6th International Conference on Business Process Management
1-4 September 2008 Milan, Italy
Yudistira Asnar (http://yudis.asnar.net) is PhD Student at University of Trento. He received a B.Eng. Degree in Informatics Engineering at the Bandung Institute of Technology-ITB (Indonesia) in 2002. He visited the Open University, United Kingdom in 2007. His research interests lie in the area of requirement engineering, agent systems, and security-dependability risk management. The main focus of his research is on the modelling and analysing risks along the organization and actors/agents analysis.
Paolo Giorgini (http://disi.unitn.it/~pgiorgio/) received his Ph.D. degree from Computer Science Institute of University of Ancona (Italy) in 1998. He has worked on the development of requirements and design languages for agent-based systems; he is one of the founder of Tropos, an agent-based oriented software engineering methodology. His publication list includes more than 140 refereed journal and conference proceedings papers and eight edited books. He is Co-editor in Chief of the International Journal of Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (IJAOSE).
Fabio Massacci (http://www.massacci.org) received a M.Eng. in 1993 and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Rome ?La Sapienza? in 1998. He joined University of Siena as Assistant Professor in 1999, and was visiting researcher at IRIT Toulouse in 2000, and joined Trento in 2001 where is now full professor. His research interests are in security requirements engineering, formal methods and computer security. His h-index on Google Scholar is 20, and his h-index normalized for individual impact (hI_norm) is 13 (in June/2008). He is currently scientific coordinator of multimillion Euros industry R&D European projects on security and compliance.
The proposed tutorial explains and
demonstrates how the combination of Business Process Management (BPM)
and Semantic Web Services (SWS) can eliminate the deficiencies that
current BPM technology exhibits. The tutorial will present the state
of the art in both areas (business process management and process
execution, the SOA concept in BPM, the SWS approach and frameworks,
etc.), motivate the need for explicit use of semantics to overcome
the current challenges in BPM, and present a consolidated technical
framework that integrates SWS into BPM technology.
The target audience of the proposed tutorial includes researchers as well as practitioners that work in the areas of BPM or SWS and are interested in the latest technological developments. Although no specific pre-knowledge is required to follow the tutorial, basic knowledge in BPM, ontologies, and Web services may allow better following the tutorial ? and for gaining more benefiting from it. However, such basic knowledge can be expected from attendees of Semantic Web conferences.
The material to be handed out to the attendees will be a booklet with the tutorial slide set, and a CD with the software as well as further material. We will also provide this material for download before the tutorial day on our tutorial homepage, see: http://www.ip-super.org/content/view/114/63/.
Dr. Sami Bhiri is a postdoctoral researcher at DERI - the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he is involved in managing several EU projects. Before joining DERI, he was a research and teaching assistant in the University of Nancy 1 and in the ECOO team of the LORIA-INRIA research laboratory. His research interests are in the area of applying semantics to B2B Integration, Service Oriented Computing and Business Process Management. He published over 20 research papers in journals and academic conferences, gave tutorials on several topics including B2B integration and workflow management.
Sebastian Stein is responsible for the requirements and software specification of the ARIS SOA Architect product at IDS Scheer AG. He is also working at IDS Research participating in different public research projects. His research focus is on combining the concept of service oriented architecture (SOA) with business process management (BPM). He received an MSc in Software Engineering at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden and a German diploma in Business and Computer Science at the University of Applied Sciences Dresden, Germany. He is working on his PhD thesis at the University of Kiel, Germany.
Barry Norton is a Research Associate in Semantic Web Services at the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University. He has delivered several tutorials on Semantic Web Services and Semantic Business Process Management at major events, and is the co-founder of the Young Researchers Workshop on Service-Oriented Computing. His research interests concern process models and behavioural reasoning, and he has been involved in several major projects including Dot.Kom, AKT, DIP and SUPER. He is an active member of the STI Conceptual Models for Services working group, formerly the WSMO working group, and of the OASIS Semantic Execution Environment technical committee.