I am a senior lecturer within the Information Systems School in
the Faculty of Science and Technology at Queensland University of Technology. I completed my PhD studies in the area
of workflows with cancellation regions and OR-joins in Nov 2006.
Please go to Publications
page for a list of my publications. My publications listed on DBLP can be found from this link.
Some of my publications (full-text) are also
QUT e-prints archive. Some citations to my work can be found on
- Cost-aware business process management
- Cross-organisational process mining
- Business Process Management
- Business process modelling and automation
- Business process analytics (simulation, monitoring, mining)
- Workflow patterns
- Yet Another Workflow Language
- Web services and service oriented architectures
- Petri nets and Reset nets
Students interested in carrying out research in these areas as an
honours, master, or PhD project can contact me via email.
My PhD research was carried out under the guidance of Dr. David Edmond, Prof.
Arthur ter Hofstede and Prof. Wil van der Aalst.
Thesis Download: Moe Thandar Kyaw Wynn,
Semantics, Verification, and Implementation of Workflows with Cancellation
Regions and OR-joins, Queensland University of Technology, Nov
2006. (PDF, 9.18MB)
More information regarding the
OR-join semantics and
verification for YAWL can be found on the
YAWL foundation website.
Cost-aware Business Process Management (2010 - ) [supported by ARC Discovery Grant DP120101624 - AUD:320,000] (funding for 2012-2014)
Investigators: Arthur ter Hofstede, Michael Rosemann, Moe Thandar
Wynn, Michael Adams, Chun Ouyang, Zahirul Hoque, Wil van der Aalst (Partner
Investigator) and Hajo Reijers (Partner Investigator)
I am the lead researcher in this innovative research project to investigate the
interrelationship between cost (environmental and economic) measures and
business process activities. We propose to bring together insights from business
and workflow communities to develop a sophisticated cost-aware business process
management solution. Our aim is to develop a process-based approach to the
management of environmental and economic costs of business activities by making
workflow systems cost-aware. The outcomes of this research will enable
businesses to make operational and strategic decisions with confidence based on
accurate and real-time true cost information about its operations. We are
looking at applying our findings in various domains, including rural industries,
finance, health, and utilities. Organisations interested in participating in
this research project are welcomed to contact me via email.
Risk-Aware Business Process Management (2011 - 2013) [supported by ARC Discovery
Grant DP110100091 - AUD:450,000]
Investigators: Arthur ter Hofstede, Michael Rosemann, Colin Fidge, Moe Thandar
Wynn, Marcello La Rosa, Michael Adams, Chun Ouyang, Wil van der Aalst (Partner
Summary: This project will unify the fields of risk management and business
process management, providing a conceptual foundation for risk-aware business
processes and defining best practices in their design and deployment. This
first-time integration of risk and process management will lead to profound
impact in an important area, as recent risk control and process failures show
(e.g., NAB trading scandal, Heathrow Terminal 5). The project will use sound
theoretical foundations and empirical evaluations to deliver a range of
techniques, tools and practices for recognising and managing risk in business
processes. These outcomes will have broad applicability and uptake in a wide
range of industries.
Offsite Fabrication andOffsite Fabrication and Links to Product and Process Innovation (2011 - 2012)
[Supported by Sustainable Built Envinroment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) -
Investigators: Prof. Russell Kenley and Dr. Toby Harfield (Swinburne Uni)
together with Prof. Arthur ter Hofstede, Dr. Chun Ouyang and Dr. Moe Wynn (QUT)
Summary: This study will explore how to improve stakeholder
confidence in product and process innovation offered by Off-Site Manufacturing
(OSM). The goal of this research is to provide national guidelines based on
business process automation of OSM with the view of increasing competitive
domestic OSM capacity. It is expected that increased capacity and skills in
Australian will also increase stakeholder confidence for the OSM business case
in sustainable commercial and infrastructure projects. This project aims to both
develop optimised TO-Be business process models for OSM and to build associated
Reducing variation in clinical practice: a twin track approach to
support improved performance (2012 - 2014)
[Supported by HCF Health and Medical Research Foundation -
Investigators: Professor Jonathan Karnon, Prof Derek Chew, Dr Moe Thandar Wynn, Prof David Ben-Tovim, Dr Shaowen Qin, Dr Glenis Crane, and Mr Andrew Partington
Summary: The study will assess the feasibility and value of using routinely collected data to assess the cost and health consequences of variation in clinical practice for patients presenting with chest pain across the four main public hospitals in South Australia, and to identify specific areas of variation between the four hospitals.
Risk adjusted cost-effectiveness analyses and process mining analyses will be undertaken using data collected on the same cohorts of chest pain patients.The proposed study will use chest pain as a case study to further develop methods for using routinely collected data to compare patient processes across the four main public hospitals in South Australia.
YAWL research initiative (2004 - ongoing)
I am involved in the YAWL
initiative headed by Professor Arthur ter Hofstede and Professor Wil van der
Aalst. The YAWL initiative reflects a long-running collaborative research effort
between Eindhoven University of Technology and the BPM group. The work is the
result of earlier research collaborations on the workflow patterns where the
control flow requirements of commercial workflow systems are studied in detail (http://www.workflowpatterns.com).
BPM simulation (2007 - 2010)
I carried out research in the area of
BPM simulation as part of an
ARC-Discovery project. We are interested in systematically identifying the
control, the data and the resource requirements for business process simulation.
This also presents collaborative efforts with researchers and students from the
Eindhoven University of Technology and Macau University. We investigated how the
current state data and historical data from workflow system logs could be used
to enrich the input modelling aspect of a simulation study. To showcase how
real-time data from the workflow system can be utilised in simulation
experiments, we have developed a software that makes a link between the
YAWL workflow system and the Process Mining framework (ProM).
Our publications on this topic can be found on my
publications page. A tutorial on how to use this feature can be found on