Process Aware Information Systems

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMCS012-05
Vaknaam Process Aware Information Systems
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Process Aware Information Systems
Leerdoelen -
Omschrijving The Course starts with an introduction to the foundations of Business Process Management (BPM) and Process Re-engineering. The
BPM methodology and life cycle, the Basic principles of building Process Aware Information Systems (PAIS) are presented and
examples are given of a large variety of application areas. The historical development of PAIS is considered too.
Based on the introduction as a framework for the whole course, the definition of all the life cycle phases is given thus explicitly
identifying all activities necessary to build and execute a process-based application. The phases include process modelling, IT
refinements, implementation and deployment of processes, process execution, monitoring and process mining. Subsequently the life
cycle is used to identify the components of a PAIS and their role towards enacting computerizes processes. Special attention is paid
on the process modelling phase and the available principles. The de facto standard for process modelling BPMN 2.0 will be presented.
The course continues with presentation and discussion of the process execution phase from the perspective of the workflow itself
as well as from the perspective of the enactment system, so-called workflow management system or workflow engine. Here we will
learn about how process instances are executed and how external software and/or people are used as implementations of tasks in a
process. Finally a service-based process execution language - BPEL - is presented and will be used for the implementation of
service based processes, also called service orchestrations.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC)
(Students must be present during the presentations and at final project presentation.)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P)
(The final grade comprises the components: Presentation - 50%, Project Assignment - 50%. Minimum passing grade for presentation - 50%. Passing grade for the course: 5.5 and higher.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator Prof. Dr. D. Karastoyanova
Docent(en) Prof. Dr. D. Karastoyanova
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
BPEL 2.0 Specification: http://docs.oasisopen.
BPMN 2.0 Specification:
Production Workflow: Concepts and Techniques. Frank Leymann,
Dieter Roller, 1st Edition, 1st 2000
Frank Leymann, Dieter Roller 978- 0130217
Business Process Management: Concepts, Languages, Architectures.
2nd 2012
Mathias Weske 978- 3642286
Entreevoorwaarden Service Oriented Architecture, Web Services are nice to have but not a must.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Computing Science: Science Business and Policy  (Elective course units) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Computing Science: Software Engineering and Distributed Systems  (Guided choice course units) - semester I b keuze
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: AI - Computing Science - Mathematics - semester I b