Thomas T. Hildebrandt

(Curriculum Vitae, October, 2014, Profile at Google scholar including publications, citations and H-index.)

Associate Professor, IT University of Copenhagen (ITU).

Head of the Process and System Models (Models) research group.

Scientific coordinator of

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BLOG: Here you can find my blog on research, teaching and practice of (business and workflow) process modelling.

Video Interview on characteristics of research at IT University of Copenhagen. "Research the foundations - but ask yourself if your research can create new value." (in danish)

Research areas: Formal process models and semantics for concurrent, distributed and mobile systems, and their strategic applications to the development of new process languages and technologies for trustworthy, process- and service-oriented information systems, involving both computers, humans and their surrounding context. (Flyer from 2013 presenting my research and projects.) Specifically, my research contributes to:

  • Process languages and techniques for the engineering of workflow and business process management systems supporting flexible, adaptive, distributed and mobile processes.
  • Meta-modelling techniques for concurrent, mobile and context-aware processes.
  • Foundational reasoning techniques for higher-order mobile computing processes.

Research Projects and Publications:


  • 23-3-2015: Safety, Liveness and Run-time Refinement for Modular Process-Aware Information Systems with Dynamic Sub Processes: Paper accepted (co-authored with S. Debois and T. Slaats) for 20th International Symposium on Formal Methods (FM 2015) in Oslo.
  • 20-2-2015: Bridging the Valley of Death (Bringing research from technology readiness level 1 to 9): Paper accepted (co-authored with S. Debois, M. Marquard and T. Slaats) for 2nd International Workshop on Software Engineering and Industrial Practice colocated with ICSE 2015 in Florence. The paper reports on the development of Graphs, from the initial foundational idea to the commercial exploitation and commercial technology developed by Exformatics, and which kind of danish funding instruments made it possible.
  • (Video explaining DCR Graphs at the Exformatics company page. Find papers and tools for DCR Graphs here.)

Upcoming events in 2015:

Past events in 2011- 2015:

Current PhD students: Haakon Normann (2014-2016, CompArt project, funded by the Velux foundation.), Tijs Slaats (2012-2014, Industrial PhD at Exformatics).

Past PhD students: Francesco Zanitti (Jingling Genies, co-supervised with A. Glenstrup and S. Debois), Gian Perrone (Jingling Genies), Maxime Beauquier (TrustCare, co-supervised with Carsten Schurmann), Espen Højsgaard (CosmoBiz project), Hugo A. Lopez (co-financed by Resultmaker A/S), Raghava Rao Mukkamala (TrustCare), Lasse Nielsen (DIKU, TrustCare, co-supervised with F. Henglein, DIKU), Mikkel Bundgaard , S. Debois (BPL project, co-supervised with L. Birkedal), Karen Marie Lyng (DIKU, co-financed by Resultmaker A/S and co-supervised with F. Kensing),

Courses at ITU, Spring 2015: IT and Business Process Modelling 2015, Second Year Project: Software Development in Large Teams with International Collaboration ,

Past Courses at ITU (2005-2014): Advanced MSc and PhD reading group on Process Mining, Advanced Mobile and Distributed Systems Seminar (Autumn 2014), IT and Business Process Modelling 2014 , Advanced Mobile and Distributed Systems Seminar Fall 2013, Mobile and Distributed Systems Fall 2013, IT and Business Process Modelling 2013 Mobile and Distributed Systems Fall 2012, Advanced Mobile and Distributed Systems Seminar Fall 2012, IT and Business Process Modelling 2012 Project cluster: Second Year Project and Mobile and Distributed Systems, Distributed Systems and Protocols (B.Sc. course), Distributed Systems and Protocols, Modelling and Design, Process and Data Modelling (Spring 2007), XML-processing - methods, tools and theories (Spring 2006), Location Based Mobile Applications, Process and Data Modelling (introductory) , Introductory Programming (course responsible) Process and Data Modelling (introductory) Model-based Design of Distributed and Mobile Systems (advanced), XML-processing - methods, tools and theories, Location Based Mobile Applications.

Updated March 2015 by Thomas T. Hildebrandt, office: 4C08, direct phone: (+45) 7218 5279, mobile phone: (+45) 3142 5279, email: hilde (at)