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Barbara signing her Book "Enabling Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems: Challenges, Methods, Technologies" at the Unleashing Operational Process Mining workshop in Dagstuhl.

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On its website, the Opens external link in new windowData & Knowledge Engineering journal has listed the most frequently cited articles published during the last 6 years. Out of more than 350 articles that appeard during this period, the most cited one (according to Scopus) has been co-authored by DBIS researchers Opens internal link in current windowManfred Reichert and Opens external link in new windowStefanie Rinderle-Ma (who is now full professor at the University of Vienna):

Opens external link in new windowWeber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred and Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie (2008) - Change Patterns and Change Support Features - Enhancing Flexibility in Process-Aware Information Systems - Data and Knowledge Engineering, 66(3): 438-466, Elsevier Science.

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Barbara will give a keynote at EDOC’14, which is organized by Manfred Reichert and his team of the university of Ulm. The keynote on gaining and in-depth understanding of the process of process modeling will be held on September 5th. Don’t miss it! Details can be found subsequently.

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A great honor for the researchers! The paper entitled “Change Patterns and Change Support Features in Process-Aware Information Systems”, which had been originally presented at the CAiSE'07 conference in Trondheim, was selected as one of the most seminal works published in the last 25 years in the prestigious CAiSE conference series. The paper has been co-authored by Barbara Weber, Manfred Reichert and Stefanie Rinderle-Ma and now been re-printed in a Springer book.

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DKEUser Recommendations for the Optimized Execution of Business Processes by Irene Barba, Barbara Weber, Carmelo Del Valle, and Andres Jimenez-Ramirez got accepted in Elsevier's Data and Knowledge Engineering journal. The article suggests an approach for assisting users during the execution of constraint-based processes (see Chapter 12 of the book) through recommendations on next possible execution steps.

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Friday, 14 December 2012 18:34

Keynote by Barbara Weber at BPMuy in Uruguay

Barbara Weber was giving a keynote at Primeras Jornadas Uruguayas de Gestión y Tecnologías de Procesos de Negocio (BPMuy) in Montevideo, Uruguay. BPMuy is the first conference on business process management in Uruguay, which tries to promote the topic of business process management and strives for bringing academics, public organisations and industry together. The event is organized by Dr. Ing. Andrea Delgado and MSc. Ing. Daniel Calegari, who are working for the Instituto de Computación at Universidad de la Repúblic in Montevideo, Uruguay. In her keynote, Barbara adressed flexibility issues as presented in the book.

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Monday, 15 October 2012 10:53

ER'12 Tutorial on Process Flexibility

In the context of the 31st Int'l Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2012), which took place from October 15-18 in Florence, Italy, Barbara Weber and Manfred Reichert organized a tutorial on process flexibility. The ER conference series is a leading international forum for presenting and discussing current research and applications for which the major emphasis is on conceptual modeling.

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Together with Jianmin Wang and Florian Daniel, Barbara Weber will chair the Program Committee of the 11thInternational Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2013) in Beijing, China.

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Barbara Weberwas invited keynote speaker of the Int'l Workshop on Reuse in Business Process Management (rBPM'12), which took place in the context of the BPM'12 conference in Tallinn, Estonia. In her keynote, Barbara discussed challenges in the context of reuse and presented selected techniques for addressing those.

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In the context of the BPM 2012 conference conference, which took place from September 5-7 in Tallinn, Estonia, Manfred Reichert (DBIS), Barbara Weber (University of Innsbruck) and Victoria Torres Bosch (University of Valencia) organized a tutorial on large process models (i.e., large process model trees or complex inter-related process structures) and large process model collections. The tutorial discussed the challenges that arise both in respect to the handling of large process models and the management of large collections of process models (with related process variants). As a motivational backbone, large process models and process model collections from the automotive industry and the healthcare domain were presented. Overall the tutorial, which was attended by more than 40 participants from the international research community, was a great success! The tutorial also addressed several of the topics described in detail in our book, e.g., process model refactoring (Chapter 9), process variant support and process configuration (Chapter 5), and data-driven process structures (Chapter 13).

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BPM is not just about making diagrams. The real challenge is to realize information systems that support processes without jeopardizing flexibility.

_ Wil van der Aalst


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The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.

_ Albert Einstein

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.

_ Charles Darwin