1181 Research Seminar Process Management
Saimir Bala, Dott.mag.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
09/05/19 to 10/07/19
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Monday 10/14/19 02:00 PM - 05:30 PM D2.0.330
Tuesday 11/12/19 02:30 PM - 06:00 PM D2.0.334 Teacher Training Lab
Friday 12/13/19 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM D3.0.237

The content of this course revolves around the preparation of a scientific paper in English. The starting point is an assigned foundational article from a very good scientific journal of our subject.

By the second class, a research proposal must be prepared from each student. It is a document of 3 pages. It must contain a summary of the foundational article, as well as the presentation of three possible research questions and the literature found in addition to the basic article (at least 12 sources from high-quality journals, no books or Internet sources).

On the basis of the presentation and the interview at the intermediate date, the seminar paper is assigned individually. It has to be completed by the end of the semester. For mutual feedback, a scientific peer review system will be adopted. Students will be assigned 2 papers of their colleagues and write a review for each of those, in which they give an expert opinion on the manuscript. The final report, also integrating the revisions to address the reviews’ remarks, has to be submitted before the end of the semester.

Learning outcomes

  • Time management and presentation techniques
  • Understanding of scientific work and literature search
  • Presentation of research topics
  • Preparation of scientific papers
Attendance requirements

The attendance is compulsory the whole first and last lecture.

During the second class, individual and group appointments are established that must not be missed. 

Teaching/learning method(s)

Preparation of a seminar paper, presentation, discussion, assessment.


Topic selection and keywords: 5%

Written proposal including summary and derived research questions: 10%

First version of the seminar paper and presentation of the research results: 25%

Peer-review: 10%

Seminar paper: 50%

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

Positive completion of course 1 of the “Process and Knowledge Management” SBWL. The presence in the first unit of the course is a compulsory prerequisite.

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

Fundamentals of Business Process Management

Publisher: Springer
Edition: 2
Year: 2018
Content relevant for class examination: Yes
Content relevant for diploma examination: No
Recommendation: Strongly recommended (but no absolute necessity for purchase)
Type: Book
Recommended previous knowledge and skills

Participants are expected to be familiar with the concept of Business Process Management. Generally, it is assumed that the concepts described in Dumas et al.: Fundamentals of Business Process Management, Springer 2013, are understood.

Availability of lecturer(s)

via Email

Last edited: 2019-09-10