Short biography

Irene Vanderfeesten was born in Weert, the Netherlands. After she completed her secondary education (Gymnasium) at the Philips van Horne Scholengemeenschap in Weert, she started to study Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology. She soon discovered that her interests were in combining the technical aspect of computer science with human and business related perspectives. Therefore, she specialized in business information systems. She conducted her final project in the Information Systems group of the department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences. After receiving her Master of Science degree in Computer Science in 2004, she continued to work in the same group on a research project with prof.dr.ir. Wil van der Aalst and dr.ir. Hajo Reijers. The aim of the project was to develop ‘intelligent’ tools for workflow process design with a focus on the Product Based Workflow Design methodology. After obtaining her PhD degree Irene worked for one year as an IT consultant at All Pensions Group in Heerlen before returning to the university as an Assistant Professor in Business Process Management and Information Systems.

Professional Activities

Invited Talks

2013

Keynote speech "Human-Centric Design of Process-Aware Information Systems" @ Workshop on Human Centric Information Systems (HCIS2013), collocated with CAiSE2013.

Editorial board

  • Associate Editor for the Journal of Society for e-Business Studies

Journal reviewer

  • Business & Information Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems and e-Business Management
  • Information Systems
  • Computers in Industry
  • Business and Information Systems Engineering
  • International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems (IJCIS)
  • ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM)
  • IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC)
  • IEEE Tansactions on Fuzzy Systems
  • Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)
  • International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control (IJICIC)
  • Human Technology
  • Management Research News (MRN)

Program Committee Member and Conference Reviewer

2016

  • Member of the Program Committee of the 24rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2016)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 28th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Egineering (CAiSE 2016)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 14th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2016)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 18th IEEE Conference on Business Informatics (CBI 2016)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 4rd International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering (Cognise 2016)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 5rd International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Process Visualization (TAProViz 2016)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the Advancing Business Process Management (A-BPM) track of the 42nd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA-BPM 2016)

2015

  • Member of the Program Committee of the 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2015)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 27th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Egineering (CAiSE 2015)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 13th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2015)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 3rd International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering (Cognise 2015)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 4rd International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Process Visualization (TAProViz 2015)

2014

  • Member of the Program Committee of the 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Egineering (CAiSE 2014)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 12th International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2014)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 3rd International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Process Visualization (TAProViz 2014)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 2nd International Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Information Systems Engineering (Cognise 2014)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the IEEE 3rd International Congress on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2014)

2013

  • Chair of the Organization Committee of the 1st International Workshop on Communicating Business Process and Software Models (CPSM 2013)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 2nd International Workshop on Human-Centric Information Systems (HC-IS 2013)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 2nd International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Process Visualization (TAProViz 2013 )
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (IEEE DEST-CEE 2013)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the IEEE 2nd International Congress on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2013)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 3rd International Symposium on Data-driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA 2013)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 2nd Worshop on Formal Semantics for the Future Enterprise (FSFE 2013)

2012

  • Member of the Program Committee of the 24th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Egineering (CAiSE 2012)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 2nd International Symposium on Data-driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA 2012)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (IEEE DEST-CEE 2012)
  • Reviewer for the 20th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2012)
  • Reviewer for DSS4HCP Special Session at SMC 2012
  • Reviewer for the 1st Worshop on Formal Semantics for the Future Enterprise (FSFE 2012)

2011

  • Member of the Program Committee of the 23rd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Egineering (CAiSE 2011)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 19th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2011)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 1st International Symposium on Data-driven Process Discovery and Analysis (SIMPDA 2011)
  • Reviewer for the 9th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2011)

2010

  • Member of the Program Committee of the 22nd International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Egineering (CAiSE 2010)
  • Member of the Program Committee of the 18th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2010)

2004-2009

  • Reviewer for the 30th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2009)
  • Session Chair at the 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2007)

International Research Visits

2006

Visiting scientist at University of Madeira, Portugal (invited by dr. Jorge Cardoso)

Other Activities

2013 - present

Member of the Education Committee for education programs in Industrial Engineering Eindhoven University of Technology

2010 - present

Member of the organization committee of the BPM Round Table Eindhoven University of Technology

2007 - present

Role model for girls and technology meetings organized by VHTO.

2010 - 2014

Board member of WISE network Network for women in science, Eindhoven University of Technology

2005-2010

Member of the organization committee of the TU/Xperience

2005-2007

Member of the Beta PhD Council advisory board to the management of Beta research school

Awards

2013

Industria Education Award 2013 for best lecturer in the Post-Propedeuse (2nd and 3rd year) of the Bachelor program in Industrial Engineering.

2004

BPTrends Best Student Paper Award 2004

1998

Scholarship from TU Eindhoven for excellent first-year students

Personal Interests

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