Design Science Journal
Special Interest Group (SIG)

Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes

Interest: Research


Engineering processes are the "glue" that hold the activities within product development and design together. Engineering processes structure these tasks appropriately and ensure the correct and timely use of the appropriate approaches & procedures, methods, data, and tools in order to improve the design process, improve products and services, and properly document product development, processes and the products themselves. It is the aim of this group to contribute to a smart and smooth definition, application, and navigation of Engineering Processes within the scope described above.


Strategies, approaches, methods, and tools for modelling of, building up, for optimising of, and for managing dynamically engineering processes will be investigated within this SIG.


Dr.-Ing. Kilian Gericke; University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg (chair)
Prof. Dr. Claudia M. Eckert, Open University, UK (chair)
Prof. P. John Clarkson, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Sándor Vajna, Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet Magdeburg, Germany
Dr.-Ing. Peter Heisig, Univeristy of Leeds, UK
Prof. Felician Campean, University of Bradford, UK
Dr. Ola Isaksson, Chalmers University of Technology, GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, Sweden
Dr. David Wynn, Bombardier Aerospace, Canada


Australia, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA

Mode of operation

Current activities
- Regular workshops addressing topics central to our field (process modelling, integrated models, fundamentals of process modeling, ...)
- Work on review papers
- Forum for PhD students in this field

- Active exchange between industrial and academic members
- Work on joint research project
- Joint workshops with industry dressing the grand visions of MMEP (see MMEP white paper)

Interaction via:
- e-mail
- LinkedIn discussion group "MMEP"
- MMEP Workshops and conferences

Deliverables and benefits for our members:
- Networking (personal meetings, internships, etc.)
- Overview about ongoing research projects in our area
- Literature data-base providing an overview about most relevant literature in our area (using Mendeley)
- Visibility of your work in the right context
- Focussed feedback on your work
- Joint publications
- Joint research proposals
- Events
- Exchange between industry and academia

Type of events

Regular meetings
- workshops at ICED and DESIGN Conference
- MMEP conferences

Type of publications

MMEP conference proceedings
- MMEP 2010; Heisig, P., Clarkson, P.J., and Vajna, S., eds., 2010. Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes. London: Springer. ISBN 978-1-84996-199-8
- MMEP 2012: Heisig P., Clarkson J. , eds., 2014. Modeling and Management of Engineering Processes - Concepts, Tools and Case studies. Technical report, Cambridge: University of Cambridge. ISBN 978-0-9564691-3-7
- MMEP 2013; Schabacker M., Gericke K., Szelig N., Vajna S., eds. 2014, Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference 2013. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 3662440083
Whitepaper "Research Roadmap MMEP 2020"

DS 72: Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes - Concepts, Tools and Case Studies
Editor: Heisig, Peter; Clarkson, John
MMEP research topics identified during SIG workshop, Cambridge 9/2013
MMEP SIG research project portfolio
Editor: Kilian Gericke
Challenges and Future Fields of Research for Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes
Peter Heisig, John Clarkson, Jens Hemphälä, Carl Wadell, Margareta Norell Bergendahl, Julia Roelofsen, Matthias Kreimeyer, Udo Lindemann (40)
Dr. Claudia M. Eckert

Dr. Claudia M. Eckert

United Kingdom

If you are interested in joining, please contact SIG chair.
Group News
MMEP workshop // Comparing process modelling approaches

May 18, 2015 - May 18, 2015
United Kingdom

MMEP workshop // Comparing process modelling approaches

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Mar 10, 2015 - Mar 10, 2015
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Operational Research and Design - Developing the Dialogue

MMEP workshop London

Nov 5, 2014 - Nov 5, 2014
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MMEP workshop London

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