A Decade of Business Process Management Conferences: Reflections on a Developing Discipline
The Business Process Management (BPM) conference series celebrates its tenth anniversary. This is a nice opportunity to reflect on a decade of BPM research. This talk will describe the history of the conference series through the prism of typical BPM use cases and six key BPM concerns: Process Modeling Languages, Process Enactment Infrastructures, Process Model Analysis, Process Mining, Process Flexibility, and Process Reuse. Although BPM has matured as a research discipline, there are still various important problems that remain open. Moreover, despite the broad interest in BPM, there is significant room for improvement when it comes to the the adoption of state-of-the-art results by software vendors, consultants, and end-users. The BPM discipline should not shy away from the key challenges and set clear targets for the next decade.
About the presenter
Wil van der Aalst is a full professor of Information Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research interests include business process management, process mining and Petri nets. Prof. van der Aalst has published over 400 journal and conference papers, 50 book chapters and 17 books (as author or editor). With over 33,000 citations and an H-index of 88 according to Google Scholar, prof. van der Aalst is the most-cited Dutch computer scientist. His ideas, particular on “workflow patterns” and “process mining” have influenced tool vendors and standardization efforts, most prominently the BPMN standard for process modeling. He is member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen) and the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea).