Advanced Course: "Business Process Integration"



On September 19 and 20, 2005 the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) will organize an Advanced Course "Business Process Integration" . The course takes two days, will be given in English and is part of the so called Advanced Components Stage of the Educational Program for SIKS-Ph.D. Students. Although the course is primarily intended for SIKS-Ph.D. Students, other participants are not excluded. However, their number of passes will be restricted and depends on the number of students taking the course. The course is given by experienced lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad actively involved in the research areas related to the topics of the course. The course is connected to the EDOC'05 conference

Location: Best Western Dish Hotel
Boulevard 1945, nr. 2 Enschede 7511 AE Netherlands

Scientific Director

Dr. Hans Weigand (UvT)

Local organizer

Dr. Pascal van Eck (UT)

About the course

Business processes often span different organizational functions and increasingly cross organizational boundaries. The way business processes integrate different functions, or web services, and the way business processes interface with each other is receiving more and more interest from researchers and practitioners. Business Process Integration includes topics like data integration, web transactions, cross-organizational workflow, supply chain integration, business process management and contract-based coordination. In this course, the focus will be on the process and contract aspects.
The 2-day course is an advanced course in the area of e-business systems, one of SIKS' eight research foci

Provisionary Program

Monday September 19
10.00 coffee
10.30 Introduction Business Process Integration (Hans Weigand, UvT)
11.45 lunch
13.00 Cross-organizational workflow (Paul Grefen, TUE)
15.45 break
16.00 Process integration with Cordys (Wiemer Kuijk, Cordys)
18.00 Dinner

Tuesday September 20
09.00 WS-Agreement, Contract-based coordination (Heiko Ludwig, IBM)
12.00 lunch
13.00 An Introduction of Web Services Privacy Issues (Patrick Hung, UOIT)
14.00 Non-functional agreement specification in BCL (Peter Linington, Univ Kent)
15.00 Conclusions (Hans Weigand, UvT)
15.30 End of the course


For registration you are kindly requested to fill in the registration form

In the conference center there is a limited number of places and there is interest from other groups in the topic as well. Therefore, an early registration is required.

Deadline for registration for SIKS-Ph.D.-students: August 1 2005

After that date, applications to participate will be honoured in a first-come first-serve manner. Of course, applications to participate from other interested groups are welcome already. They will receive a notification whether they can participate as soon as possible.

Information for non-SIKS Ph.D.- students
SIKS needs a confirmation from your supervisor/office that they agree with the arrangement and paying conditions.