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Hajo Reijers

Hajo Reijers is a full professor in the Department of Information and Computing Sciences of Utrecht University, where he leads the Process Science group. He is also a part-time, full professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of Eindhoven University of Technology and an adjunct professor in the School of Information Systems, Science and Engineering Faculty, at Queensland University of Technology. Previously, Hajo worked as a consultant for Deloitte and Accenture, where he was involved in various reengineering projects and workflow system implementations. Hajo led the BPM research group at Lexmark from 2012 to 2014. From 2014 to 2018, he was appointed as a full professor at the Department of Computer Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He has also advised multiple start-ups in the high-tech sector. The focus of Hajo’s academic research is on business process redesign, process automation, conceptual modeling, and enterprise information systems. On these topics, he contributed to about 300 scientific papers, chapters in edited books, and articles in professional journals. See his website for more info or follow his musings on X via @profBPM.

Flavia Santoro

Flavia Santoro is the Academic Dean of the Institute of Technology and Leadership (Inteli), and she is a professor at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. She earned her Ph.D. in Systems and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), alongside a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the UFRJ’s Polytechnic School, and a Master’s degree in Contemporary Philosophy from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Since 2009, she has been a recipient of the prestigious National Council of Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) Fellowship. Her academic journey also includes sabbaticals at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris VI, France, during 2004-2005, and at Queensland University of Technology, Australia, from 2012 to 2013. With over two decades of experience as an educator and researcher in the field of Information Systems, Santoro’s work primarily focuses on Business Process Management, Knowledge-intensive Processes, Knowledge Management, and Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Learning. Beyond academia, she has lent her expertise as a consultant on numerous projects related to BPM and software development for various companies.

Massimo Mecella

Massimo Mecella, PhD in Engineering in Computer Science, is a full professor at Sapienza, where he is conducting research in the fields of information systems engineering, software architectures, distributed middleware and service oriented computing, mobile and pervasive computing, process management, data and process mining, big data analytics, advanced interfaces and human-computer interaction, focusing on smart applications, environments and communities. He is author of about 250 papers (h-index 42, cf. He has been/is currently involved in several European and Italian research projects, and has been the technical manager of the projects WORKPAD and SM4All, coordinated by Sapienza. He has a large experience in organizing scientific events. He was the General Chair of CAiSE 2019, BPM 2021, and ICSOC 2023 in Rome (just to name the last ones). He sits in the Steering Committees of the conference series CAiSE, ICSOC, Intelligent Environments (IE), AVI (Advanced Visual Interfaces), and SummerSOC. Currently, he is the vice-director of the the BSc in Engineering in Computer and Control Sciences, the MSc in Engineering in Computer Science, and the MSc in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics offered by Sapienza. He was director of the above degrees for the period 2020 – 2023.

Anna Bernasconi

Anna Bernasconi is Tenured-Track Researcher at the Department of Electronics, Information, and Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano and has been Visiting Research Fellow at Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. Her research areas are Bioinformatics, Databases, and Data Science; she applies conceptual modeling, data integration, and knowledge management methods in several life sciences and other applied sciences domains, with a focus on building open-source tools and services. She has participated in the conceptual modeling and database communities with several paper presentations, Program Committee/Chair service, organization of two tutorials (ER and EDBT) and two workshops on conceptual models and web applications for life sciences (CMLS@ER and WALS@ICWE). She is an academic editor in Plos One and BMC Bioinformatics and Principal Investigator of the SENSIBLE PRIN PNRR 2022 project on data-driven early warning systems for viral epidemics and the NGI Search TETYS project on the next-generation Web topic explorer.