Prof. Dr. Ahmed Awad

Ahmed Awad
Head of the group
Narva maantee 18, 51009 Tartu, Estonia
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Prof. Dr. Ahmed Awad is the leader of the Data Systems Group as of October 2020. Ahmed got his Ph.D. from Hasso-Plattner Institute, Potsdam University, Germany in 2010. Before that, he got his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Cairo University in 2000 and 2003 respectively. Ahmed’s research interests are in big streams processing, complex event processing, and applications thereof, especially in business process management. Dr. Awad has more than 60 publications in international journals such as Information Systems, Intelligent Information Systems, Cluster Computing, conferences such as BPM, CAiSE, ICPM, WWW, Big Compe, ICDE, and workshops.

Prof. Awad's research interests are in data streams, complex event processing, and their applications in process mining. Another field of interest is online machine learning. Namely, drift detection on data streams and online recommender systems. Last but not least, large-scale process analytics, is of interest as well. Specifically, devising distributed analytics algorithms for process discovery, conformance checking, and compliance monitoring. Additionally, applying automated machine learning principles to minimize the human intervention with the choice of best-fitting discovery, conformance algorithms. 


Selected Publications
  • Baskharon, F., Awad, A., Di Francescomarino, C. (2021).  Predicting Remaining Cycle Time from Ongoing Cases: A Survival Analysis-Based Approach. ICPM Workshops
  • Micevska, S., Awad, A., & Sakr, S. (2021). SDDM: an interpretable statistical concept drift detection method for data streams. Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, 1-26.
  • Awad, A., Tommasini, R., Langhi, S., Kamel, M., Della Valle, E., & Sakr, S. (2020). D2IA: User-defined interval analytics on distributed streams. Information Systems.
  • S. Sakr, Z. Maamer, A. Awad, B. Benatallah, W. Aalst (2018) “Business Process Analytics and Big Data Systems: A Roadmap to Bridge the Gap”. IEEE Access, [PDF].
  • Nehal Afifi, Ahmed Awad, and Hisham M. Abdelsalam. "RBPSim: A Resource-aware Extension of BPSim Using Workflow Resource Patterns." ZEUS 2018 (2018): 32. [PDF]
  • Marwa Hussein, Ahmed Awad, Osman Hegazy: Enabling Compliance Monitoring for Process Execution Engines. BPMDS 2017: 30-37 [PDF]
  • Ahmed Awad, Nesma M. Zaki, Chiara Di Francescomarino: Analyzing and repairing overlapping work items in process logs. Information & Software Technology 80: 110-123 (2016) [PDF]
  • Dina Bayomie, Ahmed Awad, Ehab Ezat: Correlating Unlabeled Events from Cyclic Business Processes Execution. CAiSE 2016: 274-289 [PDF]
  • Ahmed Barnawi, Ahmed Awad, Amal Elgammal, Radwa El Shawi, Abduallah Almalaise, Sherif Sakr: Runtime self-monitoring approach of business process compliance in cloud environments. Cluster Computing 18(4): 1503-1526 (2015) [PDF]
  • Ahmed Barnawi, Ahmed Awad, Amal Elgammal, Radwa El Shawi, Abduallah Almalaise, Sherif Sakr: BP-MaaS: A Runtime Compliance-Monitoring System for Business Processes. BPM (Demos) 2015: 25-29 [PDF]
  • Dina Bayomie, Iman M. A. Helal, Ahmed Awad, Ehab Ezat, Ali El Bastawissi: Deducing Case IDs for Unlabeled Event Logs. Business Process Management Workshops 2015: 242-254 [PDF]
  • Ahmed Awad, Ahmed Barnawi, Amal Elgammal, Radwa El Shawi, Abduallah Almalaise, Sherif Sakr: Runtime detection of business process compliance violations: an approach based on anti patterns. SAC 2015: 1203-1210 [PDF]
  • Ahmed Awad, Sherif Sakr: On efficient processing of BPMN-Q queries. Computers in Industry 63(9): 867-881 (2012) [PDF]
  • Ahmed Awad, Rajeev Goré, Zhe Hou, James Thomson, Matthias Weidlich: An iterative approach to synthesize business process templates from compliance rules. Inf. Syst. 37(8): 714-736 (2012) [PDF
  • Ahmed Awad, Matthias Weidlich, Mathias Weske: Visually specifying compliance rules and explaining their violations for business processes. J. Vis. Lang. Comput. 22(1): 30-55 (2011) [PDF
  • Ralf Laue, Ahmed Awad: Visual suggestions for improvements in business process diagrams. J. Vis. Lang. Comput. 22(5): 385-399 (2011) [PDF
  • Mohammed AbuJarour, Ahmed Awad: Discovering Linkage Patterns among Web Services Using Business Process Knowledge. IEEE SCC 2011: 314-321 [PDF
  • Sherif Sakr, Emilian Pascalau, Ahmed Awad, Mathias Weske: BPModelMasher: Manage Your Process Variants Effectively. BPM (Demos) 2011 [PDF
  • Cristina Cabanillas, Manuel Resinas, Antonio Ruiz Cortés, Ahmed Awad: Automatic Generation of a Data-Centered View of Business Processes. CAiSE 2011: 352-366 [PDF
  • Ahmed Awad, Rajeev Goré, James Thomson, Matthias Weidlich: An Iterative Approach for Business Process Template Synthesis from Compliance Rules. CAiSE 2011: 406-421 [PDF
  • Ahmed Awad, Sherif Sakr, Matthias Kunze, Mathias Weske: Design by Selection: A Reuse-Based Approach for Business Process Modeling. ER 2011: 332-345 [PDF
  • Ahmed Awad, Mohammed AbuJarour: Revealing Hidden Relations among Web Services Using Business Process Knowledge. ICSOC 2011: 235-249 [PDF
  • Sherif Sakr, Ahmed Awad: A framework for querying graph-based business process models. WWW 2010: 1297-1300 [PDF]