My current research interests focus on the areas of business process automation and process mining.

Improved Businesss Decision-Making via Liquid Process Model Collections

DP150103356 ARC Discovery Grant 

Marcello La Rosa
Arthur ter Hofstede
Michael Rosemann
Moe Wynn
Chun Ouyang
Michael Adams
Wil van der Aalst (Partner Investigator)
Hajo Reijers (Partner Investigator)
Marlon Dumas-Menjivar (Partner Investigator)

Budget: AUD$847,700
Period: 2015-2017

Exposing Insurance Claims Processing Impediments

Queensland Accelerate Partnership Grant 

Arthur ter Hofstede (Project Leader)
Michael Rosemann
Wil van der Aalst
Moe Wynn
Suriadi Suriadi

Awarded by the Scheme: AUD$240,000

Period: 2015-2017

End-user Partners: Motor Accident Insurance Commission and Nominal Defendant

Research Partner: Eindhoven University of Technology

Improving ED Patient Flows through Process-oriented Data Mining

AusHSI Stimulus grant 

Suriadi Suriadi
Michael Schuetz
Sean Rothwell
Bridget Allison
David Thiele
Annette Bailey
Arthur ter Hofstede
Michael Rosemann
Chun Ouyang
Moe Wynn
Jochen De Weerdt
Jonathan Karnon
Andrew Partington
Kelley Foster
Ian Smith
Russell Brighouse

Budget: AUD$73,000
Period: 2014-2015

Cost-Aware Business Process Management

DP120101624 ARC Discovery Grant 

Arthur ter Hofstede
Michael Rosemann
Moe Wynn
Michael Adams
Chun Ouyang
Zahirul Hoque (La Trobe University)
Wil van der Aalst (Partner Investigator)
Hajo Reijers (Partner Investigator)

Budget: AUD$320,000
Period: 2012-2014

Summary:   The project aims to inform the field of business process management (BPM) with the latest insights from the field of management accounting in order to make BPM systems cost-aware. By incorporating the cost dimension in BPM systems, organisations can obtain a more accurate and immediate overview of the true cost of their processes, make cost-informed decisions, and use this as a basis for dynamic process improvement. The project will use sound theoretical foundations and empirical evaluations to deliver techniques, tools and practices for managing cost aspects of business processes. These outcomes will have broad applicability and uptake in a wide range of industries.

NICTA

This collaboration with NICTA is in the area of business process management.

Workflow Patterns and Beyond

The research on workflow patterns has been applied in evaluating web service composition standards such as BPML and BPWEL4WS. This work has also been used in an analysis of UML activity diagrams (both versions 1.4 and 2.0), BML, a language used for Enterprise Application Integration, and BPMN, a proposed notation for business process modelling. In the context of the BABEL project, the patterns have been extended for the data and the resource perspectives. In addition, research has been conducted into exception handling patterns and into coupling patterns. More recently, a patterns-based evaluation of three scientific workflow management systems has been conducted and a collection of patterns for managing complexity in process models has been proposed.


The YAWL Initiative

The workflow patterns have given rise to YAWL: Yet Another Workflow Language, a powerful workflow language with a formal syntax and a formal semantics. The support environment for YAWL is an open source project, supported by industry partners, and a number of releases have been made available for download.


The Apromore Initiative

The Apromore Initiative is concerned with the development of an open source environment to support large process model repositories. This includes functionality such as version management, merging, and similarity search.


 

 
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