BPM Community

  • Antonucci, Yvonne L. – Widener University, USA – Business to Business Workflow and Trust issues.
  • Blake, M. Brian - Georgetown University, USA – Agent-based workflow management. Contains links to research results and a list of publications, almost all of which are available as PDFs.
  • Casati, Fabio - ICT Trento – Process intelligence and exception handling. Contains a list of publications, some of which are available as PDFs.
  • Deokar, Amit – Dakota State University
  • Dumas, Marlon - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, in the area of Web Services composition and flexible application architectures.
  • Dustdar, Schahram - Technical University of Vienna, Austria. Research on Process-oriented Information systems, Service-oriented Computing, and Distributed and Mobile Collaboration incl. PDF verisons of research papers are available.
  • Ellis, Clarence (Skip) - University of Colorado, Boulder, USA – Workflow pioneer. Focus on general groupware and workflow concepts. Contains link to his papers and vita.
  • Grefen, Paul - TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in the area of cross-organizational workflow management. Contains his publications, some are available as PDF.
  • Jain, Radhika – Baruch College, City University of New York, NY
  • Indulska, Marta – University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia – Ontological Analysis on Process Modeling Languages.
  • Kumar, Akhil - Penn State University, USA – XML-based workflow modeling languages (XRL). Contains a list of his publications, some of which are available as PDFs.
  • Ludwig, Heiko - IBM Watson Labs, Yorktown, NY, USA, in the area of workflow and web services. Contains information about his projects and a list of his papers, most of which are available as PDF files.
  • Mendling, Jan - University of Vienna in the area of process modeling using EPCs and BPEL. Site contains his bio and papers in PDF format.
  • Recker, Jan – Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia – Evaluation of Process Modeling Languages, specifically BPMN.
  • Reichert, Manfred - University of Ulm, Germany – Focus on adaptive workflow systems and schema evolution. Contains his biography, links to his projects, and his publications, some are available in PDF format.
  • Reijers, Hajo A. - TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Process Redesign and Simulation.
  • Rosemann, Michael – Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, in the area of process modeling languages. Contains his vita and a list of his publications.
  • Shen, Minxin - National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan – View-based workflow modeling. Contains a list of publications, some available in PDF.
  • Sheth, Amit – University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA. Contains his vita and a list of talks and papers, some in PS and PPT format.
  • ter Hofstede, Arthur - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia – Workflow and electronic services. Contains an overview of his research projects and links to his papers in PDF format.
  • van der Aalst, Wil M. P. - TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Workflow mining and Petri-net-based modeling languages. Contains a list of publications, some papers in PDF format, and links to his projects.
  • Zhao, J. Leon - University of Arizona, USA, – Inter-organizational workflow management. Contains a list of his publications, some of which are available as PDF files.
  • zur Muehlen, Michael - Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, USA – Business activity monitoring, process integration, and standardization.

Research Projects

  • ACEFLOW - University of Zurich, Switzerland – Looks at the use of federated workflow systems for supply chain management. Contains the project description and links to publications. [project completed]
  • ADEPT - University of Ulm, Germany – Looks at different facets of advanced process-oriented information systems. Examples are modeling concepts, support of temporal aspects, support of dynamic changes, and management of interworkflow dependencies. Contains the project description and a list of publications.
  • ANAISOFT - University of Geneva, Switzerland – Deals with an advanced network and agent infrastructure for the support of federations of workflow trading systems. Contains the project charter and some publications in PDF format. [project completed]
  • APRICOTS - University of Stuttgart, Germany – A transactional workflow management system based on CORBA. The site contains some publications in PS format. [project completed]
  • Babel – Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane – Analyzes the expressiveness of process modeling languages.
  • CrossFlow - IBM Zurich, Switzerland – Looks at an architecture for cross-organizational workflow support through contracts. Contains project details and publications. [project completed]
  • EvE - University of Zurich, Switzerland – An event-driven distributed workflow engine. Contains the project description and links to the people involved. [project completed]
  • Exotica - IBM Almaden Research Center – Extension of the FlowMark workflow engine with mobile client support and message queueing. Contains publications and presentations related to the project. [project completed]
  • LogiCougaar - Aims at the development of a distributed agent-based workflow environment based on the Cougaar architecture. Contains architecture documents as PDF files.
  • METEOR - University of Georgia, USA – Aims at the reliable support of large-scale, complex and adaptive workflow applications in real-world multi-enterprise heterogeneous computing environments. Contains publications in PDF format. [project completed]
  • Process Interchange Format - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA – PIF facilitates the exchange of process models. This language was used in the process handbook project. Contains the specification, workshop results and links to related projects. [completed, merged with PSL]
  • Process Specification Language - National Institute for Standards and Technology, USA – Defines a neutral modeling language for manufacturing processes.
  • Process Mining – TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands – An overview of tools, publications, tutorials related to process mining techniques.
  • SWIM - Aims at the development of an infrastructure that manages the information flow between agents in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance scenarios. Contains the project description and links to project-related publications. [project completed]
  • WASA - University of Muenster, Germany – A CORBA-based workflow system that supports dynamic modification of process instances. Contains a flyer in PDF format, and a list of publications. [project completed]
  • WEAVE - State University of New York, StonyBrook, USA – Deals with the development of enabling tools and technologies for web-based virtual enterprises. Contains a list of papers on transaction logic and related topics. [project completed]
  • WIDE - Deals with extending distributed and active databases for workflow-enabled applications. Contains the project description, papers in PDF and a lot more. [project completed]
  • Workflow Patterns - TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands – A collection of process patterns used for the evaluation of workflow management systems and related standards. Contains the patterns, evaluation reports and further documentation. Maintained by Wil van der Aalst and Arthur ter Hofstede.

Research Groups with BPM Focus

  • Port Elizabeth Technical University, South Africa – The Secure Workflow Research Group looks at the development of secure workflow systems. Contains an overview of the research projects and numerous papers on secure resource allocation in workflow environments.
  • Queensland University of Technology, Australia – The Workflow Laboratory at QUT (Brisbane, Australia), conducts research in the areas of workflow modelling languages, adaptive workflows, service-based workflows, and organisational aspects of business process management.
  • Stevens Institute of Technology, USA – The group at the School of Technology Management (Hoboken, NJ, USA) conducts projects on workflow-based process controlling, the integration of business rules and business processes, mobile workflow applications and business process governance, risk, and compliance.
  • Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands – The group within the Technology Management faculty conducts projects on Petri-net-based workflow modeling languages (YAWL), XML-based process exchange formats (XRL), workflow mining, and workflow modeling patterns.
  • University of Muenster, Germany – The workflow research group at the Department of Information Systems conducts projects on workflow and production planning and control systems, and on process and workflow modeling techniques. Contains a description of the individual research projects and a list of related publications.

Organizations of BPM Professionals

  • ABPMP – The Association of Business Process Management Professionals – A non-profit, vendor independent professional organization dedicated to the advancement of BPM concepts and its practices.
  • BPM Forum – A neutral and interdisciplinary platform for BPM Professionals in The Netherlands and Belgium. Related platforms are under construction for Australian and Polish BPM professionals.

Standardization Groups

  • – The Business Process Management Intiative developed BPMN, which is now maintained by the Object Management Group.
  • OASIS – The organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards is focused on the Web Services field, BPEL4WS is being defined here.
  • OMG – The Object Management Group has standardized a Workflow Management Facility that aims at the use of workflow technology in a CORBA environment.
  • W3C – The World Wide Web Consortium has a working group concerned with Web Services Choreography, and is the forum for the WSCI and WSCL drafts.
  • Workflow Management Coalition – Founded in 1993, the oldest standardization group focused on workflow management related issues.