Research

I did my phd in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck. During my phd I was working in the area of business process management. More specifically, we were investigating the process underlying the creation of process models. We labeled this the Process of Process Modeling (PPM), which was also the topic of my phd thesis. For this, we received 3 grants of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). After finishing my phd in 2014, I continued to work part time as a post-doc in one of the projects at the Business Process Management Research Cluster. In this project we tried to combine research on the PPM with eye tracking technologies. I left academia in 2017 to work for Evaluation Software Development (ESD).

Below my publications during this time are listed. You can also have a look at my google scholar profile.

2017

  • S. Zugal, J. Pinggera, M. Neurauter, T. Maran and B. Weber: Cheetah Experimental Platform Web 1.0: Cleaning Pupillary Data. Technical Report arXiv:1703.09468. arXiv, 2017.

2016

  • B. Weber, J. Pinggera, M. Neurauter, S. Zugal, M. Martini, M. Furtner, P. Sachse and D. Schnitzer: Fixation Patterns During Process Model Creation: Initial Steps Toward Neuro-adaptive Process Modeling Environments. In: Proc. HICSS’16, pp. 600–609, 2016.
  • M. Martini, J. Pinggera, M. Neurauter, P. Sachse, M. Furtner and B. Weber: The impact of working memory and the “process of process modelling” on model quality: Investigating experienced versus inexperienced modellers. Scientific Reports 6(25561), 2016.
  • C. Haisjackl, I. Barba, S. Zugal, P. Soffer, I. Hadar, M. Reichert, J. Pinggera and B. Weber: Understanding Declare models: strategies, pitfalls, empirical results. Software & Systems Modeling 15(2):325–352, 2016.
  • J. Pinggera: Visualizing human behavior and cognition: The case of process modeling. In: In Proc. TAProViz’15, pp. 547–551, 2016.

2015

  • J. Claes, I. Vanderfeesten, J. Pinggera, H. Reijers, B. Weber and G. Poels: A visual analysis of the process of process modeling. Information Systems and e-Business Management 13(1):147–190, 2015.
  • C. Haisjackl, J. Pinggera, P. Soffer, S. Zugal, S. Lim and B. Weber: Identifying Quality Issues in BPMN Models: an Exploratory Study. In: Proc. BPMDS’15, pp. 217–230, 2015.
  • S. Zugal, P. Soffer, C. Haisjackl, J. Pinggera, M. Reichert and B. Weber: Investigating expressiveness and understandability of hierarchy in declarative business process models. Software & Systems Modeling 14(3):1081–1103, 2015.
  • B. Weber, M. Neurauter, J. Pinggera, S. Zugal, M. Furtner, M. Martini and P. Sachse: Measuring Cognitive Load During Process Model Creation. In: Proc. NeuroIS’15, pp. 129–136, 2015.
  • J. Pinggera, P. Soffer, D. Fahland, M. Weidlich, S. Zugal, B. Weber, H. Reijers and J. Mendling: Styles in business process modeling: an exploration and a model. Software & Systems Modeling 14(3):1055–1080, 2015.
  • M. Neurauter, J. Pinggera, M. Martini, A. Burattin, M. Furtner, P. Sachse and B. Weber: The Influence of Cognitive Abilities and Cognitive Load on Business Process Models and Their Creation. In: Proc. NeuroIS’15, pp. 107–115, 2015.

2014

  • T. Gschwind, J. Pinggera, S. Zugal, H. Reijers and B. Weber: A linear time layout algorithm for business process models. Journal of Visual Languages & Computing 25(2):117–132, 2014.
  • R. Pérez-Castillo, B. Weber, I. García-Rodríguez de Guzmán, M. Piattini and J. Pinggera: Assessing event correlation in non-process-aware information systems. Software and Systems Modeling 13(3):1117–1139, 2014.
  • P. Sachse, M. Martini, J. Pinggera, B. Weber, K. Reiter and M. Furtner: Das Arbeitsgedächtnis als „Nadelöhr“ des Denkens. In: Psychologie menschlichen Handelns: Wissen und Denken – Wollen und Tun, pp. 339–367. Pabst, 2014.
  • B. Weber, S. Zeitlhofer, J. Pinggera, V. Torres and M. Reichert: How Advanced Change Patterns Impact the Process of Process Modeling. In: Proc. BPMDS’14, pp. 17–32, 2014.
  • S. Zugal and J. Pinggera: Low-Cost Eye-Trackers: Useful for Information Systems Research? In: Proc. Cognise’14, pp. 159–170, 2014.
  • J. Pinggera, S. Zugal, M. Furtner, P. Sachse, M. Martini and B. Weber: The Modeling Mind: Behavior Patterns in Process Modeling. In: Proc. BPMDS’14, pp. 1–16, 2014.
  • J. Pinggera: The Process of Process Modeling. PhD thesis, University of Innsbruck, Department of Computer Science, 2014.

2013

  • B. Weber, J. Pinggera, V. Torres and M. Reichert: Change Patterns for Model Creation: Investigating the Role of Nesting Depth. In: Proc. Cognise’13, pp. 198–204, 2013.
  • B. Weber, J. Pinggera, V. Torres and M. Reichert: Change Patterns in Use: A Critical Evaluation. In: Proc. BPMDS ’13, pp. 261–276, 2013.
  • S. Zugal, C. Haisjackl, J. Pinggera and B. Weber: Empirical Evaluation of Test Driven Modeling. International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design 4(2):23–43, 2013.
  • R. Pérez-Castillo, B. Weber, I. García-Rodríguez de Guzmán, M. Piattini and J. Pinggera: Event Correlation in Non-Process-Aware Systems. In: Proc. JISBD’13, pp. 173–174, 2013.
  • J. Pinggera, M. Furtner, M. Martini, P. Sachse, K. Reiter, S. Zugal and B. Weber: Investigating the Process of Process Modeling with Eye Movement Analysis. In: Proc. ER-BPM ’12, pp. 438–450, 2013.
  • C. Haisjackl, S. Zugal, P. Soffer, I. Hadar, M. Reichert, J. Pinggera and B. Weber: Making Sense of Declarative Process Models: Common Strategies and Typical Pitfalls. In: Proc. BPMDS ’13, pp. 2–17, 2013.
  • S. Forster, J. Pinggera and B. Weber: Toward an Understanding of the Collaborative Process of Process Modeling. In: Proc. CAiSE Forum ’13, pp. 98–105, 2013.
  • J. Claes, I. Vanderfeesten, J. Pinggera, H. Reijers, B. Weber and G. Poels: Visualizing the Process of Process Modeling with PPMCharts. In: Proc. TAProViz ’12, pp. 744–755, 2013.

2012

  • T. Gschwind, J. Pinggera, S. Zugal, H. Reijers and B. Weber: A Linear Time Layout Algorithm for Business Process Models. Technical Report RZ3830. IBM Research, 2012.
  • S. Forster, J. Pinggera and B. Weber: Collaborative Business Process Modeling. In: Proc. EMISA ’12, pp. 81–94, 2012.
  • S. Zugal, P. Soffer, J. Pinggera and B. Weber: Expressiveness and Understandability Considerations of Hierarchy in Declarative Business Process Models. In: Proc. BPMDS ’12, pp. 167–181, 2012.
  • P. Pichler, B. Weber, S. Zugal, J. Pinggera, J. Mendling and H. Reijers: Imperative versus Declarative Process Modeling Languages: An Empirical Investigation. In: Proc. ER-BPM’11, pp. 383–394, 2012.
  • J. Pinggera, T. Porcham, S. Zugal and B. Weber: LiProMo-Literate Process Modeling. In: Proc. CAiSE Forum ’12, pp. 163–170, 2012.
  • S. Zugal, J. Pinggera, H. Reijers, M. Reichert and B. Weber: Making the Case for Measuring Mental Effort. In: Proc. EESSMod ’12, pp. 37–42, 2012.
  • J. Pinggera, P. Soffer, S. Zugal, B. Weber, M. Weidlich, D. Fahland, H. Reijers and J. Mendling: Modeling Styles in Business Process Modeling. In: Proc. BPMDS ’12, pp. 151–166, 2012.
  • B. Holzner, J. Giesinger, J. Pinggera, S. Zugal, F. Schöpf, A. Oberguggenberger, E. Gamper, A. Zabernigg, B. Weber and G. Rumpold: The computer-based health evaluation system (CHES): a software for electronic patient-reported outcome monitoring. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 12(126), 2012.
  • S. Zugal, J. Pinggera and B. Weber: Toward Enhanced Life-Cycle Support for Declarative Processes. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process 24(3):285–302, 2012.
  • J. Pinggera, S. Zugal, M. Weidlich, D. Fahland, B. Weber, J. Mendling and H. Reijers: Tracing the Process of Process Modeling with Modeling Phase Diagrams. In: Proc. ER-BPM ’11, pp. 370–382, 2012.
  • J. Claes, I. Vanderfeesten, H. Reijers, J. Pinggera, M. Weidlich, S. Zugal, D. Fahland, B. Weber, J. Mendling and G. Poels: Tying Process Model Quality to the Modeling Process: The Impact of Structuring, Movement, and Speed. In: Proc. BPM ’12, pp. 33–48, 2012.

2011

  • S. Zugal, J. Pinggera and B. Weber: Assessing Process Models with Cognitive Psychology. In: Proc. EMISA ’11, pp. 177–182, 2011.
  • S. Zugal, J. Pinggera, J. Mendling, H. Reijers and B. Weber: Assessing the Impact of Hierarchy on Model Understandability-A Cognitive Perspective. In: Proc. EESSMod ’11, pp. 123–133, 2011.
  • S. Zugal, J. Pinggera and B. Weber: Creating Declarative Process Models Using Test Driven Modeling Suite. In: Proc. CAiSE Forum ’11, pp. 16–32, 2011.
  • T. Gschwind, J. Pinggera, S. Zugal, H. Reijers and B. Weber: Edges, Structure, and Constraints: The Layout of Business Process Models. Technical Report RZ3825. IBM Research, 2011.
  • R. Pérez-Castillo, B. Weber, J. Pinggera, S. Zugal, I. García-Rodríguez de Guzmán and M. Piattini: Generating event logs from nonprocess-aware systems enabling business process mining. Enterprise Information Systems 5(3):301–335, 2011.
  • S. Zugal, J. Pinggera and B. Weber: The Impact of Testcases on the Maintainability of Declarative Process Models. In: Proc. BPMDS ’11, pp. 163–177, 2011.

2010

  • B. Weber, J. Pinggera, S. Zugal and W. Wild: Alaska Simulator Toolset for Conducting Controlled Experiments. In: Proc. CAiSE Forum ’10, pp. 205–221, 2010.
  • B. Weber, J. Pinggera, S. Zugal and W. Wild: Handling Events During Business Process Execution: An Empirical Test. In: Proc. ER-POIS ’10, pp. 19–30, 2010.
  • A. Kaser, B. Weber, J. Pinggera and S. Zugal: Handlungsorientierung bei der Planung von Softwareprojekten. Poster session presented at: TEAP ’10, 2010.
  • J. Pinggera, S. Zugal, B. Weber, D. Fahland, M. Weidlich, J. Mendling and H. Reijers: How the Structuring of Domain Knowledge Can Help Casual Process Modelers. In: Proc. ER’10, pp. 445–451, 2010.
  • J. Pinggera, S. Zugal and B. Weber: Investigating the Process of Process Modeling with Cheetah Experimental Platform. In: Proc. ER-POIS ’10, pp. 13–18, 2010.
  • J. Pinggera, S. Zugal and B. Weber: Investigating the Process of Process Modeling with Cheetah Experimental Platform. EMISA Forum 30(2):25–31, 2010.
  • M. Weidlich, S. Zugal, J. Pinggera, B. Weber, H. Reijers and J. Mendling: The Impact of Sequential and Circumstantial Changes on Process Models. In: Proc. ER-POIS ’10, pp. 43–54, 2010.

2009

  • B. Weber, J. Pinggera, S. Zugal and W. Wild: Alaska Simulator – A Journey to Planning. In: Proc. XP ’09, pp. 253–254, 2009.
  • J. Pinggera, S. Zugal and B. Weber: Alaska Simulator – Supporting Empirical Evaluation of Process Flexibility. In: Proc. WETICE ’09, pp. 231–233, 2009.
  • M. Droop, M. Flarer, J. Groppe, S. Groppe, V. Linnemann, J. Pinggera, F. Santner, M. Schier, F. Schöpf, H. Staffler and S. Zugal: Bringing the XML and Semantic Web Worlds Closer: Transforming XML into RDF and Embedding XPath into SPARQL. In: ICEIS ’08, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 31–45, 2009.
  • B. Weber, S. Zugal, J. Pinggera and W. Wild: Experiencing Process Flexibility Patterns with Alaska Simulator. In: Proc. BPMDemos ’09, pp. 13–16, 2009.
  • J. Pinggera: Handling Uncertainty in Software Projects – A Controlled Experiment. Master’s thesis, University of Innsbruck, Institute of Computer Science, 2009.

2008

  • M. Droop, M. Flarer, J. Groppe, S. Groppe, V. Linnemann, J. Pinggera, F. Santner, M. Schier, F. Schöpf, H. Staffler and S. Zugal: Embedding Xpath Queries into SPARQL Queries. In: ICEIS (1), pp. 5–14, 2008.
  • J. Pinggera, S. Zugal, B. Weber, W. Wild and M. Reichert: Integrating Case-Based Reasoning with Adaptive Process Management. Technical Report TR-CTIT-08-11. Centre for Telematics and Information Technology, University of Twente, 2008.

2007

  • M. Droop, M. Flarer, J. Groppe, S. Groppe, V. Linnemann, J. Pinggera, F. Santner, M. Schier, F. Schöpf, H. Staffler and S. Zugal: Translating XPath Queries into SPARQL Queries. In: OTM Workshops (1), pp. 9–10, 2007.