Prof.dr.ir. Wil van der Aalst

Prof.dr.ir. Wil van der AalstProf.dr.ir. Wil van der Aalst is a full professor of Information Systems at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) having a position in both the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Department of Technology Management. Currently he is also an adjunct professor at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) working within the BPM group there. His research interests include workflow management, process mining, Petri nets, business process management, process modeling, and process analysis. Wil van der Aalst has published more than 90 journal papers, 13 books (as author or editor), 200 refereed conference/workshop publications, and 30 book chapters. Many of his papers are highly cited (he has an H-index of more than 50 according to Google Scholar) and his ideas have influenced researchers, software developers, and standardization committees working on process support.

He has been a co-chair of many conferences including the Business Process Management conference, the International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, the International conference on the Application and Theory of Petri Nets, and the IEEE International Conference on Services Computing. He is also editor/member of the editorial board of several journals, including the Business Process Management Journal, the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, the International Journal on Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures, Computers in Industry, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, and Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency.

For more information about his work visit: www.workflowpatterns.com, www.workflowcourse.com, www.processmining.org, www.yawl-system.com, www.wvdaalst.com.


BPM 2013

BPM 2013 The International Business Process Management Conference is the leading scientific BPM conference series, attracting over 300 BPM experts including academics, analysts, developers, and practitioners. This year the conference was held in Beijing, China. BPM experts from 28 countries participated to discuss the state-of-the-art in process management. In this Article, Wil van der Aalst […]

Process Discovery Technology: A Comment on Paul Harmon’s June 10 Advisor

Process Discovery Technology: A Comment on Paul Harmon’s June 10 Advisor In this Article, Wil van der Aalst responds to Paul Harmon’s Advisor, Fujitsu’s Process Discovery Technology. While applauding Fujitsu’s efforts in process discovery technology, he points out that such tools have been available in the academic world for quite some time. Read his Article […]

Workflow Resource Patterns as a Rule to Support BPEL4 People Standardization Efforts

Workflow Resource Patterns as a Rule to Support BPEL4 People Standardization Efforts Nick Russell and Wil van der Aalst propose that workflow resource patterns serve as a means of evaluating BPEL4People and WS-Human Task standardization proposals currently under consideration. Read their Article to learn their take on the strengths and weaknesses of these proposals and […]

BPM and Workflow Analysis

BPM and Workflow Analysis Wil van der Aalst announces the launch of a new Workflow Patterns Website and discusses the September International BPM Conference to be held in Brisbane, Australia.

Workflow Resource Patterns as a Rule to Support BPEL4 People Standardization Efforts

Workflow Resource Patterns as a Rule to Support BPEL4 People Standardization Efforts Nick Russell and Wil van der Aalt propose that workflow resource patterns serve as a means of evaluating BPEL4People and WS-Human Task standardization proposals currently under consideration. Read their Article to learn their take on the strengths and weaknesses of these proposals and […]

Pi Calculus Versus Petri Nets: Let Us Eat

Pi Calculus Versus Petri Nets: Let Us Eat The Petri-Pi Working Group is an informal group of researchers who are discussing the foundations of BPM systems. Wil van der Aalst, one of the leading Workflow and Petri Net theorists from Eindhoven University of Technology, developed this working paper to stimulate discussion within the group.

A Report From the Petri and Pi Working Group

A Report From the Petri and Pi Working Group Wil van der Aalst, one of the leaders of a group that will meet in June to discuss the theoretical foundations for BPM systems, describes the groups’ objectives.

Book Review: Business Process Management: International Conference

Book Review: Business Process Management: International Conference the two books of proceedings that document BPM 2003 and BPM 2004, an International BPM conference held by researchers and technical experts.

Why Workflow is NOT Just a Pi Process

Why Workflow is NOT Just a Pi Process Wil M.P. van der Aalst, the lead author of the well known workflow book, Workflow Management: Models, Methods, and Systems (MIT Press, 2002) which introduced an analysis of workflow patterns. In this short article, he responds to comments that appeared in last month’s article by Howard Smith […]

Technical Brief: Business Process Management: Past, Present, Future

Technical Brief: Business Process Management: Past, Present, Future Professor Wil M. P. van der Aalst, co-author of the recent book: Workflow Management: Models, Methods and Systems (MIT Press, 2002) and an advocate of workflow patterns, describes the challenges workflow vendors and developers face as they seek to create next generation workflow systems.