Jan Vanthienen

Jan Vanthienen holds one lecture at the Data Modeling Zone 2018:

“On Smart Data, Decisions and Processes” Prof. Jan Vanthienen (IC3K 2015)

Professor of Information Systems
K.U. Leuven

Jan Vanthienen is full professor of information systems at KU Leuven, Department of Decision Sciences and Information Management, Information Systems Group, where he is teaching and researching on business intelligence, analytics, business rules & processes, systems analysis, business information systems and information management.

He has published more than 150 full papers in reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. He is a founding member of the Leuven Institute for Research in Information Systems (LIRIS), and a member of the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. He was chairholder of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Chair on E-Business at K.U.Leuven, co-chairholder of the Microsoft Research Chair on Intelligent Environments. He received the Belgian Francqui Chair 2009 at FUNDP and an IBM Faculty Award in 2011. He is co-founder and president-elect of the Benelux Association for Information Systems (BENAIS). He is also member of the IEEE task force on process mining, and co-author of the Business Process Mining Manifesto.

Jan is actively involved in the Decision Modeling & Notation standard (DMN) at OMG (Object Management Group). This standard is designed to complement the Business Process Modeling & Notation (BPMN) standard, in order to integrate and distinguish business processes and business decisions.

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the IBM Faculty Award in 2011.
  • Recipient of the Belgian Francqui Chair 2009 at FUNDP.
  • Best paper award, The international RuleML Symposium (RuleML 2007), Orlando, November 2007.
  • Best paper nomination, Fourth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS’2002), Ciudad Real, Spain, April 2002.