ERCIS Winter School on Advanced BPM Topics

Since 2011, the ERCIS has been organizing the ERCIS Winter School on Advanced BPM Topics (BPMWS). During this one week seminar, open to students from ERCIS members institutions, ~20 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 2025

The 2025 edition will be on-site in beautiful Seville, Spain, taking place January 20 to January 25, 2025. Arrival should be January 19. If traveling should be restricted, the BPMWS will take place virtually (we do have some experience from 2021 and 2022…), but we do not expect that to happen.

ERASMUS+ funding

The Universities of Liechtenstein, Sevilla, Utrecht, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Paderborn, and Dortmund have been successful in applying for ERASMUS+ funding, which will support students travelling to the BPMWS! Please get in touch with your respective IS professor, if you are in interested in participating! Students from other Universities will most probably not be able to participate this year!


Please be aware of the following information and conditions:

  • The language spoken during the BPMWS is English.
  • The BPMWS is an intermediate undergraduate BPM course: Participants should have a basic knowledge about BPM like, as an example, provided by the online BPM Fundamentals lecture of Jan Mendling.
  • The BPMWS is not suitable for PhD students.
  • The following is not relevant for students participating in the BIP:
    • The BPMWS cannot be offered free of charge. The University of Seville will charge you about 300€ for the on-site organisation. This will include – aside from the tuition – lunch, joint social activities such as dinner together and water/coffee during lectures.
    • We expect ~150€-250€ for accommodation in Seville for the five days. Travel and accommodation are self-organised and not included in the fee above! Please see below for some hints.
  • The virtual + on-site part of the Winter School will be awarded with 3 ECTS.
  • 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, which might boost the ECTS number:
    • The University of Paderborn, e.g., provides 3 ECTS for the Winter School plus a thesis,
    • the University of Münster, in combination with the MOOC, an exam, and a seminar thesis 9 ECTS,
    • TU Dortmund University, in combination with a report paper and and oral exam 4 ECTS.
  • It is the responsibility of the participants to clarify if and how the Winter School will be recognized by their home institution.
  • Registration:
    • For non-BIP participants, registration will open [to be announced], and close [to be announced].
    • For BIP participants: Please check with your professor.

Content (as of 2024, 2025 will change slightly)

The following topics will be covered by the following speakers (subject to slight changes):

Outline of the seminar
Process ScienceProf. Dr. Jan vom Brocke, University of Münster
Organizational RoutinesProf. Dr. Daniel Beverungen, University of Paderborn
Dr. Christian Bartelheimer, University of Paderborn
Sustainable and Reasonable Process AutomationProf. Dr. Martin Matzner, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
HyperautomationProf. Dr. Hajo Reijers, Utrecht University
Process PerformanceProf. Dr. Adela del Rio-Ortega, Prof. Dr. Manuel Resinas, University of Seville
Business Process RedesignDr. Thomas Grisold, University of Liechtenstein
Business Rules and Intelligent DelegationProf. Dr. Christian Janiesch, TU Dortmund

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