Seminars at the Faculty of Informatics

Informatics Seminar on Thursday, May 8th at 14.30 - Thomas Gschwind

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Thomas Gschwind


TITLE: Quality-Aware Business Process Modeling

SPEAKER: Thomas Gschwind

DATE: Thursday, May 8th, 2008

PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-006, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)

TIME: 14.30-15.30



Business Process Modeling moves from informal documentation towards the specification of SOA solutions in the form of business processes.

Business processes allow businesses to optimize their processes and to prove that the implementation of their processes meets new regulations such as the Sarbane Oxley Act. As a result, process models become a direct input into the software-development process. As a consequence, the Impact of process models on the IT systems and the operational efficiency of an enterprise is increasing and hence, the associated economic risk is growing. In order to minimize this risk more effort, needs to be spent in quality assurance. In this presentation, we will discuss common mistakes done by business process developers and how today's modeling tools can be improved such that these errors can be avoided.



Thomas Gschwind is a researcher at IBM. His research focuses on business process models, their translation to software systems and on software engineering in general. Before joining IBM, he was assistant professor at Technische Universität Wien where he has been working on the EASYCOMP project in which he has leaded the development of new component composition technologies such as type-based adaptation.

Thomas Gschwind has served on the program and organizing committees of many major conferences such as the IEEE European Conference on Web Services. You can reach Dr. Gschwind at thg at

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