Bachelor Winter School on Business Process Management 2012

BPM Winter School

Business processes are everywhere. Tasks such as booking an airline ticket online, developing a new product, or treating a patient can be viewed as processes crossing organizational and technological boundaries. According to the analysts of the Gartner Group, the improvement of end-to-end business processes is the number one business priority of today's CIOs. Consequently, Business Process Management (BPM) has become a widely appreciated approach for the analysis and design of organizations and information systems.

Course Content

The course is organized by the Hilti Chair of Business Process Management at the Institute of Information Systems of the University of Liechtenstein, one of the most active BPM research groups in Europe. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the contemporary state-of-the-art in BPM. Classes are taught by BPM thought leaders from both academia and practice. You will apply the learned concepts and methods in case studies and exercises. You are expected to read papers and book chapters that will be assigned prior to attending the course. Topics covered in the course include:

  • Introduction to BPM

  • Methods along the BPM lifecycle

  • Process-aware information systems

  • Alignment of BPM with corporate strategy

  • Governance of BPM programs and projects

  • Human factors in BPM

  • Culture in BPM

Important Dates

  • Early bird registration: 31st December, 2011

  • Registration deadline: 31st January, 2012

  • Winter School: 27th February (Monday) - 2nd March (Friday), 2012


The Winter School is especially targeted at Bachelor students. You should have attended introductory courses in information systems, management studies, or computer science. Your English skills should be good enough to actively take part in class discussions.


The costs for 5 days of tuition, accommodation (Arrival: Sunday, 26th February; Departure: Friday, 2nd March), meals, and social events are as follows:

  • Early bird registration (until 31st December, 2011): EUR 325

  • Late registration (until 31st January, 2012): EUR 375

Course Credits

Given that your home institution agrees, the course can provide 5 ECTS (you have to pass a written exam at the end of the week). You may also choose to participate as a noncredit student.


The Principality of Liechtenstein is located in the Alpine Rhine Valley in the heart of Europe, surrounded by its neighbors Switzerland and Austria. Liechtenstein is a wonderful place for a wide range of winter sports, such as snowshoe hiking, sledding, ice skating, skiing, and snowboarding. The BPM Winter School will take place at the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz.

University of Liechtenstein

Registration and Further Information

For further information and registration please visit or contact Oliver Mueller ().

Chair and Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein

  • Dr. Oliver Mueller, University of Liechtenstein

  • Dr. Armin Stein, University of Muenster

Academic Board

  • Prof. Ulrike Baumoel, FernUniversitaet in Hagen

  • Prof. Joerg Becker, University of Muenster

  • Prof. Marlon Dumas, University of Tartu

  • Prof. Ulrich Frank, University Duisburg-Essen

  • Prof. Roland Holten, Goethe University Frankfurt

  • Prof. Dimitris Karagiannis, University of Vienna

  • Prof. Peter Loos, Universitaet des Saarlandes

  • Prof. Marco de Marco, Universita Cattolica Milan

  • Prof. Wolfgang Mathera, IPM Austria

  • Prof. Jan Mendling, WU Vienna

  • Prof. Jan Recker, Queensland University of Technology

  • Prof. Hajo Reijers, Eindhoven University of Technology

  • Prof. Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology

  • Prof. Eric Schoop, Technical University Dresden

  • Prof. Gerhard Schwabe, University of Zuerich

  • Prof. Reima Suomi, Turku School of Economics

  • Prof. Axel Uhl, University of Applied Science NW Switzerland

  • Prof. Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen

  • Prof. Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology

Supported By

  • ERICS: European Research Center for Information Systems

  • IS:link: Information Systems Student Exchange Network

  • LCAIS: Liechtenstein Chapter of the Association for Information Systems