Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Decision Analysis and Implementation (Wintersemester 2016/2017)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske (Business Process Technology) , Adriatik Nikaj (Business Process Technology)

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4
  • ECTS: 6
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist:
  • Lehrform: Seminar
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul

Studiengänge, Modulgruppen & Module

IT-Systems Engineering BA


The aim of this seminar is to introduce students to current research in the field of Business Process Management (BPM) and Decision Management (DM). BPM and DM are disciplines that apply IT systems to operational business processes and decisions performed in an organizational or technical environment. Students will have the opportunity to dive into a specific research topic for obtaining detailed knowledge from related work. To gain an understanding on the practical use, the students may be asked to implement a small prototype which tackles some of the research problems of the chosen topic. Topics include:

  • Assessing Flexibility of Decision-Aware Business Processes
  • Decision Services Design
  • Context-Aware Decision Mining
  • Extending business process simulation with decisions
  • REST-based DMN Decision Services
  • State-based soundness checking of decision-aware business processes
  • Applicability of different soundness criteria to decision-aware business processes
  • Publish/Subscribe Paradigm in Event Processing
  • Integrating Processes and Events


The lecture is for Master students with an interest in BPM and DM.


The presentation of topics and corresponding literature will be given at the kick-off meeting.


Each student is graded by:

1) one short presentation at the beginning of the semester,
2) one final presentation at the end of the semester, and
3) one paper on the work done throughout the semester (this is mandatory to pass the course).


The kick-off meeting will take place on Monday 17th October at 15:15 in A 1.2.