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University of Vienna
Research Group Workflow Systems and Technology

 Contact data
StreetWähringerstraße 19 
ZIP, City, Region 1090 - Vienna (Vienna) 
Phone++43 1427779110 
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 Contact person

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefanie Rinderle-Ma (Full Professor)
 Employees (Total)
Total: 11-50

 Central aim of organisation
Basic and application-oriented research on flexible, secure, and human-centric Process-aware Information Systems

 Briefly describe your organisation
The WST research group focuses on enabling technologies for process-aware applications: flexible workflow systems and service-oriented architectures. Flexible workflow systems support the ad hoc modification of running workflows in order to react on exceptional situations as well as the evolution of entire workflow types which becomes necessary, for example, due to new legal regulations or process optimizations. The vision is to become able to use workflows as utilities (utility workflows). In order to support future workflow scenarios such as workflow choreographies, the WST group also elaborates on workflow technology based on service-oriented architectures (SOA).

These enabling technologies build up the basis for research challenges that are crucial in the context of almost any workflow scenario: compliance, intelligence, and security. Business Process Compliance refers to the integration, verification, and adaptation of semantic rules imposed on business processes. Intelligence subsumes the adequate support of workflow users, workflow analysis, and continuous workflow optimization. Security covers basic requirements such as proper authorization, but also considers novel research questions such as control of change effects. Altogether, the Workflow Systems and Technology Group has a strong research focus in Computer Science, but also offers a broad range of application fields (e.g., manufacturing, healthcare, cooperative learning).

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
- ICT Applications     
   - E-Commerce     
   - E-Learning     
   - Ambient Assisted Living (Services for the Elderly)     
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - ICT Applications for Traffic and Logistics     
   - IT Security and Encryption     
   - Industrial Application     
- Multimedia, Pattern Recognition     
   - Visualisation     
- Software- and Data Processing     
   - Databases, Database Management     
   - Knowledge Management     
   - Process Management     
   - Service Orientated Architecture (SOA)     
   - Software Engineering and Testing     
   - Usability Engineering     
- Systems- and Network Technology     
   - Internet Technologies     
   - Advanced Systems Architecture     
   - Network Security     

 ICT keywords
Workflow , Compliance, Business Intelligence
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)
Other international co-operative research

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Cooperative Projects
Stimulation and Support Projects

 RTD Experience
* FP7 project ADVENTURE on virtual factories of the future (partner), 2011 - 2014
* D-A-CH project C3Pro funded by FWF and DFG, lead agency, 2011 - 2014
* Innovationsscheck ACaPlan project, FFG 2012
* Cluster project EBMC2 funded by University of Vienna and Medical University of Vienna, 2011 - 2014

An exhaustive list of publications can be found here: http://www.wst.univie.ac.at/


S Rinderle, M Reichert, P Dadam: Correctness criteria for dynamic changes in workflow systems--a survey
Data & Knowledge Engineering 50 (1), 9-34 (2004)

B Weber, M Reichert, S Rinderle-Ma: Change patterns and change support features–enhancing flexibility in process-aware information systems. Data & knowledge engineering 66 (3), 438-466 (2008)

S Rinderle, M Reichert, P Dadam: Flexible support of team processes by adaptive workflow systems.
Distributed and Parallel Databases 16 (1), 91-116 (2004)

B Weber, S Rinderle, M Reichert: Change patterns and change support features in process-aware information systems. Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 574-588 (2007)

LT Ly, S Rinderle, P Dadam: Integration and verification of semantic constraints in adaptive process management systems Data & Knowledge Engineering 64 (1), 3-23 (2008)

 Inserted / Updated
2013-10-25 / 2013-10-25