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Guest Talk: Patterns: A Personal Reflection

Arthur ter Hofstede
QUT Bris­bane

Date/Time: 19.06.2017, 10:00

Loca­tion: D2.2.094


In the (very) late nine­ties, I became involved in the Work­flow Patterns Initia­tive. My first foray into pattern­s-­re­lated rese­arch. Over time, a number of diffe­rent patterns collec­tions would be defined and pattern-­based evalua­tions conducted. In this talk I would like to reflect on my expe­ri­ences with this type of rese­arch and discuss the use of patterns, the chal­lenges in defi­ning them, metho­do­lo­gical conside­ra­tions, and typical criti­cisms.


Arthur ter Hofstede is a professor in the Science and Engi­nee­ring Faculty and Head of the Busi­ness Process Manage­ment Disci­pline at QUT Bris­bane. He is also a Professor at Eind­hoven Univer­sity of Tech­no­logy in the Nether­lands. In 2010-2011 he was a Senior Visiting Scholar of Tsin­ghua Univer­sity in China and in May 2010 a Visiting Professor of Sapi­enza Univer­sity of Rome in Italy. His rese­arch areas are concep­tual, formal, and tech­no­lo­gical foun­da­tions of Busi­ness Process Auto­ma­tion. Much of this work centers around the YAWL (Yet Another Work­flow Language) open source work­flow manage­ment system, which is based on the well-k­nown Work­flow Patterns Initia­tive. This system is used in industry and provides a testbed for the appli­ca­tion of new rese­arch ideas.

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