Swedbank Professor of Software Engineering
Software Engineering Group
Institute of Computer Science
University of Tartu, Estonia
Institute of Computer Science
University of Tartu
J Liivi 2
Tartu 50409, Estonia
Telephone: +372 737 5473
Fax: +372 737 5468
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Most of my lecture notes, lab notes and lecture video recordings are available via the links below. Please enjoy!
I am a co-author of the textbook Fundamentals of Business Process Management and its associated Online Course on Business Process Management.
Note to prospective students. I am program manager of the International Master's of Software Engineering. We are looking for bright and passionate IT graduates from all over the world to join us in this Master's program (more than a dozen scholarships available). Some opportunities for PhD studies are also available every year for exceptional students with a passion for research. Please drop me an e-mail if you feel you have the passion.
I conduct research in the areas of software engineering and
information systems engineering. The problems I examine generally revolve around the following question: How to build and maintain integrated software systems that are aligned with business operations? My efforts are currently focused on two approaches:
Some research outputs to which I have contributed are showcased in the following sites:
- Business Process Management: analysing and building software systems starting from models of how an organisation works, also called business process models
- Service-Oriented Computing: analysing and building software systems based on the metaphor of "software as a service", usually on top of Web technology.
I am also Strategic Area Leader at the Software Technologies and Applications Competence Centre (STACC). STACC is an industry-focused research centre that brings together Estonia's two major universities and 10 companies with the aim of conducting industry-driven research in data mining and software engineering. I oversee all STACC activities related to software and services engineering.
- BIMP: Lightweight and ultra-fast simulator of BPMN process models
- BPStruct: Tool for converting unstructured business process models into equivalent block-structured ones
- Apromore: Toolset for managing repositories of business process models
- Process Configuration: Site gathering tools and research publications related to business process configuration
- Service Choreographies: Site documenting the Let's Dance notation for service choreographies
- Service Interaction Patterns: Catalogue of patterns related to the design and implementation of service-oriented applications
- Workflow Patterns: Repository of patterns and evaluations of standards and products related to workflow and business process management
- YAWL: A fully-featured open-source workflow management system based on the workflow patterns and built on a RESTful architecture
- BPMN-to-BPEL Eclipse Plugin: Open-source tool for transforming BPMN process models into readable BPEL code. Other tools for transforming between BPMN, BPEL and Petri nets are available in the BABEL project site
Involvement in research forums
Program committee memberships
I was born in Honduras, a
relatively small country located in Central
America, which caters visitors with uncrowded and magnificent
beaches, tropical natural parks and vestiges of the
Mayan culture. Curious? Check this travel guide! I studied in Grenoble, France and after graduating, spent a few years in Brisbane Australia. For reasons that I am yet to determine, I then decided to trade the sun for the gloom by moving to Tartu, Estonia. Where next?