Dr. Jens Kolb

Jens Kolb studied computer science at Ulm University and graduated.

For the purposes of his dissertation, Jens works in the area of process visualization, especially focusing on generating and managing process views/abstractions for process-aware information systems (see proView). The results of the project support end-users in understanding, interacting, and evolving large and complex business process models.

Concerning our Institute's education program, Jens has supervised various seminars, implementations and lectures as an exercise instructor.

In summer 2015 Jens successfully defended his PhD thesis.

Research Interests

  • Process Views and Process Abstractions
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Process Modeling based on Gestures on
    Multi-touch Devices
  • Process Visualization
  • Adaptivity and Robustness in Process Execution

Academic Services

Chairmanships

Memberships in Program Committees

Reviewer for scientific organizations

Publications

| 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2009 |

2016

Zimoch, Michael and Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2016) Considering Social Distance as an Influence Factor in the Process of Process Modeling. In: 17th Int'l Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS'16), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 13-14 June 2016, LNBIP 248, Springer, pp. 97-112. file

2015

Kolb, Jens and Leopold, Henrik and Mendling, Jan (2015) Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures (EMISA 2015). Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Koellen, Vol. 248.
Kolb, Jens and Weber, Barbara and Hallé, Sylvain and Mayer, Wolfgang and Ghose, Aditya and Grossmann , Georg (2015) 19th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop, EDOC Workshops 2015, Adelaide, Australia, September 21-25, 2015. IEEE Computer Society.
Grambow, Gregor and Mundbrod, Nicolas and Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2015) Towards Collecting Sustainability Data in Supply Chains with Flexible Data Collection Processes. In: Data-Driven Process Discovery and Analysis. 3rd IFIP WG 2.6, 2.12 Int. Symposium (SIMPDA 2013), Revised Selected Papers, Riva del Garda, Italy, 30 August 2013, LNBIP 203, Springer, pp. 25-47. file
Grambow, Gregor and Mundbrod, Nicolas and Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2015) Supporting Data Collection in Complex Scenarios with Dynamic Data Collection Processes. In: Information Systems Engineering in Complex Environments (CAiSE Forum 2014), Selected Extended Papers, Thessaloniki, Greece, 16-20 June 2014, LNBIP 204, Springer, pp. 52-67. file
Kammerer, Klaus and Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2015) PQL - A Descriptive Language for Querying, Abstracting and Changing Process Models. In: 17 Int'l Working Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development, and Support (BPMDS'15), Stockholm, LNBIP 214, Springer, pp. 135-150. file
Kammerer, Klaus and Kolb, Jens and Ronis, Sebastian and Reichert, Manfred (2015) Collaborative Process Modeling with Tablets and Touch Tables — A Controlled Experiment. In: IEEE 9th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS 2015), Athens, Greece, 13-15 May 2015, 15, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 31-41. file
Kammerer, Klaus and Kolb, Jens and Andrews, Kevin and Bueringer, Stefan and Meyer, Britta and Reichert, Manfred (2015) User-centric Process Modeling and Enactment: The Clavii BPM Platform. In: Proceedings of the BPM Demo Session 2015 (BPMD 2015), co-located with the 13th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2015), Innsbruck, Austria, 2 September 2015, CEUR Workshop Proceedings 1418, CEUR-WS.org, pp. 135-139. file
Kolb, Jens (2015) Abstraction, Visualization, and Evolution of Process Models. Phd thesis, Ulm University. file
Mundbrod, Nicolas and Grambow, Gregor and Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2015) Context-Aware Process Injection: Enhancing Process Flexibility by Late Extension of Process Instances. In: 23rd International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2015), Rhodes, Greece, 28 - 30 October 2015, LNCS 9415, Springer, pp. 127-145. file

2014

Grambow, Gregor and Mundbrod, Nicolas and Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2014) Towards Simple and Robust Automation of Sustainable Supply Chain Communication. In: CoopIS, Amantea, 27-31 October, 2014, LNCS 8842, Springer, pp. 644-647. file
Kolb, Jens and Zimoch, Michael and Weber, Barbara and Reichert, Manfred (2014) How Social Distance of Process Designers Affects the Process of Process Modeling: Insights From a Controlled Experiment. In: 29th Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2014), Enterprise Engineering Track, Gyeongju, South Korea, 24-28 March, 2014, ACM Press, pp. 1364-1370. file

2013

Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2013) Data Flow Abstractions and Adaptations through Updatable Process Views. In: 28th Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC'13), 10th Enterprise Engineering Track (EE'13), Coimbra, Portugal, March 2013, ACM Press, pp. 1447-1453. file
Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2013) Supporting Business and IT through Updatable Process Views: The proView Demonstrator. In: ICSOC'12, Demo Track of the 10th Int'l Conference on Service Oriented Computing, Shanghai, China, November 12-15, 2012, LNCS 7759, Springer, pp. 460-464. file
Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2013) A Flexible Approach for Abstracting and Personalizing Large Business Process Models. Applied Computing Review, 13(1): 6-17, ACM SIGAPP. file
Kolb, Jens and Leopold, Henrik and Mendling, Jan and Reichert, Manfred (2013) Creating and Updating Personalized and Verbalized Business Process Descriptions. In: 6th IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modeling (PoEM'13), Riga, Latvia, November 6-7, 2013, LNBIB 165, Springer, pp. 191-205. file
Kolb, Jens and Rudner, Benjamin and Reichert, Manfred (2013) Gesture-based Process Modeling Using Multi-Touch Devices. International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design, 4(4): 48-69. file
Lanz, Andreas and Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2013) Enabling Personalized Process Schedules with Time-aware Process Views. In: CAiSE 2013 Workshops, 2nd Int'l Workshop on Human-Centric Information Systems (HCIS 2013), Valencia, Spain, 18 June 2013, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (LNBIP) 148, Springer, pp. 205-216. file

2012

Kabicher-Fuchs, Sonja and Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie and Recker, Jan and Indulska, Marta and Charoy, Francois and Christiaanse, Rob and Dunkl, Reinhold and Grambow, Gregor and Kolb, Jens and Leopold, Henrik and Mendling, Jan (2012) Human-Centric Process-Aware Information Systems (HC-PAIS). CoRR, Vol. abs/12, Technical Report arXiv.org. file
Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred and Weber, Barbara (2012) Using Concurrent Task Trees for Stakeholder-centered Modeling and Visualization of Business Processes. In: S-BPM ONE 2012, Vienna, April 2012, CCIS 284, Springer, pp. 237-251. file
Kolb, Jens and Rudner, Benjamin and Reichert, Manfred (2012) Towards Gesture-based Process Modeling on Multi-Touch Devices. In: 1st Int'l Workshop on Human-Centric Process-Aware Information Systems (HC-PAIS'12), Gdansk, Poland, 25th June 2012, LNBIP 112, Springer, pp. 280-293. file
Kolb, Jens and Hübner, Paul and Reichert, Manfred (2012) Model-Driven User Interface Generation and Adaptation in Process-Aware Information Systems. Technical Report UIB-2012-04, University of Ulm. file
Kolb, Jens and Hübner, Paul and Reichert, Manfred (2012) Automatically Generating and Updating User Interface Components in Process-Aware Information Systems. In: 20th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, Rome, Italy, September 12-14, 2012, LNCS 7565, Springer, pp. 444-454. file
Kolb, Jens and Kammerer, Klaus and Reichert, Manfred (2012) Updatable Process Views for User-centered Adaption of Large Process Models. In: 10th Int'l Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC'12), Shanghai, China, November 12-15, 2012, LNCS 7636, Springer, pp. 484-498. file
Kolb, Jens and Kammerer, Klaus and Reichert, Manfred (2012) Updatable Process Views for Adapting Large Process Models: The proView Demonstrator. In: Demo Track of the 10th Int'l Conf on Business Process Management (BPM'12), Tallinn, Estonia, September 3-6, 2012, CEUR Workshop Proceedings 940, pp. 6-11. file
Mundbrod, Nicolas and Kolb, Jens and Reichert, Manfred (2012) Towards a System Support of Collaborative Knowledge Work. In: 1st Int'l Workshop on Adaptive Case Management (ACM'12), BPM'12 Workshops, Tallinn, Estonia, 2 September 2012, LNBIP 132, Springer, pp. 31-42. file
Reichert, Manfred and Kolb, Jens and Bobrik, Ralph and Bauer, Thomas (2012) Enabling Personalized Visualization of Large Business Processes through Parameterizable Views. In: 27th ACM Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC'12), 9th Enterprise Engineering Track (EE'12), Trento, Italy, March 25-29, 2012, ACM Press, pp. 1653-1660. file

2009

Dadam, Peter and Reichert, Manfred and Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie and Lanz, Andreas and Pryss, Rüdiger and Predeschly, Michael and Kolb, Jens and Ly, Linh Thao and Jurisch, Martin and Kreher, Ulrich and Goeser, Kevin (2009) From ADEPT to AristaFlow BPM Suite: A Research Vision has become Reality. In: Proceedings Business Process Management (BPM'09) Workshops, 1st Int'l. Workshop on Empirical Research in Business Process Management (ER-BPM '09), Ulm, Germany, September 2009, LNBIP 43, Springer, pp. 529-531. file
Reichert, Manfred and Dadam, Peter and Rinderle-Ma, Stefanie and Lanz, Andreas and Pryss, Rüdiger and Predeschly, Michael and Kolb, Jens and Ly, Linh Thao and Jurisch, Martin and Kreher, Ulrich and Goeser, Kevin (2009) Enabling Poka-Yoke Workflows with the AristaFlow BPM Suite. In: Proc. BPM'09 Demonstration Track, Ulm, Germany, September 2009, CEUR Workshop Proceedings 489. file

Supervised Master & Bachelor Theses

| 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 |

2017

Baer, Maximilian (2017) Optimization and Automation of Software Asset Management Processes. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Kraus, Moritz (2017) Generisches Framework für kontextbasierte, dynamische Informations-Dashboards. Master thesis, Ulm University. file

2016

Kozlowski, Olaf (2016) Constraint-basierte Abbildung von Konfigurationsproblemen für komplexe Produktstrukturen. Master thesis, Ulm University. file

2015

Zimoch, Michael (2015) Influence of Psychological Distance on Process Modeling: A Gamification Approach. Master thesis, Ulm University. file

2014

Andrews, Kevin (2014) Design and Development of a Run-time Object Design and Instantiation Framework for BPM Systems. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Beidl, Benjamin (2014) Prozessorientiertes Software Asset Management: Anforderungen, Konzepte, Perspektiven. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Bueringer, Stefan (2014) Development of a Cloud Platform for Business Process Administration, Modeling, and Execution. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Just, Adam (2014) Multi-Touch Gestures for Process Modeling. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Kammerer, Klaus (2014) Enabling Personalized Business Process Modeling: The Clavii BPM Platform. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Meyer, Britta (2014) Conception, Design And Evaluation Of A Graphical User-Interface For A Cloud-Platform For Business Process Management. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Ronis, Sebastian (2014) Collaborative Modeling of Business Processes on Co-Located TableTop Systems. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Schöbel, Alexander (2014) Auswirkungen von Cloud Computing und Bring Your Own Device auf Software Asset Management. Master thesis, Ulm University. file

2013

Burkhardt, Judith (2013) Collaborative Process Modelling with Multi-Touch Tables. Diploma thesis, Ulm University. file
Hess, Hayato (2013) Hand Gesture-based Process Modeling for Updatable Processes. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Jahn, Stefan (2013) Entwicklung eines interaktiven und Web-basierten Selektionswerkzeugs für komplexe Produktpaletten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University.
Wipp, Wolfgang (2013) Natural Language-based Visualization and Modeling for Updatable Process Views. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file

2012

Andrews, Kevin (2012) Process Automation and Optimization for the Audit Committee. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Beidl, Benjamin (2012) Betrachtung von S-BPM und die Abbildbarkeit auf BPMN. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Büringer, Stefan (2012) Development of a Business Process Abstraction Component based on Process Views. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Dapper, Matthias (2012) Implementation of a Multi-Touch, Gesture-based Process Modeling Component for Apple iPad. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Hofmann, Johannes (2012) Implementierung einer Visualisierungskomponente für Prozesssichten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Hübner, Paul (2012) Transformation of Activity-Based Business Process to Complex User Interfaces: A Model-Driven Approach . Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Ihlenfeld, Manuel (2012) Implementierung einer Komponente zur Erstellung und Visualisierung von Prozesssichten . Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Mebrahtu, Saron (2012) Metrics for Updatable Process Views on Large Process Models. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Mertesz, Bernd (2012) Data Perspective-aware Process View Updates. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Mundbrod, Nicolas (2012) Business Process Support for Collaborative Knowledge Workers. Master thesis, Ulm University. file
Müller, Vladimir (2012) Implementierung einer Visualisierungskomponente für Prozesschichten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University.
Nahm, Marco (2012) Dokumentation, Analyse und Optimierung der Auftragsbearbeitung-Geschäftsprozesse zur Einführung eines BPM-Systems bei der ThyssenKrupp Aufzugswerke GmbH . Master thesis, Ulm University.
Schöbel, Alexander (2012) User-centered Process Management through Natural Language Support. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Zimoch, Michael (2012) Experiments on Influence of Construal Level During Process Modeling. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file

2011

Agbulak, Yasemin (2011) Adaption und Definition von Prozessmodellen auf Basis von Concurrent Task Trees. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Barner, Janine (2011) Formular-basierte Modellierung, Ausführung und Änderung von Prozessmodellen. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Haller, Steffen (2011) Chancen und Risiken der Prozessautomatisierung am Finanzsektor am Beispiel des BPMS Activiti. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Kammerer, Klaus (2011) Technische Realisierung des Abklärungsablaufs von Sicherheitsausweisen in KMUs mit Hilfe der AristaFlow BPM Suite. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University.
Lachenmayr, Laura Jacqueline (2011) Kognitive Aspekte der Prozessmodellierung. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Rudner, Benjamin (2011) Fortgeschrittene Konzepte der Prozessmodellierung durch den Einsatz von Multi-Touch-Gesten. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file
Schobel, Johannes (2011) Business Process Intelligence - Aktueller Stand und neue innovative Ansätze zur intelligenten Prozessanalyse. Master thesis, Ulm University. file

2010

Fröhler, Florian (2010) Enhancing Business Process Modelling Tools to Improve Process Model Quality. Diploma thesis, Universität Ulm. file

2008

Mundbrod, Nicolas (2008) Abbildbarkeit unstrukturierter Prozessmodelle auf strukturierte Workflows - Eine Untersuchung am Beispiel BPMN und ADEPT. Bachelor thesis, Ulm University. file

Contact details

Dr. Jens Kolb

Research assistant