Stevens Hosts the 8th International Conference on Business Process Management

HOBOKEN, N.J. - The Center for Business Process Innovation, led by Dr. Michael zur Muehlen at Stevens Institute of Technology is hosting the 8th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM), September 13 - 16, 2010. This prestigious conference is being held in North America for the first time and is just the second time it will be held outside of Europe. Located minutes away from New York City, Stevens campus in Hoboken, N.J. provides an ideal backdrop for this global event.

"We are very honored to welcome all the participants of this prestigious international conference being held at Stevens and look forward to expanding our partnerships with industry and academia towards the furtherance of Business Process Management," - Dr. George P. Korfiatis, Provost & University Vice President.

BPM brings together researchers and practitioners focused on process analysis and design, workflow implementation, process mining, process innovation and other related topics. The conference attracts innovative research of the highest quality related to all aspects of business process management.

In addition to the main research track, BPM 2010 will include an industrial and an educational track, tutorials, panels, and demo sessions. The conference received a record number of submissions this year, which were subjected to a highly selective review process. Papers report on innovative implementations and applications of Business Process Management with a particular focus on their impact on information technology use and business practice.

Three keynote addresses by industry and academic experts will set the tone for BPM 2010 
Phil Gilbert, President, Lombardi Software.
In addition to his role as President, Mr. Gilbert also oversees the operational responsibility of Lombardi's Global Business Solutions group. He was formerly Lombardi's executive vice president of products and CTO. He brings more than 20 years of experience in technology start-ups plus 6 years in consulting and executive positions for non-technology businesses. Phil has been awarded four patents in the area of distributed transaction management, has served on numerous industry committees and panels, and was a founding Board member of RosettaNet, serving until 2001.

Clay Richardson, Senior Analyst, Forrester Research
Mr. Richardson is responsible for BPM platforms, strategies and governance. He joined Forrester with many years of experience in business process improvement projects, BPM platforms and solutions selection, systems analysis and design, and project management for enterprise software implementations. Clay has led projects to successfully deploy BPM solutions for government and commercial organizations around the world and has specialized in helping create BPM Centers of Excellence.

Hans-Arno Jacobsen, University of Toronto
Mr. Jacobsen holds the Bell University Laboratories Chair in Software, and he is a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, where he leads the Middleware Systems Research Group. His principal areas of research include the design and the development of middleware systems, distributed systems, and information systems.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at and