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Enterprise Computing

Prof. Dr. Christian Janiesch

Office hours

  • by arrangement


Main Positions

  • Research Associate, Institute for Information Systems, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS)
  • Senior Researcher, SAP Research Center of SAP Australia Pty Ltd in Brisbane, Australia
  • Postdoc, Institute for Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Juniorprofessor for Information Management, Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Professor of Enterprise Computing, TU Dortmund University, Germany

  • Business Analytics & Process Analytics
  • Business Process Management & Robotic Process Automation
  • Conceptual Modeling/ Meta Modeling/ Method Engineering
  • Design Science Research
  • Digitalization & Cloud Computing
  • (Industrial) Internet of Things & Cyber-physical Systems
  • Machine Learning Applications & Explainable Artificial Intelligence
  • Real-time Analytics & Complex Event Processing
  • Smart Service Systems
  • Fischer, M., Hofmann, A., Imgrund, F., Janiesch, C. & Winkelmann, A. (2021). On the Composition of the Long Tail of Business Processes: Implications from a Process Mining Study. Information Systems, 97, 101689. doi:10.1016/
  • Fischer, M., Imgrund, F., Janiesch, C. & Winkelmann, A. (2020). Strategy Archetypes for Digital Transformation: Defining Meta Objectives using Business Process Management. Information & Management, 57, 103262. doi:10.1016/
  • Heinrich, K., Zschech, P., Janiesch, C. & Bonin, M. (2021). Process Data Properties Matter: Introducing Gated Convolutional Neural Networks (GCNN) and Key-Value-Predict Attention Networks (KVP) for Next Event Prediction with Deep Learning. Decision Support Systems, 143, 113494. doi:10.1016/j.dss.2021.113494
  • Herm, L.-V., Heinrich, K., Wanner, J. & Janiesch, C. (2023). Stop Ordering Machine Learning Algorithms by their Explainability! A User-Centered Investigation of Performance and Explainability. International Journal of Information Management, 69, 102538. doi:10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2022.102538
  • Janiesch, C., Zschech, P. & Heinrich, K. (2021). Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Electronic Markets, 31, 685-695. doi:10.1007/s12525-021-00475-2
  • Janiesch, C., Rosenkranz, C. & Scholten, U. (2020). An Information Systems Design Theory for Service Network Effects. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 21, 1402-1460. doi: 10.17705/1jais.00642
  • Schulte, S., Janiesch, C., Venugopal, S., Weber, I. & Hoenisch, P. (2015). Elastic Business Process Management: State of the Art and Open Challenges for BPM in the Cloud. Future Generation Computer Systems, 46, 36-50. doi: 10.1016/j.future.2014.09.005
  • Zschech, P., Horn, R., Höschele, D., Janiesch, C. & Heinrich, K. (2020). Intelligent User Assistance for Automated Data Mining Method Selection. Business & Information Systems Engineering, 62, 227–247. doi: 10.1007/s12599-020-00642-3
  • Best Paper Award of the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2022
  • Best Paper Award of the International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM) RPA Forum 2021
  • Best Paper Award of the International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM) 2020
  • Best Paper Award of the Internationalen Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI) 2020
  • Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2015 Award

Editorial Roles in Journals

  • Business & Information Systems Engineering (Department Editorial Board Business Process Management)
  • Electronic Markets (Editorial Board)
  • International Journal of Management Reviews (Consulting Editor)
  • Journal of Business Analytics (Associate Editor)

Major Editorial Roles in Conference and Workshops

  • Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), 2010 (Track Chair)
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), 2013-2023 (excl. 2016, 2019) (Track Chair)
  • IEEE International Conference on Business Informatics (CBI), 2018-2020 (Track Chair)
  • International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM), 2023 (Track Chair)
  • International Workshop on Business Process Management in the Cloud (BPMC), 2013-2015 (Organizer)
  • International Workshop on Event-Driven Business Process Management (edBPM), 2011-2012 (Organizer)
  • Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI), 2023 (Track Chair)
  • Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI), 2014-2018 (Track Chair)

Editorial Roles in Accreditation

  • ASIIN Fachausschuss 07 – Wirtschaftsinformatik
  • Association for Information Systems (AIS)
  • Die Wirtschaftsinformatik e. V.
  • European Research Center for Information Systems (ERCIS) Personal Member
  • Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI)
  • Verband der Hochschullehrerinnen und Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V. (VHB)
  • World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
  • Professur (W3) für Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Digitalisierung und Prozessmanagement at the Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • W3-Professur für KI-basierte Produkt- und Prozessinnovation at the University of Bayreuth

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dortmund University is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits. It is best to park in the large parking lot on Otto-Hahn-Straße.

The "Dortmund Universität" S-Bahn station is located directly on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 15 or 30 minutes to Dortmund main station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf main station via Bochum, Essen, and Duisburg. In addition, the university can be reached by bus lines 445, 447, and 462. Timetable information can be found on the homepage of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr, and DSW21 also offer an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund University is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

From Dortmund Airport, the AirportExpress takes just over 20 minutes to Dortmund Central Station and from there to the university by S-Bahn. A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university's train station.