This project is funded by the Australian Research Council under the Discovery Projects scheme (DP120101624). The list of researchers involved in the cost-aware business process management project includes:
Chief Investigators (QUT, Australia):
- Prof. Arthur ter Hofstede - CI ter Hofstede will provide overall leadership and technical guidance throughout the course of the project through regular project management meetings. His focus will be on the design of a cost-aware and executable workflow language and analysis of cost-annotated process models.
- Prof. Michael Rosemann - CI Rosemann will use his considerable experience with leading information systems research projects to manage the empirical line of research. His expertise will be invaluable for the successful completion of activities such as cost-informed process design strategies. In addition, he will use his extensive industry contacts to liaise with relevant organisations to obtain feedback on emerging techniques.
- Dr. Moe Wynn - CI Wynn will use her knowledge of accounting systems as well as workflow systems to devise appropriate cost analysis techniques at design time, run time and post-execution. She will also apply her knowledge of process mining to the research activities associated with cost mining and cost prediction, and will be involved in carrying out case studies.
- Dr. Michael Adams - CI Adams will lead the architecture design and systems development activities within the project. He is the chief architect of the YAWL workflow system and will provide guidance during the implementation phase. He will also assist in conducting evaluation activities throughout the project.
- Dr. Chun Ouyang - CI Ouyang will use her experience with formal techniques to undertake research into cost-aware process language design and process (re-)design strategies. She will also assist in conducting case studies.
Chief Investigators (La Trobe University, Australia):
- Prof. Zahirul Hoque - CI Hoque will apply his extensive experience in management accounting research to determine appropriate accounting techniques for this research study. His focus will be on carrying out field studies within organisations by making use of internal accounting and management reports/budgets and face-to- face semi-structured interviews with cost and business process managers.
Partner Investigator (Technische Unversiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands):
- Prof. Wil van der Aalst - PI van der Aalst will contribute his extensive research experience in process mining and workflow systems to play a key consultative role in all aspects of this project. In particular, he will provide technical guidance on support of cost mining and prediction strategies within the workflow system environment.
- Dr. Hajo A. Reijers - PI Reijers will contribute his extensive research experience in business process improvement and redesign patterns to develop flexible cost-informed process redesign strategies.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (QUT, Australia):
- Dr. Jochen De Weerdt - Jochen obtained his PhD in Business Economics from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in October 2012. As a member of the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Managent, his research focused on process discovery, with a distinct focus on conformance checking and trace clustering, as well as validation studies in practice. His research interests include process mining, business process management, data mining, artificial intelligence, and web analytics.
PhD Students (QUT, Australia):
- Mr. Wei Zhe LOW (Keith)
We are always interested in getting the involvement of external partners to work on joint research problems or to get involved in case studies. Please contact Dr. Moe Wynn (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.