Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Advances in BPM Research (Wintersemester 2023/2024)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske (Business Process Technology) , Maximilian König (Business Process Technology)

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4
  • ECTS: 6
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 01.10.2023 - 31.10.2023
  • Prüfungszeitpunkt §9 (4) BAMA-O: 05.12.2023
  • Lehrform: Seminar / Projekt
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul
  • Lehrsprache: Englisch

Studiengänge, Modulgruppen & Module

IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • BPET: Business Process & Enterprise Technologies
    • HPI-BPET-K Konzepte und Methoden
  • BPET: Business Process & Enterprise Technologies
    • HPI-BPET-S Spezialisierung
  • BPET: Business Process & Enterprise Technologies
    • HPI-BPET-T Techniken und Werkzeuge
  • OSIS: Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
    • HPI-OSIS-K Konzepte und Methoden
  • OSIS: Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
    • HPI-OSIS-T Techniken und Werkzeuge
  • OSIS: Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
    • HPI-OSIS-S Spezialisierung
Data Engineering MA
Digital Health MA
Software Systems Engineering MA


Moodle course: https://moodle.hpi.de/course/view.php?id=686
Key: aibr23

This seminar focuses on state-of-the-art research topics that are currently worked on in business process management. Among the covered research areas are:

  • Robotic Process Automation
  • Process Choreographies
  • Flexible Business Processes
  • Process Mining
  • Data in Business Processes


Throughout the semester, students will:

  • work on recent scientific literature,
  • devise an approach to address a chosen research question,
  • give two presentations on their progress,
  • write a scientific paper on the results of their work,
  • and participate in the discussions of their peer's presentations.


What you will learn:

  • How to come up with and evaluate research ideas.
  • How to approach these ideas in a structured way.
  • How to give scientific presentations.
  • How to write scientific papers.
  • ...


This seminar is for master students who are familiar with business process management and who would like to address current research challenges in the field. Ideally, participants have already taken the course on Business Process Intelligence, or Process-oriented Information Systems in their Bachelors.


Relevant papers will be distributed individually depending on the chosen topic of each student (group).

Lern- und Lehrformen

After choosing their topic, students will work on it autonomously, accompanied by regular meetings with their supervisor. The concrete topics will be presented in the kick-off meeting.


The final grade of the seminar will be composed of the following:

  1. Intermediate presentation
  2. Final presentation
  3. Research paper (+ prototype)
  4. Review of a peer's research paper


Kick-off Meeting: Tuesday, 17.10.2023, 9:15, A-2.1

Further appointments will be announced in the kick-off meeting.