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.
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:
|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, University of Seville|
|Robotic Process Automation||Prof. Dr. Ralf Plattfaut, South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences|
|Business Process Management at the Hilti AG||tbd|
|Process Complexity||Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling, Vienna University of Economics and Business|
|Ethics in Business Process Management||Dr. Katrin Bergener, University of Münster|
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.