Saimir Bala


Project Staff Member

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management

Building D2, 1st Floor
Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43-1-31336/5304
Fax: +43-1-31336/905304
Consultation on Appointment

Saimir Bala is a PhD candidate in Economics and Social Sciences at the Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management. He joined the Business Process Management (BPM) team in 2014 and has been involved in various projects, including the SHAPE FFG Project.

Saimir's PhD thesis is investigating on ways to bridge the fields of Process Mining and Software Engineering, in order to provide data-driven analysis techniques for the process of software development. His research interests include various topics on BPM area, Software Engineering, Process Mining, and Text Mining.

Saimir holds a BSc and a MSc in Distributed Systems from Sapienza University of Rome. In his master thesis he developed a framework for an effective implementation of a fault tolerant web-service orchestrator, in the context of the GreenerBuildings EU project (

Research Interests

  • Business process management

  • Process mining

  • Software engineering

  • Mining software repositories