RCIS 2013, Valencia, Spain
Keynote Speakers
Wil van der Aalst
Prof. Dr. Ir. Wil van der Aalst
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Mediating Between Modeled and Observed Behavior: The Quest for the "Right" Process
Download the presentation Wil van der Aalst is a full professor of Information Systems at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). Currently he is also an adjunct professor at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) working within the BPM group there. His research interests include workflow management, process mining, Petri nets, business process management, process modeling, and process analysis. Wil van der Aalst has published more than 160 journal papers, 17 books (as author or editor), 300 refereed conference/workshop publications, and 50 book chapters. Many of his papers are highly cited (he has an H-index of more than 96 according to Google Scholar, making him the European computer scientist with the highest H-index) and his ideas have influenced researchers, software developers, and standardization committees working on process support. He has been a co-chair of many conferences including the Business Process Management conference, the International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, the International conference on the Application and Theory of Petri Nets, and the IEEE International Conference on Services Computing. He is also editor/member of the editorial board of several journals, including Computing, Distributed and Parallel Databases, Software and Systems Modeling, the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, the International Journal on Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures, Computers in Industry, Business & Information Systems Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, and Transactions on Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency. He is the Academic Supervisor of the International Laboratory of Process-Aware Information Systems of the National Research University, Higher School of Economics in Moscow. In 2012, he received the degree of doctor honoris causa from Hasselt University. He is also a member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen) and the Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea).

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John Mylopoulos
Prof. John Mylopoulos
University of Trento, Italy
Requirements Models at Design- and Runtime
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Prof. John Mylopoulos received his BEng degree from Brown University in 1966 and his PhD degree from Princeton in 1970, the year he joined the faculty of the University of Toronto. His research interests include information modelling techniques, covering notations, implementation techniques and applications, knowledge based systems, semantic data models, information system design and requirements engineering. Mylopoulos is the recipient of the first Outstanding Services Award given by the Canadian AI Society (CSCSI), a co-recipient of the best-paper award of the 1994 International Conference on Software Engineering, a fellow of the American Association for AI (AAAI) and the elected president of the VLDB Endowment (1998-01, re-elected for the period 2002-05). He is co-editor of the Requirements Engineering Journal, published by Springer-Verlag. He has also contributed to the organization of major international conferences, including program co-chair of the International Joint Conference of AI (1991), general chair of the Entity-Relationship conference (1994), program chair of the International IEEE Symposium of Requirements Engineering (1997), and general chair of the 30th VLDB Conference (2004). He has served on the editorial board of several international journals. He has served on the editorial board of several international journals. He is currently leading a number of research projects and is principal investigator of both a national and a provincial Centre of Excellence. In particular, he leads a project on software reengineering (funded by NSERC, IBM Canada and Bell University Laboratories), a project on Knowledge Management (funded by Bell University Laboratories, PRECARN and Techne Knowledge Systems) , as well as a project on Peer-to-Peer Data Management (funded by CITO, NSERC, and Bell University Laboratories.)
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Prof. Klaus Pohl is a full professor for Software Systems Engineering in computer science at paluno – The Ruhr Institute for Software Engineering – and the Institute for Computer Science and Business Information Systems (ICB) at University of Duisburg-Essen. From 2005 to 2007 he was the founding director and Chief Scientific Advisor (2007-2009) of Lero, the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre. His research interests include requirements engineering, adaptive future internet applications, software services and service-based system, software quality assurance, and variability management. He coordinated several national and international research projects, including the European Network of Excellence on Services and Services-based Systems (S-Cube). Among others, Klaus is member of the steering committee and executive board of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative) and serves on the steering committee of the German Innovation Alliance SPES (Software Platform for Embedded Systems). He served as program chair and general chair for more than 10 international conferences, including 35th Intl. Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013), 9th and 12th Intl. Software Product Line Conferences (SPLC 2005/2008), 18th Intl. Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2006), Intl. Requirements Engineering Conference (RE 2002). Klaus Pohl is (co-)author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and several text books including “Software Product Line Engineering: Foundations, Principles, and Techniques”, Springer 2005, “Requirements Engineering: Fundamentals, Principles and Techniques”, Springer 2010, and “Requirements Engineering Fundamentals: A Study Guide for the Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering Exam - Foundation Level – IREB”, Rocky Nook Computing, 2011.

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