Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Topic: Analyzing business processes using graphical models

Prof. Dr. Mendling has published more than 250 research papers and articles, for example in ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, IEEE Transaction on Software Engineering, Information Systems, Data and Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support Systems. His research interests are:
Business Process Modeling, Business Process Management, Process Mining, Information Systems and Enterprise Architecture. He has won several Awards, for example
Heinz Zemanek Award of the Austrian Computer Society for the best doctoral thesis in the period 2006 – 2007. He is a member of the editorial board of several Journals, for example
Business Process Management Journal, International Journal of Information System Modeling and Design, Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application.
He is currently lecturing at Vienna University of Economics and Business. He also lectures as Guest Professor at University of Liechtenstein, Guest Professor at University of Ljubljana and Cologne international Summer School 2015.



University of Natural Sciences and Humanities in Siedlce, Poland

Topic: Influence of grants to social system on state budget deficit.

The scientific interests concern: management of local government finance, financial support for local governments from the state budget and performance budgeting. Current research concerns issues connected to public finance management. She is conducting research on local government finance management, trying to define factors important for successful and effective management, as well as she is interested in social security system. Recently she has examined the influence of social security finance on the public expenditures and the condition of the state budget.




Assoc. prof. ALEX KLEIN, Ph.D.
School of Economics, Keynes College, University of Kent, England

Topic: Economic geography with presentation of selected research results

Alexander Klein received his MA in 2002,and PhD in 2006 from CERGE-EI Prague. He was a post-doctoral research fellow at Jagiellonian University, Krakow in 2006-2007 and the University of Warwick in 2008-2010. He joined the University of Kent in 2011, and is the Director of Graduate Studies, and Deputy Director of the Macroeconomics, Growth and History Centre (MaGHiC). He was awarded ‘Docent’ at the University of Economics in Prague in 2016.  His research crosses economic geography and economic history and focuses on the long-run evolution of regional inequalities in the United States and the Great Britain, as well as on agglomeration economies of current developing countries. His work was published in the leading scholarly journals including the Journal of Economic Geography, the Economic History Review, and Explorations in Economic History. He serves as an editor of a peer-reviewed journal Economic History of Developing Regions.