Bachelor Winter School BPM 2013

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. In additional case studies and exercises you practically apply concepts and methods. You are expected to read assigned papers and book chapters before attending the course.

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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: 23 November, 2012

  • Registration deadline: 10 December, 2012

  • Winter School: 20 – 25 January, 2013


The costs for tuition, accommodation (arrival: Sunday, 20 January; departure: Friday, 25 January), meals, and social events are as follows:

  • Early bird registration: EUR 375

  • Late registration: EUR 425

During the Winter School students will stay at the Youth Hostel Schaan-Vaduz (dorm rooms).


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.

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.

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  • Prof. Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Oliver Mueller, University of Liechtenstein

  • Dr. Armin Stein, University of Muenster

Academic Board

  • Prof. Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology

  • 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. Mathias Weske, Hasso-Plattner-Institute Potsdam

  • Prof. Michael zur Muehlen, Stevens Institute of Technology

Supported by

  • IS:link: Information Systems Student Exchange Network

  • ERCIS: European Research Center for Information Systems

  • LCAIS: Liechtenstein Chapter of the Association for Information Systems


The capacities for the BPM Winter School are limited. We therefore ask you to send us a short application with your CV via e-mail to Dr. Oliver Müller (). Please note that due to the scope of the Winter School we will give priority to applications from Bachelor students.

Further Information

For further information and questions regarding the application process please contact Dr. Oliver Müller ().