Guest Talk: Patterns: A Personal Reflection
Arthur ter Hofstede
Date/Time: 19.06.2017, 10:00
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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