Prof.dr.ir. Wil van der Aalst
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Prof.dr.ir. Wil van der Aalst is a full professor at RWTH Aachen University leading the Process and Data Science (PADS) group. He is also part-time affiliated with the Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik (FIT) where he leads FIT's Process Mining group and the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e). Until December 2017, he was the scientific director of the Data Science Center Eindhoven (DSC/e) and led the Architecture of Information Systems group at TU/e. Since 2003, he holds a part-time position at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Currently, he is also a distinguished fellow of Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in Trento and a member of the Board of Governors of Tilburg University. His research interests include process mining, Petri nets, business process management, workflow management, process modeling, and process analysis. Wil van der Aalst has published over 230 journal papers, 22 books (as author or editor), 530 refereed conference/workshop publications, and 80 book chapters. Many of his papers are highly cited (he one of the most cited computer scientists in the world; according to Google Scholar, he has an H-index of 155 and has been cited over 110,000 times), and his ideas have influenced researchers, software developers, and standardization committees working on process support. Next to serving on the editorial boards of over ten scientific journals, he is also playing an advisory role for several companies, including Fluxicon, Celonis, and UiPath. Van der Aalst received honorary degrees from the Moscow Higher School of Economics (Prof. h.c.), Tsinghua University, and Hasselt University (Dr. h.c.). He is also an IFIP Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and an elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, the Academy of Europe, and the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts (Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste). In 2018, he was awarded an Alexander-von-Humboldt Professorship.
Prof. Kazumasa Oida
Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
Kazumasa Oida received Bachelor of Information Science, Master of Engineering, and Doctor of Informatics degrees from the University of Tsukuba in 1983, Hokkaido University in 1985, and Kyoto University in 2002, respectively. He worked for the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation for twenty years as an engineer, where he participated in the development of private network systems. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan. His main interests include traffic control, QoS, cybersecurity, information diffusion in OSNs, etc.
Prof. Yoshifumi Manabe,
Yoshifumi Manabe was born in 1960. He received his B.E., M.E., and Dr.E.degrees from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1983, 1985, and 1993,respectively. From 1985 to 2013, he worked for Nippon Telegraph andTelephone Corporation. From 2001 to 2013, he was a guest associate professor of Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. Since2013, he has been a professor of the Faculty of Informatics, Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include distributed algorithms, cryptography, game theory, and graph theory. Dr. Manabe is a member of ACM, IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, and JSIAM.