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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 15:40

Proceedings of the IEEE EDOC 2014 Conference

Opens internal link in current windowManfred Reichert is co-editor of the Proceedings of the Opens external link in new window18th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference (EDOC 2014). The EDOC 2014 conference and workshop proceedings have been published by the IEEE Computer Press. Professor Reichert was General Chair of the EDOC 2014 conference, which was organized by the DBIS team in Ulm, Germany, from 1st to 5th September 2014. 

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Thursday, 13 November 2014 15:38

General Chair of the BPM 2015 Workshops

Together with Opens external link in new windowProf. Dr. Hajo Reijers (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Opens internal link in current windowManfred Reichert will be General Chair of the BPM 2015 workshops. Opens external link in new windowBPM 2015 will take place in Innsbruck, Austria from 31st of August to 3rd of September 2015. It is the 13th conference in a series that provides the most distinguished and specialized forum for researchers and practitioners in business process management (BPM). 

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Manfred Reichert is co-organizer of the 7th Int’l Workshop on Process-Oriented Information Systems in Healthcare (ProHealth’14), which will be held in conjunction with the 12th Int’l Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2014) in Haifa, Israel at 8 September 2014 – the BPM conference series provides the most prestigious forum for researchers and practitioners in the BPM field. Manfred shares this task with his colleagues Mor Peleg (University of Haifa, Israel) and Richard Lenz (University of Erlangen-Nurnberg).

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Friday, 13 September 2013 21:13

DBIS will host IEEE EDOC Conference in 2014

The Institute of Databases and Information System (DBIS) will host the 18th IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2014) at the University of Ulm in autumn 2014. General Chair will be Manfred Reichert who has already been PC Co-chair of the EDOC 2013 conference in Vancouver. Stefanie Rinderle-Ma will be Program Co-chair together with Georg Grossmann (University of South Australia). Further details will be announced on the EDOC 2014 web site soon.

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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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In the context of the 11th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2013), which took place from December 2-5 in Berlin, Germany, Manfred Reichert organized a tutorial on flexibility challenges for composite software services. The ICSOC conference series is a leading international forum for presenting and discussing current research on service-oriented computing.

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The 2nd Int'l Workshop on Variability Support in Information Systems (VarIS 2014) will be held in conjunction with the 26th Int'l Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2014) and take place in Thessaliniki, Greece at 16 June 2014. Program committee co-chair are Prof. Manfred Reichert, Victoria Torres (Universidad Politécnica de Valenica, Spain) and Félix García (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain).

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Monday, 09 September 2013 13:23

EVL-BP'13 Keynote in Vancouver

Manfred Reichert was invited keynote speaker at the 6th Int’l Workshop on Evolutionary Business Processes (EVL-BP’13) – EVL-BP’13 took place in Vancouver, Canada on Sep 9, 2013. In his keynote entitled "From Theory to Practice – Transferring Innovative BPM Research to Industrial Practice", Manfred reported on DBIS research projects targeting at the flexible and efficient support of knowledge-intensive and human-centric business processes. In particular, he emphasized how innovative technologies developed in these projects were successfully transferred to industrial practice.

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Thursday, 05 September 2013 14:10

BPM Best of Time Award 2013

Great Success for the DBIS team! In the context of the BPM 2013 conference in Beijing, the Steering Committee of the Business Process Management conference series handed out the BPM Test of Time Award 2013 to Stefanie Rinderle-Ma, Manfred Reichert, and Peter Dadam for their paper Evaluation of Correctness Criteria for Dynamic Workflow Changes presented at BPM 2003 in Eindhoven.

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On July 16, 2013 Vera Künzle successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled

Object-aware Process Management

at Ulm University, Germany. The DBIS team is pleased to congratulate Vera on her successful PhD defense (with honors, summa cum laude) and wishes her all the best for her future. Vera's PhD advisor and PhD promotor has been Prof. Dr. Manfred Reichert (see picture together with Vera and Prof. Dr. Stefanie Rinderle-Ma).

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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.

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