The authors are members of the Business Process Technology research group at the Hasso Plattner Institute for IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam, Germany.

The group is led by Professor Dr. Mathias Weske, who has 15 years of experience in research and teaching workflow technology and business process management. He is also the author of the textbook,Business Process Management: Concepts, Languages, Architectures.

Alexander Grosskopf and Gero Decker, hold Masters degrees in IT Systems Engineering and are researchers in business process management, with both academic and industry experience. They work with key contributors to the BPMN standardization body, OMG, in the areas of execution semantics and choreographies.

The authors actively promote the value of business process management and professional process-based communication. The authors teach business process technology and BPMN to university students, industry professionals and administrative staff in the public sector.