ERCIS BPM Winter School

Since 2011, the ERCIS together with the University of Liechtenstein, have been organizing the ERCIS BPM Winter School. During this one week seminar, open to students from ERCIS members institutions for free, ~60 undergraduate students from all over the world come together to learn about and discuss current and future Business Process Management (BPM) topics with some of the most renowned BPM researchers.

Dates 2021

The 2021 edition will be virtual, which does not affect its charm: From February 22-26, 2021, lectures on advanced topics of BPM will be presented virtually, providing enough space for presentations, interaction, and (panel) discussions. The organizers will provide means to learn, network, and socialize, without the need of being physically present for the students.

The following topics will be covered by the following speakers:

Outline of the seminar
Topic Presenter
Process Science Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein
Organizational Routines Prof. Dr. Daniel Beverungen, University of Paderborn
Process Mining Prof. Dr. Martin Matzner, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Process Performance Prof. Dr. Adela del Rio-Ortega, Prof. Dr. Manuel Resinas, University of Seville
Robotic Process Automation Prof. Dr. Ralf Plattfaut, South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences
Business Process Management at the Hilti AG Dr. Susanne Buddendick
Process Complexity Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Ethics in Business Process Management Dr. Katrin Bergener, University of Münster

The agenda will be as follows:

The partner institutions may offer this seminar as part of their curriculum, by, e.g., preparing the students with the Fundamentals of BPM MOOC of Jan Mendling, writing an exam, and/or accompany the winter school with a seminar thesis. The University of Paderborn, e.g., provides 3 ECTS for the seminar plus thesis, the University of Münster, in combination with the MOOC, additional lectures, an exam, and a seminar thesis 9 ECTS.

With this, we provide a pillar for any advanced BPM course, which can flexibly be integrated into any undergraduate curriculum, that offers electives.