Processes have been successfully introduced for modeling dynamic phenomena in many areas like business, production, health care, etc. Many of these applications require to adequately deal with temporal aspects: from the modeling of temporal aspects like durations, temporal constraints and deadlines, different notions of correctness of process models with temporal constraints, to the computation of execution schedules for processes and support for adherence to temporal constraints at runtime with proactive time management. We present new approaches like temporal control structures and data oriented temporal constraints and their potential to overcome some limitations of current techniques.
Johann Eder is full professor for Information and Communication Systems in the Department of Informatics-Systems of the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria. From 2005-2013, he served as Vice President of the Austrian Science Funds (FWF). He held positions at the Universities of Linz, Hamburg and Vienna and was visiting scholar at AT&T Shannon Labs, NJ.
For two decades, Johann Eder has contributed to workflow systems and business process management; in particular in the area of workflow systems languages and architectures, exception handling, time management, and data management. His research led to the development of the commercial workflow management systems altavistaWorks and @enterprise.
Johann Eder has published more than 160 papers in peer reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. He chaired resp. served in numerous program committees for international conferences and as editor and referee for international journals. In particular, he acted as general chair / PC chair for CAiSE, ADBIS, BPM, CoopIS, and DAWAK conferences.