Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling

Principal Investigator

Jan Mendling is the Einstein-Professor of Process Science with the Department of Computer Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. His research interests include various topics in the area of business process management and information systems. He has published more than 450 research papers and articles, among others in Management Information Systems Quarterly, ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Journal of the Association of Information Systems and Decision Support Systems. He is a department editor for Business and Information Systems Engineering, member of the board of the Austrian Society for Process Management (, one of the founders of the Berlin BPM Community of Practice (, organizer of several academic events on process management, and a member of the IEEE Task Force on Process Mining. He is co-author of the textbooks Fundamentals of Business Process Management, Second Edition, ( and Wirtschaftsinformatik, 12th Edition, (, which are extensively used in information systems education.




Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU)
  • Positions

    Principal Investigator

    Research Group „Security and Transparency of Digital Processes”

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  • Fields of research
    • Business Process Modeling
    • Business Process Management
    • Process Mining
    • Information Systems
    • Enterprise Architecture


Monika Malinova Mandelburger, Jan Mendling: Cognitive Diagram Understanding and Task Performance in Systems Analysis and Design. MIS Quarterly 45(4): 2101-2157 (2021).

Henrik Leopold, Jan Mendling, Artem Polyvyanyy: Supporting Process Model Validation through Natural Language Generation. IEEE Trans. Software Eng. 40(8): 818-840 (2014).  

Jan Mendling, Mark Strembeck, Jan Recker: Factors of process model comprehension - Findings from a series of experiments. Decision Support Systems 53(1): 195-206 (2012).

Remco M. Dijkman, Marlon Dumas, Boudewijn F. van Dongen, Reina Käärik, Jan Mendling: Similarity of business process models: Metrics and evaluation. Inf. Syst. 36(2): 498-516 (2011).

Matthias Weidlich, Jan Mendling, Mathias Weske: Efficient Consistency Measurement Based on Behavioral Profiles of Process Models. IEEE Trans. Software Eng. 37(3): 410-429 (2011).