Tijs Slaats

Tijs Slaats


I am an assistant professor at the Human-Centered Computing section of the Department of Computer Science at Copenhagen University. My main research area is the field of Business Process Management, with a particular focus on declarative and hybrid process notations. A primary goal of my research is to provide technologies that facilitate flexible workflow support for knowledge workers. I am currently funded by the Hybrid Business Process Management Technologies project, an individual postdoc grant under the auspices of the Danish Council for Independent Research.

I received a M.Sc. in Information Technology and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the IT University of Copenhagen, under supervision of Thomas Hildebrandt. For my Ph.D. I worked on the Technologies for Flexible Cross-organizational Case Management Systems (FLExCMS) industrial Ph.D. project, in close collaboration with Exformatics A/S, a Danish provider of electronic case management systems. During this project I researched techniques for the development of safe and flexible cross-organizational workflow systems. As a Postdoc I continued my research into the foundations of declarative workflow notations under the Computational Artifacts project, to which I am still loosely affiliated.

In addition to my academic activities, I also have a long history of working in industry. During my industrial Ph.D. project I was employed by Exformatics and developed a state-of-the-art declarative workflow solution (www.dcrgraphs.net). Before coming to Denmark I’ve worked as a software engineer in the Dutch e-commerce sector, acting as lead developer on projects for large international customers.

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