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Welcome to the Chair of Software and Business Engineering (SBE)

Welcome to the Chair of Software and Business Engineering (SBE) at the Faculty IV of TU Berlin.

This chair has been newly established in June 2019, is led by Prof. Dr. Ingo Weber, and is currently in the formation phase. Current job openings can be found under Service & contact > Jobs.

 

 

Announcements

Numerous Papers Accepted at BPM Conference 2021 and Winner of Best Demo Award

We are happy to look back to successful participation at the BPM conference 2021 with multiple accepted submissions. On this year's BPM conference, we had two full papers accepted and well received in the research track:
(1) Process Mining on Blockchain Data: A Case Study of Augur and
(2) A Method for Debugging Process Discovery Pipelines to Analyze the Consistency of Model Properties.

Complementing the full papers, we presented papers in the demo and resources track. The demo
(3) BLF: A Blockchain Logging Framework for Mining Blockchain Data is the result of a student prototyping project at the SBE chair.
With the predecessor framework (ELF), we have additionally generated a set of event logs from Ethereum which we also presented as a resource paper:
(4) Event Logs of Ethereum-Based Applications: A Collection of Resources for Process Mining on Blockchain Data.
Furthermore, Luise Pufahl and colleagues have presented
(5) A Resource Manager for Advanced Resource Management and Allocation in Processes for which they received the Best BPM Demo Award 2021.

Finally, there was one workshop paper:
(6) Objectivity in process descriptions, presented at the International Workshop on BPM Problems to Solve Before We Die (PROBLEMS'21).

For more details, please see the publications page.

 

SBE-led team wins BPI Challenge 2020

The winning team of the BPI Challenge 2020 (Business Process Intelligence Challenge) in the Professional Category comes from the Chair of Software & Business Engineering of the TU Berlin. Our report is available on the website of the ICPM 2020 (International Conference for Process Mining). Originally starting as a student project of the course Process Mining, we formed a task force with course members to work on our BPIC report. We are honored to win this award, and thank the organizers of the challenge.

Luise Pufahl, Richard Hobeck, Paul Binetruy, Wepan Chada, Mykola Digtiar, Kim Julian Gülle, Marta Slarzynska, Fabian Stiehle and Ingo Weber (2020). Performance, Variant, and Conformance Analysis of an Academic Travel Reimbursement Process

https://icpmconference.org/2020/bpi-challenge/

 

Paper “Incentive Alignment of Business Processes” accepted at BPM 2020

Incentive alignment is a technical term capturing the proverbial win-win situations. The idea is to check if “selfish”, profit-maximizing behavior of the participants of a business process or a supply chain can guarantee success for everyone, because the incentives lead to actors favouring actions that contribute to the overall goal. Our paper is a first step towards efficient methods for checking inter-organizational business process for incentive alignment. The theoretical underpinning are game theory and solution strategies from the area of multi-agent reinforcement learning. Roughly, the paper is spelling out ethereum’s vision of a better world through the alignment of incentives, for the case of business processes.

The paper has been accepted for publica.tion at the prestigious BPM conference, and the PDF (pre-print) can be found here.

 

Guest lecture on 6 Feb. 2020 by Dr Arne Scherrer, SAP, in the module Software Architecture for Blockchain Applications

Title: Collaborative Business Processes Through Blockchain

 

Seminar by Len Bass, CMU, on 25 November: "Don’t forget about Deployment and Operations"

Standard definitions of software engineering suggest that the software engineer's job is done when the code is comitted. The definitions assume that deployment and operations are problems that belong to other people. In the modern world, this is no longer true. Software engineers must manage their code through to deployment and, frequently, are the first responders when a problem occurs. Without designing for deployment many different types of errors can occur during deployment. Without designing for first response, error correction can take a long time.

Microservice architecture is a design style that reduces the errors during deployment, speeds up deployment, and supports error detection after code is placed into production. This talk will describe how microservice architectures perform these miracles and at what cost.

  • Location: Lecture theatre H 2013, TU main building
  • Time and Date: 25 November 2019, 10:30-11:30 am
  • Speaker: Len Bass, Carnegie Mellon University

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