Advanced SIKS-Course on Business Process Management



On October 05 and 06 2010, the School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS) will organize an advanced course on Smart Auditing. 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-PhD- students. Although these courses are primarily intended for SIKS-PhD-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 actively involved in the research areas related to the topics of the course.

In order to ensure that business processes behave according to regulations and performance constraints, it is necessary to monitor them. How this monitoring is done effectively and efficiently changes over time as it depends heavily on the technology on which the business processes are executed and the tools available to the auditor. Important examples of technological developments that have an impact on the auditing are service-orientation, web computing and ubiquitous computing. In this course the student will learn both about innovation challenges in auditing and about new computational solution directions that can be pursued to meet these challenges, such as Process Mining, Complex Event Processing and Data Stream Querying.

LOCATION: Landgoed Huize Bergen, Vught

DATE: 05-06 0ctober 2010

Dr. H. Weigand (UvT)

PROGRAM: the course covers the following subjects:

Tuesday, October 5

Morning: (10.30-12) Introduction
Hans Weigand (UvT) Smart Auditing: an IT/SOA perspective
Philip Elsas ( Smart Auditing an auditor (historical) perspective


Afternoon (13.30-17) Innovations in auditing
Philip Elsas ( New risk control mechanisms
Yao-Hua Tan (TUD) New control mechanisms in e-government
Marc Verdonk (Deloitte) Online auditing (industrial experience)

Wednesday, October 6

Morning: (9-12.30) Complex Event Processing
Adrian Paschke (FU Berlin) Complex Event Processing and Rule Engine technology
Wil van der Aalst (TUE) Auditing 2.0: Using Process Mining to Support Tomorrow's Auditor


Afternoon (14-17) Intelligent Data Processing
Hennie Daniels (UvT) Observing exceptional values
Andreas Wombacher (UT) Data Stream Querying
Willem Jan van den Heuvel (UvT) Monitoring Web Service Event Trails for Business Compliance (Experiences from the COMPAS project)

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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: September 21 2010

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.

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

Arrangement 1 includes single room, all meals, and course material. Arrangement 2 includes two lunches, one dinner and course material. So no stay in the hotel and no breakfast.