Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling


WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Department of Information Systems and Operations Management
Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management
Building D2, 3rd Floor
Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43-1-31336/5200
Fax: +43-1-31336/90 5200
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Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling is a Full Professor with the Institute for Data, Process and Knowledge Management at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Vienna), Austria. His research interests include various topics in the area of business process management and information systems. He is co-author of the textbooks Fundamentals of Business Process Management ( and Wirtschaftsinformatik ( He has published more than 400 research papers and articles, among others in ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering, Information Systems, Data & Knowledge Engineering, and Decision Support Systems. He is member of several international journals, member of the board of the Austrian Society for Process Management (, a co-founder of the Berlin BPM Community of Practice (, organizer of several academic events on process management, and member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining. His Ph.D. thesis has won the Heinz-Zemanek-Award of the Austrian Computer Society and the German Targion-Award for dissertations in the area of strategic information management.

Research Interests

  • Business Process Modeling

  • Business Process Management

  • Process Mining

  • Information Systems

  • Enterprise Architecture



  • Winner of Best Paper Award at BPM 2015 for the paper Di Ciccio, Maggi, Montali, Mendling: Ensuring Model Consistency in Declarative Process Discovery.

  • Winner of Best Paper Award at ICSOC 2010 for the paper Smirnov, Weidlich, Mendling: Business Process Model Abstraction based on Behavioral Profiles.

  • Winner of TARGION Science Prize for best doctoral thesis on strategic information and IT management between 2005 and 2008.

  • Winner of Heinz Zemanek Award of the Austrian Computer Society for best doctoral thesis between 2006 and 2007.

Authored Books

Edited Books

Editorial Board Member of Journals

  • Business & Informations Systems Engineering (BISE)

  • Software and Systems Modeling (SoSyM)

  • Business Process Management Journal (BPMJ)

  • Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures - An International Electronic Journal (EMISAJ)

  • EPiC Series in Computer Science (EPiC)

  • International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design (IJISMD)

  • International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations - until April 2016 (IJKBO)

  • Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA) - until Dec 2017

  • Uporabna informatika

  • Springer Series in Digital Innovation Management

  • Iran Journal of Computer Science (IJCS)