adela del Río Ortega is an Associate Professor at University of Seville (US) and a member of the SCORE-Lab Unit of Excellence and the ISA Research Group. She obtained her international PhD in Computer Science Engineering in 2012. With her PhD thesis, she opened in her group the research line of Business Process Management. Her research mainly focused on the performance perspective of business processes, contributing seminal works on the definition and automatic analysis of process performance indicators (PPIs). Other research interests include RPA, knowledge-intensive processes, decision management in BPM, conversational agents to support BPM in different ways or Workstream collaboration tools. She has more than 50 publications in major outlets of the computer science and information systems areas and has running collaborations with various international scholars. She developed two registered software tools, which generated an industrial value of more than 60k €. She has taken part in more than 10 R&D&I projects and has cooperated with several IT companies as a consultant and researcher.
Dr. ir. Xixi Lu is an assistant professor at Utrecht University’s Information and Computing Sciences department. She received her Ph.D. and M.Sc. degree in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. She was also a postdoctoral researcher at Vrije University Amsterdam. Her research interests sit at the intersection of data science and business process management, specifically Process Mining. In particular, she focuses on methods, approaches, and algorithms to analyze complex event data for understanding and predicting the behavior of processes. These approaches have been applied in the healthcare and auditing domains.
Felix Mannhardt is an Assistant Professor in the Process Analytics group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is also co-founder of KIT-AR and works there part-time as Principal Data Scientist. Felix’s research interest is the development and application of Process Mining methods related to low-level event data (event abstraction, activity recognition, sensor data, multi-perspective event logs), related to conformance checking (combination of control-flow with rules over data), as well as related to trust and privacy concerns (privacy-preserving methods, privacy and trust models).
Organizing Committee Chairs
Her research focuses on the intersection of IT and organisations, specifically business process management, workarounds, and robotic process automation. Inge received her PhD from Utrecht University and held positions at the VU Amsterdam and Tokyo Institute of Technology. Her work has been published in proceedings of leading conferences such as BPM, ICIS and ECIS and in journals such as Information & Management and Computers in Industry.
Jan Martijn van der Werf appears for a second time in this list. For his short bio, see above.
Pascal Ravesteijn is professor of Process Innovation and Information Systems within the research center for Digital Business and Media at HU University of Applied Sciences. Pascal has always worked on the boundary between Business and IT which is reflected in his current research interests and projects that mainly focus on IT-driven business & process model innovation and the subsequent competences and skills that employees need to be effective in a digital environment. As part of this Pascal has been involved in the adoption and implementation of the European e-Competence Framework in the Netherlands. Pascal is a board member of iPoort and the International Information Management Association as well as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Information Technology and Management.