BPM 2022 Conference Chairs

General Chair

Jörg BeckerJörg Becker is Managing Director of the Department of Information Systems at the University of Münster and Academic Director of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS). He served as Vice-Rector for Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance of the University Münster (2008-2016). Since 2016 he is Spokesman of the WWU Center for Europe. In 2015 he became a member of the Platform “Digital Administration and Public IT“ of the National German IT Summit as well as in 2007 he was appointed member of the Nordrhein-Westfalian Academy of Sciences and the Arts. Additionally, he is editor of various journals, i.e. ISeB (Information Systems and e-Business Management), BISE (Business and Information Systems Engineering, department-editor), or Information & Management. His research fields comprise Business Process Management, Information Management, Information Modelling, Retail Information Systems, e-Government, and Management Information Systems (Business Intelligence).

Main Conference PC Chairs

Adela del Río-OrtegaAdela del Río Ortega received the international Ph.D. degree (Hons.) in Software Engineering and Technology from Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, in 2012. She is currently an Associate Professor at Universidad de Sevilla and a member of the ISA research group and SCORE Lab. Her research interests include business process management and process performance improvement. Further research interests pertain to the modeling of SLAs, robotic process automation, knowledge-intensive processes, and decision management. She has contributed to more than 20 scientific publications in prestigious journals and conferences 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 ten R&D&I projects and has cooperated with several IT companies as a consultant and researcher.

Adela is also Chair of Track III: Management.

Claudio di CiccioClaudio Di Ciccio is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He received a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering in 2013. His work mainly focuses on the automated discovery and checking of rules that specify the behaviour of processes based on execution data. His core areas of investigation are process analytics, declarative modelling, blockchain technologies and applications. Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining, Claudio has co-authored several publications in major outlets in the computer science and information systems areas. Among those, the paper entitled “Ensuring Model Consistency in Declarative Process Discovery” received the Best Paper Award at BPM 2015.

Claudio is also Chair of Track I: Foundations.

Remco DijkmanRemco Dijkman is an Associate Professor in Information Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key area of research is data-driven optimization of business processes. In particular, he studies techniques for modeling business processes, including their mathematical underpinning, and the quantitative analysis techniques that can be developed on top of these formal models. His focus topics are the detection of optimal execution scenarios, quantitative analysis of operational processes, and optimal resource assignment in operational processes.

Remco has been active in the BPM community for 15 years. He is mainly known in the community for his work on the execution semantics of the BPMN modeling language, business process similarity metrics, and process model repositories.

Remco is also Chair of Track II: Engineering.

Stefanie Rinderle-MaStefanie Rinderle-Ma is a full professor at the Department of Informatics, Technical University of Munich, Germany, where she holds the Chair of Information Systems and Business Process Management. Stefanie's research interests include flexible and distributed process technology, digitalized compliance management, as well as process and production intelligence. The goal is to enable and accelerate digitalization and interactive automation through processes. Application areas comprise manufacturing, logistics, and medicine.

Stefanie is also the Consolidation Chair of the Program Committee.

Workshops Chairs

Cristina CabanillasCristina Cabanillas is a researcher and lecturer with the Applied Software Engineering (ISA) research group at the University of Seville (Spain). She received her Ph.D in 2012 at that university with research results on human resource management in business processes. Prior to that she completed a degree on Computer Science with honors at the University of Extremadura, Spain (2008) and an M.Sc. on Software Engineering and Technology (2010) at the University of Seville (Spain). After her PhD studies she worked for seven years at the Institute for Information Business of Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria). She has taken part in many R&D&I projects, has experience as a reviewer in top international conferences and journals, and has chaired several workshops and conference tracks. She has coordinated the FWF PRAIS project (V 569-N31) on process- and resource-aware information systems and is currently the principal investigator of the MCI/AEI/FEDER CONFLEX project (RTI2018-100763-J-100) on the integration of context-aware resource management into flexible process-oriented organisations.

Agnes KoschmiderAgnes Koschmider is a professor of information systems at the Kiel University and head of the Process Analytics group. Before she was Associate Professor at the Poznań University of Economics and Business, interim professor at the University of Cologne and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods at KIT. She received her doctoral degree and venia legendi in Applied Informatics, both from KIT. Agnes work was awarded with the Wolfgang-Heilmann-Prize, junior fellowship of the German Informatics Society and a post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Pretoria. Her current research topics relates to methods for the data-driven analysis of processes based on AI techniques.

Niels Garmann-JohnsonNiels Frederik Garmann-Johnsen is a Senior Researcher and Project Manager at NORCE — Norwegian Research Centre, and Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems at the University of Agder. He holds a PhD in social sciences with a specialization in information systems. Information systems means the totality and interaction between ICT, processes, and people, not just information and communication technology. Garmann-Johnsen belongs to UiA’s Center for Digital Transformation, CEDIT, and it is also affiliated with UiA’s Center for e-Health — research forum, as well as the ERCIS network and its Competence Center for Digital Transformation in SMEs. Garmann-Johnson’s doctoral dissertation is about collaborative processes and prerequisites for succeeding with eHealth innovation based on the coordination reform in healthcare. Garmann-Johnsen belongs to the research group Work Life and Innovation in NORCE research, dept. for Society.

Demonstration & Resources Chairs

Christian JanieschChristian Janiesch is Professor for 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, regularly chairs tracks at the European Conference on Information Systems, and has been 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 or applies for U.S. patents.

Chiara Di FrancescomarinoChiara Di Francescomarino is a researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in the Process and Data Intelligence (PDI) Unit. 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 monitoring, 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.

Thomas GrisoldThomas Grisold is an assistant professor with the institute for information systems at the University of Liechtenstein. His research revolves around the intersection of organization studies and information systems research. He is particularly interested in how digital technologies change established ways of organizing. Thomas obtained a PhD from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, an interdisciplinary Master's degree in cognitive science from the University of Vienna and the University of Zagreb, and a Bachelor's degree in management from the Staffordhsire University, UK. Thomas has been working as a guest researcher at universities in the US, Australia and Europe.

Industry Forum Chairs

Jan vom BrockeJan vom Brocke is the Hilti Endowed Chair of Business Process Management and Director of the Institute of Information Systems. Jan has conducted over 300 studies, published in renowned outlets including MIT Sloan Management Review, Management Science, MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), and Information Systems Journal (ISJ). He has authored and edited over 30 books, including the International Handbook on Business Process Management, BPM – Driving Innovation in a Digital World, Green BPM: Toward the Sustainable Enterprise, and BPM Cases. Digital Transformation - Strategy, Processes and Execution. Jan is a globally recognized thought leader, recipient of over 20 international awards and he has been named Fellow of the Association for Information Systems. He is an invited speaker and trusted advisor on BPM serving many organizations around the world.

Jan MendlingJan Mendling is the Einstein-Professor of Process Science with the Department of Computer Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. His research interests include various topics in the area of business process management and information systems. He has published more than 450 research papers and articles, among others in Management Information Systems Quarterly, ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Journal of the Association of Information Systems and Decision Support Systems. He is a department editor for Business and Information Systems Engineering, member of the board of the Austrian Society for Process Management (https://prozesse.at), one of the founders of the Berlin BPM Community of Practice (http://www.bpmb.de), organizer of several academic events on process management, and a member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining. He is co-author of the textbooks Fundamentals of Business Process Management, Second Edition, (http://fundamentals-of-bpm.org/) and Wirtschaftsinformatik, 12th Edition, (https://lehrbuch-wirtschaftsinformatik.org/), which are extensively used in information systems education.

Michael RosemannMichael Rosemann is the Director of the Centre for Future Enterprise and a Professor for Innovation Systems at Queensland University of Technology. His areas of interest are the management of innovation, business processes and trust. In particular, Michael contributed to global BPM research in the areas of BPM maturity, ambidextrous BPM, context-aware BPM and process innovation. Dr Rosemann is the author/editor of eight books, more than 350 refereed papers (published in journals such as MIS Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of the AIS), editorial board member of ten international journals and co-inventor of US patents. His books have been translated into Russian, Mandarin, German and Portuguese. He is also the Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, of the global Association of Information Systems and the Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany in Southern Queensland.

Blockchain Forum Chairs

Raimundas MatuleviciusRaimundas Matulevicius holds a professor of information security position at the University of Tartu (Estonia). His research interests include security and privacy of information, security risk management, and model-driven security. His publication record includes more than 111 articles published in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and workshops. He was involved in the SPARTA H2020 project (task: Privacy-by-Design) and currently he is a principal researcher in the Erasmus+ projects on securing against phishing (CyberPhish) and blockchain skills development (CHAISE).

Qinghua LuQinghua Lu is a senior research scientist at Data61 of CSIRO, Australia. She formerly worked as a researcher at NICTA. She received her PhD from University of New South Wales in 2013. Her recent research interest includes software architecture, software engineering for AI, responsible AI, and blockchain. She has published 100+ academic papers in international journals and conferences. She is an IEEE senior member.

Walid GaaloulWalid Gaaloul is a professor at Télécom SudParis an engineering school (grande école d'ingénieurs) in the field of Information and Communication Technology. Télécom SudParis is part of Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris) and Institut Mines Télécom. Walid Gaaloul is member of the DIEGO group part of the Computer Science Department of Télécom SudParis and the the CNRS research laboratory SAMOVAR.

Before joining Télécom SudParis, he was a researcher at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) and an adjunct lecturer in the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). He holds an M.S. (2002) and a Ph.D. (2006) in computer science from the University of Lorraine, France, and a habilitation (2014) from Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris, France. He was a junior researcher in the Lorraine Laboratory of IT Research and its Applications (LORIA-INRIA) and a teaching assistant in the University of Lorraine, France.

His research interests are on Business Process Management, Process Mining, Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Computing. Walid Gaaloul has published over 100 research papers in these domains. He serves as program committee member and reviewer at many international journals and conferences and has been participating in several national and European research projects.

RPA Forum Chairs

Andrea MarrellaAndrea Marrella is an assistant professor at the Department of Computer, Control and
Management Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He received a PhD
in Computer Science and Engineering in 2013. His main research interests focus on how
to integrate artificial intelligence with business process management solutions to
untangle complex challenges from the fields of process mining and robotic process automation.
In 2021, he started a research program targeted to the realization of automated solutions
to tackle the Big Data Pipeline discovery issue in the context of the recently funded
H2020 project DataCloud. Information director of ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality,
Andrea has co-authored many publications in major outlets in the computer science and information
systems areas, including the paper: "Multi-party Business Process Resilience By-Design: A Data-centric
Perspective", which received the Best Paper Award at CAiSE 2017.

Bernhard AxmannBernhard Axmann  is a professor at the Department of Engineering & Management of the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI), Germany. He received a PhD in Engineering in the field of production in 1997 at the TU Berlin. Before he was appointed professor, he spent 17 years in the aerospace and machine tool industries with multiple senior leadership at MTU Aero Engines in Munich, Steinmeyer GmbH in Albstadt, STEMME AG in Straußberg and SELL GmbH in Herborn. His industry domain knowledge is production and management. Main research topic is the Digital Factory and the assessment of digital Technology. As an assessment tool for digital technologies, he has developed the 5D method: Digital Technology Assessment Cycle. His focus in the Digital Factory is the automation of office task with RPA, Chatbots and Generative Design.

Doctoral Consortium Chairs

Hajo ReijersHajo Reijers is a part-time Full Professor of Information Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The focus of Hajo Reijers' academic research is on business process redesign, workflow management, conceptual modeling, process mining, and data analytics.  On these and other topics, he published over 200 scientific papers, book chapters, and professional publications.   His latest research is concerned with how to let people and computer systems work together gracefully in business process settings. Hajo Reijers is well-known for his contribution to the textbook “Fundamentals of Business Process Management”, which is in use in more than 200 universities worldwide.

Robert WinterRobert Winter is full Professor of Business & Information Systems Engineering at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and Director of HSG's Institute of Information Management. He was founding Academic Director of HSG's Executive Master of Business Engineering programme and Academic Director of HSG's Ph.D. in Management programme. He received Master degrees in business administration and business education as well as a doctorate in social sciences from Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. After eleven years as a researcher and deputy chair in information systems in Germany, he joined HSG in 1996. After having served as Department Editor and vice Editor-in-chief of the "Business & Information Systems Engineering" journal, he currently serves as Senior Editor of "European Journal of Information Systems" and in various other Associate Editor positions including “MIS Quarterly Executive”. His research interests include research methodology (in particular for Design Science), enterprise-wide IS coordination, Digital Platforms and the governance of large IT projects/programmes.

BPM Dissertation Award Chair

Jan MendlingJan Mendling appears for the 2nd time - for more information about his short bio, see above ;-)

Journal First Track Chair

Jan MendlingMatthias Weidlich is a full professor at the Department of Computer Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany, where he holds the Chair on Databases and Information Systems. Before joining HU Berlin, he held positions at the Department of Computing at Imperial College London and at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the Hasso-Plattner-Institute, University of Potsdam.  His research focuses on process-oriented information systems, event stream processing, and exploratory data analysis. Matthias a Junior-Fellow of the German Informatics Society (GI) and in 2016 received the Berlin Young Researcher Award. He serves as Co-Editor in Chief for the Information Systems journal and is a member of the steering committee of the ACM DEBS conference series.

Jan MendlingAmy Van Looy holds a Ph.D. in applied economics. Being an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, she coordinates the research cluster of “Business process orientation” at the UGentMIS Management Information Systems research group. Amy is the recipient of the “Award for Best Contribution” at the OnTheMove Academy in 2010, as well as paper nominations (e.g., BPM2018) and paper rewards (e.g., BPM2019). She was nominated in the top-10 for “Young ICT Lady of the year 2014” by the Belgian magazine DataNews, and was recognized as a tech role model by the non-profit “InspiringFifty Belgium” in 2020.

Publicity Chairs

Flavia SantoroFlavia Maria Santoro is the Academic Head of the Institute of Technology and Leadership. She is a Professor at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and holds a Ph.D. in Systems and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic School of UFRJ. She has been granted the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) Fellowship since 2009. She was on sabbatical at Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, France (2004-2005) and Queensland University of Technology, Australia (2012-2013). She has been working for 20 years as a teacher and researcher in the area of Information Systems with a focus on Business Process Management, Knowledge-intensive Processes, Knowledge Management, and Computer Supported Cooperative Work. She has also worked as a consultant on projects with companies in the area of BPM and software development.

Abel Armas CervantesAbel Armas Cervantes is a Lecturer in Information Systems at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tartu, Estonia, in 2015. Before joining the University of Melbourne, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Queensland University of Technology and a junior researcher at the University of Tartu. His research interests include business process analytics and process mining.

Manuel ResinasManuel Resinas is a Lecturer and member of the ISA Research Group at the Universidad of Sevilla, Spain. His research interests include analysis and management of service level agreements, business process management and cloud-based enterprise systems. Previously, he worked on automated negotiation of service level agreements.

Organizing Committee Chairs

Katrin BergenerKatrin Bergener is Coordinator of the WWU Centre for Europe, an institution at the University of Münster with a bureau in Brussels to support the internationally active researchers in positioning themselves in the EU funding landscape. She connects, encourages, and supports researchers to go ahead with EU-project proposals and enjoys applying for EU research funding herself. She studied at the University of Münster and the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and holds a PhD from the School of Business and Economics of the University of Münster. Katrin is interested in topics dealing with innovation management, especially design thinking, in research as well as teaching. Besides that, she has a strong interest in ethical perspectives within the field of Information Systems.

Armin SteinArmin Stein is Managing Director of the European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) of the University of Münster, connecting currently more than 30 IS research institutions throughout Europe and beyond. Together with his team, he shapes and puts into actions the ideas of the ERCIS networking. He studied Information Systems at WWU, from which he gained his PhD. in 2010. During his PhD studies at the Department for Information Systems, Armin's work was and still is related to Business Process Management with a focus on the conceptual modelling and workflow management, addressing the technical aspects of BPM. Other research interests are related to the areas of Supply Chain Management and Gender and Diversity in IS. He is responsible for the IS introductory course on an undergraduate level and teaches Workflow Management on a graduate level.