CoBPM-Infos engl.

Collaborative Business Process Management


Prof. Dr. Peter Loos

Assistants: Jana Rehse and Nijat Mehdiyev

Contact: cobpm(at)

ATTENTION: Starting in WS17/18, CoBPM will take place as a block course in the lecture-free time between February and April. Application period starts no later than November 13th and ends on January 12th, such that students are still able to de-register from other exams, should they receive a spot.


In this course the goal is to gain experiences in the application of conceptual modelling. To achieve this, students are provided with scenarios of international businesses attempting to outsource parts of their operations. Each student-team of the Saarland University will pair up with one student-team from Widener University (USA). The paired teams will progress to their respective scenario by negotiating how to co-operate, defining requirements, and creating a design specification.

These steps are usually accompanied by the creation of contracts and the development of prototype implementations.

Available to Students of ...

    • Information Systems (Wirtschaftsinformatik) [Bachelor and Master]
    • Business Administration (Betriebswirtschaftslehre) [Bachelor, Master and Diploma]
    • Economics and Law (Wirtschaft und Recht) [Master]
    • Educational Technology (Wirtschaftspädagogik) [Master and Diploma]
    • others (as a minor/subsidiary subject)
    • Computer Science (Informatik) [as additional accomplishment (="freie Lesitungspunkte"); Please contact the responsible examination office for further details.)

      Organisational Frame

        • Optional course available on summer-terms awarding 4 bonus points or 6 credit points
        • Examination on behalf of models and documentation created throughout the course as well as the final documentation and presentation
        • Limited size of 20 students (for Saarland University)


          • International teamwork with you being part of a team at Saarland University that needs to work together with a counterpart team at Widener University (USA) forming pairs of teams
          • Framed around scenarios for each team providing a realistic situation in international business environment.

          Schedule (further dates to be announced)

          • Registration until mid-JANUARY 2019 using the application form
          • Kick-Off-Meeting (TBD)
            • Introduction of teams and scenarios
            • Modelling-Introduction: modelling methods and tools
          • Joint Kick-Off-Call with American teams TBA
          • Team-Work: starting February and lasting until of May each week consists of team-work with presentations/discussions on Friday
          • Final Presentation (TBD)
          • Break to offer some space for other course's exams
          • Deadline to submit the written reports later in May


            • Knowledge of and experience with conceptual modelling (data-models and process-models)
            • Fluent in English