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Teaching BPM as MOOC

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Marion Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mendling, and Hajo A. Reijers, Professors at universities in Europe and Australia, describe the content of the BPM MOOC—Massive Open Online Course—they designed. The initial offering will be delivered starting on October 12. Read their Article for details.

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Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mendling, Hajo A. Reijers

Marlon Dumas is Professor of Software Engineering at University of Tartu, Estonia where he leads a team of 20+ researchers focused on BPM. Prior to this appointment, he was faculty member at Queensland University of Technology and visiting researcher at SAP Research, Australia, where he led several industrial research projects. Marlon has co-inventor of seven granted US/EU patents and co-author of 200+ publications in the fields of BPM and Service-Oriented Architectures. He is co-editor of the textbook “Process-Aware Information Systems” (2005) and co-author of “Fundamentals of Business Process Management” (2013).
His research and publications can be accessed at The best way to contact Marlon is via email (

Marcello La Rosa is Professor and the Academic Director for corporate programs and partnerships at the Information Systems school of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and Principal Researcher at NICTA, Brisbane, Australia. His research interests span different BPM areas, including process consolidation, mining and automation, in which he published over 80 papers. He leads the Apromore initiative ( – a strategic collaboration between various universities for the development of an advanced process model repository, and coordinates QUT’s professional training program on BPM ( Marcello has taught BPM to practitioners and students in Australia for ten years. Based on this experience, he co-authored “Fundamentals of Business Process Management” – the first, comprehensive textbook on BPM, which has influenced the curriculum of over 100 universities in the world.
His research and publications can be accessed at The best way to contact Marcello is via email (

Jan Mendling is a Full Professor with the Institute for Information Business at Wirtschafts¬universität Wien (WU Vienna), Austria. He has published more than 250 research papers and articles, among others on BPM and information systems. He is member of the editorial board of five international journals, member of the board of the Austrian Society for Process Management (, one of the founders of the Berlin BPM Community of Practice (, organizer of several academic events on process management, and member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining. His PhD thesis has won the Heinz-Zemanek-Award of the Austrian Computer Society and the German Targion-Award for dissertations in the area of strategic information management.
His research and publications can be accessed at The best way to contact HJan is via email (

Hajo A. Reijers holds the chair of Business Informatics at VU University Amsterdam. He is also a part-time, full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology. His research focus is on business process redesign, workflow management technology, and conceptual modelling. On these and other topics, he published over 150 papers in academic journals and professional outlets. Hajo is alo the managing director of the European BPM Round Table ( and one of the founders of the Dutch BPM Round Table. Previously, he worked as a management consultant in the BPM field and as head of BPM research at Lexmark. Based on his experiences of researcher and consultant in the field of BPM, he contributed to the “Fundamentals of Business Process Management” textbook.
His research and publications can be accessed at > The best way to contact Hajo is via email (

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