At the CONFENIS 2012 conference, dr. ir. Hajo Reijers will give a keynote on process modeling. Hajo Reijers is a full professor in Business Process Technologies, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), and head of BPM Research at Perceptive Software. He is also affiliated to TiasNimbas Business School, where he is involved in the operational excellence program. He is one of the founders of the Business Process Management Forum, a Dutch platform for the development and exchange of knowledge between industry and academia.
Dr. ir. Hajo Reijers about his keynote: “Process modeling has gained increasing importance for documenting business operations and automating workflow execution. However, process models display a wide range of quality problems impeding their comprehensibility and consequently hampering their maintainability. Literature reports, for example, error rates between 10% and 20% in industrial process model collections. Moreover, non-intention-revealing or inconsistent naming, redundant process fragments, and overly large and unnecessarily complex process models are typical quality problems which can be observed in existing process model collections. These problems have resulted in vivid research with the goal of obtaining a better understanding of factors influencing the quality of process models. Existing research mostly focuses on the product or outcome of process modeling. In contrast, the research that is at the basis of this talk aims at taking a closer look on how process models are created which we call the process of process modeling. Obviously , factors influencing this process of process modeling eventually have an impact on the quality of its outcome (i.e., the resulting process model) and the incurred cost of its creation. In this context, I am closely collaborating with different academic and industrial partners, the Quality Engineering research group at the University of Innsbruck being prominently among them. Since 2010 we jointly conducted modeling sessions with over 400 students and organized modeling sessions with experts from industry and academia to better understand how business process models are created. The ultimate goal is to develop insights that can help improve the modeling practice. In this keynote, I will report on our findings so far.”
Keynote on process modeling (Friday 21 September 2012)
Dr. ir. Hajo Reijers, associate professor in Business Process Management, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e)
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The CONFENIS 2012 Conference is a joint effort of the Economic Council for East Flanders, the Ghent University and the IFIP TC8 Working Group 8.9 on Enterprise Information Systems.
The sixth International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of Enterprise Information Systems, CONFENIS 2012, will be held in Ghent, Belgium, September 19-21, 2012. CONFENIS, The Enterprise Information Systems International Conference on Research and Practical Issues of EIS, is a primary international event of the IFIP TC8 Working Group 8.9. This event provides an opportunity for academicians and practitioners throughout the world to gather, exchange ideas, and present original research in the field of enterprise information systems. Scientists and professionals are invited to address the current research topics in the area or the research frontier at this unique international forum.
Accepted papers will be published as full or short papers in a Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) volume by Springer. Chairman of the conference is prof. dr. Geert Poels, Professor in the rank of Senior lecturer, Department of Management Information and Operations Management, Ghent University.