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As of January 2015, the Opens internal link in current windowcasavi project started at the Opens internal link in current windowInstitute of Databases and Information Systems. The project strives for the development of a flexible real estate process and service platform, and is funded by the Opens external link in new windowEXIST program of the Opens external link in new windowFederal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) – EXIST aims at improving the entrepreneurial environment at research organizations and at increasing the number of technology and knowledge based business start-ups. The EXIST scholarship holders Opens internal link in current windowDavid Langer, Opens internal link in current windowPeter Schindlmeier, and Opens internal link in current windowOliver Stamm are mentored by Opens internal link in current windowProf. Dr. Manfred Reichert and are additionally supported by Opens internal link in current windowNicolas Mundbrod.

Opens internal link in current windowManfred Reichert was invited colloquium speaker at the Opens external link in new windowTechnical Faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander University Nurnberg-Erlangen. In his presentation he addressed the fundamental challenges that need to be addressed in order to enable a flexible operational support of business processes in process-aware information systems. Furthermore, he presented selected concepts, technologies and tools developed in his research projects and tackling the aforementioned challenges.

Another successful acquisition of a third-party funded project by the Opens internal link in current windowInstitute of Databases and Information Systems (DBIS). Together with its industrial partner Opens external link in new windowPersis, DBIS will receive a research grant from the Opens external link in new windowGerman Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in the context of the Opens external link in new windowZentrales Innovationprogramm Mittelstand (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs). Persis, a medium-sized company and a longstanding industrial partner of DBIS, is a technology leader in the area of human resource magement software. The cooperation project entitled "Rapid development and adaptation of process- and data-centric applications based on a generic software technology” will run over 3 years and has an overall volume of about 350.000 EUR. 

BPM is not just about making diagrams. The real challenge is to realize information systems that support processes without jeopardizing flexibility.

_ Wil van der Aalst

 

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