Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien


Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business) was founded on October 1 st, 1898 as the Imperial Export Academy. With about 27,000 (23% are international students from 106 nations) students, WU today is EU’s largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences. In 2007, the WU became the first Austrian University to receive the international EQUIS accreditation. EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) is an internationally recognised accreditation system offered by the European Foundation of Management (EFMD). In 2011 WU’s degree program in International Business Administration came in at a very good 18th place up six ranks from 2010. This ranking not only keeps WU in the same league as renowned schools like the London School of Economics and Political Science or Stockholm School of Economics, but also distinguishes WU as the only ranked Austrian business university.

The Institute for Information Business (IB) is part of the Department of Information Systems and Operations. With 7 tenure tracked professors and 61 academic staff members the Department of Information Systems and Operations at WU Vienna bundles competences in a diverse spectrum of IS research including information business, business process management and production management.

Expertise & People

The Institute for Information Business is among the leading competence centers for business process management in Austria. The institute is among the most prolific contributors to the international business process management research community as witnessed by its sheer number of papers at the BPM conference. The institute holds close ties with international partners, for instance via the European BPM Round Tables initiative. The book “Fundamentals of Business Process Management”, co-authored by the institute’s researchers, is used in more than 100 universities worldwide. Members of the institute are regular contributors to practitioners’ events and professional trainings.

JanMendlingProf. Dr. Jan Mendling is a Full Professor with the Institute for Information Business at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Vienna), Austria. His research areas include Business Process Management, Conceptual Modelling and Enterprise Systems. Fie has published more than 230 research papers and articles, among others in ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Information Systems, Data & Knowledge Engineering, and Decision Support Systems. Fie is member of the editorial board of three international journals. His Ph.D. thesis has won the Fleinz-Zemanek-Award of the Austrian Computer Society and the German Targion-Award for dissertations in the area of strategic information management. Fie is one of the founders of the Berlin BPM Community of Practice (http://www.bpmb.de) and Board Member of the Austrian BPM Society, organizer of several academic events on process management, and member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining. Fie was program co-chair of the International Conference on Business Process Management 2010.

CristinaCabanillasDr. Cristina Cabanillas is an Assistant Professor with the Institute for Information Business at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Vienna), Austria. Her research areas include Business Process Management, Business Process Compliance, Conceptual Modelling and Data Integration. She obtained an MSc degree from the University of Seville (Spain) with a thesis that studied the specification and verification of compliance rules in business processes, and she completed her PhD with the same university researching on resource and data management in business processes. She has publications in the most relevant conferences and journals in the field of BPM, and experience as a reviewer in journals, conferences and workshops related to service computing, the semantic Web, business process management, Information Systems, and business process compliance. She organised the 1st Workshop on Resource Management in Service-Oriented Computing (RMSOC) in conjunction with ICSOC 2014, and is currently involved in the FFG SHAPE research project on the management of safety-critical engineering projects.

ClaudioDiCiccioDr. Claudio Di Ciccio is a post-doctoral researcher with the Institute for Information Business at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Vienna), Austria. He works as a Project Staff Member for the EU FP7 GET Service project. His research interests include Process Mining, Business Process Management, and Service Oriented Computing. As a former member of the EU FP7 SM4AII project team, he has also worked in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. He obtained his Ph.D. at University of Rome “La Sapienza”, with a thesis on the automated discovery of flexible workflows from semi-structured text data sources. His research papers and articles have been published, among others, in ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, Journal on Data Semantics and Proceedings of Business Process Management. He is member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining.

AndreasRoggeSoltiDr. Andreas Rogge-Solti is a post-doc researcher at the Institute for Information Business at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. He completed his Ph.D. studies entitled “Probabilistic Estimation of Unobserved Process Events” under the supervision of Prof. Mathias Weske in the Business Process Technology group of the Hasso Plattner Institute of the University of Potsdam. Currently, he is working on the European FP7 project SERAMIS. His main research topics are probabilistic models, process intelligence, optimization problems, and Petri nets.

MonikaMalinovaMonika Malinova is a teaching and research associate and a PhD candidate at the Institute for Information Business at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Vienna), Austria. Her research is in the area of Business Process Management. In particular, the focus of her PhD is the introduction of a method for developing an empirically- and scientifically-grounded visual language for designing process maps. She has published her research in relevant IS conferences such as ECIS, ICIS and Wirtschaftsinformatik. Her research interests include BPM adoption, abstract process modeling, and modeling/model quality.