Dr. Dieter Roller

External Staff

Biographic Data

Dieter Roller was an employee of IBM Germany Development Inc, Böblingen. He held the position of a IBM Senior Technical Staff Member and was a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He has retired in May 2007 enjoying very much his new life without meetings and deadlines.

He has held several managament and technical positions during his career. He was among others the Senior Development Manager for IBMs office suite on the mainframe, the lead architect for IBMs workflow management system IBM MQSeries Workflow and a senior architect on the IBM team that defined WSFL und BPEL. In addition he was consulting IBMs largest accounts on strategy and implementation issues.

Dieter Roller has published many articles in journals and conference proceedings and is the coauthor of a textbook on workflow. He holds more than 50 patents in the area of workflow management and transaction processing.

Dieter holds a diploma in physics and a Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Stuttgart.


Text books

  • (24) F. Leymann und D. Roller. Production Workflow - Concepts and Techniques (PTR Prentice Hall, 2000)

Reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings

  • (23) S. Wagner, D. Roller, O. Kopp, T. Unger, F. Leymann. Performance Optimizations for Interacting Business Processes, In Proceedings of the first IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2013).
  • (22) T. Unger, D. Roller, Applying Processes for User-driven Refinement of People Activities: In Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International EDOC Conference (EDOC 2010).
  • (21) T. Scheibler, D. Roller, F. Leymann. Executing Pipes-and-Filters with Workflows, ICIW 2010.
  • (20) T. Scheibler, F. Leymann, D. Roller. From Pipes-and-Filters to Workflows, International Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Software and Applications (I-ESA) 2010.
  • (19) R. Khalaf, D. Roller, F. Leymann. Revisiting the Behavior of Fault and Compensation Handlers in WS-BPEL, International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2009), Vilamoura, Algarve-Portugal, Nov 2009, Springer LNCS
  • (18) F. Leymann, D. Roller. Modeling Business Processes with BPEL4WS, Information Systems and e-Business Management (ISeB), Springer, 2005.
  • (17) M. Kloppmann, D. König, F. Leymann, G. Pfau, D. Roller. Enabling Technology: Ein J2EE-basiertes Business Process Management System zur Ausführung von BPEL- und Web Service-basierten Geschäftsprozessen, it - Information Technology, Oldenbourg 2004
  • (16) M. Kloppmann, D. König, F. Leymann, G. Pfau, D. Roller. Business process choreography in WebSphere: Combining the power of BPEL and J2EE, IBM Systems Journal 43(2) (2004)
  • (15) F. Leymann, D. Roller. Modeling Business Processes with BPEL4WS, Modellierung 2004 (Marburg, Germany, March 24-26, 2004), Springer 2004
  • (14) D. König, M. Kloppmann, F. Leymann, G. Pfau, D. Roller. Web Services Invocation Framework: A Step towards Virtualization Components, Proc. XMIDX 2003 (Berlin, Germany, February 16-17, 2003)
  • (13) F. Leymann, D. Roller. Flows in Information Integration, IBM Systems Journal 41(4) (2002)
  • (12) F. Leymann, D. Roller, M.-T. Schmidt. Flows and Web Services: B2B aspects of business process management, IBM Systems Journal 41(2) (2002)
  • (11) F. Leymann, D. Roller. Web Services as technical foundation for e-business engineering (in German), Proc. Informatik2001 (Vienna, Austria, September 26 28, 2001), Springer 2001
  • (10) M. Kloppmann, F. Leymann, D. Roller. Enterprise application integration with workflow management (in German), HMD 213 (2000)
  • (9) F. Leymann and D. Roller. Building a robust workflow management system with persistent queues and stored procedures, in: Proc. Intl. Conf. on Data Engineering ICDE'98 (Orlando, FL, February 25-28, 1998)
  • (8) F. Leymann and D. Roller. Workflow based applications, IBM Systems Journal 36(1) (1997) 102-123
  • (7) D. Roller. Verifikation von Workflows in IBM FlowMark in J.Becker and G.Vossen, Geschäftsprozeßmodellierung und Workflowmanagement (International Thomson Publ., 1996)
  • (6) D. Roller. Performance Prediction and Optimization in Workflow-based Applications, In Proc. HPTS '95 6th International Workshop on High Performance Transaction Systems (Pacidic grove, California, September 17-20, 1995)
  • (5) F. Leymann and D. Roller, Business process management with FlowMark, Proc. COMPCON Spring 94  (San Francisco, CA, 2/28 - 3/4, 1994) IEEE Computer Society Press 1994

Web Publications

  • (4) M. Blow, Y. Goland, M. Kloppmann, F. Leymann, G. Pfau, D. Roller, M. Rowley. BPELJ: BPEL for Java, BEA Systems & IBM Corporation (2004) Business Process Execution Language for Web Services 1.0, BEA Systems, Microsoft Corporation, IBM Corporation (2002)
  • (3) F. Leymann and D. Roller. Business processes in a Web service world, IBM developerworks (2002)
  • (2) F. Curbera, Y. Goland, J. Klein, F. Leymann, D. Roller, S. Thatte, S. Weerwarana. Business Process Execution Language for Web Services 1.0, BEA Systems, Microsoft Corporation, IBM Corporation (2002)


  • (1) U. Breitenbücher, O. Kopp, F. Leymann, M. Reiter, D. Roller, T. Unger. Six Strategies for Building High Performance SOA Applications, In Schnberger, Andreas (Hrsg); Kopp, Oliver (Hrsg); Lohmann, Niels (Hrsg), Proceedings of the 4th Central-European Workshop on Services and their Composition, ZEUS-2012.