During the period 20th-26th of September 2007, Nick Russell from TUE visited us at DSV. Nick wrote his PhD thesis within the Business Process Management group (BPM) at the Faculty of Information Technology at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, where he worked under the supervision of A/Prof. Arthur ter Hofstede and Prof. Wil van der Aalst. Nick’s research interest is in the area of suitability of workflow languages for process modeling. He has done major contributions within the Workflow Pattern Initiative with his work on data, resource and exception handling patterns, as well as extensions and formalization of the control-flow patterns. He has also been involved in the work with newYAWL. Nick moved recently from QUT to TUE, where he will do his postdoc in the group of Prof. Wil van der Aalst.
Nick initiated his visit at DSV with giving a seminar “An Introduction to the Workflow Patterns and newYAWL” on the 20th of September 2007. During his stay we worked on finalizing the evaluation of two open source workflow management systems – a work which was initiated earlier during the year and which also involves Arthur and Wil.